The continuing saga of iMary, Boomer living on the world wide web.
Found: A shopping list ...
I am overwhelmed by the tech stuff in my life. It's not just TV and recording shows, but Facebook, email, trying to figure out Twitter, Goodreads, and google+, not to mention iPhone! iPad! my new golf GPS and OMG Skype and Face Time with the kids. Sometimes I just have to sit in the quiet and meditate... to a "Finding Myself" audio that comes to me by email. Oh Dear Lord, I'm in too deep to escape my devices!
And now, My Hero has learned to use Notes on his smart phone. At least he won't be saying, "I forgot the list" – unless he forgets his phone. He thinks this is very clever to have discovered something I knew a year ago. Wait until he gets a load of Siri!
Trouble is, his dang list appears by magic on my iPad. And the perfectionist in me wants to fix it. You can see the computer isn't smarter than the rest of us. Leisure peas, indeed! Although it bugged the crap out of me, I'm publishing the above grocery list just the imperfect way Spellcheck wrote it. Not leisure peas, Le Sueur Peas, the most expensive canned item on the shelf! His preference. And you'd think even Spellcheck would know the correct spelling of yogurt. Notice what leads the list - best ice cream going, according to Texans and My Hero. Spelled correctly.
Note to self: This is the new way. We aren't going back to dial phones and typewriters. Just write the next story. My characters are impatiently waiting. What about you? Have you jumped on this www highway?
Deep breath. Okay, my best story yet, in the wings. Maybe just a teeny taste of Blue Bell to get the creative juices going. . . toward Leisure Peas.
So why suffer through all this gadgetry, you say? Why, that's where Readers and books are these days. And so are mine! Read EMBRACEABLE YOU for a story of how a group of smart, enterprising women make the Internet work for them.