The number 3

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 Wordpress topic on 22 September 2011

Step 1: Pick a number from 1 to 10.

Step 2: Now think of something interesting in your life, or that you’d like to have in your life, related to that number. For example, if you picked 6, tell me about your favorite kind of beer (which come in packs of 6).

I have chosen number 3. There are three sides to a triangle and there are unlimited types of triangles that we face in our lives. Here are some that come to mind:

1. I am the youngest of three girls in my family.

2. I have three sons.

3. Mum, Dad and child – so often a child can come between his/her parents and if this happens too often it can have a detrimental affect on the whole family.

4. Husband, wife and an outsider (male or female). There must be millions of books written about this scenario of the love triangle, often with unhappy endings.

5. Sometimes the outsider can be a friend of the wife’s or husband’s who monopolises their time and interests to the point where someone feels abandoned.

6. An interesting scenario can be Husband, Wife and former wives or husband’s. This one can create some crazy dynamics and they are not always nice ones either!

7. Three people are good friends and then one of them becomes an outsider. This is painful for the person who is on the outer.

8. Mum, Dad and outsider – In my case it was my Mum, Dad and Uncle. My Uncle gave me special attention for as long as I can remember. Although I enjoyed the special treatment, it put me offside with my Dad who didn’t appreciate his brother’s involvement in our family.

9. Aunt, Uncle and Niece – as in my earlier point – my Uncle’s kindness to me was kept secret from my Aunt. I always had to keep information from her.  This was really difficult for me as a small child and it very confusing. 

10. It is harder to share an apple or orange between three people 🙂

Cheers

Lorraine

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I would like to anonymously send someone a gift

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 I have a girlfriend that doesn’t have email. This means that the only time we catch up is by phone once every few months. We don’t live in the same town. My friend is on a disabiliity pension and is reluctant to spend her pension on paying for an internet server, a computer and new software.

I would like to buy her an up to date computer, with all the latest software and pay all her bills for its associated use for the next ten years (at least). Then we could email each other; she could learn about Facebook; she could even start her own blog. She is a very intelligent person and I am sure she wouldn’t take very long to catch on to all the new technology.

I can’t imagine my life without the internet today. At the same time, she has a lot of friends and they are not virtual friends either. I went to her birthday party a couple of years ago. The restaurant was packed and I hardly had a chance to speak to her because she was in such demand.

I wonder is there is any connection between her lack of technology and the incredible number of friends that she has in her life.

I love being able to keep up to date with my extended family via Facebook. I have nieces, nephews, sons and daughters-in-law that use the internet regularly. I get to see all the baby photos and hear a little about what is happening in their lives. I get concerned though, that my presence on Facebook may embarrass them. I do try to be discreet if I make any comments (which is not very often). Would they tell me if they weren’t happy with me popping in there?

Until next time

Lorraine