Hello and Welcome to today’s Monday Mingle a MEME hosted by Jennifer over at Eighty MPH Mom.com. This is a MEME where we ask / answer everyday innocuous questions and here’s the tricky part… You get to know me and how I think… IS that TMI?
Questions for today:
1. How many rings does it take you to answer the phone?
2. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
3. How fast do you type? Did you learn to type in school?
I don’t like the phone. IF it rings, it is either a telemarketer or someone asking for a donation for something or someone looking for my son because he isn’t answering his cell phone. Very rarely do I “run” to pick up the phone. I screen my calls. So, I have the “ringer” set for four rings and straight to the answering service. I like Verizon in that way. And don’t let me put the phone on “delayed ring” because then it will ring only twice, and of course I can’t make it to the phone to look at the caller ID. But then, anyone I want or need to talk to has my cell phone number and if that rings, I KNOW that I geve them that number and I’ll answer it usually on the second ring. I like my ringtone so I like to hear it play.
The first thing I usually think about when I get up is … Turn off the alarm. Gosh, my alarm is annoying. A harsh beep, beep, beep, with some blurp behind the main tone. And then my next thought is “I need a cup of Joe” you know Java the Cup, or is that the Movie? And once I smell the rich aroma of Folgers in the pot, my day unwinds. And of course, I attend to thet things I need to attend to. And anyway… who gets up when the alarm clock goes off? I don’t… I usually press the button several times for 5 more minutes times 3.
Immediately when I read that question I thought of the book Click Clack Moo, Cow’s That Type. A Scholastic Children’s book I bought when my son was in the first grade. I thought it was cute. Cow’s typing (seemingly on an Underwood) to tell the farmer they wanted blankets because it was cold at night. Well, anyway, the last time I checked, I typed between 40 – 45 words a minute. Nothing really to sneeze at. I learned how to type, not in high school or business school, but funnily enough at The Industrial Home for the Blind in Hempstead New York, when I was getting my first training i needed when I had lost most of my useable vision. I think the premise was to learn basic skills which would serve me later in “life” . I also learned how to read Braille, although I am rusty now. But… when I went to Manhattan College, I had to type papers, so I learned to type better with an electric Smith Coronaa. And now that I am in the PC age, I type at the speed of my thoughts. Which, when I am writing blog posts, are intermmittent. Even with an aerodynamic wireless keyboaard and all!
Anyway, thank your for reading my Monday MIngle musings. This is a blog hop, or should I say vlog hop, and I would really like to read your anwers or watch your vlogged anwers so, go on over to eightymphmom.com and join in.
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