Friday, December 4, 2009

Internet Dependency

Growing up, if we wanted to find out about something, we had to look it up in an encyclopedia. People actually had a job where they would go door to door and sell said Encyclopedias. I'm not making that up...

Because of the internet, people from around the world can hear my music without it being on the radio. They can read my inane thoughts without having to hear me talk. It's quite the powerful tool. Matter of fact, it's gotten to the point where you no longer have to ask anyone a question about anything. Just Google it or Wikipedia it and you will get some kind of answer. It might not always be right but you'll get a response.

Can you imagine what it would be like to not have this anymore?

This isn't a rant about Orwellian leadership or anything like that. I'm really trying to think what life would be like without this at our fingertips. It would be like being 12 years old again. That's what it would be like. A world of mystery, a small world. Because all you would know is what you were able to actually go see and touch and experience for yourself.

That world for me was Las Cruces, New Mexico (What What!) About a 6 mile wide town in the Mesilla Valley in Southern New Mexico whose population rose and fell considerably with the local college being in or out of session. Close to El Paso TX and Juarez Mexico. Surrounded by desert and mountains on all sides, you were pretty much trapped in there if you didn't have a car. If you tried to walk to the next big city you would die in the middle of the desert, being picked apart by grackles and coyotes. When we travelled to other towns we knew we had to pack food and water "just in case".

Fast forward 24 years- I can be wherever I want and find out whatever I want with a few strokes of the keyboard. It rocks. Musically speaking. It's also put a lot of people back in touch after being out of touch for eons. Pretty awesome.

And now...

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

12 corn tortillas
1 can of fire roasted Hatch Valley green chile
1 can cream of chicken soup
5 chicken breasts, pre cooked

Line a 9x12 Pyrex with 6 corn tortillas
cover with shredded cheese
dice up pre cooked chicken breasts
Empty can of cream chicken and can of fire roasted Hatch Valley green chile into mixing bowl with precooked chicken. Blend together.
Pour it into the pan
cover with remaining 6 corn tortillas
cover with shredded cheese

bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Pure yumminess

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