Jason was really psyched when the new rocktron all access from musicians friend arrived, but he was really angry when Stephie’s dog chewed up the instruction manual that came with it. I don’t know how many times I’ve warned them not to leave papers lying around on the floor! Maybe now they’ll start to pay closer attention to my warnings and pick up after themselves a little bit better. In the meantime, I’ve gone online and found a replacement instruction manual that we could print off online. Thank goodness for the Internet – it has saved the day again!
Paul told me that he was looking into buying one of the harbinger pa systems that are on sale this month to put into the Community Center. The Community Center has never had a PA system, and it has needed one desperately for a very long time. We’ve been talking about buying one and donating it to the Center, but we didn’t want to spend a ton of money. He found one on sale for just a little less than $200, and he thinks it’s a good deal. I’m a little bit nervous about buying anything like that because I’m no expert in all of the technical details. I think I’ll just trust his judgement and go with the flow.
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.