Saturday, October 21, 2006

things to ponder...

1) Ever wonder what to do when you get an e-mail from someone you don't know and when you open it, it says all kinds of weird stuff like how your computer will now be corrupted? Does anyone know what to do when you get something like that? I normally don't open anything that looks suspicious or that's from someone I don't know, but every now and then one of those sneaky e-mails gets through. Do I delete it right away and shut down my computer??? (I JUST opened something weird and am worried it may have a virus...and I'm using my hubby's PC and not mine right now!)

2) When you purchase baby stuff, people automatically think it's for you! Today I bought the most darling little handmade outfit for my brother and sister-in-law's baby (due in March!) and the little old lady who made it said, "Is this for you, dear?" She was all smiley and happy until I said, "No, not this time. Not yet." We talked about how exciting it is to be an auntie though! I'm even thinking of taking up making baby clothing. All the other wives here are into crafts...

3) If you have a Brita water filter thingy, does that really purify your water? How pure does it get? Would you drink tap water?

4) Why do dogs scratch themselves all the time???? My silly little puppy is constantly itching the back of his ear. I KNOW he doesn't have any bugs or fleas because he's been to the vet and he's also taking stuff to prevent fleas.

5) Why is it that many women don't get along with their daughter-in-laws or mother-in-laws? I am sooooooooooo lucky that my MIL and I get along wonderfully. She lives at the farm next to ours and we see each other often enough. She's helpful, sweet, thoughtful...calls me to say she loves me! (awww) She teaches me how to cook hubby's fave meals and how to can and preserve all our fruits and veggies. We even went to a tea and bazaar together this morning. I can't understand why some of my girlfriends have such a horrible relationship with their MILs. I've heard a few nightmare stories!! The FILs seem to be okay most of the time. Many SILs and FILs I know get along well. Are men more easy going than women with these things? My dad and my hubby are buddies. It's so funny...and cute!

6) What would it be like to be a 'lady of leisure'? Meaning, to never have to worry about money...not having to work, being able to pick up and go anywhere whenever you wanted. Venice, tomorrow Madrid. Maybe somewhere in Brazil mid-week and Australia on the weekend?

7) What would it be like to be a millitary wife? When I taught in Japan, we weren't too far from a few US bases near Hiroshima. Some of us teachers (aka: foreigners) would go to the bases and hang out with the millitary boys. I wondered what it would be like to live on a base while hubby was stationed somewhere. It was crazy being on the base since it was so 'Americanized'. There was a McDonald's, shopping places...there were even bars and night clubs. It looked like I was in the states, only in the background there were army guys with Japanese girlfriends (there were also army guys with their families from the states) and in the distance you could see the picturesque landscapes of Japan. Weird. One never really had to leave the base. It was a whole community in itself.

8) What would life be like if you'd married the first person you ever dated? (Yikes...makes me shiver the even think of it!) LOL

9) What would it be like to live in a different era? I am intrigued with the Medieval period. As romantic and chivalrous it may seem, it was also dark, violent, and harsh. I studied some of this in college, but sometimes wonder what life was really like back then.

10) What would we do if we didn't have the internet? :)
Our grandparents and ancestors never had the internet. I'm sure we'd cope without it, but it's just such a great way to stay connected to the outside world, keep in touch with family and friends who are far away, do research, shop, and so much more! I admit it...I'm hooked. I could survive without the internet, but I wouldn't want to! LOL


Anonymous said...

Ya, what does one do if one gets a dodgy looking e-mail? If you opem it, does it give your PC a virus?

P.S. I've dated a military boy and life on the base was for me very weird. Hard to explain. Its something you have to experience to understand.

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

My sister married the first person she ever dated. They're happy. at least they seem to be. I'm glad I didn't marry my first. He was a total knob!
For the last one, (#10) I couldn't live without the internet and don't know how we survived so long without it@ I do my shopping and banking and everything online. I confess, I even order our suppers online sometimes if I'm in a rush. And have been known to do grocery shopping online. So easy. Click of a button and your food is delivered to your door! :o)

t said...

LMBO!!! You go, girl! That's cool! Where do you order your groceries from? What website? I need a grocery delivery service! It's a pain to get the little one all ready to go out, carry the diaper bag, bottles, and everything and to do groceries is a chore!

I have a confesion. I order our supper online once or twice a week! Swiss Chalet and some other restaurants deliver if you order online or by phone. But if Chrissy would like to come over and make some delicious homemade food for us, I'd say yes in a heartbeat! LOLLLL

Ms. Mamma said...

Nice ponderings. I would ponder this comment I'm leaving more thoroughly if I weren't so beat. Just wanted to say hola, chiquita and I will e you soon.

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