I was looking forward to it, a piece of the special Mr. Swiss apple flan topped with whipped cream, or should I say whippd cream with a bottom layer of apple flan. It makes no difference how you say it, the temptation remains the same. This was what encouraged me to leave my bed after my midday golden oldie sleep. What does an old lady have, if she cannot enjoy a nice piece of apple flan. I borrowed that one from my mum actually. Every time cigarettes got more expensive, she would take up arms for the golden oldies and remark “what does an old boy have if he cannot afford his cigarettes”. Somewhere I felt she had got the wrong end of the argument, but with mum you did not argue. She was always right, seeing the world from her own perspective.
This piece of flan was my only temptation today. It is snowing outside, so I am not tempted to go out in it, just take a few photos from the safety of home and be glad that I do not have to go places and do things.
Temptations are so easy to fulfil today. I found myself surfing through the web sites I like to visit, just to see what was new. I am talking real business and not Facebook or Twitter. Facebook is slowly becoming a showcase of “look at my photos”, “look what I had for dinner” and “look what I did today”. We used to write it all down in a private diary and stick the photos in an album to show at family gatherings. Now you get it all online, in glorious technicolour. I took part in at least four Chrismas Dinners as well as sharing many Chrismas trees and the gifts around them. Now that christmas has gone, normality is moving in and I can try at least 20 different varieies of pizza with as many toppings, all nicely filmed to make it easy to copy. I also noticed an advertisement for a nice pair of slippers, you know the shoes you wear at home, but would not be seen dead in outside. They are red and have a nice white nylon furry edge around the top – perfect for sitting at the computer.
I must admit I do indulge in temptations. Most of them are now online for me, being a lazy golden oldie and not wanting to tramp around the stores looking for stuff I do not really need. I find myself visiting web sites from various elecronic places. Is there something new in the camera line? What does Apple have to offer in new devices and what’s the offer on a new camera lens. They are safe temptations, because you can do it all from home. Just keep your hands away from typing credit card details and actually ordering the stuff. Often you do not have to make a search, the companies come to you, especially if you have once ordered something. You are now on their books and registered and your details appear automatically if you place an order.
I think I will go fetch another piece of whipped cream with some cake. That is safe, costs nothing, and no good letting it go to waste. It’s snowing outside in any case.