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Welcome to the Jumble

In other words, welcome to the inside of my head. (That reads as a total non sequitur if you didn’t read the title of this post.) Anyway, I’m blogging today about a few little things rolling around in my mind.

Yesterday, I downloaded my first library book to my Kindle. It was almost as exciting as getting my first library card eons ago. The print book has been on my request list for two months and I estimated it would have taken another two months before I got to the top of the waiting list. As soon as I found out Amazon had worked things out with Overdrive to allow downloads to Kindle, I added it to my library’s eBook waiting list and five days later, I got notice it was available to download.

My youngest son and his wife bought tickets for my husband and I to fly to visit them in the exotic locale of Lincoln, Nebraska. My son warned us there isn’t a lot to do there, but we don’t mind. It will be the first time we’ve seen them at their home in Lincoln, and we’ll be happy just to sit and talk. He said we might go apple picking, and I realized later, he’s the only son I ever picked apples with and that was thirty years ago.

I don’t know what to think about the new Facebook. I don’t really understand the Subscriptions thing. The Lists, I get because it’s like Google+ circles. When I post a status update, I can choose which of my lists it goes to, but what if I reply to a friend’s status? Do all my Lists see that? People are posting all sorts of scary messages about the increased privacy invasion with the new Facebook, so I’m a little paranoid now. Some people are complaining about the new Ticker, but I don’t even see it on my Home or Wall. If all my friends and family would move to Google+, I’d just forget about Facebook. Well … I do  like to play Gardens of Time or Bejeweled Blitz when I need to veg.

All right, except for this short story I’m struggling with, those are about the most interesting marbles rolling around in my brain today. What’s in yours?

20 thoughts on “Welcome to the Jumble”

  1. I’ve been to Omaha and the nearby thriving metropolis of Red Oak, Iowa. It was on a trip to see family back in… Gosh, 1981 or so? I’m sure you’ll have a lovely time. 🙂

    I’m still on the fence about Facebook, too. It does seem more invasive now. I’ve been “fasting” from it, and really, I’ve been so much happier since this Facebook/Twitter fast started. I didn’t realize how much time I spent thinking about those two Internet vampires until I shunned them…

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    1. Not looking forward to the traveling, but I know it will be worth it, Amy. 🙂

      It seems that quite a few people I know have taken time off from social media lately. Twitter and I are not very compatible, which I should have known. I’m not the type to walk into a gathering and start chatting with everyone. I don’t do much better on Facebook or Google+. Except for blogging, I mostly sign up with social media and then lurk, but lately, I haven’t even been doing much of that. You’re right, those “vampires” can suck all your writing time away.

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