Time changes everything

We never changed our clocks where I grew up. Never.  So it was weird for me when I first lived in other places.  What is this you speak of?  Fall back? Spring what?

Now I live in the western-most part of the Eastern time zone and our summer nights seem to last forever. But once we do the “fall back” the days feel like they’re about 6 hours long.

It will be nice to wake up to sunlight tomorrow but it will be dark when I get home from work. ~sigh~

funny clock

On that note, one of the many nuggets I picked up at the conference last week was this one — A.A.R.P. is launching their own tablet geared for technology fearful seniors.  Check out the Real Pad here.

I made a note in the margin of my papers and explored the site later on. It was in watching the demo and finding myself excited by the features and the price ($189) that I realized, at 51, I’m one of the seniors they’re targeting.

Time changes. Everything.

I feel so fortunate to have seen both Johnny Cash and  Ray Charles perform their music live in my lifetime.   Johnny when I was 9 and Ray when I was 20.  Today, there’s no one touring I’d buy a ticket for.   Time changes. Everything.

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Johnny Cash & Ray Charles; source Legacy





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  1. That tablet is pretty cool.

    • I think so as well ~ and a heck of a good price. I did some comparative shopping and I think it’s priced decently for what comes on it 🙂 MJ

  2. Recently it came to my attention that within five years most of my co-workers will be retired. All of my favorite people that I rely on to get things done, listen to my stories (and me theirs), laugh at life’s follies and lean upon….all retired. I will miss my friends. Only me and my on-again/off-again nemesis will be there. That makes me sad for me, happy for them. I don’t believe that I care for all of this “getting older” stuff….at least not all of it.

    At 48 years of age I’ll be watching you retire before me….keep on blogging….I’ll need to see what all the hubbub’s about. 😉


    • Someday I’ll be retired but it’s a long ways off – at least 12 years … but I was shocked to realize that at 51, I’m one of the “seniors” being targeted. Seriously?

      Happy Monday, RR

  3. I agree: I really can’t think of an artist touring that I’d be interesting in seeing. Sad.
    I love that it will be daylight when I wake up now- at least for awhile, but not looking forward to those early nights!

  4. Nothing is sweeter than hearing my brother sing at daughter’s wedding. Imagine that? Daughter asked ole Uncle Robert to sing at her wedding. Rick continues singing in the choir at our new church home. And I look forward to hearing future brother-in-law do his gigs in DC and on youtube.
    I think the last recording artist concert I attended was Tony Bennett at The Woodlands. Oh goodness…it’s been a long time since I heard Stevie Wonder and The Association live.

    • That is so sweet that she asked him to sing 🙂

      I did look at Fleetwood Mac Tickets but they were $250 each for not great seats. Saw James Taylor @ the Woodlands ~ fabulous. 🙂 MJ

  5. Yep. Time changes everything because life is about change. This has been front and center in my life lately. And fortunately, more of the most recent change has been for the better.

  6. Stanley F

    the link “where I grew up” does not work
    I hate the time change takes me two weeks to recover both in fall and spring

  7. It’s nice that AARP is coming out with a tablet aimed at older people, but I can’t imagine that it will actually bring more of the elderly into technology. Most of us are in it already. Those that aren’t (like my two aunts ages 101 and 91) don’t want to bother with it though they live full and active lives. What could be done to help the elderly is print magazines and product labels so we can read them. Oh, by the way, MJ. at 51 and Rich at 48 (my son’s age)…you guys are still young.

    • I think you have a great point — but I do think someone like my Mom would use this. I just wished I lived closer so I could teach her personally.

      I do agree with you on the larger print. I experience that now — it’s annoying!

  8. How I loved Johnny Cash – still do!

  9. Yep. I had to fight the urge to get right into my pajamas after coming home from work yesterday. There’s definitely some adjusting necessary to deal with the time change.

    I just paid $80 to go see the Band Perry. 4th row seats on the side of the stage. They were good, but only performed for an hour and a half. It was fun, but … maybe not $80 fun.

  10. I love that “whatever” clock. I think ticket prices are a lot higher than they were back then, too.

  11. Funny, I’ve always lived where the time changes, until this fall. The little community I’m in, Metlakatla, AK, doesn’t participate in the time change. So half the year (this half) they are the same time zone as Pacific, and the rest of the year, they are on Alaska time. The really confusing thing is the float plane (10 min) ride between Ketchikan (AK time) and Metlakatla (Pacific time)…so close and yet an hour different! And everyone is always confused about what time the ferry is leaving…takes a while to get adjusted, for sure! ~ Sheila

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