Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our Nook is Awesome!

Marcie and I jumped on the eBook bandwagon. We were going to purchase the Kindle since it has a little better resolution and faster page turning. We're so glad we didn't. In addition to the Nook's touch screen and increased speed (recent software update), it has the feature to view ePub books like those at the public library.

Now, we can check out for up to 21 days ebooks and for up to 14 days books on mp3. Marcie and I read quite a few books so being able to pull books from the library whenever we want is a huge advantage. Those books and mp3s can be viewed on our Nook or burnt to a cd to play in my car. Obviously we can also read them on our PC but the lcd refresh isn't that great for your eyes compared to the eInk technology on the Sony, B&N, and Amazon readers.

Fast Food and Fountain Drinks

Not all Cokes are equal. That is to say, some are flat and others are too sweet or not sweet enough. Others just taste weird. If you don't know what to expect, I always default to Dr Pepper. That typically is pretty decent even if the concoction isn't perfect. Here, however, are general expectations I've developed over the years.

Chic-fil-a: Coke here is terrible as are all of their fountain drinks. I stick with their lemonade which is actually really good.

McDonalds: Coke here is really good. It's tied for the best out there.

Wedys: Coke here is also really good. It's tied for the best out there.

Bojangles: Sodas don't stand out here but it's Bo's. Why would you get anything but sweet tea?

Do you agree or would you add other locations to the list?

Headed to the mitten today! Safe travels to all, and enjoy friends and family! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Garden Stragglers

We decided to have a salad with our meal last night so I yanked a head for dinner. The green onion, carrot, soy beans, bell peppers, and rosemary were a few of the stragglers we had still left outside. All here's about all we have left.

  • Around 5 bell peppers
  • Around 6 lettuce heads
  • Maybe 3 carrots that will be big enough
  • 2-3 green onions and a few smaller onions
  • 1 piece of broccoli
  • 2 pumpkins 1/2 size (hoping frost won't kill them)
  • Frost bitten basil (bottom still good)
  • Small rosemary bush
I can't wait till February. The new garden starts (indoors obviously) and we added a few more spots to plant.

Friday, November 5, 2010


So I learned about this cool website at a tech training last week and tried it out with a lesson I am doing in class with my third graders. I have yet to edit more, but its a lot of fun to work with! You should try it out!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Frost Warning

If you have any potted plants, make sure you bring them inside before this weekend. Starting Friday, you've got freezing temperatures at night.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Piper - Free eBooks

Click HERE if you want to download some free eBooks by John Piper and others.