Category Archives: Quotes

Sunday Musings #189

OK, so you’re 10 years old, you have a laptop, iPod, Facebook and a Blackberry . . Dude when I was ten I only had one thing to play with – it was called “OUTSIDE.”

– Unknown

 

Yeah, Yeah, I know. There will always be the Generation Gap.

Still, I think that my childhood was a lot healthier than today’s kids will have.

 

Sunday Musings #188

I love the sound you make when you shut up.

– Unknown

 

OK I’ll be the first to admit that I have sensitive hearing, but still, some people are very loud and never stop talking. We all know one!

Noise pollution has increased over the years, along with all other pollution. (In Cape Town the air is often bad and we rely on the Cape Doctor (our strong winds) to blow it away.)

All day long I hear loud cars and motorbikes on the freeway; and jumbo jets, which even though they are high up by the time they pass our house, are still loud!

When the neighbours have their garden service around, we have hours of very loud noise from the petrol mowers and weedeaters (strimmers). Typically this will happen when I have a friend round and we are sitting out under the trees in the garden. You cannot hear yourself think, let alone speak!

But go back a few hundred years and while it may have been quieter, I am sure it smelled a lot worse!

 

Sunday Musings #187

Some people have their own bowling ball and their own bowling shoes . . . and no friends.

– Jim Gaffigan

 

Some years ago I had gone 10 pin bowling with my kids, my Mum and my brother and his family. We had a great time and lots of fun.

As we were leaving I noticed a man arriving, carrying a heavy sports bag over his shoulder.

In a momentary lull in the general background noise (of course) I said in a clear voice for all to hear, “Look at that guy. He’s got his own balls!”

The moment I said it I realised what I’d said and packed out laughing.

What can I say? I have a gift!

 

Sunday Musings #186

That fail moment when you pull your blankets up and punch yourself in the face.

Unknown

 

Haha Happens to me quite a lot!

I suspect that most of my readers don’t need blankets at the moment, as you experience summer heatwaves up in the North!

But down here in South Africa it is still winter; granted not like your winters; but still cold enough at night to warrant a blanket or two!

 

Sunday Musings #184

I wonder what my kids are going to tell their kids . . . “It was so rough back in my day, I didn’t get a phone till 4th Grade and sometimes the wi-fi didn’t always work upstairs.”

– Unknown

 

Yes, this is exactly what they’ll say, because by then the whole world will probably be linked by neural implants*, with instantaneous access to all the data you could ever wish for!

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Aaaaggghhh!!

We had no internet the whole of Sunday!

No, I didn’t spill my coffee over the new Router!

I did my morning chores then sat down with my laptop and a cuppa to do my Sunday post. WordPress would not load. OK, it happens. Maybe WP is working on their site.

So I did some gardening; hacking back vines behind the bougainvillea, which I really don’t like doing.

When I tried again later, there was still no internet.

We had nothing all day.

I don’t know what was going on, but we weren’t alone. A very large area of Cape Town was off-line.

This was more than frustrating as I had arranged to chat online with my sister in the UK. I hadn’t spoken to her for weeks, because of my previous internet problems, (albeit self-inflicted!) I had to cancel.

By 10 pm there was still no connection and the Router had finally given up trying; now showing a solid red internet light!

This morning I automatically checked the internet access.

Wheeeeeeeee! We’re Back!

So here is my Sunday Musings on a Monday!

 

*post script: While I was simply being amusing here, the reality may be a lot closer than we think. Read this: Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain.

 

Sunday Musings #183

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

– Dennis Wholey

 

Yep, life isn’t fair!

But I do believe that what goes around comes around and ‘being good’ wins out in the end: even if the bull doesn’t know it!

 

This one’s for DD.

 

Sunday Musings #182

I turned my phone on Airplane Mode and threw it in the air. Worst transformer ever!

– Bill Murray

 

Sometimes technology is out to get you. Sometimes you help it along!

 

post script: My Router is trying to recover after I spilt my coffee over it. Thank you for all your kind words. 

I don’t particularly miss the internet, though I do miss contact with my family overseas and my Blog friends. 

As to the rest, I admit to buying a little data for my phone, so I could continue my 790 day Duolingo streak. After all, it would be nice to get to 1000 days! 

And I hope to be re-connected sometime next week. See you then!