Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


When Life Gets in the Way of Blogging and futuristic musings

By on August 16, 2012

So what do you do when life gets in the way of blogging. I guess you simply make the time. Hard to believe that I have not blogged since February. I am trying to make a concerted effort and have decided to make Wednesday nights, my blogging nights. We’ll see how far we can take this. Stay with me people.

This week, I came to very sombre realization that we are living in the future, or more solidly, the future is here. I actually got the hint a couple of months ago when I stumbled on a photo of Marty McFly from the ’80s movie Back to the Future 
. According to the reports of the people who pay attention to these things, Marty would have arrived in the future, right about now and we have the photo to prove it.

With this week, came the news that the US military was testing the WaveRider which according to reports can take you across the pond in less time than it would take to get cozy with the inflight entertainment system. Imagine, getting to London and the rest of Europe in less than an hour. About the same time as my daily commute to work, but alas I digress.

The icing on the cake was when I borrowed a digital book from my local library just to check out this new digital lending system that was being so widely advertized and realized that it actually works. Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers was digitally delivered to my Kindle with the click of a button.
On a side note, I am slowly coming to terms that I am becoming one of those people who needs to have a cup of coffee or java to jumpstart my day. Yessir, the white chocolate mocha from the Starbucks around the corner is trying to carve its way into my existence. That is one thing I never saw in my future and one that I am willing to fight.