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Today I'm going to tell you something you don't know about me, but you have to promise not to laugh first.
Because this is kind of embarrassing.
I mean really, PROMISE???
okay, here goes...
I'm afraid of technology.
There, I said it. I'm afraid of technology. I can't pick up a device and just start playing like my kids do. Yes, you'd never know it seeing as I have a blog and obviously know how to create a post. And I digi-scrap and clearly have learned my way around (at least parts of) Photoshop Elements. But really and truly, technology scares the beejeebers out of me. All those buttons. How do you know which ones to push and what they do? And why oh why does nothing these days come with an owner's manual or written instructions??? ... really, it's terrifying.
This is terrifying:
THREE remotes. At our house it takes THREE different remotes just to operate the DVD player. I had never learned which buttons to push for what because someone else was always around to start the movies.
Apparently, the silver one powers up the television. The long one is used to change the "input" so that it is pointed to the DVD player instead of to the Comcast box. The last one actually operates the DVD player.
I got these exercise DVD's for Christmas:
I tried to use them in January when I was away at a scrapbooking retreat - tried to play them on my laptop. And couldn't get either one to work. No surprise... the laptop doesn't come with instructions either. Bleh.
But I really did want to incorporate these into my "movement" routine.
As the March assignment for One Little Word, Ali asked us to commit to "one little thing" - one action related to our word. My word is FOCUS - and for March I was focusing on MOVEMENT. And I wanted to start using these videos.
So I committed to getting Jay to teach me how to use the DVD player. And then to actually use those DVD's at least three times each.
(Note: I still have plenty of the page protectors from last year, so I'm doing the March assignment with those, not how Ali has it set up this year).
I made that commitment back on March 2nd or 3rd. And then ignored it. For half the month I did nothing to honor that commitment. Not only was I skipping out on moving a lot of days, but I had also gone hog-wild (pun intended) eating every kind of bad carb imaginable. I couldn't get enough sweets.
And by mid-March I was ready to write off the entire month as a failure of epic proportions.
But as you can see, I didn't!
On the 18th, I finally prevailed upon my dear spouse to teach me how to use the DVD player. I learned what all THREE remotes are for and which buttons to push. And I wrote it down in a notebook because I knew I would forget!
Of course, I did forget. I had to refer to those notes the next three days in a row as I started using the DVD's. But I finally got it! I no longer need the notes, I know how to operate the DVD player, and I have put the DVDs to good use.
I have conquered my fear of the DVD player and the stack of remotes that go with it.
Now if someone could teach me the finer points of using my Blackberry...
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