Finally Friday

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 9:42am

1. Plans for the weekend?

2. What are you wearing?

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:21pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>Regarding all the comments about "simpler times." I would say that technology allows streamlining of our resources today in a way our parents simply couldn't fathom. For example: the ability of DH to text me a need at the grocery store, the ability to maintain a grocery list/to do list/family calendar/etc that can be accessed by all of us in Cozi at any time, in any place. Other than more square footage to clean, I don't think my household chores differ much from my mother's, although they certain differ from my grandmother's who didn't have a dishwasher until she was in her 70s. Mom ironed as opposed to sending stuff out to be ironed, but that is more a difference between a blue collar/working class household and a white collar/upper middle class household. I can pay someone to do that for me. She couldn't.</p><p>Because of today's technology, I can look up recipes in a flash, I can access instant advice on stain removal if I need it, I can even walk around doing some of my chores while talking on the phone, as opposed to being tethered by a cord to a unit on the wall. My BIL programs all of his appliances to run during off-peak hours, saving them a ton on their electricity bill. That kind of stuff wasn't possible in our parents' day. We idealize about how we lived in simpler times, but I wouldn't want to go backwards. And I truly think technology allows me to be more efficient and a better steward of my time that my mother or grandmother b/c I can maximize my resources in a way they couldn't.</p>

I think technology allows me to be efficient as well and the ability and availability of resources, even simpler.  


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:22pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Cite your sources hammer.. Cite the total US population then while you're at it.  Thanks. </p>

What's the magic word?  Or are you her commanding officer now?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:31pm
"I kinda like to iron, immediate gratification on finishing a job." ----------- I detest ironing extremely.
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:36pm

1.  Unfortunately, I am bringing a lot of work home this weekend, a consequence of too many hours spent with the accountants and at the DMV this week.

2.  This (See photo)

3. Does "Dark Shadows" count?  I used to love that show.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:45pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>Regarding all the comments about "simpler times." I would say that technology allows streamlining of our resources today in a way our parents simply couldn't fathom. For example: the ability of DH to text me a need at the grocery store, the ability to maintain a grocery list/to do list/family calendar/etc that can be accessed by all of us in Cozi at any time, in any place. Other than more square footage to clean, I don't think my household chores differ much from my mother's, although they certain differ from my grandmother's who didn't have a dishwasher until she was in her 70s. Mom ironed as opposed to sending stuff out to be ironed, but that is more a difference between a blue collar/working class household and a white collar/upper middle class household. I can pay someone to do that for me. She couldn't.</p><p>Because of today's technology, I can look up recipes in a flash, I can access instant advice on stain removal if I need it, I can even walk around doing some of my chores while talking on the phone, as opposed to being tethered by a cord to a unit on the wall. My BIL programs all of his appliances to run during off-peak hours, saving them a ton on their electricity bill. That kind of stuff wasn't possible in our parents' day. We idealize about how we lived in simpler times, but I wouldn't want to go backwards. And I truly think technology allows me to be more efficient and a better steward of my time that my mother or grandmother b/c I can maximize my resources in a way they couldn't.</p>

But the thing is people were making grocery lists, communicating and scheduling long before your cozi app or whatever its called was created.  Technology has certainly made things convenient and quicker to access like you describe but I caution the speed at which society is becoming, IOW why the hurry?  As a mother of two teenagers and one pre-teen I continually work at stirking that balance b/w their world and mine.  I'd rather look up a recipe in a cook book, I'd rather talk on the phone than text and I'd rather read an actual book than scroll through one on a kindle thing, My kids think the opposite and that's ok, We respect eachother's differences and that's pretty critical IMO. 

Debate aside, I know technology is here to stay but I have yet to read univesal advantages of it. 

 

 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:46pm

Mom ironed as opposed to sending stuff out to be ironed, but that is more a difference between a blue collar/working class household and a white collar/upper middle class household. I can pay someone to do that for me. She couldn't.

Seriously? BAER

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:49pm

DH's dress shirts + pants gets done at the cleaners. I send some sweaters there too but most of my stuff and the kids' are washable.

I barely iron and love it. The last time I went on vacation they confiscated my iron and I didn't think we would be able to wear any clothes but since we wear so much non-dry clean only things, we were fine :)

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:52pm

But the thing is people were making grocery lists, communicating and scheduling long before your cozi app or whatever its called was created.  Technology has certainly made things convenient and quicker to access like you describe but I caution the speed at which society is becoming, IOW why the hurry?  As a mother of two teenagers and one pre-teen I continually work at stirking that balance b/w their world and mine.  I'd rather look up a recipe in a cook book, I'd rather talk on the phone than text and I'd rather read an actual book than scroll through one on a kindle thing, My kids think the opposite and that's ok, We respect eachother's differences and that's pretty critical IMO.  

Debate aside, I know technology is here to stay but I have yet to read univesal advantages of it. 

I agree Jam. I still use paper calendars and love it. I use a notebook to do my bills. I don't see the need for everyone to have electronic calendars. You take a glimpse at the calendar that is hanging in the kitchen in the morning and you will know what is going on. 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:54pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Regarding all the comments about "simpler times." I would say that technology allows streamlining of our resources today in a way our parents simply couldn't fathom. For example: the ability of DH to text me a need at the grocery store, the ability to maintain a grocery list/to do list/family calendar/etc that can be accessed by all of us in Cozi at any time, in any place. Other than more square footage to clean, I don't think my household chores differ much from my mother's, although they certain differ from my grandmother's who didn't have a dishwasher until she was in her 70s. Mom ironed as opposed to sending stuff out to be ironed, but that is more a difference between a blue collar/working class household and a white collar/upper middle class household. I can pay someone to do that for me. She couldn't.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Because of today's technology, I can look up recipes in a flash, I can access instant advice on stain removal if I need it, I can even walk around doing some of my chores while talking on the phone, as opposed to being tethered by a cord to a unit on the wall. My BIL programs all of his appliances to run during off-peak hours, saving them a ton on their electricity bill. That kind of stuff wasn't possible in our parents' day. We idealize about how we lived in simpler times, but I wouldn't want to go backwards. And I truly think technology allows me to be more efficient and a better steward of my time that my mother or grandmother b/c I can maximize my resources in a way they couldn't.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>But the thing is people were making grocery lists, communicating and scheduling long before your cozi app or whatever its called was created.  Technology has certainly made things convenient and quicker to access like you describe but I caution the speed at which society is becoming, IOW why the hurry?  As a mother of two teenagers and one pre-teen I continually work at stirking that balance b/w their world and mine.  I'd rather look up a recipe in a cook book, I'd rather talk on the phone than text and I'd rather read an actual book than scroll through one on a kindle thing, My kids think the opposite and that's ok, We respect eachother's differences and that's pretty critical IMO.  <br /><br />Debate aside, I know technology is here to stay but I have yet to read univesal advantages of it.  </p>

I don't think anything comes with "universal advantages."  There is always a trade-off.  It's always been that way. When human societies decided to stop being hunters and gatherers and start practicing settled agriculture, they gave up a certain flexibility and mobility. 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:58pm

Yep, The majority of our stuff is 100% cotton.  I do have a pair of these lycra blend dressier pants that I wear a lot when I sub, The tag says dry clean only but I've thrown them in the washer and they wash just fine.

 

 

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