Monday, September 21, 2009
E-Readers are here to stay. And, that means e-books are here to stay as well. As much as we boomers would like to protest, using excuses like "but I love the smell of a book" and "there's nothing like holding a book in my hand", we're no longer the target market.
It's a whole new world out there, and like it or not, it's time we embraced it. My husband has dragged me into it. Okay, not literally "dragged" me. More like nudged me in the current electronic world's general direction.
In our family, he was the first to purchase an iPhone. He expounded on all the cool applications and how easy they were to use and how easy they made his life.
Uh huh. I know what you're thinking. How could a phone make his life easier, right? I was thinking the same thing.
But, then he started showing me, because skeptic that I am, I started asking for proof.
Well, I wouldn't believe it at first, but he was right. Some of the applications he had were amazing. He had his e-mail right on his phone - send and receive. And, all of his mail folders were there too! Now that was slick! And they synced with his desktop at home.
Then, there was the Internet application. Safari. Well, that sold me right there. I could surf the Internet from my phone!!
And, don't get me started on the Facebook and MySpace applications that link directly to your pages and profiles so you can access your pages and update them as if you were sitting at your desktop.
Of course, I digress, another great application I downloaded? eReader! I can read books on my iPhone. How sweet is that?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
You know you're a TRUE Floridian if.... Your Socks are only for bowling....
You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
A 'good parking place' has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
Your winter coat is made of denim.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
You're younger than -50- but some of your friends are over -65-
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly
You've driven through Yee Haw Junction.
You know that no other grocery store can really compare to Publix.
Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.
You know that anything hurricane under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for
You dread "love bug" season (and you know what "love bugs" are!)
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as just Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma......
You know what a "snowbird" is and, more importantly when they'll leave.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty 'average'.
'Down South' really means Key West
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before! Ties... we don't need no stinkin' ties!
You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and just one sweatshirt (and it is on the hanger in the closet)
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level (even at DisneyWorld)
You know the four -4- seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season & Summer
You've actually hosted a hurricane party.
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee and Micanopy.
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years (oh yeah!)
You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'
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