My advice for today: never take time for granted.
As in, don’t assume your smartphone clock is always right. Like I did this morning.
I woke up and glanced at my phone — 6am.
I could turn off my usual 6:30 alarm (because I hate alarms) and check my email, Facebook, etc. before I woke up the dog, who I could hear snoring on his pillow.
A lazy, relaxing start to the day.
When the two of us ventured out into the living room some 45 minutes later, the DVR clock held a surprise —
It was 5:45, not 6:45 like my phone seemed to think.
A quick check of my phone’s clock settings revealed that the “automatic date and time” selection that links your phone to the network time was unchecked.
I don’t know how that happened. I certainly didn’t do it. But consider this post an opportunity for you to double check your smartphone settings…
And get all the sleep you deserve tonight.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Technology, time
Tagged alarm, alarm clock, automatic date and time, cell phone, Dogs, DVR, Humor, life, living room, network, settings, sleep, smartphone, snoring, technology, time, time warp
When I logged on to Twitter this morning, the trending topics reflected the serious topics of the day.
I was impressed that people were discussing issues of import instead of the usual One Direction laments and Kim Kardashian’s bottom.
But by day’s end?
Equilibrium has been restored.
Posted in Commentary, humor Internet, Life, Television
Tagged #bostonday, #taxday, Arrow, commentary, deep thoughts, Humor, Internet, Kim Kardashian, life, One Direction, Survivor, Television, trendingtopic, Twitter
I had appointment after appointment today, so I was walking through the streets of Manhattan for hours….which meant I overheard a lot of chatter.
My favorites were between kids and their parents.
Child: Mom, can I get a smoothie?
Mom: I don’t have any money.
Child: Well, can’t we just buy some?
Child: …we saw Adrian afterwards.
Grandmother: It’s nice that he lives close by.
Child: Yes, right by the sewer.
Child in Stroller: Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo…
Dad: Do you simply have to be heard all the time?
Child: (silence) Yes. Woo Woo Woo Woo
Posted in Children, Family, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking
Tagged appointment, chatter, child, children, conversations, dad, eavesdropping, family, grandma, Humor, kids, life, Manhattan, mom, money, New York City, parents, sewer, smoothie, streets, stroller, voices, walking, woo woo
Everyone’s had a cheesy grin on their face today cause it’s National Grilled Cheese Day.
But some critics are accusing our fav sandwich of being a fraud.
It’s true — most folks cook grilled cheese sandwiches in a skillet, which technically makes it a fried cheese sandwich.
Is this supposed to make us feel bad? Or the ‘grilled’ cheese sandwich taste less amazing?
No and no.
As we say in the South, get over your fine self.
Posted in Cooking, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged cheese, cooking, food, fraud, fried cheese, get over your fine self, grilled cheese sandwich, Holiday, Humor, life, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, sandwich, skillet, South
My back hurts.
I don’t know why. Or even how.
But for the better part of a week, it has been giving me fits.
I’ve seen one doctor; I have an appointment with another on Tuesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes a few more to figure out what’s going on and how to get me some relief.
This isn’t the first time my back has ‘gone out,’ as they say. But I had forgotten how much it affects everything else. I mean, when it hurts to sit and lie down and walk and stand…
Well, let’s just say it’s hard to find joy in the simple things. Or anything. You become a big ol’ grouch.
I’m trying not to be. But it hurts when I do.
Posted in Health, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking
Tagged back ache, back pain, back's gone out, doctor, doctor's appointment, grouch, Health, Humor, hurts, joy in the simple things, lie down, life, pain, sit, stand, walking
Today the Sticky Egg became a great aunt for the very first time!
Welcome Baby Charlotte!
And thanks for letting me model your baby beanie. You’re a good egg already.
Posted in Children, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Photography
Tagged announcement, aunt, baby, baby beanie, birth, children, family, good egg, hatched, home, Humor, life, love, model, niece, photography