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Are You in a Time Warp?

Turtle and Snail

Do you have a love/hate relationship with technology? I mentioned in my post last week about using FaceTime to "be with" people at their reunion 700 miles away. I basically experienced what science fiction told us our phone calls would one day be like. For an old guy, I use quite a bit of technology, but things keep changing so quickly that there's much that I've never even heard of. I feel as if I'm holding on for dear life on a fast ride, and yet I know that compared to some, I'm not moving along very fast at all. Sometimes I feel as if I'm in a time warp. Strangely enough, time flies even when you're not having fun! I ran across a quotation recently from 1971 — "Technology ... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other." — C. P. Snow

Today's post is a couple of jokes related to this idea.

A man was visiting his son and daughter-in-law one night when he asked if he could borrow a newspaper.

"This is the 21st century," said his son. "We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad."

You know, that fly never knew what hit it!
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Face Time

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I haven't had much time to put together a blog post this past week. Our daughter Megan and the kids came to visit and we've had a lot going on! Needless to say, we've had a lot of "face time" with our kids and grandkids. Megan put together a nice blog post which recounts many of our activities, so rather than re-inventing the wheel, I'll just point you to her post if you're interested in what we've been up to and in seeing some cute pics of our three oldest grandchildren playing in the kiddie pool at Mark and Katie's.

Here's a picture of one activity Drew especially enjoyed:

Drew Poppie Campout

Our daughter Nora who is expecting and is about at the end of her first trimester. She is ending her employment as a full-time nanny today and will be concentrating on building her cookie business — The Cookie Kiln. In the side bar of my blog I have put a collage of some of her recent creations and her business card. These link to her site in case you decide you want to order cookies from her for some special event in your life.

For the sake of those of you who never venture onto my blog, here's the collage to which I'm referring:
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Positively Negative


Are negative people doing their best (worst?) to rain on your parade? I have to admit that there are many things going on in life in today's world that make it easy for those who want to to feed their negativity. I hope you, dear reader, are not one whose blood type is "Be Negative!" Today's iv is humor, all of which contains some aspect of negativity that I hope you'll find positively humorous. I'll start off with one of my favorites about double negatives.

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The Signs Are Everywhere

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It's been a while since I posted the signs that have come my way. From people's remarks and the comments to posts with signs, I think many others share my enjoyment of funny signs. This post has a couple of signs that the faint of heart may not enjoy. They aren't terrible to most readers, but I thought it best to let the fragile know there are a few signs that might disturb. :-)

I have actually ended up with quite a few food-related signs in my sign folder. At least, I think this first one is about food....

Fresh Brats

This next one reminds me of when I hear the same ad on TV several minutes apart.
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Those of you who live in the Upstate of South Carolina already know that we have had an incredibly rainy summer. I don't remember the last time our lawn was still green in mid-July! On the 4th of July I saw the following meme on Facebook:

4th Ark

Almost ironically, a friend from college days sent me a link to an amazing, new product last week. It's called NeverWet™ from Rustoleum. I'll try to embed the YouTube video below, but I have no idea if/how it will come through in e-mail for those of you who read my blog that way. Here goes:
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