Party line ©sueromeiser

In our modern world times have changed and we communicate a bit differently then in the past. Now a days we have group chats, video calls and telco’s and other ways to join us together as a group. Now in our time where we are a bit disconnected from family and friends, we use these modern ways of communication.

But when I look back at my childhood those times were not like that….. We had the good’ol “party line” where we were connected together by a single telephone number..OMG!!!!

One telephone number and 4 other people using the line together. Not a bad thing if you are all friends, but if you aren’t, well,well,well is all I can say. Then there was always the person who liked to eaves drop on the other while they were having their afternoon party line coffee time. That was a highlight for my mom!

There she was with her mug of coffee and all the other women who were her friends picked up the receiver at the same time and began to gossip about whatever. As a kid I never understood it, but now looking at the modern ways of communication nothing has changed; just the way it is done, and there was no camera back then either. Though one fun highlight for me was answering the phone and not listening to the number of rings and the call was for someone else and they made it really clear to me that I should not have answered the phone….. Party poopers!!!

Though I can add that the party line fun ended after a couple of years when the telephone company decided to change its system and everyone got their own telephone number and every telephone call costed a lot of money, so as I look back at it, it must have put a damper on my moms afternoon coffee with the gals

Enjoy a coffee with friends online in these times where we are social distancing from friends and family.

The morning show… Good morning on Sunday ©sueromeiser

Well as you know we all (well most of us) watch the morning show to give us an insight into our day and to inform ourselves about the events around the world.

As a gal who loves to watch TV and keep herself informed in these trying times, I have started to watch the morning show. There I sit in my living room with my trusty zapper in my hand and I zap through the channels in the hope to find a program that would interest me. I mean really there are the business programs reporting to us the latest stock market activity… Which again this jargon can be really confusing and sending my brain spinning…. OMG!!! What are those people talking about???? I need help just understanding the whole thing. Plus, the events like crimes and such about how the bad people in the world do bad things to other people…. That is really sad, if you ask me… What is the world coming to????

Then comes the tidbits about what is going on in the world of entertainment …. NOW …. That’s for me… seeing all those stars and getting a glimpse into their everyday lives. I mean really what those people are up too and what kind of houses they live in… it is just an OMG moment!!!!

After a few commercials which offer me the opportunity to spend my money on things that I don’t need… I love commercials… There was one for some gardening stuff… Garden here I come, and it is true that gardening season is starting… Folks get out there and get that garden in order, now you have time…. At least I do!!

Thank goodness the commercials are over and I can finally get down to watching some serious television where the presenters talk about all kinds of stuff were they try to make the viewer feel like they are sitting with them on the hosts sofa presenting their show…. I wonder how much money those presenters make???? Maybe I should apply for a job as a morning TV host…… There are bright colored letters is my name and the world can sit in front of their tv’s and watch me present them the morning show…. WOW!!!!!! Stardom here I come….

I am getting bored watching tv because I normally don’t watch soooooo much tv, so maybe I should do something else???? Like go for a walk and get some fresh air or like I read the other day, which I found really interesting, learn something new while you have the time now instead of vegetating at home doing nothing…. Those are really great tips and can be fun too! Thanks to those TV folks for inspiring me!!!

So, to all those morning TV show fans…. Enjoy your morning show and as they say…. Stay tuned for the next episode… Have a great day!

Brighten your day with a bit of “Techi Talk”

Hi friends out there who need a bit of a laugh for today! I hope this brings a smile to you face from a repost of mine.

“Techi Talk” Posted on August 10, 2017 by sueromeiser©

Today with all these new techi computer words floating around I wonder what else they could mean besides there computer meaning and as a gal who isn’t always up to date in the world of computers and only recently being exposed to wonders of modern technology, I must say I was fascinated as to how I could translate those words into totally everyday means………

So, I thought I would give it a go and maybe you can relate to some of the translations too……..

API – always people interfere (You know the problem when you are trying to do something.)

Boot – sorry I only have one and lost the other boot. Bad if the weather isn’t so good outside.

Cloud- look up into the sky and see the wonders of nature

Chrome- Normally used as a plating for metal, but what do I know……..

Dialer – wasn’t that the thing on the telephones from yesteryear??

FAT – Find any things? This is good when looking for something

Gnome – that thing that was popular one time that lots of people had in their gardens or on their lawns…..

Hardware – something you do need when doing repairs around the house, and then you need to go to the hardware store to get the stuff you need to fix-up whatever you are fixing-up……. Makes sense????

HTML – How that much liked??? There you got it when wanting an opinion; just ask HTML….
Key- Something I need to get into my house

Laptop – That word is ,well how can I say it…… Sounds dated for computer words

Malware – That can happen when you get moles in your garden and they ruin everything, then you got a serious case of Malware!

MSP- This is a word to watch-out for ( Many serious problems) because it does direct one in a some what negative direction, but not really saying anything about what the problem is, so MSP it next time you have some issues.

Open office – the good old open office plan that has been around for years with everyone working in the same room together….OMG….. no thank you!

Plug in – easy plug the plug in the socket…. it couldn’t be any simpler.

Pop up – that happens when you put bread in the toaster to be toasted and when it is done being toasted it pop’s-up

PDF – oh, an office nightmare….Photocopier Doesn’t Function

QNX – now here you need a bit of imagination: Quite Normal Expressions; when translated into computer lingo means nothing is new.

Root – every plant has this… nothing new

Server- those folks must have gotten this inspiring word while they were drinking a coffee at a coffee shop and a server served them.

USB – Again a fascinating word : Underlying useless business….. This does happen in the business world,so be careful not to waste your time.

Virus – bad news with winter coming in a couple of months there are always lots of these in the air,so take care.

Wine – Tastes good sometimes with meals and come in different colors too.

Zip – those are on many jackets and other garments worn.

Now after translating these wonderful words you now may be better able to understand the other meanings as to how we non computer professional can keep up with the world of words today.

Computer folks keep those great words coming… GWC for now!

Ahoy….. My life’s an App Mar 5, 2012©

Though in these trying times one must stay focused and have a sense of humor, so I thought it would be fitting to bring a bit a humor into our dull home office days by reposting an old post from a couple of years ago. Enjoy and I hope it brings a smile to your face.

My life’s an app Mar 5, 2012©

Remember the days when you used to use your brain to think and answer questions when someone asked you something, and now-a-days the brain seems to be a stagnating mass within your head.

I can remember when you read something about something and actually remembered it or if you didn’t you could look it up in an encyclopedia and there you found the answer to your question and all this without an app.

I think back and ask myself: “How did I ever manage to get through my day without an app?” And the funny thing is I am still here and my brain still works without an app and I can remember information. I do not want to get addicted to an app. What happens if it is wrong? Then what do I do? Has anyone thought about that or are they trying to invent an app for that?

The other day at work we got talking about the world and stuff like that and one of my colleagues asked me what the longest river in the world was. ( I knew they wanted to see if I could manage without an app.)I answered without hesitating – the Nile and 2nd is the Amazon and 3rd is the Mississippi. Of course no one believed me and they said “well let me check this out because I have an app that will give us the answer.” I thought to myself “ok”.
Well low and behold I was right, and I knew this and the information came directly from my brain cells. Amazing things brain cells. Those babies can really remember things and process information and help you with all sorts of things and this all without an app!

Sorry, got side tracked there with my brain cells. My colleagues then asked me another question and I was right again and then they got a bit sarcastic and said that I must sit home every evening and read up on such stuff. I had to laugh at that and said they maybe should read something and not always be dependent on an app.

Everywhere you turn there are these bloody things.

Apps for weather – as if I can’t look out the window and see if it’s raining or not.

Apps for your wardrobe – it’s a sad day when I can’t figure out what to wear from the clothes that I have hung in my closet.

Apps for a coffee shop – what happened to asking someone where a good coffee shop is? An app can’t know this or do apps drink coffee secretly?

Apps to locate you – I don’t want everyone to know when I am sitting on the throne or is that important information for everyone?

And those are just a few. I could write a list that would be endless and that I don’t want to do.

I was actually thinking about creating a group called “ I want to keep my brain and not let it turn into an app.” Though I don’t think that many people would be interested in my group because everyone is busy with their apps trying to find out about the group and then only to be disappointed by saying that this group doesn’t have an app and that we use our brains and communicate with each other the old-fashioned way by talking to each other (those were the days!).

Try going through your day without an app and I bet you can have some fun.

Stay home and stay focused

In these times of when the world is in a turmoil of problems we need to stay home, and it shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing, but as a way to stay healthy.

How many times have you thought about doing something around the house and have never taken the time to do something?

Well now is the chance to start those little in house projects and do those little repairs which have always been put off.

See the flip side of the coin, you have a chance to read a book spend a bit of time offline or when online you are not alone, with all the modern ways to communicate with friends and family using these modern methods.

Instead of meeting up for a coffee with friends in a café, you can meet-up with friends for an online coffee and a chat.

These maybe trying times, but they can be a reflective time too, so stay at home and stay focuses, and healthy

Time

Time you all know this word and probably think to your self what the heck is she going to write about here??? Exactly … Time… not the magazine but “time” itself.

There is “on time”, “in time”, “just in time” and so on. Have you ever thought about how many times a day you use the word time? I bet not, well I have because “time” is a good word, which means everything nowadays in society.

Looking back when I heard the sentence “My how time fly’s” I thought what a joke, and who ever thought up that sentence, was old fashioned. Okay, nowadays you would say “how vintage” …. I need to keep-up with the times. Right?

My how times have changed, too. Or Have they really changed that much? Not really in the past few years. But time is a precious thing which should be appreciated in some way or another. Okay enough philosophical nonsense here with good ol-time.

This time I was thinking about something else.

Like procrastinating is a great time killer and you know exactly what I mean here, too. We all do it when we don’t feel like doing something, but maybe some people are better at it than others.

Recently, since spring is here and the yearly calling of “Spring Cleaning” popped-up again…. Who ever thought of that is not my friend (or maybe they would like to pop by and spend some time clean-up my place?… If so, please let me know! Thanks) because this time of year is not for cleaning, okay maybe the windows so I can see what is going on outside, otherwise, things haven’t changed since the last season’s clean-up.

It seems the real change is the new spring wardrobe and this time I am not too sure what has changed??
But I was informed that this season’s sneakers should be “White”, because that is in… My golly that color has been around for a long time. The young sales assistant persisted on telling me how great the color white is for sneakers and that it was never in before.
I mean really, just by looking at me she could see that I was over (let’s say over 25). But it never occurred to her, until I said that “I think this color has been around for years even for sneakers.”
That comment didn’t go over too good with the young girl who apparently wasn’t trained to deal with customer like me. But who cares!

I left the shoe store and bee lined for the next shoe store to get a real overview of the current sneaker season situation… This time I needed facts and wanted to see a store that offered a larger range. There must have been at least 100 pairs of sneakers in white. How many feet do I have… Exactly 2, and when would I have the time to wear them all?

It was/ is only the spring collection and not the summer or any other season!!! Though I will admit a couple of pairs caught my eye, but not enough to buy them… But what was good after I left the shoe store there was an ad from a well- know online store; which had written on its “electronic billboard” (energy saving-Ahoy!) Back to the wording: They advertised: “Sneaker”

Don’t we normally wear sneakers? Or am I missing something here this time or is it so that people only buy one sneaker now and the other foot is without a sneaker??? I would like an answer to this from the online platform, please!

After reading that I had to laugh to myself about how many more times will I see this ad? Don’t answer!
Now a time later it was/is spring sale time for all these great sneakers and other items which I am not too sure who will buy them?? We don’t even have summertime yet.

Boy how seasons are flying by. I need time to think about all this and wait for the next time the season’s fashions change again.

Now it is time to bring this to an end. Enjoy your time with whatever you do!

Weather, people and moods

Have you ever noticed how the weather seems to influence people’s mood? Well I have and that’s not a scientific fact. At l east were I am people seem in a better mood when the weather gets warmer ( thank goodness, if you ask me… I know you didn’t, but that’s how it is.)

It seems to give them a whole other outlook on life and not complain so much except for when they travel on the underground and then the action starts. Truly an event in it self.

There you sit feeling like you are in a sauna and the beads of sweat rolling off everyone’s face. Not a pretty sight to behold.

Then someone gets the idea to open a window ( truly a crime indeed). Then the action starts.. the first one starts with “it’s drafty “ and shuts the window, next its open again someone says it’s too cold, even though they look like they could pass-out from a heat stroke… it is simply too cold!!!

Another person gets on the train and opens the same window…if looks could kill.. that is their death because now someone shouts at them for opening the window and wanting to let some fresh air in. It seems like fresh air is dangerous nowadays. ( I bet you didn’t know that? If not just travel on the public transport in my city, and then you will know.)

The whole time I just sit there and enjoy the show and wonder what will happen next???? Sometimes I would love to ask the people “ what do you have against fresh air?” Maybe it’s better not to know the answer. I haven’t decided yet.

Though the other day I said something “ this is better than TV” to the person sitting next to me. They did not appreciate my humor, and asked me if I was okay… I thought to myself “ you idiot” , but instead just smiled at them which annoyed them more then the person opening the window. I knew that was borderline, so kept to myself the rest of the trip.

Another person sitting across from me started to complain about it being too warm in the wagon, but wouldn’t open the window because they were worried that there could be a retaliation from some passengers, so decide against the idea. Because those around him said “opening the window would cause cooler air to come into the wagon and could cause injuries”…. Don’t ask me the logic behind that, but it was definitely an original sentence.

Somehow, this opening and closing the window and of course complaining has become a national pastime on the local transport in my area. Which means when out and about make sure you have your own air conditioning system with you so as not to upset those near you and cause an argument.

Enjoy going on public transport!

Ketchup and Co……

As you may already know there are lots of things around that you can hold your ketchup in….. An amazing fact that may not be new to you……

But have you heard about the handy condiment holder for the air-vent of your car??? I bet not… and if you have; I bet you have already rushed out and bought one?
Well, as I see it, it’s a must have for 2018 for your car by adding that bit of latter-day charm to modern-day living……just attaching this little holder to the air-vent brings a whole new look to my car let alone being functional too.

And as a gal who is out and about quite a bit; my ketchup won’t spill all over the seats nor on the dashboard…even though I am not one to eat and drive. The esthetics alone are the conversation maker….
There I was driving down the street over to a friends house the other day and I told my friend in advance about that nifty little ketchup thing… and she was almost beside herself with excitement wanting to see the ketchup holder which she and my other friends didn’t have… plus this thingy is not exclusively limited to holding condiments either… What else I am not sure, but I’ll think of something and let you know. That is if you really want to know???

As soon as my friend got into my car she screamed out OMG wow, that’s really cooool!!! I knew that I had impressed her, and she took a couple of pictures of it and posted them on all her social network sites, so that the world could admire my newest thing that I bought that I didn’t need…. Don’t tell my friends that!!!

On the way to our destination to the shopping mall……We want to shop till we drop!!! Remember that saying??? We stopped at a fast-food place to order a takeaway, so that we could try out the new ketchup holder; an event to be videoed and uploaded… Not to be missed; this award-winning event!!!

Now with our fast-food in our hands I maneuvered the car into a parking spot and placed the ketchup into the holder, a sight to behold and you missed out…. It was just so exciting and then we decided to be brave and drive down the street and eat the French-fries at the same time, but then it happened….I had to break hard and you can guess what happened????
The ketchup in the holder spilled into the air-vent and flew everywhere else in the car too, making for a disappointing experience with my new ketchup holder that I was so proud of… But who cares! I pulled over to the side of the road and cleaned-up the mess, simple as that….
Though to be honest I do have some thoughts about later on, and that the car could smell like ketchup… Though when the heat is on full and there I am driving down the road, I can have the feeling of being surrounded by the fragrance of ketchup, in the summer…I don’t want to think about it!!!

After spending a great time spending our money in the mall we started walking towards my car, and we saw a crowd of people around my car which seemed a bit questionable, until I got closer and asked someone “What is going on here?“. They said that the person who owns that car has a new ketchup holder and the owner of the car…….A real NEWS MAKER!!!

After I said “ I own the car”…. The crowd went ecstatic saying they saw our videos online, and just had to know more about it and me…. My thought was “ how easy to create a hype with such a stupid thing….

My advice is…Don’t tell anyone if you have bought the ketchup holder, because you don’t want to cause envy amongst your friends…. Enjoy your ketchup!!!!!

Friends, Fans and Followers….

Those three words have many meanings in today’s world and it all depends on how you see it… Friends can be online that I have never met before in my life or they can be people that I actually know… Okay, my online friends are more than my real-life friends, but who’s counting (not me!) I still like my real-life friends, so no worries here friends!!

Though the question could be asked if the people we know in real-life are really friends or are they acquaintances, because I don’t think these two words are really differentiated from each other nowadays; everyone is simply a friend…….

Fans on the other hand are those who find someone or something cool and always want to know what is going on with their fan…. But then again aren’t my online friends in my fan club???? This is all soooo confusing but who cares is my moto!!!

Followers are the same as fans as I see it even though you can see that they may have clicked on the follow button of some social website or so… I am still having a bit of trouble here now that I have written friends, fans and followers ….. they simply are all the same; whether I know you or not….

So, all friends, fans and followers… Have a great last couple of days in 2017 and lots of luck, health and happiness for 2018!!

Techi Talk

Today with all these new techi computer words floating around I wonder what else they could mean besides there computer meaning and as a gal who isn’t always up to date in the world of computers and only recently being exposed to wonders of modern technology, I must say I was fascinated as to how I could translate those words into totally everyday means………

So, I thought I would give it a go and maybe you can relate to some of the translations too……..

API – always people interfere(You know the problem when you are trying to do something.)
Boot – sorry I only have one and lost the other boot. Bad if the weather isn’t so good outside.
Cloud- look up into the sky and see the wonders of nature
Chrome- Normally used as a plating for metal, but what do I know……..
Dialer – wasn’t that the thing on the telephones from yesteryear??

FAT – Find any things? This is good when looking for something
Gnome – that thing that was popular one time that lots of people had in their gardens or on their lawns…..
Hardware – something you do need when doing repairs around the house, and then you need to go to the hardware store to get the stuff you need to fix-up whatever you are fixing-up……. Makes sense????
HTML – How that much liked??? There you got it when wanting an opinion; just ask HTML….
Key- Something I need to get into my house
Laptop – That word is ,well how can I say it…… Sounds dated for computer words

Malware – That can happen when you get moles in your garden and they ruin everything, then you got a serious case of Malware!
MSP- This is a word to watch-out for ( Many serious problems) because it does direct one in a some what negative direction, but not really saying anything about what the problem is, so MSP it next time you have some issues.

Open office – the good old open office plan that has been around for years with everyone working in the same room together….OMG….. no thank you!
Plug in – easy plug the plug in the socket…. it couldn’t be any simpler.
Pop up – that happens when you put bread in the toaster to be toasted and when it is done being toasted it pop’s-up

PDF – oh, an office nightmare….Photocopier Doesn’t Function
QNX – now here you need a bit of imagination: Quite Normal Expressions; when translated into computer lingo means nothing is new.
Root – every plant has this… nothing new
Server- those folks must have gotten this inspiring word while they were drinking a coffee at a coffee shop and a server served them.

USB – Again a fascinating word : Underlying useless business….. This does happen in the business world,so be careful not to waste your time.
Virus – bad news with winter coming in a couple of months there are always lots of theses in the air,so take care.
Wine – Tastes good sometimes with meals and come in different colors too.
Zip – those are on many jackets and other garments worn.

Now after translating these wonderful words you now may be better able to understand the other meanings as to how we non computer professional can keep up with the world of words today.

Computer folks keep those great words coming… GWC for now!