Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Picture a Day - Day 113

It is funny how my husband and I are both proud exceptions to some old stereotypes.

He comes from Chicago, the land of big shoulders (I could never understand that) while I come from a small(ish) town in little ol' Nebraska. But yesterday I learned something that would amaze all those people who assume anyone who comes from a small town is a backwater hick.My husband doesn't have an Amazon account!

I think I've had one since I was about 13. Hell, I remember when it was just books and the only way I would get my reading fix. Then all of a sudden it was amazing that music and movies were available. Ah simple times.

My entire husbands family has a weird technophobia. It was like pulling teeth to get them to look at our wedding pictures on-line. In fact, they never did and we had to send them a CD with all the pictures months and months after we got them all.

I doubt any of them would ever purchase anything on-line, and if they did it would be a tale regaled at every family gathering I ever have to attend. It's funny how even his cousins have just now gotten onto facebook and act like little 18 year olds even though they're our age or a bit older.

Even though there are things, rare and hard to find things he wants that I know you can easily find on Amazon my husband still refuses to get an account. So instead if he wants it he'll scour every bookstore while I just go on-line and order it for him.

Have you had to come up against anyone that's technophobic? What do you do when you just want to grab someone and shake them because you know it's so much simpler to just go to a website instead of mailing something?

Yesterday, even though it was really really cold out (oh about 26), the sky was bright blue and I took a few Springy pictures. In fact so many I thought it'd be fun to share a few here and there over the next few days.

This is the first time I've ever seen a squirrel scratch his head with his hind leg. I wonder if he secretly thinks he's a dog.It's funny how usually we won't really see flowers til May around here but there are a few early sprouters which are so delicate it's a wonder they can fight the cold hard winds and rain of early spring here.I just love the colors of the blue, red, and white of the branches. This may be another painting.
Speaking of paintings, I added a better picture to my Tulip one down below. Like I said, it looks a lot better than you all thought. Stupid painting not being very photogenic.


Chesney said...

Welcome Spring! gorgeous images! Love your little techie piece - just because you are from the corn fields doesn't mean you are techi "less"! :)

Anonymous said...

Lucky you and your flowers - today it's snowing. Again.

I didn't know that squirrels scratched their heads like thatI guess you learn something new everyday.

The closest person to a techi-phobe that I know is my mum, but that could be chaulked up to how she has difficulty getting things to work properly. :P

Becky said...

My in-laws are definitely not tech-savvy, and I trump my husband in the tech-savvy category as well. I sent a word document to my husband's uncle last fall (it was his reading for our wedding), and he emailed me back telling me that he was unable to open it on his computer in MSWorks. Works?!? Who uses Works?!?

They are also completely flabbergasted by any information we voluntarily post online...Facebook, photo galleries, blogs...we're begging for identity theft through all of them. At least I don't have to worry about them blog-lurking. :)

Linda said...

Spring is definitely made it there. I'm still waiting patiently for it to arrive here. Although I'm starting to see the signs.

Leslie said...

Becky: Unfortunatly if you don't get the "professional" version of windows, all you get is MS Works. I don't know why they even offer it, because almost everyone needs professional for one reason or another. It's just another gimmick to make people spend more money.