One of the things that I like about the Chrome browser is that it automatically tells me if a webpage comes up is in a language other than English, tells me what language it is, and offers to translate it for me. Often I will agree to let it translate for me because I think that the webpage looks interesting, or I’m feeling like I want to broaden my horizons a little bit and try to learn what some of the words mean. That is how I learned that the phrase “abogado de inmigracion” is Spanish for “immigration lawyer.” I wonder if I could learn to read Spanish just using that Chrome browser translator.
When Aunt Maggie called me in a panic that she needed help to find a printing company near where she lived, it only took a couple of minutes for me to go online and use a search engine to type in the key words “print services in new york” and find several places that were within an hour’s drive of her house. I sure wish Aunt Maggie would get with the program and get a computer and Internet service! I love her dearly, but sometimes it is annoying how helpless she seems to be!
Lady Bug and I went to the mall this afternoon to finally purchase the IPad I’ve been wanting for some time now. We stopped off at the Apple Store to find just what I had been itching to buy all week long. From the windows outside you could see the apples on almost everything.
Lady Bug was totally mesmerized by the pop up displays with the Apple logo on them. She thought that the curved walls were the neatest thing. She kept running her hand against the fabric and telling me how smooth it was. When she looked at one of the apples she pretended to take a bite and made a chomping sound. It was adorable.
One of her favorite pop up booths looked like it had three walls that were all connected in the center. She ran around it and told me it was a merry-go-round. I couldn’t stop laughing because I went there to buy an IPad and ended up staying so she could play in the playground of all the pop up displays. I bet these pop ups would be great to place in the play room I’m planning to make her. A few displays in bright contrasting colors would really set the room off and help keep each section of toys organized.
I dropped my Iphone this morning and my screen shattered. I’ve dropped it plenty of times in the past but I really did it to it this time. Poor thing never stood a chance with me as it’s owner. I even got a protective case for it but apparently ti doesn’t protect the phone from someone who really beats their phone up.
I dropped it awhile ago and it put a teeny tiny little chip in the screen. It was hardly noticeable but I knew it was there and would only occasionally feel it as I would draw my finger tip across the screen. Well, once that little chip or crack was in there, all it took was another big fall to send the screen into bits and pieces or as I like to say smithereens.
The phone still works sort of but I don’t want to put it anywhere near my face or really even touch it. I’m worried it is going to cost me about $150 to repair the screen on it. Maybe I can buy some kind of self repair kit and do it myself for a fraction of the cost. I don’t want to void the warranty though so I’ll wait to see what they tell me it will be and decide from there.
Ladybug had a Christmas performance at preschool this morning. She was soo cute. All of the girls and boys in her class were dressed as little elves. There were also angels, reindeer, and Santas in other classes. Each child was adorable in the costumes they had made. I think my favorite were the painted on red noses that a few reindeer had. Each class sang a few popular Christmas songs including Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ladybug did a fantastic job and smiled the entire time. I just wish I had a better seat to capture the special memory.
I tried to get to the school early but then I remembered a little bit before it was time to go that my phone was almost full and I wouldn’t be able to take any pictures or videos. I quickly plugged it in and started transferring all of the images to my computer so that I could make space for new pictures and videos from the performance.
It took 18 minutes to move it all which put me behind schedule. I ended up getting to the school about 5 minutes before the show started. That meant that I had a crappy seat and it was hard to see over every person in front of me with their cameras held high. Note to self, clean out the camera ahead of time and always plan to be at school shows at least 30 to 45 minutes early if I want to get a decent seat.