I was about 41 years old. Sometime in 1995 I started using the web regularly. I had some exposure prior to then at work but not extensive. My ISP was GNN (Global Network Navigator) which was absorbed into AOL and then discontinued. I used a Packard Bell computer. I loved to surf the web then … Continue reading When I Started Using the Internet
Rarely, if you're talking about a long trip or vacation; because of financial and time constraints. When I was younger stationed in Germany I often went on weekend tours to places like Venice or locally on long walks. Now I visit my grand kids about monthly.Someday I would like to go on a long rail … Continue reading How Often I Travel
Bungee jumping and skydiving ! Oh my, is there a third option ? I have done neither bungee jumping nor skydiving and I am quite content with that. If for some odd reason I were to be compelled to do one or the other, I would prefer to go skydiving because I would prefer a … Continue reading Choice….
My favorite month ? I will say December for various reasons, all centered on the holiday season. Even though it can be stressful, there is a certain excitement and anticipation throughout the month. I enjoy walking around, looking at stuff in stores and observing the people; there is way too much commercialization but still it … Continue reading My Favorite Month
I tend to worry frequently about a lot of things. Being 57 years old I really ought to know better; worrying doesn't help ! Also, my experience so far has been that whatever happens is not nearly so catastrophic as I imagined it would be.... My favorite thing to worry about is money; I never … Continue reading What I Worry About
What am I good at remembering and what do I always seem to forget ? Well to start off I will say that I tend to have a short attention span; frequently running on auto-pilot. How this came about I really don't know but it is probably exacerbated by looking at spreadsheets all day and … Continue reading forgetting to remember….
I have a 401k plan for retirement but otherwise live paycheck to paycheck. I try to keep a few hundred in the bank but often I must "raid the cookie jar" to pay some bill or unexpected expense. And so it goes.....
I did have a couple of part time jobs when I was in high school; also mowed lawns and caddied some when I was a kid. My first real job was the Army. I enlisted right out of high school and stayed for twenty years. I was stationed in Germany twice and Korea once. I … Continue reading My first job: U.S. Army
What I really enjoy is to go walking in a park or quiet neighborhood very early in the morning and seeing the come up right about when I finish my walk. what's even better is an early morning walk whilst a light rain is falling....
Calculate My Carbon Footprint ? No. I agree that conservation, recycling etc are good things and I do try. But the "carbon footprint" thing makes no sense to me ! Carbon is one of the most common elements there is; practically ubiquitous. Nothing I do is going to increase or decrease the supply of carbon in … Continue reading Carbon footprint….
That would be church early morning or Saturday evening followed a by a massive manly breakfast; bacon, eggs, etc. bring it on ! After breakfast loiter in the mall a while and then to Barnes and Noble for the remaining hours of the afternoon.... Typically I don't have the massive manly breakfast and I often … Continue reading My Idea of a Perfect Sunday
Absolutely not ! The reason being that I really like eating meat. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good too but nothing beats meat ! I will agree however that we eat too much meat; it would be better for our health and the environment to cut back on the meat....
Absolutely ! I don't have one yet but I certainly do plan to get one. Right now I have apps for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo on my netbook. I like having all those books readily available. I plan to get a Nook Color and a Kindle in the near future. I think the ereader will … Continue reading Why I’m Going Digital
First of all let me state that my faith in Christ leads me to conclude that I will live forever but not life as we now know it here on Earth. Even so I am in no hurry to meet the Lord in Heaven; I have no desire to die. For this question I will … Continue reading Would I Live Forever?
This is a response to a the question on Plinky "Have you ever gone a day without a cell phone ?" I'm over 50 and did not have a cell phone 'til I was over 40. When my kids were in middle school they wanted cell phones; so we got them and I eventually got … Continue reading A day without a cell phone is no big deal to me.