Monday, 24 February 2014

Should Be Fun


Last night I just couldn’t think of anything that I wanted to write about. God knows there is a never ending supply of things I could complain about and there are an equal number of things that I can give a high five to, but last night I just didn’t have it in me. For those too few people who read it on a daily basis I would like to apologise, but if you examine your life you will find that you are as good as you were before this morning. Well, possibly anyways.

Today is one of those days when I really have nothing to do. I know that you are thinking “Hey, you’re retired; you never have anything to do!” Well, that is true I suppose, but most days I set myself some goals and activities that I try to accomplish. Sure there are no repercussions if I don’t get my “goals” accomplished, but…ahhh…ummm…I got nothing.

It turns out that I do have some things to do today. I got a call from the library telling me that a hold item I requested is finally in. I have been waiting a month or two for it, but when you are retired, waiting is something to do. The call from the library is automated which I can understand save money by not needing a warm blooded person to make the calls. What I don’t understand is why the automated voice is so terrible. It makes Stephen Hawking automated voice sound normal. In this day and age, with the technology available to us (and the library) that voice should be nearly impossible to differentiate from a real person.

One of Stephen Hawking aids asked him once why he didn’t improve or update his voice and his reply was that if he did, no one would recognize him. His voice is as individual to him as yours is to you. That being said, the same doesn’t apply to an impersonal, automated voice from the library. Well, I don’t think it should. Perhaps I should send this link to the Calgary Public Library, not only is it better than the program they are using, but it’s fun too. http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/

I also had to roll up the rim at Tim Horton’s, but unfortunately I didn’t have to win according to Mr. Horton. The good news is that I have been invited to “PLAY AGAIN” I guess that is something.

I guess that I have something to do every day, if you consider this blog as something. Last night was kind of an aberration but I sometimes feel that the world would be just a little emptier without it. Hahahahahahahahaha!


Tomorrow I get to see Dr Julie and listen to her give me shit about not looking after my teeth. Should be fun…

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