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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Zapping through the channels

Zapping through TV channels can be a great past time when you have nothing to do or there isn’t anything to watch on TV…. I would say most of the time there isn’t anything to watch or????

Well, there is bad news abound about your remote control and …… Where did you put it??? Any ideas or has that device decided to hide itself somewhere in your house??? It is said that we spend two whole weeks of our lives searching for that object so we can zap through the channels of our TV’S.

If I had only known that years ago I could have saved myself some time and done something else… What… look for my keys!!

Keys are like TV remote controls, and reading glasses can be put in this category too! It always seems to me that where ever you put your keys they are never there when you are looking for them and I will never understand it??? I know I left my keys in my handbag but now they aren’t there and seemed to have hidden themselves somewhere else in the house… but where???? Or there are the reading glasses. I know I left then on the nightstand by the bed and now where the heck have they taken off too???

And then the remote has gone missing too. It was on the coffee table this morning when I left the house and now it’s not there. I need to send out a search party in my house to find all that stuff because I think those objects get together when no one’s home and think about ways” how can we annoy her and she will have to search all over the house to find us.”

I bet you have those problems too at your place but may not want to admit it. And what is really interesting about all this is that this problem isn’t a new one. My parents had the same problem without the remote control, because I was the remote control… I bet if I got a dollar for each time my dad misplaced his reading glasses or keys when I was a kid; I would have been a millionaire by the time I was 20, but as luck would have it, my dad never gave me a dollar for each time he misplaced something- too bad…

Plus maybe you have heard this too at your place (it’s common at ours) “ What did you do with the remote control?”

I answer: I haven’t seen it.

My guy: I know you had it because you have been home all afternoon.

Please, tell me what does that have to do with the remote control when I never ever stepped foot into the living room but somehow I am guilty. This logic seems to always amaze me. What do I know I only live here!!

So, I think I better get more organized because I don’t … I repeat don’t want to waste too much of my time looking for the remote control when I can be looking for my glasses or keys, Enjoy your search at your place too!!

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.

I Forgot My Phone

The worst thing has happened to me today that could make my life come to an end…. What you ask??? I forgot my cell phone at home and I was exposed to the world as it was years ago. A scary experience to say the least!

But thank goodness that my brain still works and I could remember all the important telephone numbers. Ok, I’ll admit I had a tad of a problem with some email addresses but then after about 20 minutes they finally dawned on me… What a relief!!!

And I must say “Thank you brain.” My faithful companion that has been with me for years!

Though most people I met throughout the day could not fathom how I managed to survive and acted as if that was the mortal end of life because I forgot my cell phone at home….. How could I do that???? To be honest I almost gave myself a heart attack when I noticed that my trusty cell phone wasn’t there in my handbag and I knew that I had forgotten my faithful companion at home on the counter….. There all by its self on the counter ringing away and no one was there to answer it… I was rather thoughtless forgetting my beloved cell phone! Wasn’t I?

But once I was able to pull myself together; I thought ok, if you want to speak to me you can call my office number – so use it!

Somehow my lunch was enjoyable without that menacing thing there hanging around my neck (literal sense). I was really free to eat and chat without having the feeling I need to look at the screen of my dumb phone. How wonderful life can be!!!

Later on at a meeting…. Note: I was on time!!! This happened without being reminded by my cell phone… The wonders of my brain!

Ok, like always there is someone there whose humor isn’t how I see things and said to me “How did you remember the meeting without being reminded by your cell phone?” At first I would have liked to punch the guy – but I thought the better of it. I thought to myself that was a sad and stupid question, because isn’t that why we have a brain to remember things with??? Or has it been replaced by the cell phone??

A very interesting question indeed……

But now my day has come to an end and now at home I see my faithful cell phone just blinking away waiting patiently for me to pick it up and see who called. So, If I missed your call today sorry!

SORRY NO TIME FOR FRIENDS!

Do you have time for your friends? The scary truth of the matter is that since the cell phone was invented no one has time for real-time friendship…… Where have all my friends gone??? Anyone seen them around? I better start looking for them now before it is too late.

It seems like people are spending more time with their cell phones then taking time for a real life conversation and that some folks have just had enough of it and said to the person that they don’t want to be their friend anymore. I am glad that I haven’t been struck with this disease!

Why has the cell phone become soooooo important to people and they are letting it take over their lives????? It’s a tough question to answer… but maybe you know the answer?

That little device seems to have made it so no one knows how to talk anymore or when you are talking to someone and your cell phone rings then all of a sudden the person you were talking too is forgotten and the phone is more important and to see who sent me a message or what is going on in my social network. How sad; I say. Why should the cell phone have to control your life? We lived years without it and somehow we were always connected and in the loop.

The wonders of yesteryear… Somehow back then I knew what was going on in my friends lives and I had time for them because we weren’t distracted by some device that wanted to inform me that someone in the virtual world out there has just posted a photo of their new pair of shoes or some other useless piece of info that I really don’t need to know.

But then again with the right cell phone I am in and hip and up-to-date in the virtual world but the sorry truth is that my real time friends aren’t there anymore or just don’t have time for me either because of their virtual social networks…. Will the spoken word get lost to the text message and correct spelling will only be able to be seen in a museum that shows books that were printed before a certain date???

The thought of spending hours on end with my cell phone texting messages or networking would be boring and it just doesn’t replace good friends and conversation!

Take time for real time friendship; it could be more fun than texting if you try it!

Multi Tasking Catastrophe

My day is now ruined by the multi tasking news report that men are better at it than us gals….. I’m sunk!! Whoever would have dreamed that guys would overtake us gals at our favorite thing – multi tasking?

Well, I surely never dreamed that the day would come when it would be announced that guys are better than us gals at multitasking. I have been multitasking for years with the household and at work and wherever else I need too. Have guys been secretly taking notes so that they can copy the way we manage our time by doing a couple of things at once????

I bet I know how it started… at least in my house. My guy is hiding behind the newspaper pretending that he is reading it and saying to me when I ask him “can you help me?” , but what do/did I hear “sorry, honey I’m busy reading the newspaper.” Right, now I know he was there taking notes studying the way I multitasked around the house and now after a couple of years has collected enough information to be able to multitask better than me.

Ok, this does not hold true around our place and I would guess he will be multitasking out in the garage- fiddling around with the car drinking a beer and chatting with one of his buddies…. Multitasking at its finest – Right guys???? Whereas, I am cleaning the house loading the washing machine and then the dishwasher… as my guy would say you are better at multitasking in the house then I am!!!

Now the work issue of multitasking could be that my guy coworkers have been taking notes too to try to figure out just how do we gals multitask at work… though multitasking at work isn’t always a good idea, if you ask me because you may not always accomplish what you want to and it may be be counterproductive too. Then again what is multitasking at work?? Talking on the phone and drinking a coffee or is it being in a boring meeting and listening to the chair speaking and you are playing with your cell phone??? Multitasking at work takes on many forms when I look around my office and so I think I better keep on my toes so that you guys don’t win the multitasking award of 2012 at our office.

I think I will look into this guy thing that guys can multitask better than us gals this weekend because I as a gal do not want to lose the reputation of not being able to multitask …. I could cry at the thought… though my guy could take over my multitasking at home and I could then spend some more time multitasking with my friends over a coffee and a good chat.

Enjoy your multitasking !!!

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?

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!

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!

Texting in Town

This is a somewhat dangerous form of sport though many have taken-up this sport and have done themselves some bodily harm to say the least.

I have seen many a person walk along the street and not notice where they are walking and either walk into someone or almost get run over by a car. Is text massaging that important and if it is why don’t the people stop walking to write their message? Or are they rushed for time?

They should designate special ”T” texting benches along the street so when someone has the urge to send a text message they can sit down and write it and not have to worry about walking into something or getting run over. But then again the benches may be full and you have to take a number before you can sit down to text causing some stress among the people waiting to text a message.
There would naturally be a 5 minute time limit as to how long you are allowed to sit and text, and if you overstay your 5 minutes a meter maid is standing there with her trusty ticket book to write you a ticket for overstaying your allowed time of 5 minutes.

This would also generate funds for cities that are strapped for cash and create jobs too. Thus, opening up a whole new world for everyone from the cell phone texter to the city.

Though I do have another idea for texting in town with the text lanes and how this works is very similar to the street when driving. On the sidewalk there are 4 lanes.
One lane is for normal pedestrians just strolling down the street and then there is the slow text lane where the person is texting but walking very slowly. Lane 3 is a bit faster and you are just sending quick messages and receiving a quick answer so you can over take lane 2. Lane 4 is like the commuter lane where you must have at least 3 phones in your hand and texting with them all at the same time, and if you aren’t then you will be pulled over and given a ticket for not obeying the 3 phone regulation and the same holds true for all the other lanes too.

When those ideas will be implemented I am not too sure but I am hoping that some city planners will find my ideas interesting. But as always I am sure they may find it a bit obscure and say” sorry we’re not interested”.

But I am sure someone will come up with an idea as to how to protect texter’s from the perils of texting.

I have even read that people who text too much have problems spelling real words because they forgot how to spell or they have to go to a special clinic for treatment of withdrawal from texting.

If this is true – how can anyone send so many text messages or are they the professional texter’s who are up for the Olympic medal in texting?

And there are Olympic texting contests too for those who can text 100 messages simultaneously in a minute with 100 cell phones and see who is the fastest and not make any spelling mistakes either

This is a true feat indeed!!

So, all you professional cell phone texter’s out there; practice up for the next upcoming championship in your area to qualify for the Olympics. I heard the winner gets a pocket size cell phone texter dictionary with only 100k pages in it.
A must for all!

If you win please text us a message with your cell phone, so we will all know about it.

Enjoy your cell phone and be careful next time you are on the street sending a message with your cell!