The lack of color

Have you ever noticed how our world is becoming devoid of color? Have you looked at the color of cars lately? I would say that a great percentage of cars are either black, grey, silver or white. Why is that?

I can tell you one reason - it's cheaper. A friend recently bought a new vehicle and if she wanted anything other than black, she had to pay extra. Imagine how much easier it is for the car dealers to find a car when they only need to find a black one. Last year when I bought my car, I wanted a red one (as usual). The new color is called paprika. It's NOT red, but it was the closest I could get to the color red.

I was very specific - I wanted red, and standard transmission with the lowest package of goodies. They found one and it didn't cost me anything extra.

Same thing with winter jackets. I was at the gym this morning and as I walked past the coat rack in the ladies' change room, this is what I saw.

Coats are all black

That's not quite true - there was one red one tucked right at the end. Holy - I don't think I own a black coat. Well, I do, but it's got a white design on it. My winter jackets are red and orange and NEON orange. Yes, I have three and they are used depending on the temperature outside. Cool, cold and very cold. Granted, I don't have a "formal" winter jacket, but still - we need to get some color in our lives.

Keeping track of passwords is a huge headache. There's no way that you can keep track of all of them in your head as almost anything you touch these days requires a password. Elle provided this web site with some online password keepers. Her hubby is in the IT business and she has LONG passwords. Holy - that would drive me insane although some of mine are long. But it is one way to keep track of your passwords.

I was out earlier this week and I bought a paper password keeper.

Password keeper

There is a huge warning in the front of the book about liability and where to keep the book, etc.

Caution in the password book

I liked the fact that it's like an address book so it's easy to find the correct password - provided you can remember how you filed the passwords.

It's like an old fashioned address book

Now here's the thing. There are two things wrong with a physical book. One is that you can misplace the book. That's super easy to do especially in this messy space. However, once I give something a spot to reside in, that item will always go back to its home, which makes the items easy to find. I'm pretty religious about making that happen. I haven't found a home for it yet - it still sitting on the floor beside my chair as I haven't had time to deal with it. The second thing is that someone can find it and use your passwords. Hmmm - if someone were to find the book and use it, then I think we have a bigger issue with strangers in the house.

Keeping your passwords online also has its issues. I would suspect that my passwords would more likely be hacked online than discovered by someone in the house. Let's be realistic - some major companies have been hacked with loads of personal data at stake. I'm talking about passwords for my account to buy quilting patterns and embroidery patterns. I don't really care if someone got into those accounts and they are not likely to be targeted either. BUT they could!

So I'm going to try the paper copy as I slowly transfer the passwords from the little notebook which isn't organized to the new address style book. It's going to take a long time to do that and likely won't happen until I run into an issue with a password and need to reset it.

Oh - did you notice the color of the book cover? Yep - it's black. There was no other choice.

I see Miss Lexi has something to say about her life. That dog is quite the character! But we love her. And all I can say is thank goodness Murphy is cute.

It was Monday sewing yesterday and I got a lot done. I took a bunch of pictures and will share them tomorrow. I've got a date with a computer this morning and another private class this afternoon with a serger. It's going to be action-packed.

Have a super day!!!