I live with a guy who has our house WIRED. I am not all that familiar with how systems are wired. I don’t get how I can use Skype and talk to my daughter across the world like she’s in the next room. I can’t for the life of me understand how chips hold information. [...]
When I go for a run, it’s a constant admonition. “Keep your eyes open.” There are roots and rattlesnakes on the lake trails as well as horse piles and pine cones the size of Delaware. (I often wonder about the kind of brain damage they could do to an unsuspecting runner.) So I keep my [...]
So the other day, I was pulled into a media interview by surprise. Really nice people but shame on me, I wasn’t prepared. I thought they were interviewing someone else. So, as I start to ramble, I see a little birdie in my peripheral vision who is squawking “Shut up! Shut up!” as I start [...]
Dialing 9 from the home phone to get an outside line. (Note to self: working way too many hours) Fail.
Tried to make a call from what I thought was the cordless phone. Frustrated. No wonder. It’s the remote control to the TV. (Really, they look so much alike!) Fail.
Bought Grape Juice at Sattui Winery instead of Gamay Rouge. Hey! The labels look SO much alike! Fail.
In the car, listening to my iPod with one ear bud discreetly positioned in my ear because it’s illegal to drive like this. I don’t have an iPod attachment to the radio. The other ear has a headset attachment to my phone because I don’t like Bluetooth earpieces. Thus aurally attired, I drive to work, [...]