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Making sense of every day life

Posted: January 21, 2015 - 1:24am

Of course, the first item on my list is computers. You should automatically know that if you keep up with my columns. Just think of all the words floating around in space and then they show up in plain view. Doesn’t that creep you out a little? How do those exact words magically appear on your screen?

Then there’s the ever popular cell phone. Just another sort of computer. Do you realize that 20 or 30 years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to call and ask someone in your life a question in the middle of a shopping spree?

Now, if you need to know a clothes size, a favorite fragrance or even a favorite author all you have to do is reach in your purse or pocket and pull out this little black square thingie and call somebody for the answer. No waiting until you get home or somewhere there is an actual phone.

In fact, 20 or 30 years ago if you walked around with a black box pressed to your ear and talked into it, you’d probably be carted off to the nearest looney bin.

The words connected to a cell phone are like Greek to me. What does “tweeting” mean? To me, it’s a way birds communicate with one another.

“Facebook” is another strange word. Sounds like a photo album.

How about “texting”? Takes me back to the good old days of Morse Code and sending telegrams.

Microwave ovens puzzle me. How can they cook something in half the time as a regular oven? They’re so much smaller and have so much more strength. Makes me wonder if there are little men inside that are all cooking one piece of meat at a time to get us to the dinner table quicker. They also boil water faster if you ever need to boil water.

Eggs are not really a tech thing, but I’ve always wondered why I don’t have a little chicken pop out when I crack one. I mean, really, can you tell the difference in eggs you eat and eggs that are best left to hens? Wouldn’t you feel bad eating a feathery bird mixed in with normal yolk? OK, now I’m just getting gross. Let’s change the subject.

What else creeps me out? Well, this doesn’t really creep me out but it does raise a question. How do professional bakers slice bread so perfectly? I know they use machines but how does the machine do it without squashing the bread into one big mess?

How does a freezer work? How can it freeze food when it’s right next door to the refrigerator? Seems awfully close to make that distinction. On the same note, how do ice makers make ice cubes and the rest of the freezer just freezes stuff as one whole thing?

You know, this whole column is getting sillier and sillier. Think I’ll stop while I’m ahead.

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Riverman1

Drones Are Creepy

Drones flying over would creep me out. Hint.