Saturday, August 20, 2016

I read my email and look at Facebook every morning while I eat breakfast and drink my ginger tea or coffee.  Ginger tea if I am having a relaxing day and coffee if I plan to accomplish everything on my “to do” list.

For the past while I have been noticing “suggested post” posts.  I resent the fact that they suggest my teeth need whitening, I have wrinkles and bags under my eyes, and that I need an energetic breakthrough kit.  My friend, Lorraine, welcomed me to algorithms. Friend, Lauri, said to forget it as you can’t get rid of them.  I have taken to hiding the post and hope that will take care of the problem.

We are living in that “Big Brother” world I read about years ago.  And you know the stupidest part of the thing is that we know we are living this.  And yet, we are too apathetic or lethargic to do anything about it.

I watched this movie a couple of years ago.  It was about a young lady who worked from home.  All of her friends worked at home also.  They would make plans to get together but it never happened.  All because they were glued to their computers and didn’t want to go out.  Their entire friendship was based on email and instant messages.  I vowed that this would never happen to me.

I do enjoy my hour or so on the computer in the morning but so far have not become so addicted that I carry my phone around just in case I get a new spam or suggested post and break away from the important thing I am doing at the time.  Lately it is weeding the garden, harvesting produce and canning stuff from the garden that takes most of my time.

However, I do have to admit that I have a computer addiction.  Friend, Lauri, gave me a software package a while back to do jigsaw puzzles.  When I take my breaks from chores I like to do a puzzle.  I used to enjoy a game or two on my computer but since Windows forced me to upgrade to Windows 10, I cannot play my favorite games.  (Windows changed the little “X” in the upper right hand corner to “accept” instead of “close”.)  So be careful.

This I believe is a blessing in disguise.  Windows in their blatant butt f..k of me, actually did me a big favor.  I am spending less time on the computer and more time in my garden, kitchen and walking my dog.

Peace be with you.

Photo is of Anderson Japanese Garden in Rockford, Il.  One of the only positive aspects of that city.  I am going on a tour on the 29th of this month.  Only $18.00 if anyone would like to go with me.

1 comment:

  1. Ironically, the dystopian future in that movie will never occur...because now people are just on their phones. So they "get together" without ever leaving their computer! This doesn't apply to me since I don't own a smart phone, but it makes me sad to see friends hanging out or couples on dates, and they aren't even looking up from their digital devices.
    My writing friends and I go out to coffee shops specifically to write, and bring out laptops...but we're not very good at it. I don't think either of us gets more then two sentences before we ask a question, crack a joke, or bring up some topic of conversation that has NOTHING to do with our work.
    It's awesome. :-)