I Want to Shop at this Store!!!

Wouldn’t it be fun to shop at this store? (It’s in Germany, though… a little far for me….)

Enjoy!!!

I guarantee it will make you smile!!

Have a Wonderful Holiday, everyone. Wishing only the best for you and your families.

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No Tech Tinsel …. Part Two

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 5.41.36 PMThe whole tinsel thing got a lot of nostalgia going.

Isn’t it funny how you can absolutely remember the very feel and texture of the stuff? (if you are of-a-certain-age!)

As for Part Two:

My dear daughter-in-law, Carmen, also did a video version of the history and chemistry of tinsel, and if you are still interested, you can view that video, here.

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Technology + Neighborly Cooperation = WOW

A group of neighbors in Yucaipa, California, worked together to put together this amazing holiday display of lights. Uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, it immediately went viral.

I can’t imagine the effort that had to go into this. Filmed by a drone, and set to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, it is well worth three+ minutes of your time.

Sit back and enjoy!

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Where Can I Find (*insert tv show/movie here*) ? Try WhereToWatch

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 6.37.37 AM After all the chatter of the last post, as we looked at tv-watching options, I learned of a new website to help bring order to the chaos that is now the world of streaming.

Whether you are looking for something old, or new, you can search for it with this tool.

As more and more options are available, it is possible that the program you enjoy but missed last week is out there …. somewhere ….. to see.

This is so simple. And SO GREAT.

This new search tool was created by the Motion Picture Association of America. Just type in a program or movie that you would like to see. The search engine will tell you WHERE you can find it. On Netflix? Amazon? Free or $$? Hulu? HBO to go? It currently searches about 27 sources.

Here is an example.

I searched for an OLD show, the Vicar of Dibley.

It shows you where you can find this show for every season (or can’t find it, if it is not available) .

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Here is an example of a search for a CURRENT show, Scandal.

I selected THIS season, and …. look at all the options.

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It’s a great tool to find what you’re looking for. I’ve favorited the link, and although I don’t expect to use it often, it’s wonderful to know it’s available when I need it.

Give it a try! (only available at this time in the US)

Where to Watch

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Enjoy a Simon’s Cat Halloween Special: Scaredy Cat

Love love love Simon’s Cat!!!

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Weekend Distraction: Jimmy Kimmel tests Siri on iOS8

I do believe this will cause a giggle or two …. :)

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uh oh. The iPhone 6 Plus can BEND in your pocket! ** gasp **

This is not good news.

Oh, my.

And so begins a new chapter in Apple’s history: #bendgate

The iPhone 6 Plus bends, but not by design.

Some iPhone 6 Plus owners accidentally bending their phones in their pockets.

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Poor Fellow DROPS his new iPhone 6

Today is release day for the new iPhones. Lines, lines and more lines.

Shown in this video is the FIRST person to get a phone in Perth, Australia.

Poor guy.

He unveils his prize …… and DROPS IT!

(thanks to Al for bringing this to my attention!)

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Weekend Distraction: An Apple Giggle

This bit of Jimmy Kimmel was filmed during the summer, when Apple’s Watch was still only a rumor.

But the Kimmel crew took to the street with a plain old cheap Casio watch (with an APPLE logo pasted on the back) and asked what people thought.

Silly people.

Enjoy this weekend giggle!

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Upgrading? Comparing the size of the iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.23.28 PMI’ve decided.

Yes, indeed.

I’ve positively decided that I can’t decide which phone I want until I can test them out in my hand. :shock:

I’ve read a lot of “stuff” on the internet over the past few days, and the opinion seems pretty much split down the middle.

The iPhone 6 Plus is a LOT of phone. But it has some extra features that the iPhone 6 does not have, basically acting as a mini-iPad. (This phone would make reading books on the iPhone a real happy possibility. A 6 Plus just might mean that only one device gets lugged along on short trips.)

The iPhone 6 is MUCH more pocket-friendly than the iPhone 6 Plus. Although I like to keep my phone in my pocket, this is not a deal breaker for me.

I’m including, here, two short hands-on videos that I think are helpful to give you an idea of the iPhone 6 vs the iPhone 6 Plus.

The next video talks a little more about the phone overall, but I’m including it here because the young woman clearly does NOT like the bigger size.

And if you have 5 minutes to spare, and are really interested in this whole size thing, the two guys in the video below are kind of fun. They don’t have the real phones, but made mock-ups, and they test them out in their pockets.

These guys also point out that the iPhone 6 Plus is not at all single-hand useable. With an iPhone 5, for example, you can hold the phone in one hand and reach any button with your thumb. You’ll find that this is not possible with the iPhone 6 Plus. You’ll need two hands.

Aging eyes will welcome the larger screens, but the one-handed subway commuters will not. That’s why variety is a good thing. Different phone sizes will suit different lifestyles. In my experience, one size does not usually fit all. So, hurrah for choice!

I know that even though I say I’m undecided, I’m probably going to get the iPhone 6 Plus. My husband is sure about his upgrade. He wants the 6, NOT the Plus. Pocket-abiility is very important to him.

Decisions, decisions.

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