Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday

was spent for the most part working on two ongoing projects, and shaping up a sample chapter to submit for the consideration of the publisher for a large (lucrative, I hope) project. Fingers crossed that things are looking up!

L got a fancy iPod for buying a Mac (rebate makes it free). I think if I had such a gadget I'd never get anything done. It has wireless connection to just about everything, including radio stations. Earphones, take me away . . . To think that when I was about her age, the only thing to drag me away was the Mike Douglas Show after school. And the actual telephone, anchored in the kitchen. No dragging a receiver around the house.

7 comments:

Shammickite said...

That sounds like a successful way to spend your Sunday!

Betty C. said...

No worries about not commenting. I know this has been a very busy month for you and it is admirable that you have even participated in NaBloPoMo.

I often compare our technologically simple childhoods to my own children's. I remember in our "new house," where we moved when I was 7, we had 3 phones! There was one in my parents' room and in the evening I used to go up there, lie on the floor, and talk for hours with my friends. I thought myself pretty lucky to have a place to talk in private, because a lot of my friends just had one phone in the kitchen or living room...

croneandbearit said...

Mike Douglas --- oh my that brings back memories. I remember after school watching All My Children. Life sure has changed. Some days I think it would be nice to get rid of all this technology and go back to simple pleasures like sitting on the porch visiting w/neighbors or reading a book. Then I remember something I want to say in a blog post and crank up the technology all over again. Guess I'm hooked.

Betty said...

Good luck with that chapter!

I grew up without a phone at all. I think I was about 19 and away at college before my parents got one.

I love my mobile phone - but I wish people wouldn't use them while driving. Scares the heck out of me!

Wanderer said...

I got an iPod touch for my birthday and I use it all of the time-- I can stop to jot notes while hiking, have fun trying out new apps -- create art that I can send via e mail, do yoga with a virtual teacher, use the subway map, as well as other maps, great health apps, too. Seriously I sat with a friend doing origami recently.I had forgotten a step in crane making and an app solved that problem.

My phone is separate from my iPod, and I prefer it that way. I do love all new gadgets as they come and go --so much fun .

Kurt said...

I had one of those super longs coiled telephone cords, so I never bought a cordless phone when they came out. I didn't see the advantage.

dennis said...

Dennis loves you xxx ooo