Did you ever notice how enticing the junk food commercials are on prime time television? Do you hear lots of requests from your kids when they’re watching television — asking for whatever it is that they’re seeing on the screen?
We don’t watch television in that way, so we’re insulated from this situation. You can bet that I’d be opting for commercials about designer watches instead of potato chips and fast food if we were watching, though.
How’s this for a fast statistic for you?
Researchers report that for every hour of television watched by kids, they are 8 percent less likely to eat fruit every day, 18 percent more likely to eat candy, and a whopping 16 percent more likely to eat fast food.
I’ve been struggling with frustrating computer issues lately. My laptop battery died a few weeks ago, so now I’m tied to a cord and an outlet at all times — that’s annoying! I’m also fighting some type of virus, I think. It’s causing many different issues that are slowing me down. I think I need to get my son here to help me. He’s one of those geeks that specializes in help you speed up your computer. Handy guy to have around! Hopefully when he’s done, my computer will be zipping once again.
Honestly…what did we do before we had the ability to research and learn about virtually anything on the Internet? I remember, as a kid, having to struggle because the research I needed to do had to be completed at the library. You couldn’t take the encyclopedias home, afterall! Horrors! Nowadays, my kids have the ability to hop onto the computer and do all their research in minutes. We adults can research items to buy like title loans tampa, figuring out what we need and finding the best prices in mere seconds.
Isn’t it interesting to look back, see the progress, and wonder what progress lies ahead?
What on earth did we do before GPS units? I have no idea…but now that we have one, we will never go anywhere unknown without it. The online mapping websites are all well and good, but the ability to have a gadget sitting on your dashboard telling you exactly how to get from point a to point b cannot be beat!
We have a Magellan GPS that has served us well, taking us to and fro across the country several times. I would never want to travel cross-country without it.
What do you think?
I live in a slightly remote area — just far enough away from the big towns that 3G doesn’t work for me. Isn’t that sad? I think so. I have a Barnes and Noble Nook that I paid $50 extra for to have the 3G capabilities and it only works sporadically, depending on where I’m sitting or standing with my Nook. My cell phone works fine most of the time…no need for a cell booster, but I can’t get my Nook to work right! Bummer!