Ideas like cans
can be collected and recycled.
Check out Mrs. 4444 ( that number might be her IQ) and her regular Friday feature.
Do you ever leave long comments?
I have noticed a few long ones in the blogs I follow. I appreciate all comments that are not spam. Just commenting, I liked it, hi, I was here, is fine with me but witty ones are the most fun to read.
But sometimes the post just triggers some memory or strong opinion which I'm compelled to explain at length. I've written comments longer than some of my posts.
Have I done that on your blog? (ask me I will)
(if you are non-technical just skip this one) I am analog or non-digitally experienced - in electrical engineering there are analog circuits and digital circuits. When I studied for my degree the digital world was here but just beginning. Today you can focus your studies almost completely within the digital world.
So where is this rambling going?
A teenager today having only experienced digital pushbuttons, texting, and laser readers doesn't know the world of rotary dials, public payphones, tuning radio stations, rabbit ears, dropping film off, pen-pals and calculating change for a dollar. I've read that the rapid feedback of our digital world is changing the wiring of our brains. I hope not.
Writing this makes me feel old, but able to relate in an analog way.
How do you feel when you get compliments from inebriated friends and relatives?
They still count right?
Once I heard I looked like George Clooney. It made my day. Another time at a party, a woman called me over to tell me how much she loved my hair. That was a little weird. She was with her husband at the time, but the bar had been opened for more than an hour - so does it count?.
compliment vs. complaint - so different yet so close - drop 'me', replace with 'a', and flip 'i'.
Does my blog have ephemeral followers? (Dumb question but my writing needs improved vocabulary.)
Have you been listening to any oldies?
Carly Simon wrote and sang some great ones. Ever wonder about "You're So Vain"? check Carly Simon's site. She has a page about it.
Does your town/city have those countdown signs on pedestrian crossings?
Don't they make you hurry up and try to beat your last time?
Years ago my sister and I were crossing an intersection equipped with the countdown clocks. I said:
"You see that sign?"
"That how much time we have to live before we are run over."
Ok that last one reminds me of how ambulance drivers get to give people the ride of the lives.