So Funny, So True

To make light of the current events in my family, my Mom sent me this email:

Last night my sister and I were sitting in the den and I said to her, “I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle to keep me alive. That would be no quality of life at all, If that ever happens, just pull the plug.”

So she got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my wine.

With my Grandmother in and out of the hospital for 3 months now, my mother and I have agreed that we do not want to go through everything that my Grandmother is dealing with. Ventilators, feeding tubes and not being able to take care of herself in general, doesn’t sound all that appealing to me. But she is a fighter and will make it through with our support and prayers.

This joke made me laugh since it is very true.

These days everyone is so dependent on computers, cell phones, PDAs and iPods that once we are without any one of these, we can feel lost. I know that from personal experience, without my computer I feel worthless. If I forget my cell phone, I will drive out of my way to get it. My iPod is always within arms reach since I love having music on no matter what I am doing. Even though I do not have a PDA, I am sure that I would find myself to be dependent on it as well.

Working at a search engine marketing company, I spend my entire day on the computer. Whether I am optimizing any one of the many websites enrolled in our SureThing Optimization Program or registering URLs for a client, I am constantly online.

And with technology advancing by the minute, who knows what they will come up with next. You can go online and listen to music from your cell phone already. Now if I could just figure out a way to have my cell phone somehow pour me a glass of wine, I’d be good to go!