Happy Thursday…we’re almost to the weekend!!
Today it was hot hot hot and I am drained of energy. After class, I stopped by Whole Foods to head to
Heaven the salad bar.
The Whole Foods here is still fairly new, so I usually forget it’s here until I pass by and get drawn in.
I (foolishly) started out with a little box, and when I went to check out I couldn’t close the box because it was so full…oops!! No problemo, I just threw the salad into a bigger box. Now I know not to grab the small box, because seriously, a crouton could fit in there. I don’t know what I was thinking.
Today’s salad included the spring mix, spinach, shrimpies, crutons, red cabbage, edamame, garbanzo beans, organic cucumbers, artichoke hearts (love these!!!) and a few other yummy veggies I’m not remembering right now with balsamic on top.
Today in one of my classes we had a really interesting discussion about technology and the evolution of our communication because of texting and Facebook.
We often hide behind text messages to say the things we don’t want to say face-to-face. Text messaging leaves no gray area. It’s words on a blank page. The issue is how the message is perceived. I’m a super sarcastic person, so sometimes it’s hard to tell if I’m kidding or not when people receive my texts…same goes for anyone else. We don’t know if someone else is joking, angry, happy, sad, etc. when they are texting so it is easy to have a miscommunication over text. So what’s the point?
Text messaging is a super quick way to get a message out to a mass amount of people if there’s a fundraiser or a change of plans. If you’re going to be late to dinner because you have to stay at work late you can let your friend know easily. I think texting is awesome for those purposes. Personally, I used to text 24/7 but now I only text a few times a day (unless I receive a text from someone). I can’t stand when I’m hanging out with someone and they are practically glued to their phone, so I figure it’s not that fun when I am that person. Plus, I really don’t have that many interesting things to say through the day where I have to be texting all day.
Are you a textaholic? What do you think about society’s obsession over their phones and text messaging?