Tuesday, September 5, 2006

And the Beat is Gone!


Electronics have gone too far. Technology has taken over our lives and I am going to take things into my own hands and stop the insanity. I have been sitting here...being a fairly normal blogaholic... checking e-mails, reading a few good blogs (see my beginners list above) and chatting with my husband in the other room, while he watches T.V. The strains of very tiny music have been tickling my ears for two hours. At first, I thought that there was a musical background to his movie, but it continued into the next program, so that wasn't it. Perhaps my asthma is wheezing with sibilant rales....no, I held my breath and still the very tiny music continued. I checked the boom box on my desk...nope, that was not it. I turned off the speakers on my computer... ditto... and the beat goes on. I moved further afield...not in the garage, not the bedroom T.V. (okay, I admit we are unclassy enough to have a T.V. in our bedroom), not the T.V. in the utility/sewing room. Possibly, the crazy lady who thinks that the government is leaking electricity out of her switchplates knows something after all. Could I be going crazy and marching to the tune of a different violin? Suddenly, I have a bright idea...a couple of years ago, I bought some greeting cards in one of those cutesy card shops in Florida. Little, old ladies do those sorts of things. Among my bargains were a couple of cards with the little musical discs inside that play the appropriate message...( like, I'm sorry to hear that the carpet layers accidentally covered your canary with the new broadloom, boom, boom). I searched through the pile of bills that I have tried to ignore,.... after all, I have a couple more days until the 10th of the month. There it was, in my trusty "Hallmark Monthly Card Planner" merrily playing an unrecognizable tune. The poor little disc has probably been on play since I sent a card to my grandson ten days ago. Therefore, I took matters into my own hands and wrung it's little neck... thereby putting the both of us out of our misery. If birthday cards are going to drive us round the bend, then technology has definitely gone too far.

4 comments:

Summer said...

i love this post...i know what you mean about technology in our lives but in a way i am happy to live in this day and age and be able to enjoy it...i am sure our lives are easier in a complicated way due to having all this technology around...if you know how to deal with it, then it is a blessing and if you cannot handle it , i think it would be a curse.
by the way, i am glad you wrung the musical card..it was annoying me too!!

Kacey said...

Thanks, Summer....for stopping by and leaving nice words! I was trying to put you in my favorite blog list and had messed it up, but I got it straight now. When you list someone, it has to be exactly as it is in their blog...even the capital letters and the !!!

Summer said...

Kacey, thank you so much for adding me up to your blog roll!! i am really flattered. i have not been to this stage of high tech yet, but i am trying. i still have to figure out how to post my picture on my profile!! i am too confused following directions and too shy to ask any of the fellow bloggers! thanks again and i really like reading your blog, the fact that you are an older lady and high tech is very impressing to me. thanks again.

molly said...

LOL