I recently received my latest issue of I journal. The theme this month is things that make us say, WOW! Oprah and company list 50 Wow items. Before I see the journal, I am encouraged to consider some of the things that make me say WOW.
Certainly some of things our own amazing bodies do are worth a wow, but I think the journal speaks to pioneer technology and objects that wowify. I imagine they will highlight the latest in technology, but I am wowed by the fax machine.
Remember the first time you used a fax? Were you not fascinated that you could insert a piece of paper and someone opposed to this of the country would get a print out copy of these document?
I am still also wowed by email, and truly, the internet. We take it for granted. When my internet speed is not super quick, I am frustrated. Instead I can remind myself of the wow factor that enables me to do my work from home everyday.
I also give WOW love to the ipod device and iTunes. The person who thought of it and then got permission to wrangle all those songs into one huge available store for 99 cents a pop is a visionary. cheap wow gold eu
Songs from my youth were no longer trapped in my memory banks or on a damaged LP. Any song (well, just about) can be culled from the techno tombs and down loaded to bring 1974 directly to my earbuds or computer.
Earbuds may be a wow to some folks. Now the big ol’ headsets are back in style again, but the idea of letting anyone listen to their music of choice without disturbing others around them gets a wow nod from me.
Everyday things that we skip over go on my WOW list. Flushing toilets, running water, bathroom paper. Those were WOWs when first invented and always remain a wow to me.
Vacation even to another city or country and notice what makes you go wow. Maybe it’s a double dip cone at a local joint for a couple bucks. Wow. Perhaps it’s free tours of historic sites with guides in full costume. Wow. Maybe it’s the buildings of times pasts. Wow to the nth degree.
Bug apply that works. Wow. Panty garden hose that don’t run. Wow — do they exist? The appliance. Wow. Velcro. Sticky notes. Super glue. Wow. What items, everyday and majestic, make you say wow?
The first time I used a timer for my sprinkler, I thought that was a wow. The crock pot deserves a wow. Maybe the microwave too.
I switched to see what Oprah staffers write about for their WOWs: “50 genius pioneer technology, exquisite art pieces, delightful breakthrough discoveries, stirring items of wisdom, really cool technologies, and remarkable molten chocolate cakes. inch
That’s enough to get the human brain cranking. What makes YOU say WOW? Don’t be influenced in what anyone else, including Oprah, says. I think top balm and emery boards are my endless WOWs. Certainly the laptop computer, wi-fi, and the twist cone get at least an respectable mention. It may be hard to stop at fifty, but at least think of five things that wow you.
Let me know what wowed you using any of the wow ways of communication. Maybe one of yours will ignite me to completely new arena of wows. Let’s get started: reading glasses, sliced up bread, cell phones, talk texting, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser…