Saturday, September 10, 2011

so I've been rather anti-social

Okay, so maybe the title to my post is just a little exaggerated, but from my lack of online presence both here and in my other social networking sites, you could say that I've been rather anti-social.  The reason is real simple:  my daughter.  As long as my little girl is awake, I've been ignoring my computer.  At first it was hard.  Real hard.  Once she would get preoccupied playing with her toys or with an episode of Spongebob, I'd sneak back upstairs to work on editing a few photos, checking up on Facebook updates, and trying to attempt a blog post only to have her pop up next to me with a look of utter distaste on her face.  "Checking your email again?!"  I have to pick my battles.  I've got just a little under a year left with her here with me at home before she goes off to kindergarten.  So I apologize that I haven't been cruising here in Bloglandia much lately.  I've also been working later hours every week so online time at night has been pretty minimal as well.  BUT, I'm here tonight, at midnight, hoping all of you are doing well!

Now since I'm on the subject of being social, I just wanted to say that I am still focusing on this Return to Real Mail Revolution.  I bought a box of cards that I thought were pretty cool.  Now, I admit that I've been a little slow going with it all, having just mailed a few cards earlier in the week. After hearing this bit of trivia, I am even more determined to put my mail box to good use.  Did you know that more than 75% of Americans under the age of 18 have NEVER touched a postage stamp?   Isn't that insane?!  I also heard earlier this week on CNN that there is a chance that the United States Postal Service may be closing its doors, if not laying off over a hundred thousand employees, by August of next year if budget reform has not been made.  Don't get me wrong, I think that there has been a lot of benefits that have come with the technological advances we have made, yet on the other hand, I'm watching people lose their jobs because we have moved so quickly into this digital age.  I'll be honest.  It's kinda terrifying.  I know that "going digital" has made things much more economical and perhaps even a little "greener" but when I think about the possibility of my local post office being  completely shut down,  it makes me awfully sad!  So, I will do my part to help keep my postal workers employed and send out more mail!  

Just out of curiosity, what are some of the things YOU have missed since we've gone digital?