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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Newspaper Woes

If I were to state that I am not that much excited about the Superbowl, would I cause a flurry of comments asking me if I am nuts? I just don't care that much about football. Also, I cannot believe that there have been "trailers" for the Superbowl commercials. Isn't that a little extreme? Oh well, just MHO.

Hey, I baked yesterday! That is unusual. Peanut butter cookies, a very old family recipe. No picture though, as they somehow vanished.

Here's something. The Syracuse newspaper, The Post-Standard, is changing how we, the public, read the paper. No more daily home deliveries. We will receive home delivery on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. A small version of the newspaper can be purchased the other days of the week at newstands. A new on-line  digital version of the newspaper will be available 24/7. In other words, they pretty much want to do away with home delivery. I have been a newspaper reader since I started reading the comics (the "funnies") when I was very young. I am trying to be a grown-up about this, but truly I am not happy to lose the daily paper. The comforting routine of morning coffee, sitting with my husband as we both read the paper will be difficult to lose. Somehow, both of us using the computer to read the newspaper early in the morning is not going to be the same.

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Not much else to report today. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

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Here's a picture of Johnny Depp because I haven't posted one in a while and well, why not?


Rue said...

I don't watch the SB either - but I do like the commercials - well, most of them. And I might check out Beyonce if I'm near a tv around halftime. Otherwise - unless I was at a party - meh.

Enjoy your day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I have switched my newspaper reading to the online editions because the newsprint one is slow and out-of-date. By the time it gets delivered, I already know all the news stories it contains. My Rare One, however, still likes the newsprint edition so we continue to be subscribers even though I think it's a waste of money. But on the other hand, it IS useful to receive all the flyers that come with the print edition.

Anonymous said...

We have the same morning routine, with the all-important inclusion of working on some of the games. Both of us have spent our lives getting up 45 minutes earlier than we needed to, just to peruse the newspaper. I will miss it when it's gone. Hopefully, that will be a while for us, but I know it's coming eventually.

As for SB, we are watching it (go 49ers!), but if I wasn't, I'd do something special during that time. We're traveling with friends right now, and my counterpart in the other couple is going to spend some meditative time at a nearby Botanical garden. I think she's smart to do that.

Magic Love Crow said...

Awwww Johnny ;o) You know what, I was just watching The Tourist! LOL! Great minds think alike Robin ;o) I agree with you on the paper, it's like books too. Things are changing and somethings, I just don't like! Sorry, I am not into the Superbowl either! Have a great day my friend ;o)

Anonymous said...

I don't understand American Football so even if I can see it over here I won't loose my sleep for it :-)

I get my paper six days a week, I get both Sunday's and Monday's paper on Monday morning. I live to far from the town to get it on Sundays.

I don't like to sit in front of the computer while eating so that's never gonna happen here :-)

Have a great day!

oldgreymare said...

thanks for JD ..oh know he and RD JR are my faves

Linda Wildenstein said...

Indeed why not......
I gave up on the newspaper awhile ago so I do understand the withdrawal. So many comfort things we have come to expect are not going to be in the coming days.
Darwin would tell us to adapt or die....I pick bitching, it is sorta in between.

Jeanne said...

Seeing the pic of Johnny Depp does make up (sorta) for the bad news about the newspaper! I am one to read the newspaper at breakfast - Hubby reads it at lunch - and I am not sure how I would start my day without the daily paper! But I have read that many newspapers are going that route - online only editions. :(
Call me old fashioned, but I still love the feel of a real book or newspaper in my hands!

Introverted Art said...

I have never watched one superbowl... so don't feel bad.

Ellen in Oregon said...

It is a shame that most newspapers in the U.S. are putting themselves into extinction because they missed most of the reasons why some of us actually enjoy a paper that we can hold in our hands and put down when needed and does not required an electronic device that already causes our eyesight to fatigue. I learned to read by the time I was 4 yrs, old because I read the paper with my Dad every day. I developed an intrest in the World and the peoples of that World because of the newspaper. I was able to develop a large vocabulary and became an excellent Jeopardy player because of newspapers. It is sad that kids today have no idea what the funny papers are, Without newsapapers we lose out sense of community. We don't know who needs our help, who has died or what the grocery store has on sale. But then, I guess it was bound to disappear along with the need to spell, perform math without a calculator or write in cursive. It is a shame that newspapers have underrated the importance of preservng their tradition and mistakenly believe that they are simply requesting that readers get with the times and pay for the online version. If there was any content worth saving I might have considered it. It is a bigger loss than just paper printed with ink. Sorry about the rant.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I rolled my eyes at the idea of trailers for commercials, whether Superbowl commercials or not. It just sounds a bit silly.

About the Newspaper... well, I changed over a few years back. I prefer online version, but I understand your feelings about the slow disappearance of the printed word. I have a feeling that 'traditional', when it comes to news, will have a very different meaning in a definition in a decade or so.

AkasaWolfSong said...

I only watched the last 15 minutes of the game team wasn't in it so I didn't care, lol. As for the commercials I saw a few of the trailers and that was enough for me. I don't get thrilled with that stuff.
Peanut Butter cookies sound so have me thinking! :)
As for the newspaper I never subscribed to our little hometown paper as we get a free publication that comes twice a week that covers a lot of stuff in our area.
I read the papers online that I want to read but I do agree there is nothing like holding one in your hands, like a much loved book.
Thanks for the JD heart swooned, ha ha ha!!!
Have a good week Dear Lady!!!

Mina said...

I had all of my responses running through my head as I read down your post and then my eyes feasted on Johnny Depp. Hmmm...I had to go back and read it again after satisfactory lingering time. ;-)

You are (were) not alone in lack of Superbowl excitement. I am not a big football fan either and it's on so late anyway. Of course I'd stay up 24 hours to watch a Johnny Marathon. Super big hugs sweet Robin.


I would find it hard to start my day without reading a morning paper. Reading on your computer is not the same!
Take care,
xoxo Ingrid

Topper said...

All I did was follow the score, my team won. As for the paper, that is a shame, perhaps there is another paper than can be delivered?

The Boston Lady said...

Now that is a NICE picture of Mr. Depp. I just left a comment about the newspaper on your next post, not having read this one first. Why go in order?

I would have serious newspaper withdrawal, I'm afraid. As I said I tried so hard to virtual when we first moved here, but it was truly unsatisfying to not have the newspaper physically with me. I couldn't navigate properly and, well I hated it! And I read books on my Kindle like crazy! And magazines!

I will have a true hissy fit if I cannot have my paper delivered every morning. Especially now that I am totally in love with the LA Times.

I was actually going to do a post on this very topic and now you've fired me up to do it soon! Ann