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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Time For Some New Toys!

February 5, 2012

Good morning.  It's a bit cold, only 26 degrees.  We should have  high of about 37 today.  Still, it is Winter, so this is not so bad at all.   Tomorrow will be the warmest day this week, about 50 degrees.  Oh yes, I could definitely get used to this sort of Winter!

Well, yesterday was a magnificent shopping day for little ole me.  I've been looking into e-readers for quite a while now.  I love to read and usually have one or two books and a magazine or two in my work bag.  The e-reader would mean I could have all the reading material I want while only carrying one small item.  I finally narrowed it down to the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet.  The Nook won out, mainly because I can go into any Barnes and Noble store whenever I need help with it.

Another item I decided on is a wireless printer.  I have a nice printer in my little computer room, and it is hooked up to my desktop.  However, I mostly use my laptop in the living room.  In order to print things, especially from my email, I would have to take the laptop into the other room and hook the printer up to it.  Then I would have to unhook and re-hook the printer to the desktop. 

With the wireless printer, I can print anything from my laptop, tablet or phone with one click.  Easy peasy.  And, it was very inexpensive!  Am I spoiled?  Well yes, sort of.   At my age, I've learned to realize that there is no guarantee on tomorrow.  If something can make life easier and more enjoyable for me, then I try to go for it if I can.    My new toys should arrive in about a week.

Folks, have any of you noticed lately just how big and bright the stars are at night?   Some nights you feel like you can just reach out and grab one.  I always try to photograph the brightest star, but all I usually get is a lot of bright squiggles.  (because my photos are hand held)  Last night I tried again when I got to work.  This is not the greatest shot, but it's my best one so far.  The stars seem to twinkle, so they are never quite still.  You can even see other much smaller stars.

I'll keep trying, and hopefully one of these nights I'll get a decent shot.   I wonder if maybe these big stars are planets?  I'll have do some researching on the net.   If anyone knows, do leave me a comment.

My next photo is just a peaceful scene from the park.   It shows a lot of the ice on the pond, with a large flock of gulls in flight.  It's just a pretty picture.

Now I think I will rustle up some breakfast for Tootsie and me.  I'm thinking that scrambled eggs and bacon might taste pretty good.  Mmmmmm!   On that note, I'll leave you.  Don't forget, tomorrow I will have Parts 1 & 2 of our new collab kit "I Love.....".   Till then, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

I love the concept of a wireless printer. We hooked ours up that way when we made the laptops wireless. No cords running around. Good for you to treat yourself right! I'm waiting for the moon to become full so I can try setting up the tripod and getting a good moon shot. There are almost always clouds here, but it will make an eerie sky photo the way they move across the moon.

Nani said...

The gulls flying over the pond is a very nice scene!

I’ve never been to Louisiana at all, but my friend has tried to organize a group trip a couple times and I figure she probably will again! But right now it’s not a financially good time for any of us. I am looking forward to the new kit, even if we don’t have Mardis Gras photos, maybe we’ll look into doing a Mardis Gras party when she comes back in the summer. Even so, I still have my festively goofy Valentine at home!

I have an older Kindle and I love it! I want to stick with my old gray and black pages because they make my reading challenges go completely away, but for a color reader the Nook is a better idea! I read a few thngs where there were bugs with the Kindle Fire because they wanted to get it out in time for the holidays. Nook has been around longer.

We have a wireless printer, but it’s not hooked up yet. That’s something I’m doing as part of the White Tornado project. :)

Well, off to comfort my poor Honey after a dramatic, but wrong end to the football game!

Hugs, Nani

smiekeltje said...

You are so right about spoiling yourself with treats that make life easier, LOL!
Still, I like to have a "real"book into my hands when reading. But I agree, sometimes an e-reader might be useful, e.g. going on a holiday, you don;t need to carry around a lot of weight from books.
Hope your "toys"arrive soon.
Have a wonderful day