Monday, March 23, 2009
Ode to My Electronics
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?
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!