May 20, 2006
The Saturday Routine
On most Saturday mornings - and this was no exception - I wake up with Mia, let Beth sleep and we play for a while. Eventually, we're all up and two-thirds of us are ready for coffee.
I think we've stumbled across the reason why newspaper circulations are steadily declining. Bill O'Reilly claims that they're tools of the liberal media and people are tired of them. Of course, Bill is a tool himself, in more ways than one, so I don't buy into his reasoning. Instead, I think the Internet is just easier. It's that simple.
Now, anyone know anything that can replace vacuuming? Or cleaning the kitchen? Because guess what I have to do now...
Posted by Chris at May 20, 2006 12:18 PM
For vacuuming, you can get one of those vacuum robots! But cleaning the kitchen is pretty much unavoidable.
I'm paiting! Want to come paint?
By 2/3's, I presume Mia isn't quite up to coffee yet?
The net is not only easier, t's free. I don't have to worry about recycle. I don't have to wade through the parts I ignore to get to the Editorials and Letters to the Editor. We're probably a little shortsighted in not providing revenue with subscriptions. Maybe they can make it up in ads.
I'm going to a wedding instead of cleaning my kitchen. I'm doing sound. It's kinda fun. :-)
The San Diego Tribune calls me every single day and every weekend they send some pushy kids to my door with free offers just to get me to sign up. When I told them that I'd rather just get my news on the internet, they sounded shocked and said "THE INTERNET?!! You can NOT trust the internet to give you the full in-depth coverage you deserve... and hey, what about coupons? We have loads of coupons in our Sunday paper!"
I felt bad for them but dude, I'm not paying for coupons when I can get them free at the commissary.
If you figure out how to digitally master your housework, please hip me to it...because I LOATHE that stuff. :)
That looks like our kitchen table with the dueling laptops. :) As for something to replace vacuuming - particularly the area under the kid's highchair - try a dog!
i've replaced vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen with NOT vacuuming and NOT cleaning the kitchen. it works GREAT.
I believe you are correct about the loss in circulation of newspapers, and as for the vacuuming question...a maid would be nice. lol
Hmmmm, if they didn't shed and make muddy footprints on the floor, I'd suggest getting a dog. A big one - like St. Bernard big - would even be able to tackle those crumbs on the kitchen counter for you. And double as a pony for Mia to ride. ;)
So yeah, that might create more work that it eliminates, so go for the vacuum robot dude.
Me thinkst me spie some puffs - be they veggie... be they fruit?
Baby Smoke likes puffs. Most of the time.
They try pushing the Chronicle down in Big H and act equally surprised when I say newspapers are outdated dying. ...why, how can you say that?
Hmmm. Let me count the ways.
Delivery - comes to my office vs. my driveway
Delivery - is always dry vs. who knows what
Delivery - always there vs. someone taking it
Cost - free vs. paying for it (unless it's one of my trade rags)
Access - archives vs. storing them some place I'll never remember.
Access - I can forward through email vs. copying/clipping and snail mailing
Portability - If I wanted to I could carry every major paper in the world in my laptop vs. two in my briefcase.
Updates - Almost immediately vs. the next print cycle.
Refuse - Delete key vs. trash/recycling
oh... and no ink on my hands.
What about the coupons?
F the coupons, they're on the net too! Ha!
Beth is so lucky to have a hubby that lets her sleep in!
We haven't subscribed to the local paper in years. We're a bunch of computer nerds around my house.
What about laundry, does anyone know an easier alternative?
Where's the Mac laptop?!?
we like the actual newspaper because if we sat in front of my daughter with the laptop on, she'd beg and cry until we let her watch "kermy" or one of the home videos we did of her that she loves to watch.
I do use the internet to read my old hometown paper and keep up with my favorite sports teams.
what's vacuuming? or cleaning kitchen? that sounds vaguely familiar.
Bet you can't take laptops to the loo tho.
Did you ever notice that the conservatives citicize any media when someone uses it to talk badly about them? You hear alot of ranting about the "liberal bloggers" now. Everyone forgot that bush (lowercase intentional) had his own blog and his two political-ho daughters had one as well. "We are just trying to get Daddy relected, so we can get drunk and have our records cleaned anyway."
Hmmm...is the laptop on the right really that much smaller than the one on the left, or is it just an optical illusion? (And out of curiosity, what kind is it? :) I've been eyeing the Toshiba Libretto for a while because of its small-ness, but truthfully I don't have enough of a need to justify the cost.
Dude. I am totally digging the paint on your walls. It looks like you've got a little faux action going on there. Did you do that yourself?
You forgot laundry! I can do without the mountains of laundry.
Y'know, the Internets may be easier, but I find I rather enjoy the newspaper. Of course, I don't subscribe to one, but I do like to read them.
Ah, I see Mia, too, is a connoiseur of the Fruit Puff thingies.
Wow. Replace the fruit puffs with Cheerios and that could be our kitchen table!
I personally like the old fashioned paper. LOVE clipping out coupons! I just can't do the computer viewing. I do however keep informed on cnn.com when I have time!