PSA: people are standing RIGHT BESIDE YOU.


Alright!  When I was in highschool, no one had cell phones.  I didn’t even see an ipod until my first year of college, and I didn’t even know about text messages until I was out of college.  Indulge me in revisiting the “good ol’ days”, aka, about ten years ago.

If you wanted to be mean to someone, you had to do it to their face.  If you wanted to flirt with someone, you had to risk public humiliation.  If you wanted to be kind to someone, everyone knew, and could judge you for it.  Notes could get intercepted, so you were a little more careful what you would write in them.  The risks were higher, and the rewards were about a billion times more satisfying.

But kids these days!  they seem to think that texts are as good as it gets, because it’s all they’ve ever experienced!  how sad.

It’s a little sick, how socially acceptable it is to sit with people and completely ignore them.  Heaven forbid, you’re the kid that actually wants to talk to people face to face, and puts your cell phone away!  That’s the kid who talks to adults, because none of the other kids know what to do with actual human interaction.

Ok, old man rant over.



2013-10-4SO.  I won’t comment much, i will just say iOS7 is pretty, and has made my iPhone 4 pretty much useless.  It is laggy, slow, iMessage no longer works reliably, and my home button stops working for hours at a time (and i’m pretty sure it’s not a hardware issue).  I wish I could go back to iOS6, the improvements they made (and there are some) are not enough to want me keep it on iOS7.
I am on the sunshine coast!  it is beautiful.  We are staying in a house with some friends, the house is three stories with three balconies, one of which opens onto the ocean-front beach.  Each room has its own bathroom, a couple of them have jet tubs.  The only downside:  I have to draw on my tiny bamboo tablet and laptop-sized screen.