SHARING MY WORLD THIS WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 10-8-18

The Questions This Week: 

Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?   

I work primarily on a PC. I like the organization and I also appreciate the huge amounts of functional software I can get for it. I have an android (Samsung) phone which I use when I need it (not often) and three Kindles (probably more like five — a think a couple are just buried somewhere) which I use to read and listen to audio books and sometimes, to watch a movie. Mostly to read or listen.

I also have an “air” Mac. I bought it so I’d have something a bit less weighty to haul with me when I travel. I don’t do much with it, at least in part because finding decent graphics applications has turned out to be much harder than it should be. I won’t “rent” Photoshop and my disks won’t run on a Mac. I got a program for it, but haven’t gotten around to installing it and I’m sure I’ll be sorry about that in due course.

As for music? I have a CD/radio player because we have quite a few CDs. We also have a lot of DVDs and we watch them, too. I’m not a wild fan of “the cloud.” I can’t tell you how many times having something downloaded has made it possible to listen or watch or read — without cable being involved. It’s very freeing.

I like having parts of my life NOT connected to wi-fi. I’ve worked with computers enough to know what they are good for … and what they are not good for and I certainly don’t want one running my entire life!

What’s something on your personal bucket list? 

Don’t have a bucket list.

What would you name your boat if you had one?   The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?

I had a boat. A 16-foot centerboard sailboat built originally to race but used by us mostly to drift through channels on Long Island’s south shore.

We named it “Gwaihir,” the Wind Lord (eagle) from Lord of the Rings. Kind of a big name for such a small boat 😀

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life? 

Anyone from a Jane Austen novel. I am not a fan.

What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?

Getting out to take photographs on the only sunny day of the week AND discovering that Garry can hear!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

8 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD THIS WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Unwirksam mainly on my Mac computer. It is handy, does not need to be conneced and has enough capacity without. I use my windows computer mainly for photos. i had to read Jane Austin at School, but was not impressed. I did a reread to see what I was missing, but decided I had not missed anything. Still boring

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      1. You know, I’d never thought of that…but I have never been able to read Jane Austen EITHER. I’d get a couple of chapters in and think “Okay, either the characters are irredeemably STUPID or so whimpy they disgust me; OR I’m a philistine because I don’t ‘get’ it with her.” Apparently it’s the former reason, not the latter. 🙂 I generally LOVE classics too…am reading some right now by an author I’d never even heard of by Wilkie Collins…written in 1859. Fascinating…and it’s considered to be one of the very first mystery novels ever published. Now the person who recommended it said the author was ‘like Agatha Christie’ and if I ‘liked Agatha Christie” (I DO … huge fan) I’d like Wilkie Collins. Weeelllll….not so. He’s (she?) okay, but the novel, written in the vernacular of the day, is pedantic and if I didn’t enjoy archaic English phrases and language, I’d be bored stiff. Not to mention the whole ‘women as property’ school of thought that went on back then….sorry. I got off topic, didn’t I? Well blame Ms. Austen for THAT too! 😉

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  2. Though I’ve never participated myself, several people I read do, and I have to say the SYW questions under the new host are certainly more unique than before. Though it may mean we’ll never find out what anyone would do if they inherited $100,000 tax free ever again…

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