Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Need More Batteries?

Yesterday flew by and I never got a chance to visit the electronics stores.  But today is a different story.  After I post here I'm going straight there.  It's a must, although I'd much rather be at the beach.  It's going to be a hot one today.  Tempting as it is, I need to do something about the dead computer.

I can remember when there weren't any computers to be fooling around with.  The thing is, there was always something that we couldn't do without after having used said thing.  Computers, cell phones, cordless phones, TV remotes, DVR, CD's, food processors, blenders, microwaves, what else?

Remember pencil and paper?  Forget it.  Low technology is out.  People today don't even need to hold a book to read one.  Just open up your Kindle or iPad thing.  Make sure the batteries are charged up or forget reading a book!  Anyone remember grating walnuts with a Moulix?  How about beating eggs with a hand held rotory beater in a bowl?  And no batteries or electricity needed.

I don't know about most people, but I like putting pen to paper or holding a heavy book and flipping the pages as I read.  Just think of the exercise we're missing out on by not getting up off the couch to change TV channels.

OK, well if I can get myself together and figure out what I'm going to do about my computer I'll be posting some photos soon.  I know some people are going to want to see what a Moulix and a hand beater looks like.


  1. I still draw in pen and ink and read pukka books!
    No batteries needed - nor flying lessons for dodgy equipment! :lol:

  2. Pat, right now I'm posting from the store on a Mac! Maybe a Mac is in my future? If so photos are forthcoming of pen&paper and Moulix graters! LOL

  3. I still use my grandmother's graters, a set of which are in the local museum. And the flour sifter with the little crank on the side. And still on occasion use a rotary beater too. And I'm with you on real books. When my old pc gave it up about a year and a half ago my daughter convinced me to get an iMac and it was the best suggestion. It took a while to get used to it, having pc'd for quite some time, but worth it. Love it now, and I use all open source programs - Open Office instead of microsoft, Firefox for a browser, Thunderbird for email. No problems ever, and don't have to fuss with antivirus stuff either with a Mac - a big bonus!

  4. Thanks for the info on the iMac Lorraine. Was fun to use, but I just hate parting with the bucks right now!
    Hmph! LOL


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