Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Theme


I HOPE THIS PICTURE IS SUITABLY STRANGE OR
SPOOKY. I JUST WANT, FROM TIME TO TIME, TO
fullfil the title of my Blog/blog. Boo.

It's been about a month now since I have entered
into this particular form of masochism.
I, who am practically veiled when I go out,
actually thought it was a good idea to say,
"Hello world, here I am!"

And I was right to trust in the kindness of strangers.
Funny, but I seem to be treated with more tact
and appreciation by the bloggy world than by
kith and kin.

What has become apparent is that
despite my willingness to lose my dignity, and
practically beg for any friend or relation to
PUHLEEEEZE just click on my Blog, I am
offered the lamest excuses why this is almost
immpossible. High on the list is the "busy" factor,
and getting to it after "the holidays".

Well, there will always be a holiday around the corner.

Another excuse is based on the misinformation that
blogs are noisy, negative places where political maniacs
gather.

Or as my dearest friend says, "I have better things to do
than spend the day on the computer". I myself would rather
say, "the dog ate the keyboard".



But the very worst part is my fear of technology. I come
from a time when the most complicated after school task
was to turn on"I Love Lucy". Now, when I look at the
computer screen, just the phrase,"click", is somewhat of a
challenge. What if I do, and everything disappears? What if
I don't and I keep going in circles? I've done both.

The other day when my all my pictures disappeared, I had
an urge to resort to old behavior, which is to hit any
mechanical object. I refrained. Pictures returned in their
own sweet time

Instead I became very philosophical. As I do with most
things that disappear from my life, I just say,"It wasn't
meant to be". I'll think of it as a late summer romance,
fleeting, and lot's of fun. But September always comes.


Yet, I'm back! Maybe it's the angel on my shoulder!!!




Here's a quote, appropos of nothing
but fun:

I can't understand why a person will take a year
to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a
few dollars.

Fred Allen,
US radio comedian ( 1894-1956)




10 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Really enjoyed the post! You are so right about the folk in the blogosphere - the most interesting, courteous and pleasant people one could hope to meet!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

As you say in your post - the pitfalls of technology - I just tried to send you my comment and got a screen thingy saying 'server error'. Now it says the comment has been saved! Hope you receive it ...

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Thanks.
Yes, it's terrific meeting so many nice people.

Jeane said...

well, I have to agree with Raph and totally understand the friends and relatives thing - I've been doing this a couple of years and they all thought it was stupid, but I just kept on anyway and have found a wonderful community out there - now family/friends think it's cool, since some strangers I didn't even know started stopping by - life is funny!

A Cuban In London said...

The picture is spooky and the quote is hilarious. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

To Jeane-
I haven't yet hit the plateau where friends care about this..that's OK..it's a big world..much to discover.
Thanks.


To A Cuban...
Funny is IT!
Thanks you.

Derrick said...

Hello Lyn,

I saw your photo yesterday but there was no text(!) so I just checked a box.

Now I see you wrote a lot. I think a few friends look at my blog when they remember but without commenting. I'm just thrilled that new friends DO drop in and seem to enjoy what I offer!

I thought the photo was 'interesting' and the quote is fun!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
My blog thrives in the tech world, I don't. I'm the only kid on the block with a horse and buggy, when everyone else has a Model T. With every click, I cross my fingers!
Thanks so much for your comments.

Dave King said...

Yup, fear not, I can see that as spooky - as spooky as you like, in fact.

Lyn said...

Dave-
You do see a lot..thank you!

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