Funny how dependent we get on our 'lectric DOO-hickeys sometimes, isn't it? January's always a busy time at work for me. Cold snap actually came in at an OK time for me, I got all sorts of good outdoor time in over the weekend knowing that the post-work walks I'd been indulging in earlier in the month were going to be curtailed, and this week I'm hunkering down in my cubicle and chugging my way through the January reporting queue. I was here pretty late last night and got a bit silly during a facebook break - somebody had given me a fancy tea sachet when I promised her I'd have a certain set of info done for her by the a.m.
I went to my desk, looked at it, found it strangely pretty, and decided to say something about it on Facebook before I got back to the numbers. Usually I wouldn't say something about something as innocuous as a tea sachet, but I'd posted something unusually political earlier in the day and I felt like it was time to put something a little lighter up, so this was perfect. Into facebook, and type type type, and: "..And now for a complete change of tone: A co-worker just gave me a tea sachet that's so pretty I don't know whether to make tea with it, or just hang it from a shelf as a decoration. It is made out of gauzy white fabric and to my eye the form vaguely resembles a 1960's mod dove design." Aaaah, much better. Right, back to the report --
except oops, a tea-loving friend wants a picture.
"No camera" I said.
"Bah! This is why people have smart phones..." he said.
"Have you seen my phone? My phone cracks people up" I said (true, I can ALWAYS get a laugh when people start showing off their phones - it makes and receive phone calls when I remember to charge it and that's mostly what I wanted).
"But it plays Tetris!" I said (also true, woohoo, go stupidphone go!).
"PS - Tea sachet will be reserved from teacups until proper photographic rendition can be offered up" I said.
And then I turned back to the job at hand and picked up a pen. And that's when it finally hit me -
Wait, wait, what did people do Before Camera?
Anybody else ever find themselves so sucked in by these nifty devices that they completely forget that there are still old-fashioned ways to do the same thing?
*A term that I think was dreamed up by the Peconic Puffin on a rather hysterical comment exchange of takeoffs on the name of this blog!