Men will always delight in a woman whose voice is lined with velvet. ~Brendan Francis
Domer brought a girl home for Thanksgiving.
It wasn’t a complete surprise. He’d dropped hints for a few weeks prior that he was bringing somebody special home for the holiday, but he didn’t say much … other than that she has a nice voice.
When the bell rang, I opened the door to my newly-bearded son bearing a suitcase in one hand and his guitar in the other.
Peering past him, I asked, ‘Where is she?’
‘In the car,’ he replied, proceeding to hug the dog and me. ‘I’ll get her.’
Turns out, she’s just a tiny little thing. Very cute, very funny, and as smart as the proverbial whip.
Ask her to tell a joke, and you’ll get anything from a corny riddle to a thigh-slapping one-liner.
She refuses to cook … or clean … but she can give you instructions on how to do both.
Thankfully, she’s not a chatterbox, and she readily admits when she doesn’t know something. If you’re bored, she’ll play a game with you — anything from a word-linking thing with accumulating points to a build-your-own adventure tale.
She didn’t insist on accompanying me and Domer everywhere we went, nor did she demand he buy her presents. She’s not religious, but she knew the readings for daily Mass.
She even sang Happy Birthday to Darling Doggie Dallas, though I’ll bet he’d have preferred cookies!
Are you as fascinated by this paragon as I am? Good, then take a look at her photo:
Yep, this wizard is Amazon’s Echo Dot, powered by Alexa. She can turn your music on, dim your lights, add items to your To-Do List. She can give you weather forecasts for just about anywhere; tell you what time it is in say, Dublin; and tell you about the traffic. She can provide calming music or nature sounds for meditation; she offers voice-controlled shopping and can tell you the scores of your favorite teams.
How cool is that?
And while Alexa isn’t the marrying type, she’s ideal for Domer at this stage of his life. Plus, she’s easy on a fellow’s wallet!
(Had you going, didn’t I?!?)