Analog Wife Life

“Can you whisk this?” I asked Good Man, showing him how.

“Don’t we have a gadget for this?”

“Yeah, the whisk.”

Good Man scoffed. “This is not gadget! This is like ancient people killing an animal with a rock. This is no 2012 gadget. This is analog! My wife is analog!”


“OK, come on, time to review our savings goals,” I said to Good Man.

“Let me make coffee,” he said.

I settled down on our couch with printouts from our credit union and ING, a calendar, and a notebook and pen. When he sat down, I started in, “We’ve saved this much so far,” I said, pointing. “And you get paid three times in March, which means we should be able to save…”

I went through, making a list and predicting how much we could save in the next six months, accounting for the taxes we owe this year, the vacation we’re set to take in June, and increasing our 401k/457b withholdings.

Good Man stared at me. “Why are you using paper and pen? Why not make spreadsheet? Oh my God, you are so analog!”

One thought on “Analog Wife Life

  1. Comment from: david [Visitor]
    i understand amanda. tell good man that old habits are hard to break and why if don’t have too.
    02/13/12 @ 22:42

    Comment from: admin [Member]
    Good Man doesn’t seem to understand that I do use a lot of technology–heck, almost all of our banking is online. But when it comes to projecting future savings based on strange things (like the fact that I’m teaching summer school, and I currently have a large amount of money set aside for summer pay, far larger than normal), well paper and pen it is!
    02/14/12 @ 06:46

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