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Mrs. Siri | May 25, 2020

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Meeting Up

Meeting Up
Mrs. Siri

Now that I’m in the ‘burbs I’ve accepted Meetup as my new best friend, and the only way to search for some semblance of normal. I attended a book club last weekend for women in their 20s and 30s living in the South Bay. The book was Tina Fey’s Bossypants which was a riot. It’s like reading an episode of 30 Rock and takes all of four hours to get through. My only warning with the book is to read it in a group or completely alone. Otherwise you feel like a tool laughing by yourself every other line and looking for someone to make eye contact so you can read the joke out loud. 

I actually convinced my husband to read the book as well. It is a great introduction to reading for the geek in your life who only believes in reading Gizmodo, Techcrunch, etc. I was told by another Siri-ite that I should not expect my husband to read when he gets home since that is all they do all day – read and look for solutions which is too difficult to keep up all night as well. Apparently Siri is so demanding of these poor guys that when they get home they hide from all things geeky and take comfort in analog. That suddenly explains why my husband hasn’t fully set up the entertainment center or his beloved SmartHome lights since we moved into our new place.

The book club consisted of a handful of women. They all worked in various fields and lived in different cities in the Peninsula and South Bay. However, there was one common thread throughout the group. We had all moved to the area for our husbands who work in Tech and were desperately seeking non-techie outlets and “normal” aka non-Tech people. There was one women who had lived in Sunnyvale for five years, just a few minutes north of my new home. She assured me that it is just as bad as I fear it is and you never get used to it. Splendid. Thank you Meetup.