“What is an animal that starts with N?” my nephew asks
while playing an alphabet game with his mom. After a short visit with my
dear friend, I confidently reply, “Narwhal!”
What should I wear to work tomorrow? I look out the
window. The grey cotton balls in the sky not only glare at me angrily, but
they also approach menacingly. Will they float away harmlessly as the night
goes on? Or will they give my car a much-needed morning bath? I check with
my friend. I have an answer. I better take out my warmest sweater and make
sure to pack my umbrella!
It’s time to write my Weekly Feature. It’s due on
Saturday. I still have lots of time, right? Or do I? I mentally go through
all that I need to do before Saturday. Uh oh! I should have completed it
yesterday! I wonder why I always procrastinate. Why do so many people
procrastinate? How can I stop procrastinating? What is procrastination
anyways? I ironically spend a good chunk of my evening with my friend who
helps me learn all about procrastination.
You may be wondering, who is this oh-so-knowledgeable
friend of mine? It’s Google! I am a compulsive Googler. Whether I want to
learn a new Sudoku strategy, find the lyrics to a song, look at a map of
Yuma, Arizona, or check what time my local Michael’s store closes, I turn to
Google. This powerful search engine helps me locate websites where I can
find the information I am looking for.
Google also has other applications in addition to its
popular search engine. I frequently use Google Maps to find my way to a new
place and Google Calendar to keep track of important dates. Google Image
Search is a great way to find photographs and other images. I rarely go a
day without checking my Google Mail, also called Gmail. Although these and
other applications are both enjoyable and practical for me to use, the
Google search engine is, by far, my favourite.
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