Sunday, May 23, 2010

Where would you be without technology?

I have a lot of time on my hands as of late.  I got thinking, where would I be without the technology that I have today?  What did we do without cell phones, computers, PDA’s, GPS’s, you get the idea.  On occasion I will take a time were I go unplugged. What is that you ask?  I shut off all my electronics, and vow I will leave them off for about 48 hours. The truth be known that is all the time I can go before I go into total technology deprivation.  How long can you go without getting caught up in the rat race of electronics? Now I know phones and PDA’s or even computers are a common place in our jobs.  Even when we have the  occasion  to get away from our electronic tethers we insist to still keep them at out finger tips.  Why is that? Why can we not walk away from our gadgets?  What makes our time any different now then  yester year?  Is our time any better then say the time of say 20 years ago? Some would say technology is a must; others might disagree with you, and think the advancement of time has  been made worse by the technological advancement.  I feel that we needed the advancement of technology, but I think we need to add a caveat that we need to take a break from our gadgets.  Enjoy our families, go out into the outdoors. Enjoy our lives away from little screens, alarms, and synthetic voices .  I encourage you right after you read this to take the rest of the day, and take a loved one or your child out, and go spend the rest of the day without  technology.  Go for a walk, ride a bike,  go for a drive in the country without a GPS.  Just remember not to stay away too long it makes a lot of work to get caught back up with your email…smile

Until next time


From the big Ape :-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

What a ride it has been!

Well as the title depicts it has been a very interesting ride.  Now there is no point to apologize for my tardiness.  It is what it is.  I have been in the hospital for a few weeks.  As the doctor explained to me at one point I was knocking on heavens door.  I have come to the conclusion though the devil is scared of me, and the good lord does not know where my place is in the big house yet.  So I was sent back to stir the pot some more! Lol   Now the electronic gods seem to be messing with me also. They say every thing happens in threes.  Well I just had the third piece of electronics pack it in.  First a nurse dropped my laptop in the hospital. All I got was a sorry I am sure it will be alright though. Ya right she toasted the board.  Not that I was thinking of getting a new computer for work, but it was not meant to happen like this.  Then a few weeks later my blackberry decided to pack it in. Now wife comes home this afternoon and tell me the truck air conditioner has decided to pack it in. Well I up graded my computer. I took a chance on the android phones by Google.  as for my air conditioner well I have a parts truck so I think my AC is coming from the donor truck.  Well as for the weight loss I have lost 57 LBS since March so I guess counting those calories have been all the effort. Anyway I guess this crusty old monkey has got you back up to speed on everything at the zoo. Well baring anymore trips to the vet clinic or the animal hospital you should be hearing from me again soon.

Until then

Cheers from the mad monkey :-)