trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Friday, July 22, 2016

took a walk , well at this point mid afternoon yesterday.......it's one my longer walks, but there is this cool shop.......which has bulk spices......i was looking for simple bulk black pepper corns....have looked for them......no one stocks them anymore except in grinders........i've got 4 grinders i don't need another one........but i've always wanted to try the pink Himalayan salt........and they had it in bulk....as a finishing salt......i love it

Thursday, July 21, 2016

don't get me wrong........i love the way the internet allows me to reconnect  with peeps i haven't seen in over 50 years........the kids i went through school with............but it's not the same............it doesn't feel real...........i did not grow up  in the 'internet world'............the virtual world if you will..........i was in my late 20's before i saw a hand held calculator...........i used a slide rule in physics..........i've adjusted to the digital, virtual, world..........but i hate it...........i have no choice so i have.......but i miss face to face contact........and if you suggest 'skype' as true face to face contact.......then we have a major problem with definition of terms
when i was a kid...........i used to laugh......silently.....when my elders talked about the good old days............i could not comprehend their desire to go back.......but now i find i long for a much more simple days........when sodas were dime, candy bars a nickle......and you dealt with people face to face.......wasn't always pleasant.......but you knew where you stood with them.......when people didn't feel that they had to be 'politically correct'.........and told you how they really thought, felt, and believed.........i just miss the way it was........don't get me wrong......i will, have adjusted.......but don't ask me what i think if you don't want to here my honest opinion......i haven't adjusted that much........and i pride myself as being as 'politically incorrect as possible'
[ as an addendum i have always loved libraries..and the abilities to recline on my bed in my jammies [look it up although a casual word it is listed] and have access to virtually any text i choose  to read is great...........but there again i miss card catalogs and the smell of old leather bond books, i miss wandering around the rows of books hoping to find something i wasn't actually looking for]
to those of this time........born in the 'virtual' world..........this probably makes no sense.........more's the pity.........