Definition of FICKLE – : marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability : given to erratic changeableness
Origin of FICKLE – Middle English fikel deceitful, inconstant, from Old English ficol deceitful; akin to Old English befician to deceive, and probably to Old English fāh hostile
• So this morning it is still snowing here. Pathetic. I am tired of this stuff. I am depressed because I cannot make any progress on any of my health + home decorating goals. I am bored being stuck inside. I feel like I have lost the month of March, one of my favorites, to fickleness.
• This last week or so I’ve used my iPad more. It’s a great device if you want to consume something. Read an article or a book. Watch a movie or a TV show. Play a game. Wonderful. Easy. But when it comes to creating an email message or a blog comment I find it awkward. Fickle even.
This cute little machine auto-corrects willy-nilly and often sends/publishes what I write before I’m finished writing it. So if you’ve received something from me that doesn’t make sense, know that it came from me & my iPad. And that I am trying to get more comfortable using it. There’s a learning curve here.
• And while I’m in a complaining mood, let’s talk about advertisements. In just the last few months I’ve seen more adverts on blogs & in magazines & on cable TV & in my snail mailbox than ever before. And I don’t like this trend. It seems desperate.
It is visual clutter and/or wasteful. And, quite truthfully, when I see or receive lots of advertisements I immediately wonder what is really going on. My spidey senses tell me that I am now the product and that someone is trying to use me. Deceive me, perhaps. It is fickle [in the original meaning of the word], ‘ya know?