Friday, August 20, 2010

The near future

Not that I am that great about posting anyway, but it may get even more sporadic until December begins. I am just about to start taking courses and preparing for Series 6 and 63 licensing for a bit of an upgrade in my job. I am excited but know it will be a test of will to stay focused. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trade In

So, awhile ago, I posted about my nook and the overwhelming love I had for it. Fast forward a month and a half and you will find these feelings of love have lost their initial shine. The page turning button broke. This was a known problem but one they had supposedly fixed. Yeah, not so much. Other than that, I really had no complaints and thoroughly enjoyed the nook, but breaking after a month and a half is just  not acceptable. Luckily, even though my return date had passed, the B&N people kindly gave me a full refund without any hassle.

Since, I now have the opportunity to try the competition, I have decided to take the plunge and pre-order the new kindle (WiFi only). I will have a few weeks to try ti out and see if it lives up to the standards of the nooks other great qualities like ease of use and page turning speed and battery life. The ship date is to be Sept 8th or there abouts, so I will give my comparison review shortly thereafter.

I had toyed with the idea of an ipad as a friend has one and I really like it, BUT I am really wanting to be comfortable reading for several hours and the ipad just doesn't have the same grey screen that makes this possible. Plus, I have a computer; do I really need another one? I did some research and if it actually offered a program by which it converted my handwriting to a text document to take notes in meetings, I could see it being worthwhile but it is just not there yet. I'll save the $400 and wait until they get it a bit more functional thank you very much.

Sorry for the boring post to all non-gadget minded folks out there. I'll try to do something a bit more homey next time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Emily can read!

Yep, we are one of those over the top parents who invested in the Your Baby Can Read program. There have been a few days this past week where I thought she might have read a word from the flash cards but tonight was a definite. When I showed her the card "tiger" she made her tiger growling noise. When I showed her "toes" she held up her toes and wiggles them. When I showed her "dog" she said dog and when I showed her tongue and mouth she showed them to me. All of these were without me actually saying the word; all I did was show it to her. Amazing little 14 month old girl!