Thursday Thoughts ~ 1/12/23

I’ve been thinking. You say “duh Jilly, so what else is new?” Ha! Nothing! Absolutely nothing say it again. Do NOT start on me earworm, do not start on me … too late

Let’s move this stream thinking along.

Does your iPhone/iPad make videos for you? Like compilations & name them & set them to music too? Mine does. I didn’t set up this feature but I love it! As a plant lover, I have tons of stills of greenery that I’ve taken over the years. For a while, I belonged to the SA Botanical Gardens. I let my membership lapse but I still visit often. Then every Riverwalk stroll, any special arrangements for the Dub girls, & so on … I collect floral images. When I got this video, I changed the music & texted it trying to spread the beauty. I don’t think my recipients cared as much. Well one did, 25% not like I’m counting. Which moves me to my next thought.

Here’s where I need your input people of bloglandia. If you text someone & they don’t reply, does it mean anything? Like does it mean they hate you? Or something less extreme? You may say “it depends Jilly, on who or what you send”.

My better 1/2 says he has a condition where he must respond to all texts & he must be the last response. He has so many ‘Ok’ texts it’s silly. My sonshine on the other hand says he never responds to texts. He may read them but he’s a talk on the phone person. He’s only 34, older millennial but still millennial which means we can’t stereotype. Well we can but we shouldn’t. Lulu is somewhere in between with the every text does not require a reply philosophy. Just like every email doesn’t need an answer in worklandia. Except for the occasional ‘bite me’ email … Haha.

I guess what I’m wondering is if you got a pretty 1-2 minute video of flowers, set to beautiful carefully chosen music from me, would you text me back? There are no wrong answers, unless of course you hate me. I always jump to that conclusion. But as I learned yesterday, someone’s life is a huge circle & what we know about it is only a dot. Why we should be kind. A thumbs up is kind in case anyone was wondering.

As always, more to come.

20 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 1/12/23

  1. Writing is great, it has rules, and grammar, and taught protocols. Modern technology has developed with no standard rules so everyone has different beliefs of what is right or wrong. I remember when email first took off in business. I set mine to “request a read receipt” because I thought that was a reasonable thing to do, it gave me confidence that the correct person had actually received it and read it. However, as multiple addressees became normal that system became problematic because everyone’s email was jammed up with useless messages. A bit like emails, texts, messaging, blogs – when do you stop acknowledging, or saying OK, or thumbs upping? A dilemma for us all!

    Apparently there is a different meaning for each colour of heart in the emojis. It seems I have been declaring my undying love and passion for complete strangers!!!!!!!!❀️β™₯οΈπŸ’“πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’—πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ˜»πŸ§‘πŸ€Ž

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    1. You, my friend are the absolute best! I have read this & gained perspective. I will believe the non-responders do not hate me. They may, but I choose to believe otherwise.

      I for one would love to be the recipient of your undying, love and passion. Those folks are lucky. β€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯πŸ’“πŸ§‘πŸ–€β€οΈβ€πŸ©ΉπŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ€β£οΈπŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ€ŽπŸ’•πŸ’˜πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ’žπŸ’

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  2. Sometimes people are so caught up in their hectic day, not replying could be unintentional. On a personal level, I always respond with an emoji if I am busy and get to a longer response soon as I am free.

    I love emojis 😁. They cute and packed with meaning.
    And if you sent me a video like you described I would respond with a double πŸ€—πŸ€— to say thank youπŸ˜‰

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    1. awww!!! yes! emojis πŸ™‚ That was the reply I yearned for from my new found fam. Busy may explain it, better than me thinking I am hated. I wonder if I could post the video here. My WP plan is free so maybe not but I’ll see if I can get it posted somehow.


  3. I wonder the same thing Jilly. I try to at the very least give a thumbs up to a text. More often I respond. If you are talking about a lovely video I would definitely respond.

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    1. Aww πŸ₯° thank you. You’re right doesn’t have to be words. I’d definitely have been over the moon with a thumbs up. Hell even a thumbs down because I’d at least get some reaction.

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  4. A lot of times the person at the other end of the text might not be able to text you right back. I’ve also had it happen where I’ll reply to a text and there will be a delay in it going from the sender to the receiver, so the person at the other end might have replied and you haven;’t gotten it. Still, I think people should reply to texts as soon as they can…

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    1. This was on Thanksgiving Day. As a holiday I never thought response would be immediate but maybe I’d hear something days later. But almost 2 months later & nothing.

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    1. Yes! John you are a true gentleman. That’s what I expected & was the response from 1 of the 4. Maybe she spoke for all of them?? Of course I texted w/o expectation. I’m owed nothing.


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