If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

Monday, March 4, 2013

#BlogFlash2013 - Day Two:Technology

My family's first computer, a Timex Sinclair 2000 required me and my brothers to manually program, sometimes tag teaming for a day or two, all the lines for simple text command games with a high failure rate. Put me ahead of the curve against my peers but flash forward twenty-five years and I can't operate a smart phone.

I am still under 40 but smart phones have me looking into the Jitterbug options. I get the concept, the technology but I have caveman hands and Flintstone feet. The gargantuan hands don't make for easy touch screen use. In turn, I want to crush it under my feet. I need to evolve.

I am sure there is an app for that. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

#BlogFlash2013 Explained

I came across this a few weeks ago, looking for ways to stop relying on myself for my posting. Although, I am not very familiar with Terry Giuliano Long I appreciate her hosting this and am looking forward to reading everyone's flashes.

The rules are simple. It started yesterday, March 1st. There is a prompt for each weekday, and you can only write 50-100 words in any style. And all participants should make an effort to at least five other participating blogs. Pretty simple. Pretty fun.

I was a day late on my first post because I got wrapped in a self-imposed exile that led me to working on things for Enpde because I tend not to get myself wrapped up in that work and tend not to second guess myself.

So whether you are a writer or a reader, take sometime to visit the challenge throughout the month of March.

#BlogFlash2013: 21 Days, 21 Prompts, 21 Posts

#BlogFlash2013: Day One – Laughter

If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh.
A day late and a post short for this flash.
I don't know why I chose poetry or free-form verse.
I guess I was thinking it would keep me terse.
Two kids, a husband, a dog, a bunny who hops
When it comes to laughter this is a hot spot.
Deep in from the belly or a sarcastic ha ha,
Biting tongue or a spastic guffaw,
We carry all varieties of laugh in this abode,
Which takes the edge off finding toys in the commode.
It's such a simple pleasure but sometimes hard to learn.
Take joy in the little things and watch the season turn.
There is no crisis that humor can not tend,
There is no pain that laughter can not mend.
If you can not laugh at yourself, you've probably never tried
But it's more fulfilling than being beat down and snide.
So go and take a look in the mirror
See what tickles you there.
Or maybe it's a memory of falling out a chair.
Laughter softens the edges of the sharpness of life.
Some days I can't stop laughing because someone calls me -- wife.

#BlogFlash2013: 21 Days, 21 Prompts, 21 Posts