Sunday, November 23, 2014

Update on the Cell Phone

I still don't have a cell phone, and I really don't miss it.  Yeah, I had the cheapest imaginable cell phone plan, and I really did play with it a bit, but here is the deal.

I DIDN'T NEED IT.

Maybe if we all looked at our lives and started getting rid of things that we didn't need we could all be happier and live with a smaller footprint.

Today it is foggy, dreary and crappy outside.  We are expecting some mix of freezing rain, snow, slush, crap, locusts....  I am thinking of taking a photo walk though.  I want to go and take some pictures, maybe fill my gas tank and wander around town for a bit.  See what there is t see.  I am thinking that I may try to go see a movie later.  Frankly that Birdman film looks kind of interesting.  And it is Sunday, free parking downtown, or at least it was last time I checked.

Ok, time to jump in the shower and then decide what I am going to do for the day.  If your lucky there may be a photo album popping up on here later.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fox news takes over for Charles Manson, starting a race war.

It looks like FOX news is trying to incite a race riot in Ferguson, Missouri, and also make sure that they can blame the president for causing it.  Not like this is not par for the behavior of FOX news, but it is pretty low.  They are making it sound like the president has a vested interest in having riots in Ferguson, which is exactly what xenophobic white people need to become even more paranoid, make mistakes, and cause evn more problems in the area.

The main thing I am waiting for now is for FOX to refer to the situation as being all Helter Skelter so that we can bring FOX even closer to who is apparently their idol, Charles Manson.

Yep, Charles Manson and Fox news, Helter Skelter....


Saturday, November 15, 2014

I got rid of my cell phone....

OK, here is the deal.  I have been noticing that when I go out you see people all over the place that spend their time with their faces buried into their phones.  What the fuck is so interesting that you have to look at it RIGHT FUCKING NOW instead of waiting until you get home and have nothing better to do than look at cat pictures on the internet.

As it turns out here are a few things that I have noticed since I disconnected my service and ditched my cell phone.

I talk to people more.

If I don't know an answer I figure it out instead of looking it up.

I listen to the band in the bar.

I don't worry about if someone is trying to send me a message, call me, whatever the fuck.

As a result I end up having more interesting conversations with the people I am with AT THAT TIME.

So here it is.  I ditched my phone and I am not missing it at all.  I have a home phone, I have the internet (until I decide to go completely nuts and cut way back on that as well).

Send me a letter.  Leave me a note, I am usually pretty predictable.