Trying to come into the 21st century: Machinery and technology hate me. Why oh why?


English: , 2002, hammers a nail during work at...

English: , 2002, hammers a nail during work at a Habitat for Humanity house in . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am really trying, but it’s hard! I just got a new Ipad and this is the Ipad application. I am getting dizzy looking at all the stuff you can do with the Ipad. Music, books, and aps, etc. I wasn’t sure if I really wanted an Ipad. I load aps, free of course, but then I am bewildered by them. I added some Facebook thing, and I absolutely didn’t know what to do with it. Group chat? I tried it, but then I located ancient messages I sent people years ago. I’ve had a Mac for years, but I still don’t feel like I really understand it.

I live with a guy who keeps stuff going forever. We really have dial phones in our family room, two of them. You can’t dial out, but you can talk on them. He says, “he can hear on them.” It’s true they are comfy around the ear.

He has an Acer computer he bought 5 years ago, and it works perfectly for him. He is what I call a machine person. He has a relationship with inanimate objects. This makes it impossible for us to get rid of old objects. He keeps them going and going and going.

I don’t feel in control of inanimate objects

Me, on the other hand, I’m not so successful. I break something looking at it. I wouldn’t dare go without an insurance policy on any new item because I know it will eventually break. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if this new screen I am currently staring at suddenly started to shatter. Without me doing a thing.

I tried working on Habitat for Humanity. They allowed me to hammer two boards together, but ended up taking them apart, and they told me to do something else. I was able to take the floor apart. I must say I couldn’t wait until quitting time. On the other hand some young girl was using the wood-cutter with expertise. So, it’s not a girl thing.

What is simpler than painting a wall? I usually get more paint on me than anything else.

I can spell and feel like I have some control over words. I guess we all have our strong points. Unfortunately, in this world today, inanimate objects are more important than spelling. So, I will keep trying to conquer the techno world, or at least have a general idea of what’s going on!

I’ve never used the Ipad on WordPress. I will see how it all comes out!

Not that good—I had to edit it on the Mama computer. Sigh……..

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Love and Acknowledgement Award/ Wonderful Team Award


This song has followed me around for years. The first time I heard it I was about 20, and Sly and the Family Stone were singing it. So, I always thought it was their song.

The next time I revisited this song, my son-in-laws cover band, Soul Kitch’n was playing it. Naturally, I thought they did the best version. He can play a mean guitar, and the soloist, Victoria Bordner, really plays it.

Since belonging to “The Harmony Project” (sing, share and serve in Columbus) this has been a song we sing. And we really feel like family!

So, you could say, “I love this song” Listen to the words!

Who I am

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Vivi a very close friend of mine nominated me for this Wonderful Team Award.

Do you have any idea how it gives me goose bumps to know that I am accepted and a part of a wonderful team of bloggers? We are family. There is no doubt about it.

People with interesting and creative minds. Coming together as one unit. Having the ability to express ourselves through words and pictures. Being unafraid to share what is in our hearts. Knowing that no one shall criticize us for how we feel at this very moment. Sharing what our plans for the future are. Being able to trust that we can speak of our internal pain and know we are understood.

Thank-you so much Vivi. I have accepted this award once already, so I will not go into the rules of it. This reminds me of a song that I always…

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10 Suggestions from one Mother to another! Happy Mother’s Day!


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Mothers’ Day Cake crop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These suggestions are taken from my experience.  It’s easier said than done, but I think these are some good suggestions.

  1. Make your children your #1 priority. Don’t worry about your job outside of the home. It’s not as important as they are. Take a lot of vacations together. 

 2. Don’t be afraid to praise them. Let them know when they do something wonderful. 

 3. Don’t spank or hit them. It never works. 

4. Don’t spoil them.  Let them give away stuff they don’t want anymore. 

5. Go to their sporting events, but don’t criticize them, or embarrass them. You’re not your child! 

 6 When someone complains about your child’s behavior, don’t automatically take your child’s side. (Especially when it’s a teacher.) 

7. Stay out of their conflicts.  (Unless your child’s physical well-being is being threatened). 

 8. Give them responsibility. Everyone one wants it, but not everyone gets it. 

 9. Don’t tell them what to be when they grow up.

 10. Tell them you love them often. Freely hug and kiss them!

Any more to add? What do you think?

Reality shows about evil people are the new ratings winners!


 

What kind of goofy society do we have? It seems like evil makes news, and we all obsessively watch it.

 

First, we were watching the Boston Marathon bombing special. We know all the details of those crazy brothers.  We seemed to lose interest when we found out about the 3 women freed in Cleveland. Too bad nobody knew some maniac was keeping them locked up for 10 years. It seems hard to believe. But, it’s true.

 

Now, those poor women in Cleveland. Nobody knew they were imprisoned in that house on Seymour Avenue, now everyone can’t leave them alone.

 

I have to say I enjoyed the interview of the rescuer. Not only did he help the girl escape, but he was eating a Big Mac during the whole event. You can’t get more All-American that. His colorful language while talking to Anderson Cooper was also very entertaining. Maybe it was his enthusiasm, and complete honesty. That’s right, it was entertaining.

We have heard all the sordid details of their imprisonment. We can’t seem to get enough of it.  How, what, and where they were kept in that house.

I am not excluding myself. I know every thing that happened. But what’s crazy is CNN is doing interviews with this evil guys sister and mother. I hope they’re not paying them anything. There’s just something fundamentally wrong about letting them appear on TV.

 

It’s like it’s a TV special event that we can’t get enough of.

 

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English: Journalist, author and television personality Anderson Cooper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What do you think?

Technology going too fast for a girl born in 1950


Oh good grief, now they’re selling google glasses. Now everyone will be walking around asking themselves questions. It’s bad enough when they’re going down the street talking to unseen people.

Who knew this would ever happen. We won’t need friends anymore. We’ll have glasses.

Only $1,600 a pop.

My husband has phones in our home from the 1960’s. He is a person who keeps things going for

Samsung to Launch Smart Feature Phone “REX Ser...

Samsung to Launch Smart Feature Phone “REX Series” in Emerging Markets (Photo credit: samsungtomorrow)

years at a time. This, I suppose, is rare these days.

I, on the other hand, would like a smart phone. I keep finding ones that trump the other ones, so I can’t make a decision. I am walking around with an ancient Verizon dumb phone. It’s a couple of years old, and I don’t have a contract on it. I hate those contracts.

I found a Samsun that has 13 pixels, so now I want that one. I don’t even know what a pixel really is, but I know the picture on the camera is a lot nicer.

I couldn’t wait to get my Macbook, but now at 4 years old it’s getting old.

Naturally, I want a pair of those glasses.

I guess I just want to feel like I belong in the 21st century. Can a woman raised in the 20th century adapt to modern times?

What do you think?