Monday, March 23, 2009

Ode to My Electronics

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As much as I believe in the wisdom of many of the "Old Ways," I freely admit to an overt affection for my modern conveniences. I don't know what I'd do without a computer. I do so much with it that I'd be lost without it. And ditto my cell phone. I've gotten so used to having it in my pocket wherever I am that I can't imagine what I'd do without it. It's kind of like a grownup security blanket, you know? I'd be lost in the kitchen without my toaster, coffeemaker, electric can opener, and microwave oven -- especially my microwave oven. Miracle appliances! Hallelujah! Oh, and I'm crazy about my digital scales, flat screen TVs, and paper shredder, too. I might have made it a week or so in the little house on the prairie. Ancient wisdom and natural ways are wonderful and should never be forgotten or completely supplanted, but I am a thoroughly modern girl. Give me the old ways and modern technology and color me happy.

My washing machine conked out yesterday. During the spin cycle, it not only failed to spin but it smelled like the motor was burning. I shut it off immediately and will be calling my landlord this morning. I'm very fond of clean clothes at the push of a button. While I'm at it, I wouldn't mind a replacement dishwasher, either. Mine has been leaking.

Have you seen this little gizmo?
http://magicjack.com/
I'm getting one. I'm all for saving money wherever possible, and this looks like a good deal to me.

I'm not sure yet how my Monday is going to go, but I hope you all have a terrific Monday. Enjoy!

12 comments:

g-man said...

High-Tech Sherry!!!

I hope your washer gets fixed soon, I'd hate to see you lugging a basket of clothes down to the river....eh?

Have a great week Shere....G

Serena said...

What, Galen? Are you saying there's some way to wash clothes other than in a machine? Who knew?! Luckily for me, they'll have it either fixed or replaced today or tomorrow.:)

quid said...

Let me know how the magicjack works!


After suffering thru nearly 3 years with my old landlord (who came to fix the AC, water heater, etc. every few weeks, with, I swear, chewing gum and fishing line), I called the new landlord when my washer wouldn't drain. By the next morning, he and his bro were here to see if they could get it working. Before he left home, he'd ordered a new one, in case he couldn't fix it. When it proved beyond his powers, the new machine was installed, some 12 hours after I called.

Sigh, I'd like to clone him.

quid

Serena said...

When I called this morning, Quid, they said they'd try to squeeze me in today but it would probably be tomorrow. They didn't make it today, so I'm expecting to see a shiny new washer/dryer when I get home tomorrow. And I will for sure let you know what I think of the MJ when it comes.

Skunkfeathers said...

Back in them thar old days, they had this warsh tub, widda two rollers mounted close together, to squeeze da watah an' soap outta da warshed clothes, afore ya hung 'em up on a clothes line.

With the proliferation of electric, automatic warshin' muchines, clothes lines began to disappear from the horizon, causing a corresponding dropoff in prime hornet-nesting properties. PETH mounted a national campaign to Save the Hornet, but despite their most pronounced efforts, they got stung with a poorly-received campaign.

I know I'm digressing, but that's what I do ;)

Now, before the warsh tub widda rollers on it, there wuz folks what warshed their clothes at the fishing hole, and beat the water out of the clothes on the rocks as a "softening" agent (very pre-Downey). Of course, their fish tasted like lye, but that's where some entremanure got the ideer for lutefisk ;)

Happy rest of the week, Sherry, and clean laundry be yours!

Serena said...

LOL, Skunk. If I took my warsh down to the river and started beating it with stones, I'd probably get arrested.:-)

Skunkfeathers said...

Yawp...the Warsh Gestapo would probably take you in and wring a confession outta ya ;)

*ducking boos and throwd soap suds*

Serena said...

I know it, Skunk. They'd put me through the wringer 'til my head was spinning and then they'd rinse me off and hang me out to dry.

Horace said...

New Ownership.

http://rexzeitgiest.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

Thanks for the update!

Rex Zeitgeist said...

Just kidding SJ, I just reopened the old Pub....

Serena said...

And it's just you this time, Rex, and not whoever nabbed your ID? Glad you got it all straightened out!