General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Technology

Technology gets a really bad rap for ruining the world. The video games are teaching kids to kill each other on the street. Cell phones and PDAs make us in constant contact and force us to lead hurried, hectic lives with no down time. Computers make porn mass-consumable and allow predators to stalk so much more easily. All of a sudden identity theft is rampant… Technology is evil. Right?
I’m not so sure. Right now, my brother-in-law is in Iraq. Basra, Iraq. Flying helicopters to Medivac injured people out of battle areas and to a hospital. And I’m chatting with him. He’s in Iraq, I’m in my office in Pensacola, Florida, and we can chat. In real time. Now, that is just amazing folks!
Not that many years ago, just two or three generations, the family left at home has to wait for the lag of weeks or months to get letters from the war zones. And there is absolutely something romantic about those hand-written letters. But how romantic is it for a wife to get to tell her husband good night and that she loves him? For a daughter to get to email her mom on her birthday? For a husband to get to see his child on Skype?
Technology certainly makes life different. And it can be invasive and scary. But I think we should remember to count our blessings as well. I can talk to my best friends and get photos of my nieces and nephew. Doctors can see problem so much earlier and save lives. T just emailed me pictures of her honeymoon! Technology is wonderful.
And later, when you’re thanking God for your blessings (including technology), say a little prayer for Justin too.

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Spring, TX, Southern, United States
Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!















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