It is mother’s birthday week and I wanted to get her something she needed. So… we’re taking a trip? No. Well, I will be; but, sorry mommy you’re stuck in that snowstorm. Drats.
A snowblower? No.
A space heater? Come on. Slippers? Oh, maybe…
No. No. No.
Boo. None of that sounds fun. But it is -1400 degrees where she lives so…. *hmmmmm. It’s practical! Let’s put our noggins together and try to figure this out.
No, but seriously, I like to buy gifts; not presents. Although, I am a huge fan of BOTH gifts AND presents! What’s the difference. Gifts are generally what someone can use, and maybe needs. Ohh, exciting. Not usually exciting at all. Presents are the fun, non-essentials side of it. Perfume or a car. Now you’re talking. while I ADORE both, I always like to find out what someone actually wants because they need it or will utilize it. Bath salts usually end up getting re-gifted to grandma; so here we are…
“I need a wifi, daughter.”
I asked her some pertinent questions to figure out what part of the wifi she needed – mind you – that; in it of itself, was a tedious task. Don’t believe me? Reference the above photo.
Anyone with a willing parent over a certain age who’s excited to learn the latest technology –of over twenty years ago– you gotta at least give them credit. Trust me… It’s hard to FaceTime anyone with a horse and buggy lifestyle. I’ve tried.
Fast forward to the future: I’m on the phone with mom and three days later she figures out which plug turns this whole circus into a great show and somehow changes passwords. Minor setback. She finally learns –loosely interpret– how wifi works (thank you smart tv for making that easy) and she’s on her way to watching all shows I’ve been fortunate to be a part of and original music that I added to a playlist, on a loop, streaming through her house. Oh geez. Oh yes, I have an agenda, sometimes… *wink
Speaking of which: The I’ll Be Fine Official Music Video is here! Check it out! Comment, Rate and Subscribe! More new music to come as we wrap up some additions to the Opening Red Doors Album! All to be released on iTunes and searchable for your spotify playlists! And if you’re not too tech-savvy… give my mom a call. I think she’s got it all figured out…. *muah
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**Special thanks and love to my mother who always rolls with it. You’re the best, momma!! Oh, and I know you’re excited; but, put your suitcase down… and take off the bikini.