Come in - come in !
I want a new kettle.
This one in particular
Which I first saw over at BUTTERFLY & BUNGALOW -
EXCEPT I LIVE IN CANADA - WHERE OUR DOLLAR NOT ONLY LOOKS LIKE MONOPOLY MONEY - IT ACTUALLY HAS THE SAME VALUE ( almost )
So while Americans can get to own this beauty for 129.95 with FREE SHIPPING ( still a lot of money for a kettle but worth the splurge ! ) we have to pay 199.99 PLUS SHIPPING.
I can't do it.
I just can't.
Every time I turned it on I'd want to vomit thinking how ripped off we are.
TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE ?
Oh Canada - we're the true north and ridiculously priced.
So I'm afraid I'll be boiling the water for your tea in my plain old kettle ( not that there's anything wrong with a plain old kettle )
Which reminds me of other electronics.
In the last 6 months we've purchased :
A Pentax camera
A Bose sound system
A 49" T.V.
A new cell phone ( we won't even discuss what the phone is worth k? It's S.I.C.K.)
Anyway.............we could have installed a new bathroom for what we spent on all that
I'm not joking - we really could have.
I'll just wait till a find a decent kettle for a little under a thousand bucks -
And then I'll buy it.
I seem to be most comfortable with that figure.
Now can someone explain to me why most of these devices are called " smart " something or others?
Because they make me feel extremely stupid.
I'm going to tell you the most embarrassing thing now..............
That new phone I got?
Well I didn't even realize that phones had advanced enough so that you don't have to actually text - you can just speak your text into the mike on the phone.
I FELT LIKE SUCH A GENIUS WHEN I FIGURED IT OUT !
The next time my daughter came over
Mom says - You're NOT going to believe this but I can just speak into my phone instead of actually texting AND I figured it out on my own - I'm like a genius
Daughter says - I almost can't bear to tell you this Einstein but phones have been like that for a long time now.
Daughter says - you have to keep up with the - OW - what the hell was that for? ( rubbing her head )
Mom says - SORRY BUT YOU DESERVED THAT - COULDN'T YOU JUST LET ME LIVE WITH THE ILLUSION ???
Daughter says - I don't know how you manage not understanding any of the devices you have !
How do I do manage ?
On a wing and a prayer ......that's how.
That's how I blog and that's how I live actually ..............it's worked till now.
or Crikey !
Have we made life complicated or what?
We used to buy a t.v. and plug it in and voila - you had moving pictures !
You could play with the antenna and pick up a couple of extra stations if you were really lucky or get cable and have a total of 5 or 6 stations !
You didn't even have to buy a phone - you just rented it from BELL !
Snap - bring to pharmacy - have them develop it and WOW - your captured moments !
I can't remember ever - not once - worrying that the shadows were too long or the colors too bright.
We were so much happier with so little weren't we?
We were really late on the bandwagon with high definition also.
As in we never had it until last week - when our Plasma died and we moved into the new era.
( we truly thought we were ahead of the times when we bought the plasma 14 years ago )
So my take on THAT is -
I'M NOT SURE I LIKE IT !
I have a brain that registers every single detail - no matter how tiny - and oh my God - I don't know how appealing it is to see a close up of someones zits - or scars ( do you know how many actors and actresses have scars on their chinny chin chins ? )
I EVEN NOTICED THAT ONE ACTRESS HAD A HAIR GROWING ON HERS........
Which depressed the hell out of me - because if their makeup artists can't see them to remove them then there's really no hope for me and my chin hair saga.
Suzan says - OMG - is that a pimple on his face?
John says - Shhh - I'm trying to hear what they're saying
Suzan says - OMG - look at the scar on her forehead !
John says - Shhh - I can't hear what they're saying
Suzan says - UGGGHHH - couldn't the makeup team have covered that zit - it looks like it's going to pop !
John says - CUT IT OUT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD !
But I couldn't help it - I was fascinated ( in a morbid way ) by all the flaws.
I also notice bloopers.
e.g. - we were watching an old episode of Mad Men and Sterling Cooper was drinking a White Russian ( YUCK ) he took a few sips and it went down accordingly and the next ( supposedly seamless ) frame the glass was full again.
Suzan screams - DID YOU SEE THAT ?
John says - what ?
Suzan says - A BLOOPER !!! HIS GLASS WAS EMPTYING OUT AND IN THE NEXT SHOT IT WAS FULL AGAIN.
John says - Who cares? What are you - the T.V. investigation squad?
Suzan says - IT'S A MISTAKE - IT MESSES UP THE WHOLE SCENE FOR ME !
John says - You really need to talk to someone.................
John says - And why the hell are you screaming ?
Between bloopers and H.D. it's going to be very difficult for me to concentrate on a show.
It's March !
Here's what the forecast was for the first day
Issued at 10:34 Tuesday 01 March 2016
Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring. An intense low pressure system developing over the Central United States will graze Southern Quebec Wednesday and continue toward the Gaspe Peninsula. It will leave significant amounts of snow of these areas. The combination of strong northeasterly winds and cold temperatures with snow quickly accumulating will give blizzard conditions tonight. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #met
Aren't you glad you live wherever you do?
And if you live in the southern States or Australia or Greece - or anywhere where you're officially wearing flip flops ..............just keep quiet about it, ok ?
By the way - all that hype resulted in less then half an inch of snow so even the weather network are dummies - HAH !
My girlfriend's Mom used to sing this when we were kids - with the way I am with technology it should be my anthem really.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Spring is right around the corner - but then again that all depends on what corner of the world you live in :)
Kisses & Hugs,