I blame it on the lousy summer TV.
I blame it on my glasses. (Reading gives me headaches.)
I blame it on everything and anything. It’s not my fault.
It all started about two years ago when I bought a fancy-shmancy Kindle Fire — the souped up version. Love it!
My old Kindle, although it could go on the internet, was slow and checking email was slower than that boat to China.
My new one is fast! Lickety split fast! Addictive fast!
I do most of my computer work at a desk top in my office. It’s comfortable and the lighting is right. I tried a laptop once and didn’t like it.
Now I find I can shut down my desk top after dinner and check my blog and email in the evening on my Kindle. (Is that an addiction?) This is especially good if I’m waiting for an email response. It’s too hard to respond from the Kindle because the keyboard is small and my lap isn’t firm enough.
All was good. I had things in control until the summer hiatus came along for my favorite programs. Except for a few shows like “Rizzoli and Isles” (you have to watch that if you’ve never seen it), summer fare is junk. A lot of it is reality TV. (Ok, there must be some of you who like that but not me. I grew up in a reality family and had enough of that!)
There are only so many “Big Bang” reruns you can watch before you start reciting the dialogue before they do.
This pre-sleep boredom was relieved by checking my Kindle. After a quick check I could play a game or two or ten. I found that to be a great stress reliever.
Then I started playing solitaire while the programs were on. It’s like listening to the radio. Let’s call it multi-tasking! (Or was that the word of the 2000s. replaced by something else equally meaningless?)
Now I can be just like everyone else. I can sit with a device in my hands vaguely following whatever drivel is being said while concentrating on my game.
Are there meetings for that? Will it go away when the new programs start? Or will I return to reading when I get my spiffy new bi-focal glasses with a BIG reading area? Stay tuned….