Monday, July 26, 2010

My Toy's

This morning I had all my toy's out and thought I would share them with you. First is my New Gateway laptop, my Ipod Itouch, Blackberry 9700, My camera on the right hand side , my new Nook from Barnes & Noble  with my Skull Candie headphones , and my Blackberry 9000. It just amazing me that I use these things on a daily bases. Only thing I don't have is a Nintendo DS which I am thinking of getting. Not 100% sure of that yet. Hope you enjoyed the visual of my day.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Good day all. It's Saturday morning and I thought I would get to writing a blog post about random life stuff going on . 
I wanted to write my thoughts on the Barns & Noble Nook since I have had it about a week now. I have managed to read a whole book in less than a week with it and I have to say there is something to be said for my not being able to see how many more physical pages you have left to finish the book . The Nook does give you how many pages you have read and what is remaining, but there seems to be a since of calm with these numbers. When I read a paper back book, I get over whelmed with all the those pages I have lingering to finish. So in a way the nook has helped with that issue for sure.

One night I decided to use my Nook in bed while Don was sleeping and to my surprise none of my book lights worked with the Nook while in my case. So the next day i went back to Barnes & Noble and bought a Nook light in orange. It works wonderful with the Nook and I am very pleased that I decided to get it. It does create a little glare if you are using it in the pitch dark, but in a dimly lite room it works wonderful.  
My local B&N store had the Nook class last-night and I had planned on going, but by the time 6pm got here I just decided not to go. I have had the Nook for a week now and I pretty much have learned most of the in's and out's of the device. I have found a couple web sites I wanted to share with you that I thought someone might use.

  1. Mobile Read...  This is a great place for all kinds of Nook goodness. They have forums and websites to download books. 
  2. Good Reads ... This is a place to document all the books you have read, will read and want to read. You can add friends and see what they to say about books they have read or what they suggest to read you may not know if out. 
  3. Books On Board.... another online book buying site. 
      4. Fiction wise... a online book buying site. 

This week we did watch the 2 hour special of Deadliest Catch were they lost Caption Phil. Very sad , very sad. He wave loved by so many and I don't thing we ever know how much until we are really gone. He will be missed very much. 

I have been playing with the idea of getting another phone. Me and this Blackberry 9700 are having issues. It's the small keyboard. I just don't understand why they made this phone so small. the 9000 bold was perfect . I love that phone and use it alot, but the battery and memory are a true issue. Anyone that ownes this phone knows what I am talking about. I really have not decided yet, but I am really thinking I may have to go with something a little more basic. I got this phone with my 2 year renewal so I will have to pay full price for a new  phone :( sucks. 
On the knitting front I have nothing to offer. I have not touched my needles in a couple months now and I think it has been  a nice little break,but I am ready to get back at it. I miss very much the needle and yarn in my hands. I still have my Rose Leaf Trellis Shawl I am working on and a pair of toe up socks. This will keep me busy for some time :) I'm a very slow knitter,lol. 

I guess I am learning with time, that I don't have to keep the worlds pass anymore. Just enjoy what I can do with the time I have. That's all I expect of myself.  

Love comments from you guys so drop by and say hi ;) have a great day all. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I always try and keep this blog about positive things in my life like my knitting, blackberry world or random things in life, but I really need to air some things, and I think this is a perfect spot since it is my blog and I have complete control of it.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I have been in a relationship with Don since 2003. We got engaged 2 years ago and I really have not thought about getting married yet just because I don't feel the need. Of coarse there is my family that thinks I should stop playing house and get married,but I just don't see the point. Its not going to change anything in our relationship except my last name. Pointless really.

My relationship has always been my number 1 priority because it's that important to me. Don really has made me a better person by love and support that he gives me unconditionally without fail. I really have changed for the better but it seems there are those that think I should still be a party hardy girl and go out to clubs, drink and be their partner in crime for a good time. Now that I don't do that anymore I have to say I have no friends in my life, not even 1.. It's really sad that I was no more than a fun friend and now that I have a nice life that does not involve drinking, night clubs and running all over town < I have been left in the dust.

Having a family means you spend all your time with them and doing for them because you love them. and it means you give 110% to that person. I don't see why you have to go shopping, eat lunch and do all this crazy stuff to be friends with someone. You can't just talk on the phone, email or drop a text and say hi to be friends???????? I  guess I will never have friends again because I chose to be with Don all the time when we are not working. people in this world want to know why they get divorced or don't have good relationships? Think about it. 100 years ago a man and woman had each-other, and then  their kids. That was it! they worked,played and spent all there time together. The wife just didn't run off all day to hang out with her girlfriends while the hubby sat home tending the farm! She didn't tell him she couldn't make dinner because she had to go to meet the girls at the club for a drink. I truly believe Don and I have a strong relationship because we spend all our time invested with each other.
So I will say it , right here. I don't care if you think I'm stupid for never leaving his side, I don't care that you think i'm crazy for never talking or seeing so called friends! friendship is not a one way street and I'm tired of doing all the walking. friendship should be meeting in the middle.. thats what friends do , it's about both people. And if you really cared about me you would understand that my family is the world to me , and you would be supportive of me for trying to be the best person I can be...... (Off soap box)

Not everyone can have the relationship we have, and I thank god every day for giving me Don. I love him and Cheyanne with everything I have and will never make the mistake of letting others try and control our lifes. We make our lifes what we really want, and I want Don for my life mate and that's it.  I can't change the way people think or what they do, all I can do is make my life what it needs to be. So, so  long to friendship of the past and your restrictions and rules! I don't play games and I don't follow anyone.. This is my life and my rules, and the rules say I will be happy  for ever :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jonathan Adler Case

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I love this case because the inside is bright pink and it hold the Nook so I don't have to take it in and out . It also has the business card holder and paper holder . The cases for the Nook are crazy expensive but this one was only 30.00 which I could stand. 

My Nook

Nook in its pretty pink case
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My honey saw my blog post this morning about the Nook and felt sorry for me . He told me we were going to go eat and to my surprise he took me to B&N and bought me the Nook! He got me the 3G and Wi-fi . I'm so loving this little piece of heaven right now.. It's so much fun. I have downloaded 3 books and spent 8.00.. That's it! Best gift ever.
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Ereaders Going On My Kmas List

So I have been doing research for a couple weeks now on all the Ereaders out because this is all I hear people talk about when they say they are reading a book. I guess I have always been kinda old fashioned when it comes to books. I love getting in my car and driving to the book store, browsing for hours, drinking my coffee and finally making my purchase. Then there is the physical aspect of having the book it's self which I find warming. I generally leave the book i am reading on the coffee table, the table next to my chair or next to my bedside stand in my room. When I leave a book in the living room it always comes to pass that when one of my friends come over they always pick the book up to see what I am reading. Granted most of my friends don't have the attention span to read, but that's another story,lol.
With all the talk on Twitter and other blogs I read about Ereaders I wanted to check out what all the hype is about really. So here is what I found on a blog I was reading this morning about the top 3 Ereaders.
I thought this was a great  blog post of the 3 devices and what they have to offer. I do know that the Nook has come down in price. The Wi-Fi version only for 149.00 and the 3G and Wi-Fi for 199.00   I did look at alot of Youtube Videos of the devices and alot of people really like the Kindle2 , which is the newest Kindle. Now it does have the voice reader, which is when you want any book read out load to you that is a option which is great,but i find I don't really like audio books so this is not a big deal for me. Also some like the fact that your buying books threw your Amazon account with the Kindle. I don't have a Amazon account so again, this is not a big deal for me.
 I really feel that the Nook is the way to go for me. I am always going to Barnes & Noble for my books because there is Starbucks Coffee and I love the surroundings of the store. The Nook also has a SD slot for more memory, and  when you are  in B&N store you can read any book for free on your Nook! And all the books you buy are from B&N which means there are so many books to choose from it will make your head spin. Last but not least the price point. It is now is the most affordable of the 3 devices.There is also the fact that you can share books with friends or family that have a Nook. When you share a book from your Nook Library its for 2 weeks and during that time you would be unable to read the book. Just like loaning out a paper back book in the old days :) 

So when I started looking at Ereaders I realized the one thing that most people knew that I didn't. Ebooks are cheaper than buying a paper back or hard back book! Wow I was amazed at the money you can save this way, so with this I am putting the Nook on my Christmas list for my man , along with the Ipod Itouch ;) He will have to start saving some pennies for all my toys , lol..
Do any of my readers own a Ereader? If you do will you please leave me a comment of which Ereader you have any why you love it  please. I love hearing from you guys and I love knowing that someone out there is reading my blog.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Girly Comments & Graphics

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July . Hope everyone has a great day with family and friends.