Growing Up Without A Computer Or Cell Phone

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Welcome Everyone to my blogWELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I want to tell you about my experience growing up without a computer and/or a cell phone. 

When I grew up believe it or not computers and cell phones weren’t a big thing. In fact, when I was growing up I remember playing with my two younger sisters who just happen to be fraternal twins with personalities that are like day and night and we played with the other children that lived on the street. I even remember walking up town to the little grocery store where you could even get penny candy for an afternoon. I lived in a time when you didn’t need to lock your doors. That changed when a rapist moved in across the street from us( that could be another post entirely.

WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR A CELL PHONE

I have to be honest with you entirely, it wasn’t bad growing up without computers or cellphones in my opinion mostly because I had other children to play with from our street or I played with my sisters. I even remember going to slumber parties. Eventually my parents got one of those old-fashioned bag car phone by Trac Phone. I really never missed having one until I got older. That’s when I started asking my parents for a computer. 

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I STOPPED ASKING FOR A COMPUTER

As I mentioned previously, when I became older meaning in my 20’s  I started really wanting a computer. Every time I asked my mom would ask me what do you want a computer for? Each time I would tell her the same thing which was for e-mailing my friends. After years of not getting a computer or cell phone I stopped asking for the computer. I really never asked for a cell phone because I thought why have a cell phone when you already have a computer. You see, I thought I was thinking logically or so I thought. When I stopped asking for my computer I think my parents were relieved LOL and waited several years to see if I would start asking again. I didn’t.  My parents eventually rewarded me for waiting several years.

WHEN I GOT MY COMPUTER AND MY REWARD

I never got my first computer until I was 40+ years old. OK I know some of you think you waited how long(gasp!!) I know to some of you that might seem like an eternity but was well worth it. Let me explain. You see  just because I waited several years for my computer doesn’t mean I stopped wanting one. I just thought after asking for so long and not getting my computer I was never going to get one. Boy was I ever wrong. One Christmas, I opened all my small gifts first which is what I normally do unless I decide to change things up. I kept going over and over in my mind what my big gifts could be. It never crossed my mind it would be a computer and a computer case. I was so excited that I was jumping up out my chair and screaming thank you, thank you, thank you to my Mom and Dad and my youngest sister got me a computer case. If I would have opened the computer case first I would have known what the second gift was and probably wouldn’t have been excited either. I was thrilled to get a computer.

HOW LONG MY FIRST COMPUTER LASTED

My first computer which was an Acer computer and it was bought at Best Buy lasted me 3-4 years then it literally crashed. I couldn’t believe it. So I looked around for a second computer. Eventually found one sale at Staples.

HOW LONG MY SECOND COMPUTER LASTED

My second was an upgrade from my last computer. My second computer was bought at Staples too and was a Dell. It also was a Windows 8 and my first computer was a Windows 7. I eventually upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10( I got the free upgrade). My second computer eventually went after 3-4 years. Found out later that the motherboard on my computer went. The technological guy said when the motherboard goes that’s when you should buy a new computer because it costs more to fix than to buy a computer. And to think I just took it in because the cord wouldn’t hold a charge. Who would’ve thought something so simple would turn into something so difficult. I sure didn’t. Since I already had my computer they tried to pull off as much stuff as they were able to off my computer and put it on a flash drive. I got another computer that day with another upgrade.

HOW LONG MY THIRD COMPUTER LASTED

My third computer and hopefully my last is still working and running. I’ve had my computer for two years now and learning something new each day. When I bought my new computer which is a Lenovo ideapad 320S, it had Windows 10 pre-installed and other new things which I have yet to learn. I love my Lenovo computer.

ARE THOSE ADD ONS REALLY NECESSARY?

If you ever bought a computer and I think most of you have, then you know once you’ve chosen your computer they start asking you do you want to buy the extra add ons? A lot of people don’t buy them because they think I don’t really need this and believe me I’m guilty of thinking this too. When I bought my first add-on I never thought I was never going to use it. Guess what? I used it. It would’ve cost me an arm and a leg if I wouldn’t have had it. My computer was my Birthday/Christmas gift from my parents and they bought the extra add ons and McAfee Live Safe anti-virus to install on my computer. Hope I don’t need it but at least I have it in case something should happen.

CONCLUSION

In my opinion, before turning down the technological associate for add-ons that might save you money in the long run, think of how much it will cost you to fix that cord and/or computer and compare the costs. Trust me $100 for the cost of an add-on you may never use but what if something unexpected happens and you do need it. $100 will be like a drop in the bucket compared to what that cord or computer will cost you and trust me it will be more than $100. So my suggestion, GET THE ADD ONS THERE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!

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#Bullying, #Depressing News, #Be Positive

Everyone has their routine and something tells me watching the news falls in your routine somewhere. If it doesn’t, you’re lucky because the news is usually depressing anyway unless you have something like Royal wedding or a bunch of ducklings being rescued from a sewer drain and reunited with the mother duck(which actually did happen).

In my part of the world(don’t know about yours) the news is talking about bullying, sexual assault accusations, Trump canceling and un-canceling the summit with North Korea,  a lot of protesting over blacks getting shot and even more depressing news which I’m not going to list. I’m not trying to be mean but if you don’t follow commands you might get shot.

#BULLYING

#Bullying is very real. Bullying not only happened when I went to school and it happened a lot. Only Back then it wasn’t called bullying it was called being picked on continuously. Today some children that are bullied they take what they think the easy way out which is suicide. Also, please note that bullying can lead to sexual assaults. I found 2 flow charts on dealing with bullying. Actually, the charts deal with bullying and suicide. The charts are below. Please note that most of the time  the percentage of girls who thought about suicide and/or attempted suicide is higher than the boys.

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THIS CHART IS ABOUT THOUGHTS ABOUT SUICIDE VS. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN BOYS AND GIRLS.
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THIS CHART IS ABOUT SUICIDE RATES, BY REGION. ’05 TO ’14.

#DEPRESSING NEWS

#Depressing News is very real. I hate to say it but if you watch the news then your bound to come across depressing news daily. Actually, my solution to this problem is simple don’t watch the news. Oh I know what your probably thinking how am I supposed to find out the weather? Ever hear of a smart phone or a computer. Most of you have a smart phone and/or computer so check the weather that way. I found a link online that sends me Weather Updates twice a day, Amber Alerts(if there are any), Weather Alerts when warnings and/or watches are issued for the county I live in( which is Butler County), I get notified when there are recalls and so much more. I love this link.

#POSITIVE SOLUTIONS

#Positive Solutions is actually very simple.  I’m sure there are more positive solutions than what I’m going to list but if you think of additional solutions that’s great. Also, please feel free to let me know by using the contact form or comment form below my solutions.

MY SOLUTIONS FOR BULLYING

  1. Don’t bully anyone yourself.
  2. Try to prevent bullying before harm comes to either party.
  3. Keep encouraging your child or young adult and encourage the person who’s doing the bullying and you might see a change but there’s never any guarantees.
  4. Stay positive and give a friendly smile no matter what you’re feeling about the person.
  5. If you know that someone is think about committing suicide, GET THEM HELP RIGHT AWAY!!
  6. Learn the signs of someone wanting to commit suicide. One main sign is:
  • When they start giving their stuff away for no reason.

MY SOLUTIONS FOR DEPRESSING NEWS

  1. Don’t watch it.
  2. Only watch the non-depressing news(if there is any).
  3. Focus on the positive.
  4. Repeat 1, 2, & 3.

 

 

Do’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety

WELCOME

Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I would like to talk to you about the Do’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety. I can just here what some of you may be thinking and that is What do I need to know about flashlight safety? What you need to know may surprise you.

INTRODUCTION

As I mentioned briefly in the welcome flashlight safety is important. You see growing up as a child my father was a Safety Director. I learned a lot from him and I’m still learning from him. For example, just the other night I learned something about flashlight safety I didn’t know. I’ll get into that later in my post. You guessed it, flashlight safety is more than going to a store, picking out the color of flashlight you want and paying for it. Now on to the DO’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety. I’m going to start with the Don’ts.

FLASHLIGHT DON’TS

  1. Don’t leave batteries in flashlights or anything else when it’s not going to be in use for a while.
  2. Don’t shove your flashlight under your bed or somewhere thinking you’ll be using it sometime soon. Take it from me the likelihood of that happening is slim and none.
  3. Don’t wait to your flashlight goes completely out to replace the batteries.  If the light on your flashlight is getting dim then it’s time to replace the batteries. Remember, you never know when the electric will go out so be prepared.
  4. Don’t wait to your battery gets corrosive to replace batteries. If your batteries are corrosive then it could hurt the workings of the flashlight.
  5. If for some reason your flashlight battery is past being corrosive and if you’re not sure then here is an example that happened to me. The other night I was looking for birthday cards and pictures when I came across a flashlight I had shoved under my bed. Guess what? That flashlight I found was completely ruined because it was past corrosive. In fact, There was a white powder on the book from the flashlight. As soon as I showed it to Dad he told me what the white powder was and to wash my hands immediately. The white powder was battery acid in a powdered form. When you see this white powder, trash your flashlight and wash your hands with soap and water. I’m showing you 3 different to show you what your should and shouldn’t look like. These pictures may look the same but it’s to show you which flashlights are bright, dim and dead.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD WITHOUT ANY ZOOM.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD WITH MEDIUM ZOOM.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD ON FULL ZOOM.

FLASHLIGHT DO’S

  1. First, after buying a flashlight and of course some backup flashlights too. When you get home with your flashlights first decide if you’re going to use all of them if not then only put batteries in the ones to be used.
  2. Buy a flashlight with a very bright light. Usually the flashlights with other things on it and are made if you’re caught alongside the road will do.
  3. If you are able, try to make sure there is a flashlight in every room if not almost every room.
  4. Do buy a lantern and/or a portable light that can be used when the electric goes out. 

 

These are just a few of the Do’s and Don’ts of Flashlight Safety.

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Theme Advice

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

INTRODUCTION:

Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I need some advice on what Free Theme I should get. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way I really don’t like my current theme which is Affinity. I will consider all advice you give me.

WHAT I WANT:

I’m looking for themes with:

  • PORTFOLIO FEATURE.
  • TESTIMONIALS FEATURE.
  • RIGHT SIDEBAR (IF IT HAS OTHER SIDEBARS AND/OR FOOTERS WITH THE RIGHT SIDEBAR THAT’S OK). 
  • HEADER

WHAT I HAVE:

I HAVE THE FREE AFFINITY THEME!!):):😪😪

WHAT FREE THEMES I’M CONSIDERING AND HOW I’M FEELING ABOUT THEM:

  1. SOMETHING FISHY (MAYBE).
  2. LODESTAR (LIKE FEATURES AND IT HAS A PORTFOLIO, TESTIMONIALS AND A HEADER — (EVERYTHING I WANT but MAYBE).
  3. SCRATCHPAD — (MAYBE).

CONCLUSION:

As you can see I found only 1 with everything I want. So like I said previously, I will consider ALL FREE THEMES whether they have everything in them that I want or not. Any advice and or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance Everyone. Please use Contact Form form for your Advice and Testimonials. You can use the Contact Form for other comments too. Can’t wait to see your suggestions.

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6061 Aluminum Circle Manufacturer from 6061 Aluminium Circle read my post Washing Your Face and this is what they said. That is the precise blog for anybody who wants to search out about this topic…. You positively put a new spin on a subject that has been written about for years. Great stuff, simply nice! 

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Friendly Fill – Ins

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This week for Friendly Fill – Ins: Week 98 ANGEL TIGGER AND “QUEEN” DAISY MAE will be answering the Friendly Fill – In Questions.  We do hope you join us. To check out Friendly Fill – Ins each week go to https://mguffysreader.com and http://15andmeowing.com/.

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY.

1.) I am the “Queen”/Ruler of the family.

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY.

2.) I have no siblings currently. Angel Tigger used to be my sibling.

TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET. TIGGER PASSED AWAY ON 9-11-2015.

3.) I am looking forward to the beautiful flowers and pretty butterflies this Spring.

TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET. TIGGER PASSED AWAY ON 9-11-2015.

4.) The first sign of Spring this year was a Robin in the middle of the snow.

 

TWO AWARDS

INTRODUCTION:

I’ve been honored with two awards and they are: The MakeItUltra Blogger Award and the Real Neat Blog Award. This will be a combination post of both awards. I would thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me.

THE MAKEITULTRA BLOGGER AWARD

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ABOUT THE AWARD

The MakeItUltra Blogger Award is an award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.

THE RULES

  1. Thank The Person Who Nominated You For The MakeItUltra Blogger Award And Link To Their Blog.
  2. Display The Award On Your Blog By Adding It To Your Post And/Or Displaying It Using A Widget On Your Page ( Save The Image To Your Computer And Upload It To Your Blog Post)… Don’t Forget To Use The Tag #MyUltraAward When You Make Your Post.
  3. Answer The Following MakeItUltra Blogger Award Questions.

MAKEITULTRA BLOGGER AWARD QUESTIONS

  1. What Is Your Name? Crystal
  2. Where Are You From? Butler County in a very small town in Pennsylvania
  3. How Long Have You’ve Been Blogging And Why Did You Start? I’ve been blogging since January 9, 2017. I started blogging for fun and enjoyment.
  4. What Are Your Blogging Goals? My blogging goals are: Get as much traffic as possible to get followers and lots of likes.
  5. How Do You Spend Your Free Time? I’m mostly on my computer but I do spend time with my family and cat Queen Daisy Mae.

NOMINATE 1-8 NOMINEES(MY NOMINEES)

  1. Cats and Life
  2. RoseyToesMeows
  3. 15 And Meowing .com
  4. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
  5. McGuffy’s Reader
  6. Happiness Between Tails
  7. Crotchety Cougars
  8. Pets Overload

PROVIDE 5 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU(OPTIONAL)

List Rules In Your Post.

Inform The People/Blogs You Nominated Them And Provide A Link To Your Post. Don’t forget to use #MyUltraAward so people can find your post.

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I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me. The following are the rules for this award.

RULES

  1. Post The Award Logo On Your Blog.
  2. Answer 7 Questions Asked By The Person Who Nominated You.
  3. Thank The People Who Nominated You And Link To Their Blog.
  4. Nominate Any Number Of Bloggers You Like And Link To Their Blog.
  5. Let Them Know You Nominated Them By Leaving A Comment On Their Blog.

SAMANTHAMURDOCHBLOG’S QUESTIONS

  1. Sunshine Or Rain? Sunshine
  2. If You Were An Herb, What Would You Be? I’m not really sure.
  3. First Thing You’ve Ever Cooked Or Baked? I hardly cook at all.
  4. First Pet? My first pet was a white dog named Chiekie.
  5. What Country Would You Like To Visit And Why? I would love to visit Ireland/England/Scotland. Why? My Ancestors are from.
  6. What One Piece Of Advice Would You Give To Your 16 Year Old Self? Don’t worry if you fail because some of the best people failed many times before making it big.
  7. Favorite Drink(Alcoholic Or Otherwise)? Mountain Dew!!

MY QUESTIONS

I’m going to cheat. Please answer the same questions which are below.

  1. Sunshine Or Rain?
  2. If You Were An Herb, What Would You Be?
  3. First Thing You Ever Cooked Or Baked?
  4. First Pet?
  5. What Country Would You Like To Visit And Why?
  6. What One Piece Of Advice Would You Give Your 16 Year Old Self?
  7. Favorite Drink (Alcoholic Or Otherwise)?

MY NOMINEES

  1. Cats and Life
  2. RoseyToesMeows
  3. 15andmeowing.com
  4. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
  5. McGuffy’s Reader
  6. Happiness Between Tails
  7. Crotchety Cougars
  8. Pets Overload

 

Brotherhood Award

I have been nominated for another award everyone. I’m honored, privileged and thrilled to say that https://romeodiverona.com/ from the blog ROMEO was very nice to nominate me. I want to send ROMEO a Huge big thank you for this award.

WHAT THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD IS

The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.

THE RULES

  1. Thank The Person Who Nominated You And Link Back To Their Blog.
  2. Answer The Questions Sent To You.
  3. Nominate 10 Bloggers.
  4. Create Your Set Of Questions For Your Nominees.
  5. List The Rules And Display  The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award Logo In Your Post And/In Your Blog.

My Nominees

  1. Pets Overload
  2. Happiness Between Tails
  3. The Recipe Hunter
  4. Jerri Perri
  5. Comedy Plus
  6. Cat Lady From Austria
  7. Bluefish Way
  8. Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life
  9. Crotchety Cougars
  10. Canadian Cats
  11. Musings of a Senior Kitty

OK so I deviated from the 10 nominees and put 11 nominees instead. Actually, I feel everyone deserves this award so don’t take it personally if I didn’t nominate you.

QUESTIONS FOR MY BLOG NOMINEES

  1. What Makes You Angry?
  2. What Was Your Last Random Act Of Kindness?
  3. What Is Your Key To Happiness?
  4. What Is Your Philosophy In 3 Words?
  5. Why Did You Start Blogging?
  6. What Pet(s) Do You Own?
  7. What Encourages You The Most And How Do You Encourage(Not Flatter) Others?
  8. What Made You Choose The Name Of Your Blog?

QUESTIONS ASKED BY ROMEO(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS)

  1. What Makes You Angry? A lot of things make me angry. Examples are: Lies, Protesting, People not using common sense just to name a few.
  2. What Was Your Last Random Act Of Kindness? Helping my mother.
  3. What Is Your Key To Happiness? Believing in Jesus Christ Our Lord.
  4. What Is Your Philosophy In 3 Words? Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
  5. Why Did You Start Blogging? Mostly due to curiosity and I thought it looked fun. To find out more you can go to Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am and Why I’m Here . Even though this link will take you to my other blog it does tell you why I started both blogs.
  6. What Pet(s) Do You Own? I have 1 cat named Daisy Mae. I call her Queen Daisy Mae Because she rules the house.
  7. What Encourages You The Most And How Do You Encourage(Not Flatter) Others. I like to be encouraged by others that like what I do and I am open to suggestions. I try to let people know what I like and tell them to keep up the good work. I also encourage people through joining McGuffy’s Reader  Sparks each week too.
  8. What Made You Choose The Name Of Your Blog? Like I previously said, I have a cat named Daisy Mae. I named it for her. Also you can go to Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am And Why I’m Here . Like before even though it takes you to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE but states why I started both blogs.
WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

Once again, I would like to thank ROMEO for nominating me for the Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award.