35 Times

It is said that people check their social networks 35 times a day…. Wow and when do you have time to work or do anything else; I ask????

I think it seems like these things are taking over people lives. I calculated what that would amount too:
35 x 7 = 245 times a week x 52 weeks = 12,740 time a year someone checks out their social network standing…. Any time for a life????

I guess there is no time for anything else like always… wherever you are to look at your mobile device and see what others are doing or to post that you may be sitting on a bus or the likes. I have really noticed that no one is talking to each other anymore and is totally dependent on their cell phone or the likes. Is it true that these devices are making mankind dumb and that people don’t know how to socialize anymore because of them and that before you make one step you have to go online to see if there is anything written about what you want to do before you do it….
Don’t want to be seen as un-cool in my social group because I didn’t check it out first before I did something….
Whatever happened to I’ll take a chance and do something.. like go to a restaurant before checking out what others said and besides that… Do I like what you like??? Maybe not and so how can things you read be true than???? Or the rating everything.. I read that lots of people do it for the money or vouchers that they can get… So again where is the truth???

Sorry got a bit side tracked from 35 times…. Ok, if that is so when do you have time for anything??? You get up in the morning check online, maybe post you’re going to take a shower “ IMPORTANT”.. After that breakfast and so on throughout the day…. And to be honest I am not the least bit interested in that and maybe many other people feel that way too!

I bet if these people went off-line for a couple of days they would find out who their real friends are and if anyone really contacted them( call/ pop by in person) then they would know… I have some real friends and if no one contacted them… then bad luck… no friends.

I ask sometimes where is this all leading us too?? Any answers out there… I’m off line

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Not Looking …

Not looking is the newest trend among cell phone users and seems to be on the increase as more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon to copy everyone else. Not looking where you are going and on concentrating on that all important object the “cell phone”. Could be, as I see it the hit of 2013 if we aren’t careful.

What happened to walking down the street and looking around you and seeing who is walking by or what is in a store window or even take a moment to look at the scenery…. Those days are over – what a pity!!!

Isn’t this bad for your posture not walking straight or are we now all born with the “look at my cell phone” gene??? But for these folks I guess that when they reach a certain age they will be in the group with the” looking at my cell phone” syndrome or having texting fingers or forgotten how to communicate verbally to each other….. oh what a pity if you ask me, because there is soooo much to life besides the cell phone.

I can see it now in the future… conversation doesn’t exist anymore only texting messages to each other. It could be like this at our house:

My guy is sitting in the living watching TV or reading the newspaper and then decides that he would like a cup of coffee to drink and instead of getting up and coming into the kitchen where I am( By the way,my favorite room in the house) ;he will just send me a text message asking for a cup of coffee and because my eyes were on my cell phone… Thank goodness… Don’t want to think about it if they weren’t!!!! And then I can text him back saying I’ll bring him a cup or he could get up off his backside and GPS his way into the kitchen. Remember he has to look at the screen of his cell phone otherwise he may get lost looking at all the stuff we have around the house and trying to find his way from the living room to the kitchen…. Could give him the shock of this life and I wouldn’t want to do that too him!!!

Or even a worse thought could be that he is out in the garage with his buddies and I am not in the kitchen but somewhere else in the house for example taking a shower and he texts me a message and low and behold I can’t answer it right away… Now that could be devastating because I am not chained to my cell phone. Plus, the message probably would be important -> something like “ I’m in the garage with the guys having a beer.” As if that is world moving news for me???????

But then again I could text him a message saying that I’m going out for a while and will be back later. Who needs to give each other a kiss before you leave the house when a text message would be sufficient….. What’s the world coming too I ask?????

Then I could make my way to my friend’s house via GPS because if I looked around I would get lost. Then text a message saying I’m on the way and instead of ring the door bell just a quick text message saying I’m at the front door and once inside we can text each other… Is that what we really want from life????? Not me….

Maybe it’s about time that people stand up straight and take a look at the world around them instead of always staring at the screen of their cell phones.

Bedroom Blues

Another bedroom problem has been brought to my attention that can dampen the thoughts of romance in the bedroom and it’s not the “I have a headache” either but a thing that can turn your attention somewhere else.

The good’ol book is said to bring this on the “not tonight dear – I’m reading a good book and don’t want to be interrupted because I am at the best part”. Who ever thought that a book could cause arguments in the bedroom?

I never thought of that aspect before now. Thank you scientist for pointing this out to me!

People always say no one reads anymore or is everyone secretly reading at home in their bedrooms? There by their nightstand is a pile of books just waiting to be read and so their partner is left alone to ponder about life or join the club and start reading too.

Yes, reading can enrich your brain, but it is said that most books read by gals are the romantic sort and have nothing to do with reality and what I found disturbing was that I don’t know what guys read. Though I do have an inkling for what could interest them and I am sure they would say it is cultivated literature expanding their horizons with knowledge that will stay with them for eternity. Sounds good but I somehow doubt it.

It mentioned that because the guy or gal or maybe both are reading they don’t have time for each other – oh the bedroom blues!!!

Maybe they should have a set reading time and then they would have time for each other and could program it in the handy cell phone so they don’t forget that – oh , today’s Tuesday evening and that means no book… bad news if one of you is ill. Then well, I guess it’s back to reading a good book.

But books aren’t the only distractions, there’s the TV set that shouldn’t be in the room or there’s the pile of magazines that will never get read. Plus, the other modern distractions like the computer or cell phone.

What happened to the days when the bedroom was the bedroom for peace and quiet and not an entertainment room like the living room? Those days are over and modern times have invaded our peacefulness… oh, this makes me sad!

You see all those great pictures of how a bedroom should look but it is crammed full of things and so how can anyone relax or even think about taking the time for each other?

I ask those designers do they have bedroom blues because of the so many distractions or is it that no one cares anymore about each other and is too caught up with themselves? Any ideas…..

I could ponder on this topic for ages and maybe not come-up with an answer, but I do think it is good to take time for each other and not too forget that’s why you are together.

Got a Business Card?

Business cards are great things for business people because it helps everyone know how to contact you and for which company you work for. Those wonderful little cards have been around for years and somehow we always seem to have tons of them and never really remember who gave them to us.

I am sunk in the world of business cards – HELP ME!!!

But times are changing in the world now and of course we still rely on the business card and love to hand them out to whoever is around. They seem to come in all colors and with different print or weight of paper, and believe me with weight that can turn into a problem. The business card blues…

Now-a-days you may want to have a little wagon( remember the sort you had as a kid – red with wheels) to collect your business cards because times are changing and now the cards are going to be made of cement. Naturally with your name and phone number on it and all the other relevant info too.

Because of the material it could be a bit heavy to carry around in your suit pocket or brief case and making you look a bit lop sided when you walk, and this you don’t want to happen at your next important meeting – do you?
But then again maybe you are wearing the new super cement pocket suit which is especially made for those new business cards made out of cement.

Guys – don’t get this suit mixed up with your normal suit because it may look the same but the suit is of a special material so you can carry around your new cement business cards. Some weight training is advisable before you start to wear the suit or else you may have some muscle aches at the end of the day from wear the suit.

I would recommend at least 1 month training, so then you are strong enough to wear the suit and have a pocket full of cement business cards with you.

But if you would prefer the wagon to carry your business cards around in; then there’s the new cement business card wagon tailored to you needs. These wagons are great because they come in all colors and you can choose all the accessories on it just like you would when you buy a new car. In the wagon there is the alphabetical order file system so you don’t get your cards mixed up and there’s the portable drink cooler and retractable desk with computer so no worries when you are out of the office because you have your office with you. Plus too there’s the swivel chair that comes with the set-up, so you never need to worry about where do I sit?

The wonders of an office on wheels….. I want one

This wonderful set-up eases your work load and enables you to easily go on business trips or attend conferences and it’s a real eye-catcher too. And probably your business associates will envy you for having such a set-up.

You wouldn’t want to be at the next board meeting and have someone point at you and say “Where’s your business card wagon?” That could be a real career killer because everyone else is there with their wagon.

The only way to save yourself in that situation is to have your new cement business card handy and say “Do you have one like this?” And when they don’t; then you know you are ahead of the game and ready for promotion!

I want to be the boss!!!

So next time you are planning an important business meeting or trip do not forget your new cement business cards and business card wagon so that you will be the hit of the meeting. Enjoy your next meeting!

Dust in the Den

A hard moving fact Dust! That pesky stuff seems to be everywhere you turn. Well; I heard there is a great new vacuum cleaner to make the job more enjoyable and as you can think in the ad they depicted a woman smiling away enjoying every second of the vacuuming experience.

Why can’t they show a guy – I ask? Guys vacuum too??? Really now there are thousands of single guys throughout the world who just love to vacuum their places. And I am sure they enjoy it just as much as gals do if maybe not even more with a high tech vacuum cleaner or the dust app.

Now the dust app is very unique in the household and shouldn’t be confused with the do the dishes app. The dust app works like this:
You press it and then you look at the display of your cell phone and it tells you how many inches of dust has accumulated in your place and suggests when you should vacuum again. Can save many a day if the guy has asked some gal over for dinner. Don’t want her showing up and doing the white glove test and finding dust on the shelf – do we?

Then again there’s the more advanced model of vacuum cleaners for those who are more into multi-tasking and gadgets and this I must stress is a real “must have for 2012”.

I will let you in on a little secret right now. Not too many people have this model yet. So do order right away so you don’t have to wait months for this great vacuum cleaner. And can be the first in your neighborhood to have one.
I would scream at the thought of being left behind with an older vacuum cleaner…. Oh the perils of dust!!

Well, here’s how this great vacuum cleaner works and looks. You may need to close your eyes and imagine this once you have read about how it looks, because this way you get a full idea of how great it is.

It’s a floor model that you can pull along across the floor in a wide range of colors too.
On the metal hose bit there’s an extra attachment that you can attach for holding beverages, like a cup of coffee or a beer or for the more demanding vacuumer there’s the wine glass attachment, so if you feel like a little sip while you’re busy.

Plus, there’s the cell phone or TV holder – maybe you want to text a couple of messages to your friends telling them that you are vacuuming and how much fun it is. But the best attachment is the retractable cloths line that you can attach at the back of the vacuum, so that you can dry your cloths while vacuuming. The great thing with this is that it spins around while you are vacuuming, so that by the time you have finished vacuuming your house the laundry is dry too. So no worries about rainy weather. Great thing!!

Additionally, there’s the workout too that goes along with this too, because you have to pull this whole set-up through your house as you vacuum. This saves you the trip to the local fitness studio. I mean really, how can one resist such an experience? It really puts a whole new light on vacuuming – don’t you think?

So next time you have to vacuum do consider this multi- tasking vacuum cleaner to lighten your work load around the house.
Have fun vacuuming!

Electric Cars

Electric cars are the coming thing in transport and many people are interested in them as are the manufacturers that what you to buy them.
Are they really good for the environment or are those manufactures just jumping on the “Eco Bandwagon” trying to convince us that we need such a vehicle?

Those folks at the auto manufactures have invested tons of money and I am sure they want a return on their investment and so have to push their product no matter what.

What I don’t understand is where is the electricity going to come from to power those electric vehicles; when they want to shut down more atomic power plants that produce electricity.

You need electricity for everything now-a-days besides a car. Just think about it for a moment.

You need electricity from the time you get-up to the time you go to bed plus even when you are asleep too. You need electricity for almost every step you take.

Your alarm clock goes off – electricity

Your coffee at home or in a café – electricity

Radio, TV, at work, or shopping , and at the gas station – you need electricity.

Your computer or cell phone, cooking or eating out it is all connected to electricity and then I am supposed to buy an electric car to save energy?

Please tell me how???

I ask those folks making electric cars: How am I saving electricity with an electric car?
Plus, I can’t drive very far either before I have to recharge the battery again. And that means I need electricity for my car and if I have to wait I’ll drink a coffee and/ or have something to eat, and playing with my computer too -> you need electricity.

I am dumbfounded here with all this electricity because at the end of the day no one is using less electricity, and they may be using more because some marketing person is saying everything is energy efficient so please buy more of everything that runs on electricity!

But where is the extra electricity going to come from and who’s going to pay the price for it??

And so everyone goes out with a good feeling and buys more thinking that they are doing their share because that little rating label on the product say so. Has anyone thought about the production methods behind the product or where it is shipped from and the amount of electricity and other sorts of resources that are used to produce it? I bet not

Electricity is also a precious thing and resources are required to produce it too and I think people should be aware or make themselves aware of how much electricity they actually use in the course of a day otherwise too the lights may go out for a long time and there you are sitting in the dark because no one thought about how much electricity they needed and your electric car will sit in the garage too because there won’t be enough electricity to run it either like your gas run car.

Be aware of how much energy you use and think about your next purchase of an electrical appliance be it large or small -> are you really saving and do you really need it?

My Mood and My Glasses

There supposedly are glasses that when you wear them they will affect your mood so you won’t eat so much.

I guess they work the same way as the mood rings from the 60’s or 70’s (can’t remember) but I did own one and may still have it amongst the junk in my attic. Those were great rings cause they changed color with your mood and so everyone knew how you felt. Whether or not it was true; who cared, because it was cool to see the ring change colors!

Well, the way I understand it is with the glasses (though I am not exactly sure) is when you put the glasses on you won’t eat too much. Though I doubt this very much and think it’s just another sales gimmick and think that they actually have another purpose like warning those around you about your mood.

Now I see this as a really great thing because everyone is wearing a pair of these and so you are warned in advance if the other person is for example in a bad mood.

This could be a real nerve saver at home because you know right-a-way what sort of mood your guy or gal is in and this way you can save yourself a lot of agony and nerves. Or you know right a-way when they’re in a good mood too, thus taking the guess work out of things.

The main thing is when you see “red” – watch out!! That means bad mood and if you are not careful that could lead to an argument. That’s a stay away color.

But if you like to take risks, then when you see “red” it is a good opportunity for an argument and so now you have a reason to have one. This really takes the guess work out of arguing and you can plan which topics you want to argue about too.

“Green” means I’m in a good mood and will take you shopping. Great for gals who want a new pair of shoes or a handbag because he will be paying. I love life!!!

But with “Green” it is good if you want to get your guy to do something around the house too because you know from the color that he will repair the leaky faucet or mow the grass.
Saving your nerves and getting the job done that should be done. Again it is advisable to have a list on hand so when you see that his glasses are “green”, then you know what to ask, thus avoiding confusion. I have my list!

“Yellow” means you should be a bit careful because the person is on the borderline of being happy or getting upset. Here you are treading on thin ice so diplomacy is recommended here.

But with “yellow” there is always a slight tinge of the other color so you know which direction the person is heading and then you can either have your arguing list or your “green” list handy and can mentally adjust to the situation.

Plus if you prefer, then write your list on your cell phone with the note app, so then you don’t need to worry about losing the pieces of paper and forgetting those important topics.

I will give you a little peek at my lists and please don’t tell my guy about it cause I don’t what him to know my strategy for arguing or what I want from him.

Red list:

Put the toilet seat down – this drives me nuts!

Uses a new glass all the time – does he really need a new glass for each glass of water and I am not his maid!

Leaves the newspaper all over the place – maybe I would like to read it and not have to hunt down each section or does he think I need more exercise?

Green list:

Paint the kitchen – will only take 2 hours to do and I have already bought the paint.

Trim the hedge – one hour and you get fresh air too.

Take me out – any place he wants, because I am happy he is taking me out!

I know many of you may have some other ideas for each list and may even be better than mine. I just don’t want to press my luck and I would update my lists monthly too.

So, folks if you want to make your life a bit easier then maybe you should consider a pair of these glasses,and since my guys birthday is coming up I think I will buy him a pair and then it will only be smooth sailing in the future because I know his mood.

Maturing Technology

I know you think I am going to write about cheese when I use the word maturing but sorry. No, I am talking about the maturing populous using modern technology.

I noticed since I have my new PDA that the letters are smaller on the phone and that somehow everything is written smaller. Do they do this to fit more on the phone or do I need glasses? I’m not too sure.

And the texting needs of a mature adult maybe somewhat different than that of a 20 year old too.

So my aunt( great person and a good cook – do stop by her place if you are driving by and she can whip you up a good 3 course meal for just $15.00 and you get a half a cup of coffee on the house!) Sorry, got bit side tracked thinking about my aunt.

Anyways, she brought to my attention that there are new text abbreviations for your cell phone for mature (sounds better then aging citizens or seniors) adults, so that you can inform your friends about what is happening in your life. I think that is great because than no generation is getting left behind with the advances in technology.

I will give you a small sample of that great info that fell into my hands:

ATK: At The Kid’s -> just in case, than everyone will know where to find me and if it’s boring please call me and we can do something else more exciting!

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth-> please do because I am serving a meal that you have to chew or else you don’t get anything to eat here.

FWIA: Forgot Where I am-> am I at Mary’s or Bob’s place?

GBM: Good Bowel Movement -> finally the laxative that I took on Monday worked and thought you would like to know about it.

LOMD: Laughing Out my Dentures -> forgot to glue my teeth in this morning and they fell out while I was having a good laugh with the gals.

OMSF: Oh Man! Sorry, Farted. -> was that me that farted?

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To? -> did I call you and why are you answering the phone?

DTP: Dam Those Prunes? -> yesterday’s steak doesn’t seem to want to leave my body after eating a 100 prunes – help!!

Those are just a few of the fantastic texting abbreviations for maturing adults and I am sure there are some other really great ones out there too that you can use to send text messages to your friends.

So all mature citizens of the world enjoy a good text message with your friends and have a great day too!

Text Me a Date

As the heading implies this is for both guys and gals looking for the perfect date or partner via texting with your cell phone. I bet you have never really thought about this before or even tried it have you?

Well, I can say I never have but then again I’m from the old school where I want to see what I am getting into and not get a shock of my life… if you know what I mean? Plus the added costs involved with texting may put a dent in my bank account and that I want to avoid at all costs!

But let me explain to you how this supposedly nifty little ritual works if you haven’t already tried it.

You decided that you want to meet someone or are looking to replace your present model be it a guy or gal. Well, all you have to do is sign up with the agency for a small fee of about $300.00 and a cell phone is included in the price but then there are rules you have to abide by and that can be somewhat of a drawback.

You have to text with the person for at least 3 months before you can meet-up and no pictures are allowed to be sent; either of you or of the other person thus creating an air of mystery around both of you.
Doesn’t that sound trilling ??

Plus, there is a small texting fee of 0.29 cents per text you send. But that shouldn’t put you off when you are seriously looking for a new partner or replacement. I calculated 6 texts a day x 6 months = $156.60 -> so the person better be worth it.

You start texting with the person and they describe themselves and what they do and so forth. And you can just imagine girls that could be the man of your dreams and can hardly wait to meet-up with him because you have fallen in love with his text messages and feel swept off your feet. Well the time is up and your heart is fluttering and you doll yourself up for the evening and there he is waiting for you at the restaurant sitting at the table and you wonder to yourself “ is that the guy I have been texting with for the past 3 months?”

Somehow, he doesn’t really look like the description he used of himself in the text message or maybe he had been sniffing the cork when he wrote you and so naturally his thoughts could have been somewhat distorted from alcohol. But, you say to yourself “he wrote such lovely texts, so he has to be a nice guy.”
You force yourself over to the table and he is automatically in love with you. Than what???

Save me!!

I am sure you would be able to get yourself out of this with some sort of trusty white lie; like -> oh, I forgot to take the dog out before I came here and I must rush back home right now or else he may crap on my new carpet. Nothing worse than a stained carpet to ruin your evening.

And there you go your evening is saved!

Now guys, you may be faced with a similar problem with this form of dating too. But, no fears either if the gal isn’t exactly what you thought she would be.

You say to her: Just a moment I need my app for excuses and then you can say -> Oh, I forgot today is Tuesday and every week at this time I meet-up with all my buddies at our knitting group, so sorry I have to rush now because I don’t what to miss out on how to knit a pair of socks. And there you go freed from the turmoil of the date.

I really don’t think the gal would believe you but then again it’s better than telling her straight out that you are not interested.

But I could be wrong here with this and maybe you both may hit it off and have a great time and then it’s money well invested. And if that is true then I hope both of you enjoy yourselves together!

My Horoscope

I was in a real dilemma yesterday and thought if I read my horoscope that would make my day better. Well, as you could image it was just the opposite of that!

I am like all gals when I need good advice and my friends aren’t around then I turn to my horoscope to guide me through my day. I bet I’m not the only person reading them either and I am sure some of you guys take a peek at it too sometimes when you’re feeling a bit questionable about yourself.

Anyways, what I wanted to say was that I bought 2 newspapers to be on the safe side of things and not to be steered in the wrong direction.

The first paper said something like this:

Your horoscope for today says that my success will influence your relationship with the boss-> I am the boss, so what do I do now? Argue with myself about something?

Use the situation to your advantage -> what my dilemma and what situation? Could you please be more precise here?

A small trip will improve my mind -> do those folks think I’m nuts or what? Or are they saying I need a vacation, and who is going to finance my vacation?

Second horoscope: Worse than the first one

When you have finished all the nasty things at work you will feel better -> I am not the wicked witch of the west and what nasty things?

My relationship is a bit stressed and I should work on the climate around me. -> I hope my husband isn’t up to
anything. We left the house on a good note together this morning or am I missing something?????

Somehow my situation didn’t really improve after reading both horoscopes and I thought “now what do I do?”
But then it dawned me to ask someone who had a modern cell phone with a horoscope app, and low and behold I was saved!!

I knew my day would be better now. They pulled out their trusty phone, hit the horoscope app and there in bright green was the horoscope that I was searching for:

Your day will be great and your colleagues will need your advice. Your health is good and your partner will take you out to eat on Friday evening.

Boy, after reading that I was so relieved and could now think straight, and the thought of going out with my husband cheered me up too. I hope we go to a good restaurant…

Did those folks write that horoscope just for me? And if they did I say: Thank You!!!

Those people that dream up those stories day in and day out must get paid good or I hope they do for the pile of rubbish that they write. If I believed all that stuff I would be dead years ago or I would have locked myself in my house never to be seen again.

What’s with those jokers??

Plus what I find amazing is no matter where you are in the world there is always a column in the newspaper with your horoscope. And the imagination that those writers require must be amazing.

I ask here: If any of you newspapers out there need someone to write some crazy horoscopes then please call me, because I think I may qualify for the job.

Enjoy your day no matter what your horoscope says!