Should you rinse raspberries before you use them? No one on TV does it. Does that mean that you don’t have to? No one knows.
Can you feel the love? Fading? The love for facebook? That once special online diversion that gave you a few minutes’ break from the daily grind. The thing that’s now become like a needy friend that demands all your love and attention.
The plaintiff, irritating tone of: “We’re sorry. We know we don’t always get it right” when you say that you DON’T want to celebrate your 2-year friendship with someone. Sounding all wan and crestfallen. Really irritating and needy.
I got a new phone recently. And like a child with a new toy, I was excited. So when Google Maps told me that my photo of the interior of my local Barnes and Noble “helped 50 customers”, I guess I should have felt a sense of achievement. But I didn’t. I thought about how stupid the whole thing was.
I was reminded of the early days of the internet. When it was full of promise about people sharing information freely and helping each other. When no one knew that virtual real estate would become the norm. And that advertising noise and clutter would become the new litter.
Some apps really suck. I mean, they really aren’t that good. Like the Outlook app and the Meetup app. Those ones are really bad! I always find myself closing them and using the internet browser instead. The Meetup app is particularly bad. You can’t find a single thing on it! And the calendar view seems to be non-existent.
It seems everyone is on the app bandwagon these days!
Sunday mornings are the best. They are a time to reflect on the week that was and to plan for the week ahead. They should be leisurely, relaxed and preferably take place with rainy, misty weather outside.
Every night at 7,
Mondays through Thursdays,
To purge and correct my body
I go to Church
A neon-lit venue
Filled with half-clothed
A rainbow of Adidas, Nike, First Ascent
As eyes feast on the belusted sight of
Lean, toned flesh
Or built, powerful torso.
Everyone obeying the lights and the beeps
For their 30 seconds of allocated machine time.
No one daring to upset
The eternal rules of the super circuit.
When working in Joburg
It’s important to behave
Like everybody else
Don’t dare sit down to lunch
In the staff canteen
Or at a local restaurant
Because nobody else does.
Rather pretend to work.
Just sit at your desk
And randomly attack your keyboard