I'm learning. I'm sure I'm learning how to use it. Okay, yes, with some help from my much-more tech-savvy husband.
I used to be on the cutting edge of computerized typesetting, you know, but I retired from the printing trade before technology reached the heights it has since attained in the 21st century, and I was good at it. I really was. I'd even been known to be 'stolen' from one employer by another because of my skills.
Long ago and far away, folks. Now I have no skills. I have to risk annoying annoying my husband by asking for help, so many times that he has come to regard me as a slightly underdeveloped child.
To change the subject completely now, I've found something new (new to me, don't forget that part, it might not be new to everyone) for my diet-controlled diabetes.
I found it accidentally, in the drugstore, while waiting to get my flu shot.
There were two kinds of 'naturally sugar free' mints on the counter, labelled 'no aspartame' and 'naturally flavored' so I had to try them, one little box of 'Spicy Cinnamon' and one of 'Pomegranate' — how could I resist pomegranate mints? Yum.
|pomegranate and seeds|
I decided to check out some of the listed ingredients on Wikipedia.
"Sorbitol (//), less commonly known as glucitol (//), is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly."
Okay, we all know 'sugar alcohol' doesn't mean booze, and of course 'sweet taste' is what I was after.
So far, so good, and 'metabolizes slowly' is good, too, right?
But who knows what 'isomer of mannitol' means? Not I.
But it also says the isomer of mannitol is 'found in nature, for example in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes.'
Yum. Now that sounds better, except maybe the prunes.
And then there are the illustrations offered by Wikimedia:
and also this next one: which no one in this household understands...
It is "all Greek to me" as my mother would have said.
That's it! I've turned into my mother. I instinctively know a great many useful things: I can cook without recipes, for instance. Without recipes and without pre-prepared food.
I know which things go with which, etc., although I don't know how to serve pomegranate.
Now, can someone tell me why my computer screen keeps disappearing, only to reappear with something else on it? Or why it scrolls up and down whenever it feels like it?
Posting for Lady Fi's magical meme: Our World Tuesday