Pull up a lounge chair and settle in with a good book this summer. Today is the start of my Summer Reading Giveaway. Every day this week be sure to enter my book giveaway. The books are on my bookshelf and ready to travel to your front door. Enter here.
Days gone by, out with the old technology, in with the new. But I want my paper, pencil, and magnet back. I want to be able to write myself a note and stick it to the front of my refrigerator door. Easy-peasey, write it and plop it on the front of the door with a magnet and that's it. But my shiny, silver refrigerator door refuses to do its job.
I've got to tell you, I find it amazing that my refrigerator door serves up ice: cubed or crushed, filtered water and even lights my way if I'm trying to fill my glass in the dark, but it's non-magnetic so it can't accommodate my grandchildren's drawings, a grocery list, and a "note-to-self" about where I have to be and what time I should be there.
Yes, I realize if I wanted my refrigerator door to remind me of things, and display artwork, the latest and (supposedly greatest) $4000 iceboxes are advertised as "Smart Refrigerators with InstaView Door-in-Door and are WiFi Enabled," and I can "Knock twice to illuminate and see what's inside..." And, if I "...live in a Smart Home open your refrigerator remotely and troubleshoot." Wow! Now that's amazing. So if I'm heading toward the kitchen from the my bedroom, the refrigerator door will be open, waiting and welcoming me.
The latest and greatest new technology, it might be an offer some girls can't refuse, but I'd much rather see my grandchildren's drawings, and the note that reminds me the dentist is expecting me at 9 a.m.--even if it means I have to open the door myself.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
* ICE, by Anna Kavan, is this month's Penguin Classics book. Enjoy a great Classics book and enter-to-win a Penguin tote bag. Click here to start reading.