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Sandra Tayler's Journal

responsible woman

A cobble by itself is just a small stone, but when many of them lay together they create a path . My life is made up of many discrete parts. I have to find ways to fit them all into place so that I can continue to journey where I desire to go. This journal records some of the cobbles that create my path.


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responsible woman

I was on the couch absorbing the sunshine streaming in our front window while also using my phone to check up on twitter. Howard came to the top of the stairs at my left and looked down at me. He stood there for a long moment, and when I looked up at him he had a half-puzzled, half-pouty look on his face.
“You have more gadgets than I do.” He said.
My first thought was that this was patently ridiculous. Howard is definitely more tech oriented than I am. He always has been. He had a cell phone and a pager back before most people did. He upgraded to an iPhone before I did. His computer was always the good one and mine the hand-me-down. Except I just got a new computer. And I have a little netbook laptop that we bought for my writing. With the addition of the Kindle that my dad bought for my birthday, my personal gadget count exceeds the number of fingers on one hand. This is somewhat baffling to me. Why on earth would I need so many little electronic things? It hardly makes sense for me as a writer and mother. But they are so very useful for me as a business manager and publisher. Also I now have every gadget I can conceive of needing at this point in time. The next four gadgets our family buys will be for Howard and/or the kids, while I continue to use the ones I have until long after most people consider them obsolete. Thus will the natural balance of the household be restored.

Mirrored from onecobble.com.

  • It's interesting--my husband is in internet marketing, and seems to be a lot more techy than I am, but he pointed out that I seem to have more gadgets. I told him that I'm not interested in upgrading to a smart phone right now, and that he's welcome to (we're eligible for upgrades), so that made him feel a little better.
    • My acquisition of gadgets is primarily due to the techie guys around me. Howard gave me the laptop and insisted that I needed an iPhone. My ancient iPod used to be his. The Kindle is a gift from my Dad. The only thing where my decision was the driving force is my desktop computer, which is not particularly gadget-y.
  • I have a laptop (that's been handy for when 3 people all want a computer at the same time) and I got my mom's hand me down IPod touch for Christmas. At first, I thought the IPod was just for game playing, but, then I started using the calendar and my mom left a book on it I started reading, etc. Now I take it with me everywhere! Who knew gadgets were so handy? I'm even starting to think about getting a REAL cell phone... {B0
  • All well and good when you start making your next gadget purchases, but what are you going to do to restore parity in the meantime?
    • He will get to read things on the Kindle too. Also I'll let him monopolize the Xbox with his video games. That should be sufficiently distracting so that I have time to scrape money together for new gadgets.
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