So this is Christmas…

My husband has been giving me grief lately, because he feels like he married the next John Grogan. The only thing I seem to post about on this blog are my dogs.

Well, let’s face it, I’ve had a rough couple of years in terms of my life with dogs. First, I lose my best friend and our first family dog. Then we bring home Mugen and he starts sewing us up and then we adopt Lucy and feel like the family is complete only to have her taken from us by cancer less than two years later. Along the way, we adopted Jazzmin because she needed someplace to go and when Lucy was gone, I was so horribly lonely without her that my husband decided we needed a third again and we adopted Jet. That’s a lot of doing with dogs in three years, so I have a lot to talk about when it comes to my crew. I apologize if that’s not what you were hoping to read on my blog.

I know I have bounced around from topic to topic over the years, but a lot of that was due to my going through a growing up phase. I had to figure out who I was as an adult, you see, and I grew up way too fast in terms of taking responsibility. I didn’t have time to sort through this crap along the way, I was too busy being a mom and taking care of a family to do that. So… here I am, having stopped talking about all of the things that I used to discuss here because I made up my mind on the issues and I never really explained why or how I got there.

I’ve made up my mind that our entire political system is nothing but a big fat scam. The guys on both sides of the aisle lie to us to get votes. They say they are going to give you this or that and make your life better, but they fail to tell you the truth: The only person that has the power to make your life better is you. The only way to make the world a better place is to stop being a douche and start donating to charity, real charity that actually gives money to help your cause, not some BS lobbying group. You should be smart enough to do your own research and know the difference between a group of people who are really doing some good, like say your local animal shelter, and a bunch of guys who are lining their pockets so they can afford to live the good life in Washington DC, such as the Humane Society of the United States, and if you’re not smart enough to figure that out, then you’re probably not reading my blog either. So I don’t discuss politics anymore. It’s a waste of time for both of us. Hopefully, you will grow and mature enough to figure out that the only way your situation is going to get better, is if you get off your ass and do something about it and if you want to change somebody else’s situation then you have to get personally involved. The government is NOT going to help the homeless guy on the street corner get back on his feet, but you can, if you want to. You just have to reach out and choose it.

I’ve made my decisions regarding technology and I’m not really interested in debating my choices on the internet anymore because it really does feel like it’s Apple vs The Geeks and guys, I dunno if you noticed, but I’m not really a “geek”. I’m geeky. I love Star Wars and Star Trek. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood involve sitting in front of the television with my dad watching Max Headroom. I used to know how to code over a decade ago. I couldn’t build a website now, even if doing so meant saving my own life. I do appreciate what it is to be a geek though because I married one and because I used to live that life, but somewhere along the way, my geekiness faded away and melted into motherhood. I haven’t given it up completely, but I can’t sit here and debate with you about why Android is better. All I can tell you is that I think that using an Android phone is a pain in the ass. The web browser has never been in the same place twice on any phone I have handled. The battery life kinda sucks and I could give two shits if the CPU is faster or the screen is bigger. I want the darned thing to go all day AND fit in the back pocket of my jeans. That’s what I want. If it’s not what you want, fine. Go buy the phone you want and leave me alone with the one I wanted, k?

Then there’s the whole “Mac” issue. I’m gonna say this once: If you do not use a Mac as your primary computer and you admit to your friends that you hate Apple products, do not offer to do tech support for them! I get so frustrated with people complaining about how difficult Apple products are to use, when they can’t figure out three little words that would make their lives easier: “drag and drop”. Geeks overcomplicate and over think things to the point of putting themselves through hell rather than attempting to use the most obvious solution to their problems. In the Apple universe, that obvious solution usually works. I can’t tell you how many complaint sessions I have ended by saying, “Did you try this really obvious fix that would have solved the whole problem if you’d just done it that way in the first place?”

I get it though, really I do. Some people don’t like things to be easy. That’s a personal preference though, not a standard by which the device itself should be measured. So, you go ahead and work out how you are going to put that square peg in that round hole and I will see you later. If you have a friend that needs help with their Apple product, send them my way. I will be only too happy to bail them out. It will be a hell of a lot less stress for everyone.

But that’s not what I really came here to talk about, this post was supposed to be about Christmas.

Guess I got a little side tracked.