Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thank Goodness for Smart People

I finally have a website. Whew. I've been dreading it for ages, avoiding it and pretending that it wasn't really that important.

Because I don't know that much about computers.

"My name is Laura Bingham, and I am a techno idiot."

I'm serious.

So, among all the many unexpected things that happened while I was in Utah last week, I was blessed to sit by Todd Durrant at the Book Table on Saturday afternoon in Logan, Utah. Not only is Todd a science fiction author- something I could never successfully be- he offered up his son's computer skills to me.

I didn't think he was serious. Fortunately, my husband had the good sense to take off with things and between Todd, his incredibly gifted son Dylan (of course, he has his own website) and my husband, they were able to put together a website.

It looks so professional. Now I have to figure out how in the heck you write on it. Blogging is so much easier. At least I don't have to go it alone. No. My intelligent husband will be there to fill in the large gaps for me and keep the pages up to date.

Like I said, thank goodness for smart people.

So, in the meantime, I would like to thank some other smart people.

James Dashner- dude, if you've never been to his blog, you really are missing out. James has been such an example to me on so many levels. I can't even believe or explain how great the guy is and how it has helped me.

Dave Latiener- you have to check out his blog. He is one of the first complete strangers to me who loved my book without reservations, and now is doing his best to tell the rest of the world what he thinks. Bless his heart.

I just realized that if I wanted to start listing all the smart people I know, I would be able to go on forever and ever. And ever. I mean, the list doesn't end. So, instead, I would like to thank all you brilliant people out there that make my life so much better.

And, here's to all the computer geniuses. My world would be a dark place without you.


numberonedashnerfan said...

Well you listed james so thats the most important part even if you didn't finish the list.....James is pretty important you know....

Laura said...

#1 Dashner fan-
I've been so impressed with the kind of person James is. Genuine to the core. I appreciate all he has taught me and hope to aspire to do great things someday, just as he did.

Dave said...

Now why would you make a grown man blush?!? Remind me to yell at my dad for the gazillionth time for giving me that last name. You spelled it the same way everyone else does because of how it sounds. LatIEner and its LatEIner. I had to just fix that just in case anyone ever google's me, they can actually get a result! No, seriously, thank you and I do not deserve to have my name on your site, let alone on the same page as yours and Dash's. Thank you Laura!
Dave latEIner (would that make it 2 seperates hits on google???)

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad it worked out well for you. =]

Laura said...

Spelled like Einstein. Now it all makes sense!