I don’t consider myself old. Ask my kids, however, and being the rude teens they can be, they will disagree.
Because it takes me a little longer to figure out all the gadgets we have hooked up to the television just so I can watch TV. I have a gadget-happy husband. And son. And daughter. Me? I like simple. Press a button, turn it on, watch/listen/whatever. Done.
But in our house? Nothing is that simple. The television is a maze of buttons and controllers and voice-operated commands. It can be frustrating in the extreme and unless I have time to kill—because as moms we have LOTS of time to kill right???—I don’t even bother. It’s soooo much easier to simply watch a movie in my computer. LOL That I can handle.
Well, recently I attended one of the best workshops ever to learn some new technology. New to me, anyway. I traveled cross-country for a week-long intensive workshop that ran twelve-plus hours a day. I felt like I’d gone back to college. But in the end the learning curve was so, so worth the frustration I felt as this cough-cough old dog learned new tricks. But learn them I did. In fact, I learned them so well I even impressed my young whippersnapper teens who apparently didn’t think I was doing anything but taking a vacation. Heh.
But best of all? While on the west coast I was also able to do some research on Portland, sightsee, and take in the glorious coast. Be sure to check out the photos below and play the short video of the seals. They were so funny, barking and complaining like grumpy old men.
|Rock formations at low tide. Lincoln City, OR|
|Doesn't he remind you of Patrick from SpongeBob?|
|The most glorious sunset ever. All I could do was stand there and stare. Beautiful!|
I hope you enjoyed the pics and video. I had soooo many photos because it was such a fun, informative trip. I can't wait to go again.
So tell me-- Do you require a little more time and explanation when it comes to new-fangled things? Or are you the first-in-line type who conquers new technology with glee?
I’ll pick a name from those who comment and they’ll receive an electronic copy of my latest release, Blind Man’s Bluff.
North Star, MT series Sep 2011-Jan 2012
THE CRASH BEFORE CHRISTMAS, DEC 2011
RETURN TO EDEN, Apr 2012
SECRETS OF A SUMMER NIGHT, Oct 2012
BLIND MAN'S BLUFF, Oct 2012
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