For all baseball fans from the past, the phrase: "And
you can look it up!" is immediately associated with the great Hall of
Famer, Casey Stengel. He would throw out a statistic of some sort and end it
with the phrase.
The other day I was watching TV and there was an interview
with Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. As we watched, I
incorrectly noted that he was married to Lesley Stahl. TLW (The Little Woman)
was surprised that he married anyone and immediately looked it up. Andrea
Mitchell was the news reporter he did marry. She corrected me and added facts
to the conversation. I, of course, apologized for the error and reminded her I
am old, old people get mixed up. First, she was a woman, secondly, she was a
reporter and thirdly, she was at the end of her career. TLW informed me she was
20 years his junior. I get points for the fact that both women are on or were
on 60 Minutes, I think.
It seems now nothing is left to chance by TLW. Even my
medications are scrutinized via the Internet to assess conditions, credibility,
and knowledge about everything.
Fortunately, all the promises I made to TLW 46 years ago are
not recorded anywhere on the Internet, she can't look it up, and hold it
against me, she has to live with her mistake.
My Cardiologist increased a medication I am taking, and she
immediately looked it up to tell me what that meant, how it would affect me and
why. Me, I could care less, my feeling is that the doctor knows medicine, I
know the contents of my refrigerator. I stay out of medicine and he stays out
of my refrigerator. That's all I got, I'm retired and old, plus I get hungry a
Way back in 1991, I purchased my first computer from Apple
and invited her to use it. She refused, she wasn't getting involved in one of
those new-fangled contraptions. But then I got her a laptop, and suddenly she
started to learn, and went from a laptop to an Ipad and now, even an Android!
There is nothing she won't do with it, ordering on-line
merchandise, air travel, and hotels, even looking up car sales. Once she finds
out she can refurbish a husband, or replace him I will be a new man, totally
void of my present charm, and will become someone likable, which hasn't
happened since I learned to talk.
Pray for me.