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A Computer is My Object – Really?

This post is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Object Lesson.”, which starts out with the following:

Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer?

Which then prompted me to immediately go and ask my husband, “Okay, what object do you think of when you think of me?”

His reply, “A computer. No, a keyboard.”

“You don’t think it should be a pen?”

Laughter. “No.”

Photo from wikimedia creative commons
Photo from wikimedia creative commons

Object Dilemma

There, in a nutshell, is my dilemma. I like having a computer (keyboard) in my life, but now it seems it is stuck to me.

Is that a bad thing? I’m not sure.

I do still write using pen and paper. I send notes out to friends of all sorts. I mail cards at the proper seasonal time. I do an occasional journal entry. I hand write letters.

Yet, when I’m honest with myself. I spend a lot of time using a key board. Not just with my laptops (yes, did you notice I have more than one), I also use the keyboards on my Kindle and cell phone. You’ll find me blogging and writing my next great novel and connecting with friends through Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Linkedin, and Goggle Plus.

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Writing, blogging, and journaling are important aspects of my life, since I’m a writer. I guess it is a given I’d have a keyboard attached to my fingers.

As I pondered my hubby’s reply, I began to argue with myself that the keyboard is not the central object of my life. I’d have to say that I also use many tools for gardening, cooking, and honey bee keeping, which are lifestyle hobbies I enjoy along with knitting and crocheting. But, based on his feedback, I must not do them as often as I should for them to be an automatic icon associated with me as Sherlock’s, Dorothy’s, or Batman’s.

Yeah. There are only so many hours in the day. Sometimes, something’s got to give. Learning to juggle all the things I want to do in my short time left on this planet is a full-time job.

What about your object?

What object would your friends say is most associated with you?

And friends, is there another object you’d associate with me?

Leave your thoughts, comments, and suggestions for juggling life for all to read!

Honey Cheers,

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7 thoughts on “A Computer is My Object – Really?”

  1. I’d like my family and friends to associate me with my musical instruments, or maybe my bike Doris. I fear that they too associate me with my keyboard or laptop. My little girl says she “associates me with all her things.” A great post.

    1. Thanks so much! A bike named Doris. Oh, I’d love to read a post by you about that! And your little girl’s comment is priceless!

  2. This sets me thinking. My friends call me “mom’. What object do they associate with me?
    Awesome post Pam! Loved it.
    Also, how do I follow your blog, without subscribing to it?

    1. If you are in the Reader, you click Follow, which is up at the top of your screen. At least that is how I’m following folks.

      My particular theme doesn’t have that…unless it is over on the sidebar to the right. I guess I need to check that out.

      I think also, if you click “Like” at the bottom, it will pop up with a statement under it asking you if you want to follow.

  3. II enjoyed this post so much. It struck home for me as I am spending big chunks of time at the keyboard currently and most of everything else has fallen to the wayside.

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