Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ever Feel Like........

Do you ever feel like your brain is turning to mush?!?  I do with so many automated things that I don't have to think any more.  Do you know how to turn your car lights on when the mechanic turned the automatic off? Can you remember your passwords?
The other day I took a check to the bank along with the check book I held it up so the teller could read the account number, she asked for it then proceeded to tear a deposit slip out of the back. I completely forget there were deposit slips who needs them when every thing is direct deposit? well obviously I do when I have a check to deposit.  As for the car lights one time I pulled off the road because I didn't know if my lights were on as dusk was falling. I got out of the car and looked at the headlights then fiddled with a couple switches and looked again.  Does a football with bars coming out of it really look like lights? Good thing the manual is in the glove box.  I have my passwords written in a little notebook along with the date of when that password  was initiated.  The computer remembers all my passwords but where is the security in that?
Remember learning to read in grade school and it has been good for a lifetime!?!? How many times have I learned how to do something on the computer and had to relearn it because someone thought of a different way to do it like access your email address book or how about the digital camera and all the photo programs on the computer. Or how about when the word processor program is second guessing your typing and finishing your words and changing them to what it thinks you mean.  It means I have to proof read and proof read and proof read. 

Back to the basics and book I have recently read
  1. Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King  all about building the dome of the Florence Cathedral
  2. New Mercies by Sandra Dallas a southern family history, inheritance and mystery.
  3. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi I wanted to know if the cricket was original to the story or a Disney addition.
  4. Dakota Cowboy by Ike Blasingame  for book club
  5. Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and  for book club
  6. Artisemia by Susan Vreeland about real life artist Artisemia Gentileschi the first woman admitted to the academy of artists in Florence.
  7. Into the Water by Merlyn Janet Magner who is a survivor of the 1972 flood in Rapid City, South Dakota. for book club.
  8. The Towers of Tuscany by Carol M. Cram about a woman artist in Tuscany before the Black Plague.
I won't really be in trouble until I forget how to turn the page.

Technology can't change the beauty of my tulips --Ann--


Terri said...

I am using the (@#$%) technology right now, but that's because I've gotten used to the way it works. Last week our Realtor sent us pictures to look at a home, and we couldn't figure out how to open the zip file and see them. Ugh! I know what you mean, and my preferred way to read those books is from a paper book. I like the real deal. Looking at the glare from the computer already makes my eyes buggy. There will be compromised sight from reading those machines for so much time.
Love your tulips!

Judy S. said...

I agree, sometimes technology can drive you crazy. Enjoyed seeing your book list.