This past weekend my best friends threw me a wonderful bridal shower. It was perfect and I couldn't have hoped for more. True to tradition, it was very girly. Next week my maid of honor and I will be going dress shopping and that evening, my best friend also has some sort of girl's night planned for me. Although not accustomed to being the center of attention/guest of honor, it's fun but it's frustrating at the same time because I know that Jeff is feeling left out. One main reason, I think, is because all of his close friends are spread out around the country and don't live close to us. I know that he's thinking that since this is his second wedding that they don't think it matters to him. But it does. I can see it in his face. The fact that my friends are going out of their way to make this a special time for me makes me feel guilty. I know Jeff won't want me to feel like that but I do. We both are excited about the wedding and the honeymoon, but I want this time leading up to those events to be fun and exciting for him too.
My friend mentioned a recent article that was in the Cleveland magazine last month and it really got me to thinking about how technology is so ingrained in our lives. This guy did without all of today's technological gadgets for an entire month and, much to the surprise of many, he actually survived.
He's made some valid points about how much we've come to rely on things like the internet, cell phones, iPods, microwave ovens, GPS navigators, even power windows in cars! If I were to live for one month with only the technology that was around the year I was born (1970) - sure I could do it. But would I want to? That's the real question. I can live without the cell phone, easily. I can find many ways to entertain myself, like reading, knitting, playing tennis, etc. so not having cable TV wouldn't be that bad. Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time on the computer anyway. The things that I'd miss the most if it were possible to do this experiment myself: my iPod & CDs, Facebook, LOLCats, and the dishwasher (not sure those were that common in 1970).
WTF - first the woman with the octuplets, now a 12 year old father. Shit, if you do the math it's possible that this kid could actually go to the SAME SCHOOL as his daughter if he's in a K-12 school! He'll be a senior when she starts kindergarten.
If you watch the video, the reporter asks the boy "what will you do financially?" His answer.... "what's financially?"