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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
More Winners and Remembering Numbers
Can you recall telephone numbers off the top of your head without looking at anything?
Think about that a minute.
I have more winners to announce. The drawing for A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker was held last evening and five winners were selected to receive a copy of the hardcover book.
The winners are Janet H. of Crossfield, Canada; Sharon W. of Two Rivers, WI; Jamie P. of Delta, CO; Nancye D. of Louisville, KY; and Teresa C. of Buffalo, MO. Congratulations to these winners. A special thanks to everyone who entered the contest.
The giveaway contest for A Black Tie Affair and Seduced by a Rogue were unfortunately posted too early and will be re-posted when the tours begin. Those that have already entered, your entries will be saved and included when the contest is posted so you won't have to re-enter.
Now, are you able to remember phone numbers? In my youth I could recall quite a few numbers without having to look them up. I keep up with both business and personal phone numbers.
Nowdays, not so easy to remember. And why should we remember when there's speed dial. With the touch of one or two buttons and the person you wanted is called. How easy is that?
I realized yesterday just how much I relay on the numbers programmed into my cellphone. The battery on my cellphone was low so I had turned it off. Had poor reception where I was and I knew it would only take a little while and the battery would be completely dead.
Then I needed a number. No problem, it's in my phone, oh right, can't use that so look it up in the phone book.
That's when the fun began. I first had to find the phone book. It's never where you need it, when you need it. Then I had to remember how the business I wanted was listed. Okay finally remembered that. Now is it in the white pages or the yellow pages.
I know we are in the time of recycling and reusing so the phone book as been cut down some. But when did they start making the print so tiny? I thought I'd have to get a magnifying to use with my glasses to see the name and numbers.
I finally found the number I needed and made the call. I know I could have turned my phone on and pulled the number up in just a few minutes. But, I wanted to do it "like I use to do it." Won't be doing that anymore unless I just have to.
Do you relay on your cellphone for telephone numbers? Do you have numbers programmed into your landline at home? Do you still keep a Rolodex for your numbers?
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