May 30, 2010

Twid Tweet - First thing

Morning to All.
It is 0830 now and 3 hours have passed, all being on the computer. It is dreary outside, 3 C/ 35 F, some sleet, err can be classified as snow, on the ground. In Calgary, Alberta, the weather is crazy because of the Rocky Mountains. Last year it was 28C/85F.

Anyways, back to the computer. A friend once said, "The computer is a waste of time." It took a week before the light bulb went on, ie before I knew what she meant.

Interesting that the first thing a lot of people do when they get up is check their email - after peeing and making coffee, not necessarily at the same time. :o))  I'm certain that the coffee and the computer are turned on at the same time. Maybe some have a timer on the computer as well so that both the coffee and computer are ready and waiting. Most do not even want their postal mail that often - once per week is good.

Penmanship is deteriorating, typing is improving, face to face socializing is decreasing and hermiting is increasing. You can communicate with the world without getting out of your pyjamas.

Yesterday, I watched a documentary on cell phone usage. Japan's cell phone usage is over the top. No one talks face to face. It is all done on the cell phone. They want to be polite. Positive is on the phone and negative is texted.

After watching this, I went to visit my mom, face to face. We went for dessert and had a great chat. We also decided that we would go for strolls in the Calgary area on a regular basis.

May your days be spent face to face with friends and family!

May 9, 2010

Quilt Canada

Whew!! Quilt Canada 2010 has come and gone. After 2 years of working on the local organizing committee, we are finished, just like that. What a great success it was! A ginormous thank you to all who attended! The best thing was that the show was all under one roof here in Calgary, Alberta.

The next large show is in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the University in May 2012. The inbetween show is in London, Ontario at the University of Western Ontario, May 24-28, 2011