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Friday, December 3, 2010

Musicians(sketches) & Christmas Card

Yahooo, Friends! Are you having a wonderful weekend? Thank you for the kind comments that encouraged me to "ANYHOW" access internet. I'd like to tell you my hilarious (?!) tragicomedy on the new computer & Internet access---my longest yard to reach.

The tragedy started just after I bought a wonderful new computer from the shop. I thought, now, I could update the blog and send hellos to blog friends. No, not at all!
The new computer did not detect an old wireless USB adopter from a modem. "An installation CD, that's what I need!" I thought. (I well stored a pile of old boost CDs, but not sure which for the modem).

Stop Blaming On Someone Else!

When I rang up a telephone company, the company blamed on a modem company. Now, when I called the modem company, a receptionist said, "No, you bought it from the telephone company (=Not our business). Therefore, the telephone company must provide you...blablabla" and hang up in a few seconds! How could she treat me so kindly?

Hey, who looks after this wondering sheep?
Actually, the phone company gave me a free modem. Now, do they forsake customers?

Please Never Ignore Customer Nor Pass Hot Potato to Others.
I got back to the telephone company and tried, at least, 5 or 6 persons. All they gave me WRONG ANSWERS.
"Send you a technician, er, take an appointment. Not sure when...," the manager said.
"No! I can't wait! I need a CD, the info to install the connection. Which CD?" irritated Sadami finally yelled at him.
The manager got upset with me and said in an ironical tone, "CD, CD, you(=Sadami) say, what does it mean? I'll pass you to another manager!" ...for nearly 20 minutes no answer.
Another person tried to pass me to a private company. No, I turned it down.

Give Customer The Right Answer
Once again, when I tried my last hope for the modem company. This time, a receptionest showed me a great empathy and straightforward, promised me to send the info by email. Oh, his voice sounded like an angel. He admitted that some constomers left over between a telephon company and a modem company.

Well, I smiled, "
Dash to a public libarary and download the info. Easy piecy!" I drove down to a library with a CD.

What a Hell Going On More?!
No, Friends, not eay at all...! The smile was broken into pieces. Gulp...

A librarian said officially, "USB. A library does not allow CDs." A technical guy said, "Sorry, computers do not have CD burners," but he kindly explained how to do it.
I drove back to the unit and picked up a USB stick.

Then, when I tried to download it, a warning sign said, "administer does not allow..." ???
"The technical guy is in a meeting," they said and "not available today." Librarians could not handle my case and said, "Come back tomorrow."

My Life Savor--The Computer Shop
Eventually, the computer shop saved this wondering sheep. When I broght the new computer, the USB adompter and the info content USB, the guy reconnected my computer with internet in a few minutes.
The final hurdle was to get my pass word again. But the task was quite easy. This time, the telephone company helped me well. At last, I got on internet!!
Yeah~~~~~!!! My dear friend said over the phone, "Oh, poor girl. Have to have wine!" Sure is.

Dear Friends, if you have caring computer shops, they are your wonderful assets. Keep and treat them well. Once I had a laugh, when I read Linda's poor friend who gave a loooong international call to a HP company. Now, I cannot have a laugh any more.

All's Well That Ends Well.
Enjoy my sketches and a Christmas card! Thanks millions, many visitors' so nice comments that helped me get throgh a computer fiasco.



  1. Oh! Sadami, creo que lo que te ha pasado es igual en todas las partes del mundo. Yo he llegado a tardar dias en conseguir que me arreglen algo.
    Tus dibujos son maravillosos. Enhorabuna, por el nuevo equipo y por los dibujos. Un abrazo.

    Oh! Sadami, I think what's happened is the same all over the world. I have come to take days to get me to fix something. Your drawings are wonderful. Enhorabuna, by the new team and drawings. A hug.

  2. I am so glad you stuck with it and you're back. Your extreme aggravation is no where to be seen in your paintings. I love your musicians, (have tried the subject myself but with a much heavier hand),and only a happy artist (no matter what computer crap she had been through) could have made that Christmas card. It put a smile on my face.

  3. Deliciosos tus trabajos, Sadami, como siempre. Y admirable tu capacidad para el dibujo.

  4. Oh Sadami, you have all my sympathy. After all the trials I've gone through during the past month when my husband decided to switch from his old PC to an Apple and all the headaches it caused, I can sympathize completely!!!!! Life does get better ... and even better than before once the new one is behaving! ... but he still gets himself into trouble. (I'm his guru and I don't even have an Apple).

  5. Wonderful sketches usual.

  6. Sadami, I enjoyed your fiasco and can relate to it totally. Thank you for sharing it. I love your Christmas card! I'm married to a banjo pickin', guitar-strumming, piano-playing music man and your paintings of your musicians made me smile. Nice job.

  7. さだみさん

    Wow, too much back and forth - だいきれい です!. I am glad it is all resolved! My husband helps me with computer issues - I am so grateful he's good with computers.

    Love love love your pieces - very dynamic. すばらしい。


  8. Dearest Sadami, what an ordeal. I bet you needed some wine after that! Or, maybe two?
    So glad you have everything in working order. By the looks of your card, Santa is having his share of troubles too. Hope you only have smooth sailing from here on out.

  9. Sadami, I really enjoy your sketches! And I am glad the whole thing with your internet connection ended well :)

  10. Dear Juan,
    Thank you! I hope everything goes well for your fixing, not a "mess":0...;).
    Cheers and hug, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    ¡Gracias! Espero que todo vaya bien para su fijación, no un "desastre": 0 ...;).
    Saludos y un abrazo, Sadami

  11. Dear Linda,
    Oh, thanks! These paintings actually saved fooled Sadami. Sketching lifted me up. Musicians were very happy with my work and some asked me to make their CD covers. Not sure at this stage, but wish me good luck. Regarding rangers, please be kind to them?! They are fragile and only and real humans:).
    Best wishes,

  12. Dear Elva and Husband,
    Oh, I have a genuine empathy for both of you. I can easily imagine what a dreadful experience you are having!! My dear friend and I said, of course over 2 or 3 bottles of wine, "For our peace, we have to extract all computers from the earth." Alas, a sophisticated machine is our necessary evil.
    I hope you and your husband will tame computers, not serve for them;).
    Cheers and smile, Sadami

  13. Dear Hilda,
    Thank you for the nice encouragement. Your works are lovely as well.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  14. Dear Linda,
    What a lucky girl that stole a musician's heart!! I "once" played a guitar at a band and know their behaviours well(*Do ye believe this? Soon I found my NO talent in it and became a lead vocal/singer). Guitars are so precious for guitar players. When I come across guitar players, always we enjoy joking over guitars and girls. "Which is more important for you, your guitar or a girl?" I whisper a question with a smile. Answer? Well, each guy is different and our secret!
    Cheers, Sadami

  15. Dear エベリンさん,
    Your Japanese gets marvelous! This time, you use many adjectives that amaze me, すばらしいです!(=fantastic!) BTW, your husband sounded wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend with him!
    Kind regards, Sadami

  16. Dear Carol,
    Indeed, comon wine! I really, really hope things go smoothly. Regarging parking tickets, now, be careful as we are in Christmas shopping season. I hope you will enjoy art and shopping, too.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  17. Dear Maria,
    Thank you. It was a time consuming experience. Too much back and forth. Anyway, I'll go forward. I hope you will enjoy a wonderful weekend.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  18. Dear Juan,
    Thank you for a kind say! I admire you landscapes. I wish I could ask you to teach me how to do it. Ah, is there anyone who can drag Spain to Australia?
    Kind regards, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias por una especie decir! Te admiro paisajes. Me gustaría pedirle que me enseñara a hacerlo. Ah, ¿hay alguien que puede arrastrar a España a Australia?
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>Juan said...
    Delicious your work, Sadami, as always. And admire your ability to draw.

  19. Fabulous sketches, I love them all! But, oh dear, what a glad you got through it, I admire your persistence.

  20. Dear Sharon,
    Thank you! I love your figurative work and admire great drawing skills.
    Anyway, have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheers, Sadami

  21. I feel your pain Sadami! I can't tell you the number of times I've called my phone company about internet issues just to have them tell me it's my modem and I'd have to replace it. We did replace it not too long ago. Then I encountered issues again, called the phone company and they said I needed a new was a NEW modem, I emphatically said. issues are NO fun. Glad you got it all resolved and are back on track! thanks for the Christmas cards....they're fun!

  22. Dear Gretchen,
    I, too, feel your pain, oh, poor Gretchen! Is your internet connection ok? Is the phone company helpful now? Pull yourself together and patiently negotiate them, but please do not waste your precious time. At the end of my trouble, the phone company, an automatic recorded voice asked me to cooperate their survey for a better service. Of course, I spoke OUT my pains up to the maximum untill the time limit. Yes, computer problems are dreadfully stressful. Hope none of readers has it.
    Thank you for kind cheers for work.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  23. Hi Sadami
    I love the cartoon you did. The begging Santa Claus is cute.

  24. Sadami, I love the first one. The background is music for me.
    I hope you will find a solution for your computer.
    Have fun and go !
    Kind regards.

  25. Dear Osamu,
    Thank you for visiting and a kind comment. I like your beautiful watercolor paintings that are eye catchy. I hope your demonstration will go well in class.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  26. Dear Olivia,
    Thanks millions and that's what I wanted to make in the work. Right now, I'm just exploring how to organize a background, especially, for my lively sketch without making it dull. I feel it's not a matter to think, "JUST DO IT" and "FIND an ANSWER." Like your say, have fun and go, go, go!
    Finally, thank goodness, the computer works very well for me. Hallelujah;))!!
    Kind regards, Sadami

  27. Dear Ruth,
    Thank you for visiting. Your work is very beautiful and technically so interesting. I'm learning lots. Are you enjoying listening to Enya? (I like her work, too.) Keep up and show us your wonderful work.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  28. I totally related to everything you said (like everyone else). Every time we go back and forth for the winter I go through the same thing. I bet you were tearing your hair out, I know I always do.

    Yes, wine to sooth the soul after all that frustration.

    I love your card and all the wonderful people sketches.

  29. Great sketches!! The first one is very good.

  30. Dear Teri,
    Thank you very much! Yes, I tore my hair out(ouch!) and ...made it into a cartoon:)=very good frustration buster. I began to laugh at myself in a quite healthy way as a third person. Hahaha, thank goodness for art.
    Well, a girl on diet did not touch wine this time and gets ready for a party season;).
    Cheers, Sadami

  31. Dear Carlos,
    Thanks millions! I'm playing with a background these days.
    Cheers, Sadami

  32. Trabajas con mucha soltura la acuarela. Tus creaciones tienen un estilo muy reconocible y particular. Felicidades por tu arte, Sadami.

  33. Dear Manel,
    Thank you for a kind visit. Your style is very unique and impressive. Please keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami
    Estimado Manel,
    Gracias por una visita de clase. Su estilo es único e impresionante. Por favor, mantenga arriba!
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>>Manel said...
    Work with much ease watercolor. Your creations have a very recognizable and unique style. Congratulations on your art, Sadami.

  34. Sadami !!!!!!!!!!!
    wow! that most tragic novel!
    I thought only things like that happen here ....
    but has [more] courage and great patience,
    everything is settling!
    but I know how upsetting it all!
    all have had some quarrel with the computer
    and the servers ...

    the best is to see your drawings!
    you captured beautiful moments of musicians,

    hugs and faith! ;)))

  35. Dear Denise,
    Thank you sooooo much with a big hug!! What a hilarious tragedy?! Oh, I do not want to do it again.
    I love your drawings and paintings that always inspire me. I really look forward to an upcoming one!
    Big hugs and smile, Sadami

  36. Sadami your story looks quite familier!I guess the service industry is much the same everywhere:)
    But the sketches are awesome, very inspiring!I haven't drawn or painted anything in last week - didn't feel like it; but now my fingers are itching to lift a brush! Thank you!

  37. Wonderful sketches, Sadami, I love them... as always! and your christmas card is so funny! Ciao, Cristina

  38. Dear Sadami, it is admirable that you have that ability with just a few strokes you can represent the entire scene, you can almost hear the music, and facial expressions. Very, very beautiful!

    Hugs and kisses

  39. hola Sadami, siento tus problemas con la tecnología, la verdad es que yo soy un analfabeta en esto de la informática y rezo para que no me pase algo raro con el ordenador, bueno espero que ahora te funciona todo bien y que puedas seguir enseñándonos estos magníficos bocetos, estos músicos están perfectos, enhorabuena.

  40. Dear Arti,
    Thank you. Your watercolor paintings are, too, awesome! I'm sure so many readers all over the world are looking forward to your next. Relax and have fun in painting...and make us happy with your wonderful work!
    Kind regards, Sadami

  41. Dear Cristina,
    Thank you! I certainly got your daughter's answer. Pass my best wishes to your family.
    Cheers;) Sadami

  42. Dear Carmen,
    Thank you very much! Your watercolor paintings get better and better...turly outstanding. Technically, very sophisticated. My assignment is still life and handling a background for lively sketches. Your blog inspires me.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  43. Dear Francis,
    Thank you so much for a visit and prayer on behalf of me in your busy days. Congrats on your exhibition!! Your exhibited works are A2, aren't they? It encourages me to challenge a bigger size, as I mainly work on A4. It also implies how a hard worker you are!! I sincerely hope everything goes well for your exhibition.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    Muchas gracias por la visita y la oración en nombre de mí en su día ocupado. Felicidades por tu exposición! Sus obras expuestas son A2, ¿no? Me anima a desafiar a un tamaño más grande, ya que trabajan principalmente en A4. Implica también cómo un trabajador que está! Espero sinceramente que todo va bien para su exposición.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Sadami hello, I feel your problems with technology, the truth is that I am an illiterate in the electronic computer and pray that I pass something wrong with the computer, well now I hope everything works well and you can continue to teach these great sketches, these musicians are perfect, congratulations.

  44. Hola Sadami, espero que soluciones satisfactoriamente tus problemas. Muchos saludos y felices fiestas de Navidad. Victoria.

  45. Dear Victoria,
    Thank you! I'm nearly there. I'm getting used to a new computer--how to make backup, learn files' locations etc.
    I hope your painting will go well.
    Cheers, Sadami
    Querida Victoria,
    ¡Gracias! Estoy cerca de allí. Me estoy acostumbrando a un nuevo equipo - ¿Cómo hacer copia de seguridad, aprender lugares archivos ", etc
    Espero que su pintura va a ir bien.
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>Victoria said..
    Sadami Hello, I hope it solves your problems successfully. Best regards and happy Christmas. Victoria.

  46. Buf... con tanto comentarista no sé si tengo sitio para escribirte...
    Lo hago, de todas formas porque quiero decirte que estos personajes tocando instrumentos musicales son fantásticos. Como todo lo que haces Sadami. Sabes que me gustan mucho tus dibujos y pinturas espontáneas y ese gran amor que pones en todos ellos.
    Felicidades y un abrazo.

  47. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you very much!!! I want to keep a "spontaneous and loose" style in watercolor. Sometimes, when I get a stage fraight, I draw/paint too much. So, I set time limit. The shorter, the better for me. Anyway, above all, I want to enjoy watercolor like you!
    Cheers and a hug, Sadami

    Estimado Joshemari,
    Muchas gracias! Quiero mantener una "espontánea y suelta" estilo de acuarela. A veces, cuando tengo un fraight etapa, dibujo / pintura demasiado. Por lo tanto, me puse límite de tiempo. Cuanto más corto sea, mejor para mí. De todas formas, sobre todo, quiero disfrutar de la acuarela como tú!
    Saludos y un abrazo, Sadami

    >>>>Joshemari said...
    Buf ... with many commentators do not know if I have room to write ...
    I do it anyway because I want to tell you that these characters playing musical instruments are fantastic. Like everything you do Sadami. You know I really like your drawings and paintings spontaneous and that great love that you put into them.
    Congratulations and a hug.