A new one – I get a lot of weird stuff but this one stunned me. I received a request to write a guest post on another blog. It is a technical website. They want me to write a technical post. Obviously they’ve never read my blog especially when I plead for advice from my readers. Here is my technical advice to anyone thinking of purchasing a computer or a cell phone. Buy the red one.
Going with that thought – The beloved husband bought me a new camera two years ago. When I took a video I couldn’t find it on the memory card. For two whole years! I was using my old camera for videos but something went out of focus. After a series of bad words, I picked up a guide for the camera (no it didn’t come with the camera!). The first paragraph in the video section said that it’s hard to find the videos on a memory card (an understatement). They explained and I found them. All of them. I got a message that I needed to download a program (which I didn’t really need). After 15 minutes of futzing around (and more bad words) I can now take, see and download videos. The memory card had all the videos from the past two years along with my commentary on how stupid it was. Now seriously, do you want ME to write a computer techie post? It would be colorful!
Out damn clothes – I have considerably less clothes than I did when I worked yet more than I need or wear. Sometimes new purchases don’t live up to their promise. This week I wore a newer flannel shirt. Just like my old flannel bed sheets, it’s like sandpaper. I wear jeans and a sweatshirt or warm top every day. I like to look stylish yet casual. I try to mix it up. That leads to epic purchasing failures. Like this (gorgeous plaid) stiff shirt (which is going in the donate pile after I wash it)!
I’m ready folks! – The best thing about the holidays is the behavioral change in people. They are nice. They open doors. They smile. Even the worst curmudgeon (and that may be me) softens. We are in prime time for that. It ends on January 2nd so I intend to enjoy every second. Yes, you can buy me a Starbucks!
Say what? – Two retired people this past week told me that their replacement either quit or was fired. They were two very different jobs in very different fields. Both retirees loved their job. We reminisced about how much easier jobs are today because the boring grunt work is done by computers. Much of the work I did in my first several years is all automated now. Those jobs don’t exist and if they did, I doubt if anyone would want them. We are a different society today.
So how was your week?