Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PHONES-SCHMONES & MAKING FACES AT THE CHICKENS

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BISBEE:))

Can't remember exactly when it was that I picked up my phone phobia but it was quite a few years ago & I still avoid the darn fangled things to this day.  Wall phones, desk phones, cell phones, iphones, whatever.  The only good phone is a headphone.  Just never figured out why everybody has to be incessantly talking to everybody all the time.  Can't understand the logic for carrying a cell phone around unless it's for emergency purposes.  I know I am the exception to the rule because the world has definitely become obsessed with phone technology & yammering in each other's ear.

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I THINK THE WHOLE BISBEE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WAS AT THE BBC THE OTHER DAY FOR STICKY BUNS

Years ago when my job took me into Pearson International Airport in Toronto on a daily bases I remember seeing plane loads of oriental people dis-embarking their flights on Sunday nights.  Could never figure out why all the young ones getting off those planes had cell phones glued to their ears & were totally focused on talking a mile a minute to whoever or whatever was on the other end....wherever.  I've never been able to understand what can be so important in life that you have to be jabbering on a cell phone 24/7.  I carried a cell phone for about 3 years when I was on the road with that Airports job & probably never had so much as an hour's talking time on that phone in all of those 3 years.  Ran out of fuel once, transmission leak another time, & a call made in a snowstorm was about the extent of my cell phone time.  A friend told me once that as soon as he leaves the house every morning his wife is immediately on the phone talking to her family for the rest of the day.  Everytime!!  Doesn't anyone enjoy spending quiet time with themselves anymore. ……….phones-schmones!!!!   But, enough of my phone blusterings.  It's just one of my many little pet peeves.

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IF IT’S A FLAT SURFACE, THE BISBEE-ITES ARE GONNA PAINT IT

What reminded me of my phone phobia was a website I clicked on to-day.  Usually when someone pops up in our followers box I click on them to see who they are & if they are bloggers or have a website.  Not sure if this is where I came across the following website or not but they seem to have some interesting articles about RV related techno things.  They seem to be very knowledgeable in all that iphone stuff so thought I'd just pass the website along to anyone interested. LITTLE TRAVEL NOTEBOOK

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SQUEEZING THE CAR THROUGH A NARROW BISBEE  BACK STREET

It was another quiet day for us & aside from cleaning a couple of windows in the rig & feeding the donkeys some carrots, making faces at the chickens, rolling ranch dog Gleeson over for half a dozen tummy rubs & landing some smooches on ranch dog Pearce's nose, I didn't do much of anything.  Kelly re-arranged some motorhome cupboards & did a bunch of reading.  Oh ya, & I fitted in some zzzzzzzzzzzzz's between tummy rubs & chicken faces.

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AN OFFICIAL BISBEE TAXI

One of the ladies in Kelly's Yoga class invited us to come over to the Quaker Community Center to-morrow for a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner.  It's only a few miles from the ranch & we'll head over there about 1 o'clock.  We drove through the little Quaker community last March after Kelly had met one of the ladies at another Yoga class.  And, Kelly informed me this afternoon that I was going to have to try & make myself look presentable for to-morrows dinner.  Trim the beard & mustache, pluck that long hair growing on my nose, & submit unconditionally to a haircut.  Oh dread, the hazards of having to attend a social event!!

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 DSC_4402 GROANER'S CORNER:((  A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

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10 comments:

  1. You might need to use a cell phone if you try to squeeze your RV down that little, narrow Bisbee road. Just thinking...... LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving

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  2. Have a nice Thanksgiving. Last night and tonight were both done with Live Writer :)

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  3. And here I was beginning to think that with Yoga, Photo classes, hob-nobbing with the folks in Bisbee, that you were becoming a sophisticated, gentler and more understanding person, Al! I'm glad to see that phones have jarred you back to your natural state of "curmudgeonery"!!

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  4. Gotta see a picture of you, all trimmed up and neat! Some months ago you showed us one just after a haircut. Got a big chuckle out of that one!

    Agree about cell phones. Every once in a while we even hear one ringing in church! And the idiots will answer it, then run outside to chatter! It seems whoever is on the other end of the phone line is far more important that who you are with, what you should be doing, etc. Downright rude. but weren't we guilty of that too when we visited you at the ranch? Not our usual style. We prefer to turn it off or leave it in the car.

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  5. I'm the same way about phones - don't like 'em at all, but they are a necessary evil. Somehow, I think it's just about as bad to be addicted to our computers and the internet. I'm looking forward to working soon and not being able to sit at the computer most of the day.

    Hope your Thanksgiving dinner is good. I haven't decided if I'm going to go get a turkey dinner somewhere or just make do with something like nachos here at home.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving you two--Mike had to submit to the haircut last night so he too is presentable for today's lunch and he also hates phones.

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  7. Ohhhh those Sticky Buns are calling my name. Yummmmmmm you make us hungry! Happy Turkey Day!

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  8. I'm with you on the phone thing. I really, really hate hearing a phone ring and I really, really, really hate talking on one. Working as a claims adjuster all those years has made me phobic!

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  9. Isn't it amazing as we age.....hairs start popping out in the most unusual places...HE! He! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. I've been ran out of my lane 5 times in the last 6 weeks because of people on PHONES!!! How did all this technology take over our safety!!??? Hate the darn things!! Bill in TX's

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