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I Blame Technology!

Blogging 101 Assignment : Make a Daily Prompt Personal

If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

I’m a 90s baby and although we had some technology we never neglected the outdoors. I’d like to think we spent half of our days outside and the other half inside. I spent a good part of my life without a computer, without a cell phone and without gaming devices. It’s funny how now I cannot imagine living without these items but back in the day I did just fine. I rode my bike, I skipped, I Hula-Hooped, I gardened. I went outside for going outside’s sake. Now I only go outside when it’s absolutely necessary.

I blame technology. My generation would much rather stare at a screen for hours than experience the tranquility of nature. They’ve made treadmills that mock the terrain of the outdoors so we don’t have to go outside. Social Media has taken away the joy of walking next door to speak with the neighbours. Come On! Then we wonder why we have so many cases of illnesses like asthma and obesity.

I’m not saying we should all live in tree houses and hunt for our meals. I’m not saying we should go back to the days of smoke signals and going everywhere by foot. What I’m saying is we should spend some time away from technology. Avoid social media for a day. Climb a tree. Go for a walk. Go to the beach. Plant a tree. Do something where you don’t have to press a button… or tap a screen.

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Playlist of the Week

I think this was yesterday’s Daily post prompt but I had a jam packed weekend (Winter Break is officially over). Anywho the prompt interested me so here is my playlist of the week.

Monday- Nothing really happened n Monday.Wait! That’s a lie (lol) I did a re-enactment of Janelle Monae’s speech at Black Girls Rock for my Public Speaking class.I encourage you guys to listen to/ read the speech it’s short and definitely inspirational. I had her song Dance Apocalyptic  on repeat to mentally prepare myself.

Tuesday- was a really sucky day- thank you PMS- but I’ll use Live for Today by Kelissa and Keznamdi because it really helped to cheer me up. I love the song and the message it sends.

Wednesday- I celebrated Hump Day with a one man Jam session featuring Dance and Dingolay by Denise Belfon

Thursday- was yet another sucky day. You know those days where it seems everyone is trying to get on your nerves? Sweet as Whole by Sara Barellies totally sums up my day.

Friday no one can hate the weekend so How We Do by Rita Ora is most fitting

Saturday, well I spent the entire day in meetings and watching the time but it was a decent day. I choose the song Waves by Mr. Probz because a girl was talking about how she had it stuck in her head. I love this song because the flow of the words and the music reminds me of a wave washing the shore.

What songs sum up your week?

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Burning Down the House

The promt for today from the Daily Post is :

Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

This is much harder than I thought. If i were in Jamaica, the list of things I’d grab are pretty much the same things I’d grab if I were at school so I’ll just make on list.

1) My Phone. I’m not ashamed to say I’m addicted to my phone, but who isn’t these days

2) My computer 90% of my music is on my laptop and I cannot survive for very long without my music

3)My Analog Music Collection. Yes I still own CDs and yes I still willingly go out and buy CDs in this digital age. Like I don’t know, there’s just something about owning a CD. I appreciate the creativity musicians and their teams put into making album covers and track lists. Even more shocking is that I have a little but ever growing vinyl collection and I’d hate to see that perish. I don’t have a record player yet but I’ll get there eventually (My Birthday is in August if you’re feeling kind)

4) My Posters (I only have these at school. I’m cheating a bit with this one but I have four posters that mean the world to me and I’d much rather not lose any of them. Three of them are of Bob Marley (My husband) and one is a representation of my love for music. Now you may be saying why the hell does she have 3 Bob Marley posters. I’m not crazy – maybe a little- but those three posters were gifts from people who know about the special relationship I have with Robert ( yes, we are on a first name basis).

5) My passport. My passport has my visa which I need to get back to school or go home The line at the Embassy is super long and the process is something I wouldn’t want to endure more than is necessary.

That’s it for now 🙂

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