Saturday, February 28, 2009
Oh, some people in Burlington County think I'm stupid, do they? I'll show them and take an online IQ test which might prove that I'm smart enough to take an online IQ test. It says that it's an "Official IQ Test [exclamation point]" so I guess it counts. Maybe it'll show up in the 2010 Census that we're paying $13 million for. (next subject)
So, here I am - Twitterless and soon to be Faceless-book. I feel so out of touch. Or, as in touch as I felt before I was so in touch.
It's the Internet.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I think that says a lot about society's values, and it's a shame that there isn't a better balance.
I've been reading a daily newspaper since I was in grammar school, and the prospect of not having one is a bit frightening. I spend the entire day in front of a computer screen (including now) and I relish the opportunity to get my fingers dirty turning pages and trying to finish the crossword puzzle.
Great chunks of society are going down the drain as we find new and (supposedly) better ways to gather information and entertain ourselves. Mostly, they cost more than the old ways and they are driven by the youth and their new habits. When art museums, libraries and Symphony Orchestras start closing we lose a lot of what makes us civilized. Of course, large numbers of people don't know how to behave in those places, so perhaps it says something about why they are failing.
We've become a society of people who walk around with our heads in our cell phones, plugged into ear buds and yammering about in shorthand text-talk. [For the record, I punctuate and capitalize my text messages] Meanwhile, garbage entertainment and mindless junk thrives.
Those who do not respect their history are doomed.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I will find out. My free cancellation has so far cost me 42 cents.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
- Emergency room visit at 10:00pm Friday night.
- IV bag, 3 X-rays and IV pain medication.
- Check-in to the room at 4:00am Saturday morning, another IV bag.
- 4 meals.
- 1 sleeping pill.
- Three more IV bags, for a total of 5.
- Check-out at 11:00am Sunday.
- A prescription for pain medication and antibiotic.
Guess the cost. Kudos to the commenter who can get closest to the actual retail price.