Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I'm 39. Yikes - I'll be 40 next year! But really, I don't think that's old, is it? Old is when you need a walker and Depends right?

Technology is making me feel old. I love my blogs, but my book blog keeps throwing new stuff at me. Between blogging and checking out other blogs for comments and recommendations, I've found Twitter, Goodreads, and Shelfari. I got my shelfari up and running a while back, but now ignore it... I want to do Twitter, but until I get my laptop fixed I'm not going to attempt that. I just joined goodreads, and it's got me a bit stumped. I know, I know, I just have to get used to it, but I hate fumbling around like a 16-year-old boy trying to get to 2nd base.

It's not that I hate computer technology - I just kind of ignored it when it was breaking out of the gate. I remember when my dad got his Atari, and I remember my husband on his Commodore 64 doing bulletin boards. It was fun - I tried playing King's Quest when my dad got a PC, but got tired of all the commands having to be so specific (hey H1 - remember we used to tell it things like "pick your nose" or "kill yourself"?), so I'd turn back to my trusty books. As a teenager, I didn't play video games (Pac Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong), I read books.

So, maybe I screwed up by not playing video games? Because now any time something goes wrong with my technology I have to turn to someone else to fix it. Grrrrr! I look at the manuals and it all looks like squiggly lines and symbols. I'm not old (I don't think), but these computers make me feel like a fossil!


ChiaPop said...
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ChiaPop said...

a walker and depends??? You're treading on thin ice, there, young lady!! :o)

I think you're doing fine with technology. You're a user, not a techie, and that's ok. It's what keeps the techies in business.