Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tuesday's thoughts on Wednesday

Now that I'm home, attached to my own personal Internet, in my own personal office, wouldn't you think I'd find posting to my blog so much more convenient? Considering how I griped and complained about having to go to the library or Panera's to use my computer, wouldn't you think that I would be posting daily? I suppose that a normal person would do that, but I have never been accused of normality. So here I am sitting in front of my computer - with basically nothing to say.

Actually, my mind is full of random thoughts and ideas. One of my favorite answers to the question, "What do you think?" is "Words and numbers". Well that's fine, but when those words and numbers can't be put together into an intelligent sentence, there you are.

One of the things on my mind these days is email forwards. I don't mind "all" forwards. Sometimes I read them; sometimes I just delete them. A lot depends on who they come from. I always read Nancy's forwards, mostly because she also sends me real email. You know, the kind saying how she's doing and asking how I'm doing, keeping me up to date with her life.

The ones I'm complaining about are the ones reminiscent of the old fashioned "chain letters". Send this to five people immediately or your brain will shrivel; if you don't want horrible boils all over your body, forward this to everyone on your address list, etc., etc. I can't begin to understand why normally sensible and intelligent people get hooked on this drivel. When I open one of these from a dear friend who almost never communicates with me, I want to rise up and shake her. Tell me your dreams, your hurts, your disappointments and joys; don't tell me I'm about to fall off the edge of the world.

Happy Wednesday!!


You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.

5 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

I CANNOT STAND those email forwards. I pretty much delete them all, and then I wonder about the sanity of the people who sent them to me. :-)

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Gerrit said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I've also enjoyed looking at your photo blog. It's nice to see things and people that bring back fond memories. Speaking of which, I noticed one photo in there of the Thompsons and Herr Stoker, should you happen to speak to Herr Stoker any time soon, send him my way, I've tried to e-mail him quite a bit last year, but have never heard back from him. My personal e-mail address is [first initial][lastname] at gmail.com (should you remember how to spell my last name ;) Linda can help you. I'll be sure to vist often.

Diane said...

I know what you mean, Pam. We're seeing emails coming back around that have been circulating since Moses was a baby. LOL

Nancy said...

I try to always read the emails from close friends, but I have several people who EACH send at last 20 on a daily basis. Now those,I do delete, I'm sorry to say! I had 824 today when I finally got to check them! I try to copy and paste the ones I do send, but lately, I just haven't
had much time to even check them,
what with running with my kids' cats for radiation treatments. One finished up this past Monday, and the other one still has 2 more weeks to go. Stosh has been good about taking her this week when I wasn't feeling well. I do have to admit, email was a lot of fun at first, but now alot of them are repeats for the umpteenth time! I'm glad you read mine...thank you! And I read yours, too! I am trying to just send interesting ones when I do send any. Some nights I get online just to clear them off. Guess we should be glad that someone thinks about us each day, though, huh? Glad you're home and back posting quite regularly!