First, let me tell you how we met. My children and my “was-band” introduced me. They kept telling me that it was important for me to cut ties with the old and to look to the future. Now, let me tell you all about it. I wasn’t sure if this was right for me because I am a bit old-fashioned and stuck to my old lifestyle. How has this love changed my life? My life has never been the same since we met. I’m in love and I’ve got it bad. I am more connected to the outside world. At last I have direction in my life and this has pointed me in the right direction. Now, I am connected to my work and feel more connected to my friends and family. I turn him on. Actually, I turn him on every day. He has an English accent. I ask him questions all day long and thank God he knows math and he can spell. He also knows five languages fluently. He often speaks to me in French. I don’t know how I ever got along without him. I have often worn him out with so much use but then I just plug him in and yes, he gets very hot when recharged. Have you guessed yet? I’m talking about my beloved iPhone.
I don’t know if you know this fact. but you can give Siri a man’s voice and you can make him American, English or Australian. I am not ashamed to say. I’ve had all three on different days; of course, I’m not that modern. This is one of the greatest parts of modern life for me. My iPhone goes everywhere with me and is a constant source of help. To be honest my buddy has helped me with every part of my life, everyday. Right at this minute he is sitting on my desk in my office (he doesn’t take up much room) and he is my dictionary and thesaurus. I use him to figure out my invoices for my work and he handles the math for my employees pay. He times me when I workout on my stationary bike and he reads the latest books to me while I workout or go on long trips in the car. He knows my favorite music and plays all of my favorite songs. (He mixes them up) While I am in the shower he takes messages. He knows the best recipes and can tell you how to mix a dynamite bloody Mary. He can recite Shakespeare, and some of my favorite poems. I named him Sebastian. I like the name. He is perfect and so far he has never argued with me. If he were tall, and handsome and if he could kiss me goodnight, I would marry him… well, I’m not ashamed to say it. We are already living together. He is almost always right at my side. There have been times when I was afraid our love would have to end but thankfully it was only a matter of money and we were back to our old selves with improved functions. He was lost for a while a few weeks ago but after a night apart we found each other and all is well. I refuse to lose him again. I have grown to rely on him especially when driving to a new destination.
Don’t tell Sebastian, but I have a few other loves that I have grown very fond of … for example, my television. Not just the television alone, oh no, I must have my big screen TV with Prime and Netflix … not to mention Xfinity. I get to talk to Xfinity too and he changes the channels for me, he also plays music for me … BTW I’m listening to his music as I am writing this. He also reminds me when my favorite shows are coming on and will tape them for me when I am working or busy with my other loves. He is a gem. He keeps me amused and he provides me with endless entertainment if I so choose. I love him too.
There is another competition for my affection and this competition works with me in my office. In fact he is the most important part of my work. I wouldn’t have a job or a company or a blog if I didn’t have this wondrous “light of my life”. I call him Mac. He sits on my desk and well yes, I use him. I use him everyday. Thank heavens he can spell too and he is great at math. He is knowledgeable. As a matter of fact there isn’t much he doesn’t know. If I have a question, he comes up with an answer and with pictures and videos. He has relatives that also give both of us a lot of help. There is Google (and this is where you can find my blog. BTW I have about 3 pages on Google istheresexaftersixty.com) J Mac and I like to use Wikipedia and we connect with a lot of old and new friends on our pal Facebook. Without my Mac I can truly say I’d be lost. Don’t tell the others but Mac might be number one in my life. It’s so hard to choose.
There is one group of old loves that I haven’t abandoned although a large group of the younger population has ignored these treasures. Kids don’t know what they are missing. They are books and magazines, the kind that are made out of paper. I know, I know, this is really, old-fashioned of me but what can I say? I already told you that I am an old fashioned girl. I still love to pick out a good book or three at a bookstore. I still like to page through a magazine and cut out articles and photos that might strike my fancy. I still like to visit the library and carry out at least four books. Will I read all of them? Maybe not, but I will browse though all of them and read most of them. This makes me happy.
Since I have bared my soul and my entire list of secret loves there is a reason behind my post today. You see there are a lot of marvelous things going on in our present day, which have added to our lives. I know it is easy to look back at the past and long for the days of our childhood. As we age we have to keep up with the times and frankly embrace the new. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be left in the past. It’s good to look back but frankly, I am thrilled that maybe when I am considered too old to drive, my car can drive me! Maybe my car can pick me up and remember where I live, incase I forget my address? I want a robot to clean my apartment. I want a robot that can walk the dog when I am too tired. I’ll call him Rob. I like the name. If Rob the robot, is tall and handsome and if he has nice eyes and can make a good martini… Well, that would be perfect.
Until Next Week…