August 17, 2010
My generation is probably the last one that will remember the days without internet and cell phones- hey kids, we used to go through life...disconnected. It was possible to go to the store, exercise, and have a thought or feeling without then immediately sharing it electronically with the rest of the planet! And while it's been 15 years since my first glove compartment sized cell phone I'd resisted the smart phone craze until last week. The film industry never meet a gadget it didn't like and now it's virtually impossible to meet the demands of the shows I work on without an iphone. Standing in the middle of the desert without wifi or a production trailer (it broke down on the freeway) is no excuse for not responding to emails and frankly, after 5 days on the job I'm completely hooked on my shiny new toy. My old flip phone could barely make calls and now and I'm texting, sending emails, checking traffic and making dinner reservations all at the same time. I'm hooked!
I'm not so tech-ied out to appreciate the simple things like this week's TWD, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread. Nothing more complicated than a few bowls and a spatula, this delicious morning treat works with whatever ingredients you have on hand. I love the combination almonds, dried cranberries, and orange zest and made a few muffins with the leftover batter so I could eat them right away. I guess my iphone has gotten me a little used to instant gratification these days.
And speaking of which, I can't wait to unveil my new web site. A sleeker, more modern Cinemon Girl will be coming your way very soon. Cinemon Girl 2.0!