Wednesday, June 6, 2018

What's Disappearing??

It has been awhile since I have participated with Joyce and the gang for a Wednesday Hodgepodge. Today feels right! Here is how it works: Copy the prompts from Joyce's blog From This Side of the Pond, answer on your blog, and put your name on the list. Don't forget to go visit the other lovely people who participate. 


From this Side of the Pond

1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.
It was a crazy, busy, hectic, beautiful decade of my life.

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?


It is much harder for me to exercise. I find eating healthy to be a challenge, at times, but nothing like exercising.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn't put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?


I, mostly, live by the philosophy of "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". I don't understand why so many things are gotten rid of just because technology is moving on. I still subscribe to cable TV. It's too expensive but it works for me. I still own a DVD player, a printer, a desktop computer, file cabinets, and an alarm clock. I don't use the alarm clock anymore, but I still have it. I still own a drip coffeemaker but use my Keurig almost exclusively. I have several bookshelves and still own a china cabinet.I still own a paper shredder and have been using it quite a bit as I downsize.  So I guess maybe you can say I am stuck in the past.....

4. What's something you see disappearing in the next ten years?


As fast as technology is changing it is really hard to imagine what 10 years from now will look like. I think we will no longer have mail delivered to our homes. And that will be a very sad day!


5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical? 


This past year on my birthday, I was home all day alone. We celebrated on days that worked for my family. And that is pretty typical for me.

6. Insert your own random thought here.


Summer has arrived here in Kansas. It is hot, hot, hot. And humid. And I will take this over winter anytime.

24 comments:

  1. I guess I'm stuck in the past with you because I have 14 of the things listed.

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    1. It's probably the younger generation who made the list!

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  2. I live in the past, too, I guess. I have 12 of the items listed and the ones I don't have are ones I never had. Oh well. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Paula, I am SO with you on your answer to question #3. I love many old things and won't give them up as long as I can hang on to them! Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

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  4. My parents had a drip coffee maker. How my dad missed it when it went toes up and mom got a Mr. Coffee. I hated that drip; if I didn't seat the halves right the seal didn't work and coffee and grounds and a huge mess escaped.

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    1. Yes, those coffee grounds could be a problem. I loved my first Mr. Coffee!

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  5. If we're judged by our surroundings, well, I too am happy to be living in the past. I totally agree with your answer to #2. Exercise is EVIL. :)))

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  6. I think I have 15 things on that list lol. I'm sorry you were on your own for your birthday but I understand what you mean about fitting around other family members. Good to see you back here on the Hodgepodge.

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  7. Welcome to the good old days.

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  8. I think anyone in our age bracket pretty much still has everything on that list LOL

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  9. It's kind of amazing to think that in a very short time, kiddos will see some of these things and have no idea what they are. Although, I think bookshelves aren't obsolete. And paper shredders? Come on. Don't we still have sensitive papers that shouldn't be tossed in the age of identity thieves?

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  10. Its funny that paper shredders made that list when we are reminded to shred documents that contain personal info about us when we are through with it. I'm with you, I rather take hot over cooler weather, though I'm not fond of humidity. I multitask while exercising, LOL, as I read a book on my tablet while walking on the treadmill. Win-win situation!

    betty

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    1. Probably the younger people don't shred paper. They do everything online!

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  11. I too continue to have a lot of those thing on the disappearing list. I do not live a paperless life and need a shredder too. Lots of changes are coming and I for one am glad to be living the way I do now. The younger generation will have to live with it later on, but then it won't be so different for them as it would for me. They are growing up totally different than what I did to begin with.

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  12. Ha ha ha! That list is bogus! They still sell almost all those things. As long as those things are sold - they are not in the past. And I have ALL of them!!

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