I am really steamed! I deactivated my account many months ago, but recently got an email from Facebook saying that someone had activated my account, and they wanted me to know in case I didn’t do it. This tells me there is absolutely no control over who can do what on that site. I absolutely hate it.
I responded to their email, which probably got deleted as soon as it left my screen. This morning I started getting the requests from people wanting to be my friend. I am so sick and tired of dealing with this ridiculous site that is like the Hotel California, in the words of the Eagles:
“‘Relax,’ said the night man,
‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!’
So I went into Facebook again this morning and went through the deactivate process. I soon received an email informing me that to get back in all I need to do is sign in with my email address and password. Some deactivation – guess I can check out but I’ll never be able to leave!
My shopping trip yesterday was brief. I decided to go ahead because as I mentioned in the blog, I was all dressed and ready to go, and even put lipstick on!
A while back I wrote an entry about my comparison of several new Garmin GPS models, and at that time I decided that I preferred the capabilities of my old one much better. It has and does the little bit of directing that I want it to do, although the directions are often screwed up. I think everyone experiences a bit of wrong directions now and then, no matter how new or complex their GPS model is.
There are just a few things I want my GPS to do and have become accustomed to:
1. Route my trip. I usually use another system to map it out in advance, i.e., mapquest, paper maps, etc., so essentially I know where I am going.
2. Alert me to upcoming turns, with an arrow showing the direction I must turn.
3. Give me an estimated time of arrival. I would like to have a total number of miles as well, but I usually have an idea of how many miles, and I can figure it backwards by the amount of time calculated for the trip.
4. Current speed.
5. Current speed limit.
The Garmin I wanted to buy yesterday has these features plus it verbally gives street names, which is a plus. The thing it didn’t have is the current speed limit. I have become so accustomed to using that bit of information, and it is conveniently located on the screen near the speed I’m traveling. For some reason, my model of Ford truck has very faint white lines and indicators on the dashboard, and it helps me to have a closer up view of my speed, plus a reminder of the legal limit. I mount the GPS unit on the driver’s side window where I can easily see it, and just drape the cord across the steering column.
All this boils down to the fact that I did not buy the new GPS, but will continue to use my old one. I guess I still believe in the old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There isn’t a thing wrong with wanting all the latest bells and whistles, but there isn’t a thing wrong with just wanting what has worked for you and does what you want it to.
I talked with my sister Julie (Florida) last night, and we were on the phone for about 3 hours, so I know I am going to be tired by the middle of the day. Today is an exercise day, and I’m always energized from lifting weights. I also think I will try the stretch routine which I’ve been avoiding because of the pain, but I’ll just have to skip the parts that cause me too much discomfort.