Happy New Year Biz e-Mom’s Blog readers!
I hope you rang in 2011 with some bubbly and with those special to you. I certainly toasted on your behalf to make up for it in case you didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I was sitting in front of my TV like any good mother but those closest to me were in bed already. (My husband works every holiday – occupational hazard.)
I gave thanks for a fast-paced, exciting 2010 filled with health, love, learning, and adventure for the Biz e-Family. I gave thanks for all those who bought my book and read my blog (you three are awesome!) I looked back and reflected on some of the year’s milestones including:
– Biz e-Baby1 turned three years old
– Biz e-Baby2 turned 1 year old
– I published my first children’s book, Kangaroo’s Shoes
– I took a new position in my company (my day job) and am excited about a new, challenging career move
– The Biz e-Mom’s Blog was created and is going strong thanks to all of YOU. Thanks for spreading the love.
– We bought a new car – albeit a minivan—but I love it
– We took a nice family vacation to South Carolina
– Our dogs celebrated their 11th and 12th birthdays and are blessing us with their unconditional love
Then I toasted for a successful 2011 filled with new beginnings, more jobs, new friends, for the safety of my children, to selling the heck out of my book, to healthy living, to world peace and to gaining more followers (a girl can dream right?).
I read an article last week about technologies that in the last decade began slowly fading such as phone calls, faxes, and CDs. It made me feel old. I also read a different article with predictions about the great trendsetting things to keep an eye on. Among them were 3-D Printers, Holograms, DNA powered robots (using rat brains), HTML5 and do-everything-for-you cars.
I hope that one day I will be able to take advantage of such advances and perhaps hold a conference call via my own hologram. Wait–do you think the hologram adds 10 pounds?
Or, maybe I will be able to use a 3D printer to make my post-pregnancy saggy boobs look bigger in photos? It would be like virtual plastic surgery!
If a robot with a rat powered brain could be my live-in maid for a while, my house could be cleaned more often. However, the missing cheese in the fridge and the tiny droppings on the floor, may be equally as annoying as the current state of my family room. Perhaps, I will wait until they use cat DNA. They are cleaner.
If I really could leverage this futuristic technology stuff, I would hope for a car that could drive me and my husband around town so maybe we could “do it” in the back seat after a dinner date once in a while. The Swagger-Wagon would soon be redubbed the Shag-Her Wagon. I can picture those Toyota commercials now.
For now, I am thankful that I have lived to see another year and although I am a little bummed we don’t have flying cars by now like the Jetson’s. Perhaps I will take charge of my own destiny and resolve to achieve something more manageable like losing this pesky 5-7 pounds around my mid section.
- Reporters – 3D Printers Aren’t That Expensive (replicatorinc.com)
- IBM’s 5 on 5: Holograms Will Come to Life Just Like in Star Wars (readwriteweb.com)
- How To Get Iwhbyd Skull On Halo 3 (mademan.com)
- 3D Hologram Prints Invade Military, Commercial Design (videos) (singularityhub.com)
- IBM predicts holograms on mobile phones within five years (creativedepartment.com)
- Japan Is Going Crazy For Holograms (manolith.com)
- Hologram Does It Better Than Britney (socialitelife.com)
- Sham and the Holograms (patspapers.com)
- Printing transistors using a 3D printer (electronics-lab.com)