welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, May 18, 2015

apple what

thats what i said when i saw the ad
the new apple watch
why do i need an apple watch

ive got this one
i had one like this for the last 25 years
way back then my wife she got me a watch
a nice watch
one of those shiny nice watches
that cost way too much money
i guess it looked good on my arm when i was working
i wore it all the time

im ocd about time
just ask my wife she my kids and my former nurses
i like to know the time
ok maybe too ocd

one trick i learned at home
was to set all the clocks forward several minutes
to lie about what time we needed to be somewhere
about a 30 minute lie if i remember correctly

now that im retired i use it to remind me what the date is

i know what day of the week it is
i havent gone that far down the demented path

so i wore that shiny silvery watch all the time
playing sports
working in the yard
hot tubbing
it didnt last long
i told my wife she
i want one of those sports watches
you know the kind you can wear 24/7
do what you want to do
thats what i have done the last 25 years
wore the same one

the only time i got a new one was
when i wore out bands that they didnt make anymore
the watches themselves are still working
was given a new one as an upgrade for a gift
i had one actually have the battery run down

i did think about it though
they make these things so well
they last forever
how do they make money
since they rarely break
they are so cheap

so why do i need an apple watch

so i did a google search
why i need an apple watch
it costs from $349-$17000
its cool
you can get your emails
you can link it with your other devices

well i really couldnt find any good reason for having one
i just wonder how it would hold up to a week in my life
i sometimes sleep with it
im always dropping it
sometimes from heights sometimes into places i wish i hadnt
i get it really muddy and grimy and wet
then i just hose it off
i get into the hot tub with mine
i wear it when i garden
when i do beekeeping

i just wonder if the apple watch would hold up to all that

i keep my smartphone in my pocket in a special protective
i can do my emails facebook messages answer phone calls
make phone calls search the internet
on a screen that i can see

i dont need to know how much exercise i do
i do manual work almost everyday
until im pooped sometimes
then i know i got enough exercise that day

so why do i need an apple watch
my conclusion is

i dont
ill just buy 10 of my watches that will last forever
use my smartphone

did they just design a product most of us dont need
convince some of us that we needed it

i think so

just let me keep my casio g shock

the organicgreen doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment