Sunday, August 29, 2010

We've come a long way baby!

First I want to say how excited I am to have the blacksmith back at home. He's been on a week long hunt. I sure missed him.

Remember it wasn't too long ago, if you wanted to know something about a particular subject, you pulled out the World Book Encyclopedia. Well last night I had the grand kids for dinner. Brady the 10 year old and I were discussing the spider that had camped out on one of my windows. I told Brady, I couldn't remember what kind of spider it was.

He said" Grandma put the information in your computer and find out." A couple of bites later he went to the computer room and he asked, "Grandma, do you use Yahoo for information?" I told him it was google in the top right hand corner.

Pretty soon the 10 year old was giving me facts about the spider. It is know as a garden spider. It eats it's web every night and makes a new one. It is yellow and black, has 3 claws on each toe and on and on.

Okay so I've been out smarted by a 10 year old!

Tonight for dinner I used Google. I found this recipe for
round steak thanks to Pioneer woman. I made fried green beans according to a google recipe too. I had picked two patty pan squash this week and I wanted a fat free way to fix them. I found this recipe for roasted patty pans.
Now I also made blackberry pie and I tried to find a recipe using whole pearl tapioca on google. There I didn't have much luck. That's a mission I will try again.

How did we ever survive without the internet????????


Barb said...

I don't know what we did without computers....amazing..

Flat Creek Farm said...

Interesting facts on the Garden Spider that I did not know. Grandson did a fine job on that! Your menu sounds amazing, and glad to hear the Blacksmith found his way back home. -Tammy

GardenofDaisies said...

Kids will outsmart us every time!! :-)

Zoey said...

I can't get through a day without I found a new chandelier by googling the number in the book I got from a local was HALF the price of what I would have paid had I not googled!

I googled Tropicanna Black to see why the leaves had green stripes--no luck on that one.

I also googled pineapple banana coconut cake to see if I could get an idea for a dessert to take to our Labor Day party next Sunday.

Did you know you can even google 222 x 222 = and it will give you the answer!

yes, I have been googlized for a few years now--IT'S A WONDERFUL THING!

Deanna said...

I know what you mean - we have come a long way! I cannot tell you how many times my kids have called for motherly advice about what is wrong with their kids, and I have cheated and did a google search before answering. Shhhh, don't tell Julie!

Glad Blacksmith is home.

Maybe next week on the serging project? Just let me know.

PS. I haven't seen any recent reports on baby Lane. Still praying for him and his family.

Jeri Landers said...

Thanks to the 10 year old for the very interesting spider information. it is fascinating! Especially since they make huge webs. Ah, I do remember the World Book Set, still have mine. Dusty, dusty, dusty... after all, we do have the web.

Shanda said...

I google everything these days too.

you had me cracking up with the false teeth comment. It brought back a very funny memory. Once when we were visiting my gramdma in the nursing home, her room mate said to my mom "here honey, put this over there for me". My mom held out her bare hand and the little old lady handed my mom her false teeth. Laid them right in her hand. My mom almost gagged.
So funny. About doing hair for funerals and such, I always joke that they don't yell at ya if you burn there ear with the curling iron and they sure don't complain much LOL.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I just found you thru Fonville Farms, my daughter! I think i will like it here!

My hubby just came home the other day telling me about fried green beans! I will heve to try them now for sure! The ones his friend told him about had flour and cornmeal in them and were fried the way I make fried squash! Yummo!!

Tipper said...

Makes you wonder doesn't it:)I love google too!