My goodness the technology is growing and changing so fast that I must admit to having a hard time keeping up. My granddaughter, Haley, stopped by the other day and was showing me the brand new phone that she bought.
This phone is more like a multi-function device instead of a phone. You can make calls with it, but it also sends text messages, lets you get on the internet, provides GPS mapping, plays music and movies, and take pictures and videos. Its like a tiny computer, Walkman and Kodak all mixed together in a tiny box with a screen.
I don’t think I can justify spending $600 on a cell phone with all those extra gadgets. It would take me a very long to just learn how to use them all. I’m glad Haley is young and able to learn all of this as she goes. Catching up is getting harder to do as each day goes by, and I don’t think I can keep up with these young people with their fancy technology any more.
One of my good friends always goes to meetings on Thursday nights after work. At first I never questioned what the meetings were about, and he never really expounded on that. It was fine that he went to meetings every week and I knew better then to include him in any plans that might fall on a Thursday because he would not be available.
But like every absolute, we humans like to challenge them on occasion. I imagine that is a big problem for the wives of celebrities, wanting to so something with their spouse or family and being restricted by a schedule. It is always tempting to try to get an exception for one “good reason” or another. But a professional cannot afford the luxury of canceling a commitment or they risk getting a bad reputation for not showing up – and that can be a career killer.
A phone call resulted in me putting put on hold for a very long time. They were played music over the phone wile I was on hold that was very hard to listen to – it had a lot of trumpets and horns, which are very annoying to listen to on a telephone receiver. They should have been playing something calming and soothing – not old jazz songs that no one likes. When the customer service person cam back on the line, I asked if he had to listen to that same awful music at work and he just laughed. But I was not joking.
Last time I drove out to Jackson, I lost my local radio stations after only about 45 minutes of highway driving. So as I scanned the airwaves, I came across a station in Jackson that played oldies. It was kind of fun to hear some of those great old songs from the 1950′s and early 1960′s.
Do you remember hearing the song, Lion Sleeps Tonight? That was one of my favorite songs as a young girl. I used to sing along with it and really treasure the different artists who recorded that song over the years.
My son said something interesting the other day. He plans on going to the movie theater to watch a particular movie, because it wants to see it on the big screen.
He usually waits for movies to come out on DVD and then rents them at Redbox. But wanting to see an action movie on the big screen makes sense. The special effects will look much more impressive when they are huge and in your face instead of on a smaller screen in your living room. I had not thought of that before, but he is right.