I remember a decade (or two) ago a teabag was good for a pot of tea. Now a teabag is good for a cup of tea. Same size teabag, same size content. Where does the difference between a whole pot and a cup come from? What do they put in that bag?
I don’t trust this stuff, I’ll stick to coffee.
Sad but true. Or maybe a good thing. But I realized it this week.
I have several computers I use either directly or indirectly, there’s my work laptop, running Windows 7, there’s my home laptop, running Windows 7 and solely used for playing World of Warcraft, there’s my Mac Mini, which isn’t used directly but is nevertheless on 24/7 as it runs my websites and as my mailserver. And then there’s the iMac, which was originally meant to be MY personal computer but my wife had other plans.
So that leaves the iPhone. Which is used for email, calendar, taking pictures, social networking, gaming, todo lists.
So yeah, my main computer is my phone. Weird realization. And a good excuse to covet the iPhone 4. Or an iPad.
Being a dad is, in a nutshell, the coolest thing in the world. Maybe I’m privileged by having 2 daughters who think that I’m the coolest thing in the world, but still. It’s awesome watching them develop and learning new things on a daily basis. Even if the new thing is them parading around the house wearing your shoes, or unlocking your phone so they can browse through the pictures of themselves. Amy’s a year and a half now and Eve’s had her third birthday in December, but not a day goes by that I look at them in amazement and how much of an impact they make on our lives. And it’s mutual of course, you realize all too well how much of an impact you make on how these little beings experience the world and everything in it. I guess it’s the ultimate sense of responsibility one might have. Call me old fashioned, but good parenting makes all the difference in a kid’s life and how they’ll be growing up to tackle the world and find their own place in it. It’s fulfilling to be a part of that, and to be able to say, “I’m a dad”.
It doesn’t make sense when people say ‘things go downhill’ because they mean things get worse. Shouldn’t that be uphill though, as in an uphill struggle?
Please observe the above picture for easy reference.
(kindly note, the author of this masterpiece might be slightly affected due to a flu fever at the time of posting this)