First things first:
Happy Valentine's Day!
I don't know what your plans are for the rest of the day, but first thing, go tell your special someone how much you cherish them. Anything after that....flowers....candy....dinner....diamonds, is just a bonus. And everyone can afford a kind word, right?
My mind thinks in strange ways. Consider this: The news this morning reported that an asteroid is headed towards Earth and will pass perilously close. It won't hit us, but will pass within 22,000 miles, which is inside our "satellite belt". This means it's possible it might hit one or more communications satellites, disrupting cell phones, ATM's, social media, etc.
That's a scary thought to me. Without a land line my cell phone is my ONLY means of contact with the outside world, short of actually approaching someone and saying "Hi." Who does that any more?
Earlier I took the dog out for a walk and realized I didn't have my cell phone with me. Then it dawned on me that if my electronic key FOB were to crap out I couldn't get back in our apartment gate. And with no phone, I couldn't even call K to come let me back in.
And even if I stopped a stranger on the sidewalk and borrowed their cell phone I couldn't call K, or anyone else, because I don't know anyone's phone number. They're all in my directory....I just pick a name and it calls them automatically. I don't know any actual numbers.
They'll someday find me wandering aimlessly in a parking lot somewhere, mumbling something about "that damn technology!" One little space rock hits one little box of electronic thingys, one little key FOB goes pfffttt....and I'm toast. Basically, I'm just living on borrowed time.
Is it possible I think too much? ;)