I added a link in “Reflections” entry below, but thought I would write more reflections here.
I have been fiddling with my blog “links” this morning. I had a FB link until sometime last week, but it went away, I know not why. I would speculate it disappeared when FB went public with its IPO, but have little idea if that is true. I have grown weary of messing with the blog setup this morning so left it half done. My philosophy is if I ignore it it will fix itself.
The FB link works but I can’t get rid of the message about the “like” thingy (below right) and don’t intend to spend much time this morning trying to figure out why.
Why can’t things be simple? On the one hand all these technological complexities make life interesting, but sometimes they are irritating. I feel as if all I have done technology-wise for the past 40 years or so is learn something new. As fast as I master one thing, another comes in its place. I came to technology later in life, I guess the young people today see it as natural.
The first thing I learned to master was an automobile which I promptly took out and wrecked. Never caused an accident since then, but I drive like an old lady these days. When I was a commuter, I became “reckless” from my perspective, but I never hit anyone else with my car. Others kept hitting me, even when they were “stopped” at red stop lights and coming out of parking garages.
Once I was on North Capital Street driving to Catholic University for a class and a woman ran into the side of my car. We were both trying to get into the same lane. An off duty policeman with a carload of kids forced me to admit it was my fault although I knew it was a shared fault. The cop insisted I give my info to the other (woman) driver, but she never contacted me. Seems she was more observant than the cop, and knew we both were to blame.
I have not yet mastered my new telephone, which I find irritating. I liked the old phone but it fell in the toilet and died. So, I got a new phone with APP thingys which I can’t and don’t use, but which bug me endlessly. I have difficulty answering the stupid device without cutting the other person off. And, I leave it in my purse, which means I don’t hear it every time it rings. I have forgotten from time to time and left it in my pocket, but am afraid it will drop again.
The espresso maker is another story. I managed to learn how to use it, finally. However, it is a little dictator, “do this,””do that,” etc. In essence it is a little a robot, and it is trying to take over.
Now comes the new toaster oven. I bought a Breville after reading customer reviews. I had never heard of the brand before, although it appears to have been around for a while. I selected it to save energy. I don’t want to use the oven and heat up the house in the summer months, then use AC to cool it down.
I have figured out how to make toast in the little oven..better toast than the toaster I might add. The good news is that my cheesecake pan fits in the little oven. I have a wonderful high protein, low-fat and sugar recipe for cheesecake and I want to begin making it again. When I become more accomplished I will let you know more. Meanwhile, I have six new cookbooks to peruse today. And yes, I am still on my WW diet, which is why I am beginning to cook again.