Friday, January 8, 2010

A Bit of Silliness

I admit it. I'm a relentlessly au courant type. If it's new, I have to have it. Gadgets, gizmos, iPhones, whatever, I'm always up to date and in style.

This is blatent (and probably not very funny) sarcasm. In reality I am an aspiring troglodyte, and I tell people in all seriousness that if I had any faith in my bean-growing skills I would totally pull a Thoreau. In a heartbeat.

So, it won't surprise you then to learn that I have a land-line phone. One of which, in fact, is not only permanently affixed to the wall but even has a dial. I don't watch TV; the computer I have is a centuries-old Mac, I lean towards the simple and straightforward in my blog and website design, and don't even like to post videos since that tends to muck stuff up.

So I'm not exactly up-to-date with things. So then when I say I am one of the shrinking number of people who play the Sims old school (meaning not Sims 2 or Sims 3) you are not shocked, correct? And when I say I have a new site dedicated to things I've made (and am making) for an old game, you will think, Yeah, that's about right.

I mean, it's a hobby, you know. But I've been having way too much fun making little things and outfits for what is basically a virtual way of playing with dolls. Mostly ancient cultures, though there are a few fantasy sorts of things. And mostly Minoan stuff, so that I can play with creating a perfect matriarchy in the Labyrinth.

That's right, MA-TRI-AR-CHY. Take that, patriarchy!

Anyway, it's called Magnolia Sims. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm a wee bit of a Luddite too. I have a land line instead of a cell phone, but it is a touch tone. Yours still has A DIAL?? Sweet Goddess, it's the 21st century! I didn't think those even still existed!

Thalia Took said...

They do! Granted, it's not the only phone in the house (or I'd never be able to navigate through most company menu-options), but I don't think it's going anywhere. It is, like I said, permanently stuck to the wall.

Anonymous said...

Well, I have a landline phone also. Those who only have a cell phone, have an emergency, and call 911 may be surprised to find themselves talking to the state police, and, if they are close to the state line they may be talking to the state police next door and not their own. Your landline will gps your local police to you if you can't tell them where you are. And, I'm not sure that vonage or your comcast/fios service will do that either.

So, I'm glad to be a bit of a ludite with this.