I don’t know about you but there aren’t many things that drive me to grit my teeth and cuss and slam things around and … well you get the idea. But one of the things that does drive me to grit my teeth and cuss and slam things around and … is technology! Now why is it, you know what you want it to do, and conceivably how to make it do what you want it to do, but it still won’t do it! Arghhh!
Spoil my wonderful day why don’t cha! Mutter mutter …
But – am I going to let it ruin my whole day? as I give my iphone a sidelong glance and type on my old fashioned PC, no I am not. But I am still going to give my dentist something to complain about (still grittin them teeth are ya K?)
It was a lovely day. 45-50 degrees (yes, Fahrenheit). Driving with the winders down, thinking of all the lovely things I wanted to do on those “other” days, when I could not set foot out of the house. Now I can do them. I know, let’s make a list! So, I made me a list. And as the pedal hit the metal, the list flew out the winder.
Ok, not literally.
But anyway, halfway through doing the new and improved list, I wound up at Panera Bread for a lovely home baked warmmmm chocolate chip cookie (free because I had had a birthday!). And a coffee; I did buy the coffee.
And then I started thinking about all the ways I wanted to spend money.
I know, I was doing fine. So where the heck did that come from?
Well, it’s because I had to think about that new and improved list. Most of it had to do with spending my money. And let me esplain, Lucy, it’s not really my money. Number one, I don’t have it yet. B, if it’s on credit, it’s still not my money. And three, since I owe elsewhere and can’t afford to spend more, it’s still not my money.
And in my mind I see that “It’s my money and I need it now!” commercial. Although, if it was my commercial, it would merely say, “I want it now!” And I’d be wearing baby bloomers with a pacifier hanging off of my shirt.
Ok, so speaking of digression, haha.
So here it is a nice day, winders rolled down (even though they don’t literally roll), fresh breeze coming through, take a picture here, take a picture there, keeping my Photo101 assignment (“Big”) in mind … and for some reason the whole issue of money is starting to drive me crazy (what money?) Oh ya can’t be happy for one second and you want more? That’s what I’m saying to myself.
So I talk myself out of going to Kohl’s and perusing the clothes I’d like to buy, even though the ones on sale are never the ones I can wear …
And I talk myself out of going to Staples and looking at laptops; it will only make me crazy with the “I wanters.”
I talk myself out of going to the car wash because it will be $20. I will wish I had at the end of the month.
I talk myself out of going to the Salvation Army store because I already have a bag full of liber-rary books and I don’t need to buy any…
Well I was feeling pretty virtuous by then. “See God? I didn’t spend any money (except for a cup of coffee), even though I really really wanted to.”
“Ok, I still really really want to. But I didn’t! Aren’t you pwoud of me?”
What’s all this got to do with technology?
Well, it means that by the time I got around to downloading those stupid pictures I took …
I couldn’t do it …
And I gritted my teeth …
And cussed …
And just refrained from slamming things around…
Because as much as I enjoyed the good day, I still didn’t really do what I wanted to do annnd my house didn’t clean itself annnnd the laundry is still waiting to be done annnnd then I feel bad and ungrateful, and I shouldn’t, because
It’s a beautiful day and I do really have a lot that other people don’t so
just because the iphone won’t cooperate,
I don’t have to let it ruin my whole day …
Somebody hand me my pacifier?
(haha and I just remembered, I am going to hook up my cable TV tonite. If you hear sobs coming from under my door you will know why)