It has been several weeks since technology landed here and life was altered by the addition of an iPhone. It has been a whirlwind of activity. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, all waiting. It was a fresh beginning. Smart phones are a blessing, sent from the heavens to reward us for living so long with a phone that was tethered to a wall. Today we will discuss the time saving, multi-tasking abilities of the iPhone.
Everyday you see countless people driving, robot like, both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road, machines, scanning the traffic ahead and judiciously using the mirrors to watch behind. Cautiously looking for potential problems. Think of all that down time, wasted. Fools!
Smart phone users, on the other hand, are answering emails, sending text messages, scheduling appointments. Using all of that wasted time driving to get things done.
Just this morning, on the way to work, I surfed the net for a recipe for dinner tonight (found one using cheese and ground beef patties, might be good), updated my Facebook status, "driving to work, 75 mph, passing doofus in Festiva, flipped him off." And I liked it, too. Took a few pictures and posted them to Instagram, titled, "Nice day for a drive, enjoying the scenery" Answered an email from some guy that has a time share plan that will make me rich. "Not interested, still waiting on a big fat check from Nigeria" (I was tempted, but how much money can one person use?). All while rocking and rolling to the Jim Carroll Band performing "People Who Died."
Plus, somehow, during the spasm of productivity that my commute has become with the addition of "SMART" phone technology, I managed to top my high score on "Angry Birds, On the Road, Again"
Not only that, but I am typing and posting this right on the 5th Avenue curve, the maelstrom that has taken so many careless souls over the years. In case my wife reads this, that was just a joke, I am not really writing this while driving our car, at 75 miles an hour, on the 5th Avenue curve. It was just a joke.
Anyway, I am here, time to go make coffee. Have a nice day, and stay connected, it is what separates us from the animals. Please tune in next week when we cover minor home surgery thanks to YouTube tutorials, in a post titled "Thanks to the iPhone, you don't need to be a physician to heal thyself!" Or, "Go ahead and try this at home."
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.