Well, a Kindle Fire. John’s Fire to be specific. I have wanted a tablet for a while, but I have been holding out for an iPad for a variety of reasons. No really. There were reasons such as compatability with my iPhone, an OS I knew, screen size, camera, etc. See? Reasons
At the library we have an iPad and several ebook readers to help patrons learn to checkout ebooks. This has become a primary function of my job. The other day a patron came in with her mother’s day Fire still in the box. She didn’t even have an Amazon account. I spent a good bit of my afternoon getting her set up. And I realized the Fire did most of the stuff I wanted. I had never really given it a chance.
At this point, John may have accused me of being an Apple snob. (He is really good at knowing when to make his argument and when to stay silent. The moment when I mentioned making the Fire would work was his right moment. Ahem. I’m not overly proud.) And he may have been right. So he
gave let me borrow his to see if it would work for me.
My hope is that it will give me more freedom during the day to blog and write. My phone is too small for real writing, and the kids are all over my laptop if it makes an appearance. I can be more stealthy and quick. I hope.
So to end this post, I am taking a page out of John’s book and jotting down random thoughts.
• The placement of the power button and period key are proving problematic.
• There is nothing more cute than a toddler in a tutu yelling, “Ta Da!”
• Know what would be fantastic? If Good Eats was on Netflix…. Back in a mo (Yes, I’ve been watching BBC.) …. Damn. Off to tweet Alton. I’m going to start a Twitter campaign!
• Trying to get my son to sleep often leaves me feeling battered in a variety of ways.
• Snow peas are so snackable.
• Cooking in someone else’s kitchen is stressful.
• Tonight could be the night the kids sleep through the night. (It wasn’t.)