Thursday, September 30, 2010

These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor this dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. ~

Okay, I know I’ve been off the bloggy radar of late—this play is taking up all my time. We open tomorrow night…. [oh crap!—I have to do this in front of people.]

Anywho, things have been bubbling along. But there is a trend that is really boggling my mind—and amusing me at the same time.

There are 3 recent events that started this train of thought:

◊ We purchased a floor fan for my mothers bedroom.

◊ Our landlords replaced the A/C unit in my bedroom because it only worked on one setting and it was making a popping noise.

◊ I purchased a newer car—a 2001 Honda Civic.

E, you ask, “What do these three things have to do with each other [other than your contribution to ending the recession]? “

Well, I’ll tell you—the fan and the air conditioner both came with remote controls and the car has automatic door locks and windows.

AMERICA—this is why we are so out of shape!!! Good god people, are we no longer capable of rolling a car window up and down on our own? Can we not walk across the room to:

a) Change channels

b) Turn the frickin TV on or off

c) Turn a fan or air conditioner off

Just stew on that for a bit—I’ll be back later….. I’m gonna go channel surf.


  1. We always get hand crank windows on our cars. We tend to keep our cars for a long time and hand crank windows are easier to fix.

    But I know what you mean. All these 'labor saving' devices make us fat and lazy.

  2. I don't mind the power windows so much...but the fan remote?? Ha!! Seriously!!??
    And it still seems weird to me that I HAVE to use the remote in order to change channels on the TV!!! I invariably look for the buttons to push and they are there on the TV!! Ha!

  3. If you survived Catholic School, wonder if you ever had a "Blessing of the animals" ceremony (on my blog this week)

  4. Very true. We are always looking for the easy way.

  5. oh--and last week they installed automated sofaucets and soap dispensers in the johns at work. cause heaven forfend we exhaust ourselves turning a spigot on and off......