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Stop Thinking For Me - 10/05/13

    Technology is great.  Social Media's okay too, but I don't like all this stuff thinking for me.

   I change my profile picture on Facebook and Facebook arbitrarily decides to announce it.  Why is that?  Sometimes, I just want to fly under the radar and slip in a new picture without making a big announcement.  Once Facebook does this, then sweet friends feel obligated to acknowledge the new picture and they 'like' it or write a comment... which I appreciate it.  It's not that I'm ungrateful, but I never intended to make a big splash.  Just wanted to change out the pic, kind of like buying new throw pillows.  You know, you don't put a sign out in your yard that says, "Hey everybody... bought new throw pillows today. Come look."  You just put the new throw pillows on the couch and the next time someone comes over, they may or may not notice.

   Auto fill is another one of those 'thinking for me' things that I don't like.  When I'm trying to text, "pick up a b-day present."  I really want to say JUST THAT.  Not, 'pick up a heyday croissant."  I don't even like croissants.... why would I text about them?     Another:  "Headed to cow milking contest. MOP."  Mop?  What's mop?  That was supposed to be MOO.  Another text from July 26: "Trick court and have been sitting at the Baptist turn left like three minutes I'm so sure that it as well as."  What?  I have no idea what that was really SUPPOSED to say. #clueless   And several days a week, I text hubby "Live I"  That's *dumpphone* for "Love you."

    Alas, technology. Can't love when it, Can't live when out it. Well, you know what

 

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PAY IT FORWARD

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HERMIT IS OUT OF THE WOODS

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- If you run into a guy in Maine who seems just a little out of step with the modern world, do not ask: "What, have you been living in the woods for 30 years?" The answer might be yes. Christopher Knight has spent nearly three decades in the woods, away from society. He survived the brutal winters by swiping food from homes and camps. Knight's story is being told in the current issue of GQ magazine. He says he isn't crazy about the society he's being forced to re-enter. He says the world these days is too colorful, lacks aesthetics -- and is crude.

 
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