So here you have it folks…..
My VERY FIRST i-Pad photograph…
*EXTENDED DRUM ROLL*
YES! None other than my dog……
Isn’t he a beauty? Come on, admit it, if a dog could be called handsome, then he would fit the description.
It got me thinking about the English language. A dog is loving and loyal, and man's best friend, then why target the dog for the following idioms/proverbs which convey negativity?
~ Dog eat dog world…
~ Throw someone to the dogs…
~ Not a dog's chance…
~ In the dog house…
~ Give a dog a bad name and hang him…
(Not fair… What about the cats, rats, snakes, birds and other creatures? What do you think?)
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I experienced major technological-stress this past weekend. My son, a tech-savvy individual with NO patience, who lives out of town, always scolds me about the i-Pad, and my “technological retardation” as he calls it. He came to visit this past weekend, and tried to give me about 50 i-Pad lessons in a few hours. My poor brain was “fried”. Phew!
Part of the conversation went as follows:
Me: (proud as punch) I won an e-book from a bloggy friend.
THANK YOU CAROL KILGORE FROM UNDER THE TIKI HUT. I WON A COPY OF HER BOOK: IN NAME ONLY. YAY! *air punches*
Son: That’s great!
Me: (excited) Can you show me how to get to Amazon so I can download it?
Son: Do you have an Amazon account?
Me: (baffled) No. I don’t want anything on account, I just need to collect the book.
Son: You cannot just “go to Amazon and download the e-book”…
Me: But she sent me a link. I’m sure I need to click on the link and get the book.
Son: No. Mother. It. Doesn’t. Work. Like. That. You have to go to the Apps Store (uh-oh… that word again…) and download the application.
Me: (as blank as a white page caught in the middle of writer’s-block-syndrome…)
Son: Mum, stop being so averse to technology!
GRRRRRR! I'M NOT AVERSE TO IT! I SIMPLY NEED TIME TO LEARN…….
(P.S. Confession time. I cheated. I transferred the photo to the blog post on the i-Pad, saved it in draft, and then completed the post on my "reliable old donkey") *sighs*