My new home has sliding “pocket” doors. Wikipedia would have you believe that these are more convenient for the elderly to open and close, but I disagree – at least if they’re as sturdy and un-lubricated as the ones we have. As it is – especially when combined with my lack of upper body strength – the doors take considerably more work than a traditional door would, and serve only to hinder me as I try to keep the puppy from following me and ultimately gnawing on my stuffed bear.
But that’s really more of a personal problem. It’s been a great while since I’ve commented on social or political issues…and nothing’s going to change about that today. In technology news, there’s nothing to report for the last two years or so. Google has been adding uninspiring iterations to its Android OS, sheep are salivating over the prospect of a shinier but altogether equally hampered iPhone/iPad release, Microsoft is readying its “revolutionary” new Windows with giant colorful tiles and hamstrung functionality, and the major game consoles are mired in a stagnant generation that’s going on its seventh year. Perhaps it’s this last point that has made the greatest contribution to my implacable electronic ennui.
Then there’s employment, that concurrently coveted yet despised occupier of free reign, a necessary device without which no other cogs could be set in motion. Education begets employment, which begets repetition, which begets retirement – and somewhere in the midst, life abruptly happens with the burgeoning family and aged ascension. I suppose it’s best that life seems to move at its most glacial pace when you’re young and the world is new and exciting, because once you figure out how it works… Well, I suppose we live in the best of all possible worlds.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is, I want a new Playstation or Xbox, or some smashing new PC games, or a sharp spike in the current global warming trend to create a Waterworld and make some excitement around this place.