I missed posting yesterday because things were a bit hectic, and I’m close to missing today’a post because they have been busy today too. Number One Son is home for a quick visit, the first time we have seen him since Christmas. We have been eating pizza (and salad), discussing the Olympics and trying to get the DVD player to work. I had though he would be useful with the technology but it seems that DVD players are out of date. I can’t tell you what is in date as I didn’t understand what he was talking about. Superficially it was like English, but when it was all strung together t was like staring into purgatory. The future is not a welcoming place and seems to contain a lot of clouds . . .
Meanwhile, I have had two emails today, which just goes to show that rejections, like buses, always come along in groups. One magazine didn’t actually reject me (they declined me) but did so in such a way that I have decided I may not offer them the fruits of my labours next time round. The other did reject me, but did so with alight touch and a helpful comment. I liked that better.
Generally, though, they just bounced off me. A year into my great poetic effort (great effort that is, not great poetry) I have grown a carapace that deflects the sting of rejection and allows me to carry on crawling towards my goal, indifferent to rejection, no matter what they may call it.
We are having cheesecake now, to round off the pizza. I like having visitors.
Richard tries, and mainly succeeds in keeping up with technology; both my daughters seem able to adapt to all the changes with no trouble at all. I am the dinosaur. Richard attempts to explain things to me now and then but gives it up as a bad job. Apparently I give him ‘that look’. I like owning DVDs and CDs. I have no wish to store things in a cloud. I dislike streaming as the artists are not paid for the music they have created and I can never find the music I want to listen to anyway. There is very little on Netflix that I want to watch . . .
Well said! I feel a lot less lonely now. 🙂
We have a son coming tomorrow so I should be more up to date on tech by the end of the week. I try and avoid the cloud if I can as it seems like offering your goods for storage to a well known robber.
Yes, an excellent analogy.
Enjoy your visit! I love it when the kids come home!
I’m till in that stage where I’m afraid they might come back for good! A few more years should calm my fears . . .
Technology is changing very, very quickly these days. It can be hard to keep up.
I really should get a grip, but mostly it seems to be about renting things rather than owning them – probably better for sustainability and clutter. but less good from the point of big corporation telling us what to do. 🙂
Cheers to visitors
Ah. The pace of technology. Even Number One Son will feel it soon
🙂 I look forward to that . . .
Visitors are good – and nice for you to see your son after such a while.
I don’t think there is any obligation to post every day. I realise that you have committed yourself to doing so but I’m sure the visit from your son was worth it 😊
Yes, that is true. 🙂
Quercus, streaming has pretty much replaced DVDs. Let them eat cheesecake?
The cheesecake was a nice treat. The shock of finding out that DVDs have been replaced was a bit of a shock. Streaming is all very well, but DVDs make better bird scarers, and coasters . . .