Archive | April 2014

Changes

Changes  ………. what changes have you made  ?

Changes can be in everything we do  , everything  we say , everything we believe , are you open to change  ? Have you made changes ? have these  changes been for the better or the worse  ? Have you made the changes because you wanted to  ?  Or because  you were forced into it by people or circumstances  ?

Let us try to understand change  , if we do not change at least some things we may end up in all sorts of trouble . On the other hand if we do not change some things we may end up better than we ever dreamed of . I myself have had so many changes to make it is enough to make you dizzy , trust me on that  there has been so many  but all for different reasons . Some have been to get me out of terrible situations , others to make a new start , all have been so different it is amazing , but changes had to be made , and made they were  for better or worse. Happy to say most of them have turned out  to be for the better so have no complaints , yes even  going over seas and marrying   a  Pom  lol best move  I made in a very long time . He may be a pest, a procrastinator, and downright annoying at times , but lucky for him he is very loveable  …lol

So what mainly are reasons for change  ? Situations , mostly  seem to be the number 1 reason people change what they are doing  and maybe even where they live , so obviously the changes were needed  and needed as soon as possible , so like me , you guard your back and  , close your eyes and ears to what others say ,and do it. The reason  I say close eyes and ears to what others say is that too often we hear the wrong people , and in so doing do not  make the right changes.  So if a big  change or changes are needed  you have to  do with all your might once you know  you are doing the right thing , or are as sure as you can be it is the right way to go. Always have a plan B  tho that is essential I learned that the hard way when  some of the changes  that had   to be made  came a little unstuck , I only let that happen once  , never again have always had a plan  B after that .

There are so many reasons to change  another may be that the job you have  has come to an end , so you need to move to get other employment  , and even tho that is an almighty headache in the long run it can be the best thing. No one is saying  it is easy to change  , especially if you have lived or worked in the same place for many years , I found that a very hard part of all the changes I had to make , but it can be done .Once the change is made  , and you have got used to your new surroundings and new job you gradually see it was for the best . It can take a while after a change to settle down again into the new situation  but you do eventually get there  and it all comes together . The hardest of all the changes is the one forced on you by the deeds of others , those are made generally in a stressed state  , but they too can be good once the stress is relieved  and you finally relax . Moving is a giant pain in the posterior at the best of times but sometimes  like it or not change is the only way , so embrace it  , do it  , then relax … Another  thing about change is that we soon learn  that there are more important  issues than the ” things  ”  we own and treasure  we don’t need so many things  we can do without them  very well , once we come to that conclusion we  do just fine.

Very few things upset my husband. So, it makes me feel rather special that I am one of them……. Giggles  🙂 

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Texting

Texting ……….

How many times every day do we see people  on their phones texting  ? Every time  I go out I get angry at how many I   see walking about heads in phones  either texting  or talking  not  even once do they look where they are going  , so they never see traffic lights or other people who might be walking near them . I cannot count the amount of times I have been bumped into by someone  so engrossed in their damm  phones they  see and hear nothing , then almost always  I never get an apology  , no its always my fault even tho they bumped into me . Just makes my blood boil this kind of selfishness which is exactly what it is , because if they at any time thought about other people they would leave the phone alone till they got where they were going.

Also take into consideration  what happens when 1 of them gets  run over  , by car or bus or train  or whatever . It is obvious  to the blind even that they take no thought what ever  of the poor person who hits them, or what happens to them afterwards . Imagine if it was you who hit them  , through no fault of  yours  they have been so absorbed in the damm phone they didn’t even see you , even tho your driving something  that weighs anything from half a ton and way bigger .Boggles the mind that they cannot see something so big , but so self absorbed are they they do not even notice. The poor driver then is in trouble up to their eyebrows and it wasn’t  even their fault . Now most likely they will have nightmares for the rest of their lives , suffer depression , maybe even suicide  , and do these selfish people who we are forced to share space with  even notice ? or care  ? Not on your life they don’t.

What  I want to know is why ? what is so damm important that they cannot even walk around without being on the phone all the time  ? How many I wonder have been killed  or maimed  for life  for  this sort of behaviour ? What will happen if  they do not answer a text  or a call  in a nano second  ? Will the earth stop ?  Will they or who they are talking/texting with drop dead  ? For some of those yes they  will as they get run over , wonder if they think ( if they ever think )  of the consequences , no is the answer as far as  I can tell. So many times  I have seen near misses , at traffic lights and  zebra crossings  , have held my breath at times . Sometimes I wonder if they even know that these crossings are there  for their own safety and are not toys  to be played with .Mothers with little children in prams make me cry as they do this too without a single thought  for the innocent little child they can kill with such behaviour.

Even tho technology  is a wonderful thing when used correctly  this is 1 time when it is a definite  health hazard to these idiots and those  unlucky enough to get caught up with them and their sheer selfishness.  Life has become so fast these days that yes  we do need to keep in touch so much more , but surely not to the detriment of  ourselves and those about us . Surely we can do without a phone for as long as it takes for us to travel and to get where we are going safely , is that asking too much  ? I personally will never answer my phone when travelling , either  when  I am walking or more important when  I am driving . All phones have a way to leave a message , this can be checked when you reach your destination  , then if needed call or text someone back, but under no circumstances  answer / text while on the move , it is only common sense , but sadly there is none of that anymore , as is all too obvious.

What I would like to see is someone invent a way that the phone knows your travelling and will not ring or message you till you stop moving,  that you have to let it know you have  reached your destination , or something like that , only something that drastic can stop these selfish morons .

Never take a Chess enthusiast to a restaurant with checkered tablecloths!…… It’ll take them an hour to pass the salt!

Faceache

Faceache   or as most others call it  Facebook….

This is a whole nother world  from twitter  , gone is the 140 character  limit for a start , gone is the not having a like or a dislike  or any other like  so that is a good start  , maybe not too sure about this yet  lol . Time will be the test ..

So why faceahe ? more the question of why not really there is so much more to see and do on this than there is on twitter , but by using both you get the best of both worlds and both are equally annoying/helpful …You can share photos and music and stories and can talk to people direct on both , but with faceache there is also the games . Love em or hate em the games do make a great addition and help those  who have no other way of getting these games to play them. The 1 thing I do not like is that almost all of the games  need you to have about  1,000,000,000,000,0000000000000000 friends , but if you try to add that many friends  faceache then puts you in the bin for having too many , and that’s just weird  as you can not play those games without than many friends. They sure need to fix this as it is most frustrating believe me , would be much nicer to be able to play the games solo .

Another  thing  I do not like are timed and energy reliant games , they are all wonderful if you do not have any  health problems , and if your eye sight is perfect , these things are never taken into account when these restrictions  are put on them. Also do not like and will not play games that you get to a certain level then for some idiotic reason or another you get stuck there and no matter how many times you complete the level your stuck on it is still never enough, those games get dropped real quick as  it is way too frustrating . Then there are the  so called  realistic slot  games , whoever decided they are realistic never played the real thing then , hardly ever play them myself but when I do always  either break even or win quite well . These games though almost never pay out and if you do get the free spins they pay almost nothing , that never happens in real slots in clubs etc. My thought is that they are just trying to get rid of the people who refuse to pay real money for chips , my money is too important to waste on virtual chips , if everyone did the right thing  and refuse to pay they might improve this , I can but hope  …

One other thing  that is really neat are all the wonderful photos  of places and things you may never  get to see  in your own life time , but you at least get a glimpse of  them through these photos , saw some this morning that were just stunning . Being able to share them so easily to your friends is always a good thing . Family who do not tweet , that you  can not see all the time owing to work commitments  get to keep up with what is going on in your life  via faceache so this too is a good thing . Live the family connection , while they are sharing on there you know they are going  ok and that makes you feel better .

New feeds too can publish more things much better than with the 140 character  limit of twitter , and thus getting some urgent messages/ warnings out in a much better format than  just a link , they can  be more descriptive where needed. The cyclone warnings just recently and the fire / flood warnings too . Just recently  too all the sharing of the missing toddler got her found and returned  pretty quick . There have been  countless times when these sharings  by the news media have saved lives.

So while both have things that drive us mad  , they both have their good points , so love em or hate em they both have a place in this electronic age . An age where news and  information these days is so important  and we need to know it as soon as possible , gone are the days when you could just ignore it all and hope for the best. This is not a good thing that everything has to be so fast but we have to deal with it or get into trouble …

Sometimes you wish you could just fast forward time just to see if in the end it’s all worth it,..

I’ve found that nowadays most people don’t like holding hands in public. Especially if you don’t know them……… 

 

This entry was posted on April 14, 2014. 1 Comment

140 Characters or Less

140 Characters or less  …what is this silliness  you ask ?

This silliness is what we call Twitter  , the place where there are  way more than 140 characters  who use it , trust me on this ..lol .. So 140 characters ? what does this mean  ? Well  if you  take that each letter and each number is called a character  , then you have the idea . So now  you are  chatting to someone  on  Twitter  you wish to tell them something  make a joke etc. try making a sensible statement in just 140 characters  , trust me it takes  a  lot of getting used to , every time you think you have it , it says too many characters  and trust me trying to stick to that can be a nightmare .

So why do we stick to Twitter ? Why do we stay ? Well tell me where else you can , chat to a daft penguin , or tease a mad moo cow who is seriously arachnophobic  , or get jokes  and pics from a cheeky meerkat , or chat to a giraffe who makes lovely banners ? Then let us not forget  the tow truck  I chat to or the V8 cars  I chat to or the pitlane white board , or the safety car , there are so many funny characters  that use Twitter it  is a fun way to have a giggle and wind up the world . There is another good point you can talk to anyone any time,  as Twitter reaches all the world mostly , unless the government   decides to block it , as it has done in some cases . So many characters with so many different opinions , so many things to say  , you need never be lonely as you can always find someone to chat to .There is always someone as crazy or crazier than you on  Twitter , lol, you can trust me on this too. That is what makes it so much fun.

Another thing about it is if anything happens in the world Twitter always has it before the rest of the  news organizations  even know about it , I have learned many things before its come on the  television , anything up to 30 mins before they come out with it . Its a great news feed by itself , as well as sports coverage  , you know  what your team is doing and when  , whether it be good or bad . It is also a good way to message family if you need to  , lol, I use it all the time for that  to find out whether hubby is leaving work on time or  being held up  , or where he is , or where  I am or am going too . For that sort of thing 140 characters is more than enough.

I have no idea who thought when they started  Twitter that just 140 characters would be enough , but  I personally think  it is a  great big  pest as so much time is spent  whittling what you want to say down to those 140  characters ………..grrrrr drives me and a lot of others nuts  . I think they could have given us a little more leeway  not sure they actually thought it through themselves , maybe if they had they would have given us more  and we would all not get so upset at times. On the whole though it is a good  way to communicate , to have fun  to gather news and sports it has many uses  and  mostly it is good . There are though always some who use it as a way to harass  others but thankfully they can be weeded out , also now there is ways to block annoying people  so we don’t have to put up with them.

Since I started Twitter over 5 years ago now ( phew how time flies ) I have had very many giggles and  have met in person  a lot of  the people  I chat to , almost everyone of them have been just lovely . Of course there is always 1 or 2 who are not  the best but that is to be expected in anything, trick is not to let them get to you as in most things.  all in all 140 characters  limit  or not  it is a fun place to hang out if  you want to keep in touch.

I’ve learned so much from my mistakes…I’m gonna make a few more….