How could we be so alike yet so different?

amishcellphone2(Author’s note: This is my brother Joey’s response to my last posting. It was so good I had to give him his very own blog posting…)

First of all this is coming from someone who is jokingly called Amish. I have no cell phone.   No call waiting. No caller ID.

I still have dial up internet. I have to unplug my answering machine phone jack to connect my internet jack, which turns off my answering machine for days. I have an old school tv and a black and white 6 inch in the kitchen, totalling two for the entire house. The heat was not turned up past 55 all winter. I haven’t had a clothes dryer for 4 years now.

I’ve only ever owned one digital camera which I smashed, due to my inability to understand high tech cameras and have not replaced it yet. My computer was given to me 5 years ago and my brother has repaired it several times by piecing it together with trash picked parts. Windows on my computer keeps telling me my version is not valid…umm for 2 years now. My cable TV service is the bare minimum. Comcast doesn’t even offer it anymore and hasn’t for years. I called to complain when I kept loosing oldcellphones2_18_06_081channels and they informed me I wasn’t paying for them anyway. The digital switch over is going to really confuse me. Most of my clothes have been handed down by the author of this blog. My cordless house phone is from the 80’s.

 Believe it or not I live a pretty happy and healthy life. My point? I’m cheap? I’m crazy? I hate technology? I guess all of the above, but when the grid fails and the country goes dark, I will be fine. I might even shine!

ps. No phones in the bathroom! That’s just gross!

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 (Author’s note: I know! I was driving home from the evil Apple Store. After consulting my GPS locator, I took the Garden State Parkway which scanned my EZ Pass when I realized that I am TOTALLY on the grid. Big Brother knows my every move! How did this happen to me? Back in the 60’s I was a happy hippie who just wanted to stick it to the man…Kath)

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4 Responses to “How could we be so alike yet so different?”

  1. lucky says:

    Joey…

    your sister needs a hug…

    give your sister a hug Joey

    hug your sister Joey, she needs it

  2. Dwayne says:

    Joey…
    I agree with Lucky….your sister needs to find and
    be in her happy place. .. so give her a hug and let
    her find her happy place.

  3. Topher says:

    Joey
    When my sister Margaret leaves her happy place I have her find that warm fuzzy spot next to her inner child and she calms down a little bit sometimes I think. Maybe your sister should find that warm fuzzy spot too ?

  4. Joey says:

    Hugs and warm fuzzy happy places?! She’s not a Facebook SuperPoke Pet! Have you all been eating catfood with a Nyquil chaser?! She’s just sick of stupid people who make life for the rest of us a living hell! If it wasn’t for smart pissed-off people I’d have no one to talk to! Sheesh!