Friday, February 24, 2012
Random Thoughts Feb Friday Edition
I was just in a arts/crafty type store yesterday and was actually tempted to buy a pair of 'bunny ears' ala the faux bunny chomping carrot above. Thankfully the moment passed. I DO have an image to maintain.
But not online. I have posted one video here, and no current pictures for a very good reason-there is too much personal information available on the internets. Facetwitter and other social sites allow a person to put ALL of their 'life' online, and private should remain private. I mistrust the alleged security of the social media sites as I have studied computering. I was thinking at one time of going into I.T., went to uni, got a...but I was just saying that one shouldn't divulge too much personal info on line, so never you mind about the uni thing.
'Oscars' night of a thousand egos erupts this Sunday. For a non-drinking game, I will not take a drink every time a Conservative/Christian/Republican gets slammed by a shamlibrity. I'll be sober all night.
I haven't seen any of this years Oscar contenders anyway. But I do LOVE Turner Classic Movies, and have bunches of fine films siting on my shelves and on my DVR.
Random thoughtfully I will touch on politics for just a mome: I think that President Obama is doing everything he can to NOT be re-elected. The latest kerfluffle, demanding that religious schools and Christian hospitals hand out birth control, even if their religious beliefs make them reject some forms of 'death control', isn't the act of a man seeking re-election. When the uproar roared up, he off handedly said, "Okay-then the insurance companies can pay instead."
Ruling by whim? I think he loves the prestige of the Presidency but has no stomach for the job. He may vote for Romney, crying "Mister Wizard, get me out of here!"
Yes, I said Romney. I don't care if he is a Mormon-I think he will win. If he were to ask Sarah Palin to join him as the Veep candidate, I think they might win 48 states. With Santorum as Veep? 47.
Enough of that stuff.
One of the common refrains of 2012: "I have internet on my phone." No-the internet has YOU programmed and processed and dressed out to be stressed out. My 'cell' is so cheap it doesn't even make calls. I went for years without a cell phone, was proud of my non-cell self...until the phone companies started pulling pay phones out of my hometown. I had to keep in touch with my family, so for $15.00 a month I have a cheap cell. Which I dislike.
A friend has the Kindle Fire, and has been encouraging me to get one. He loves it just fine, and I may get a 'reader' someday, but the Fire doesn't yet warm me to buying one.
Amazon is cool, though. I buy more stuff through Amazon than I do going to the big city and seeing the stores, so if I do get a reader, it will probably be the Kindle Fire.
Is this Random Enough? I have to bake cookies. See you on the podcast.