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You know those parts of your day that you use everyday that sometimes go unacknowledged or unappreciated? I thought I’d share 3 of mine today.

Coffee CupFirst up my coffee mug, I got it at Kartchner Caverns years ago. I love the quote on it and I used it to try to give my days some perspective.

“In one place, near at hand, a stalagmite had been slowly growing up from the ground for ages, builded by the water – drip from a stalactite overhead… That drop was falling when the Pyramids were new; when Troy fell; when the foundations of Rome were laid; when Christ was crucified; when the Conquerer created the British empire; when Columbus sailed; when the massacre at Lexington was “news”. It is falling now; it will still be falling when all these things shall have sunk down the afternoon history, and the twilight of tradition and been swallowed up in the think night of oblivion” – Mark Twain The Adventure of Tom Sawyer.

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Last, but not least, my new cell phone, my Centro. I’ve been carrying around a Palm and a cell phone for ages, now I have both in one. For what I used my phone and planner for this is perfect for me. I can text like a champ, take pictures, send them, check my email, facebook and flick accounts from it. Schedule meetings on the fly. It’s small cute and smart and since I pretty much carry it everywhere this is no more of that – “let me go back to my desk and check my calendar” nonsense. My friend Robin got one right before I did and I know she’s listening to downloadable audio books on it and puts stuff on the sd micro card and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting. The point is we both love it and are working the heck out of it, but in different ways. Oh and now it come in pink! 🙂

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Man, does anyone else think that the second Season of Grey’s Anatomy was the best? I miss Addison! I miss a woman with cojones! This last season even Callie was whiny and neurotic. Can’t one character have a normal, healthy relationship with the people around her? Plus seriously it has the best quotes. Seriously

Moving on. I wanna talk about comments, specifically about responding to comments. During a conversation with a friend last week, I mentioned that I respond with an email to all of my comments and he was really surprised. So that got me thinking about why I do it. Then I read Liz’s post about this blog post which got me thinking further. I respond to my comments via email, and I know a lot of other bloggers who do, and I know a lot who don’t. Honestly I don’t are if the blogger responds to my comment unless I ask a question. I’m not sure what to do about this. I feel sort of odd sometimes sending an email that only says “thank you” so I’m considering cutting back on the emails unless there is something specific I need to address and if someone asks a question answering that question in the comments so future readers can see the answer. What do you guys think about this? Thoughts? opinions? hate mail? love letters?

While we’re talking about Tech Toys I love, I still love my Creative Zen MP3 player. It went to California and back with me without a charge. In December when I was without power twice, it saved me. None of my radios had batteries, but the Zen was charged so I was able to listen to it’s radio. Plus I listened to music and podcasts. If you’re considering getting an MP3 player, I know the iPods are sexy and cute, but so is this and it works with so much more! You can download songs from Amazon for 89 cents (that’s 10 cents cheaper than iTunes and they don’t have the problems iTunes do with rights management. You can download movies from Amazon’s Unbox and watch on it. You can create playlists, listened to the Radio and record memos to yourself and it works with my Library’s downloadable audiobooks, something iPods don’t. Oh and it has a SD memory card expansion slot, so you can put whatever you want on a memory card. Awesome!

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Seriously people what is going on with the weather? It was freezing last week, today it’s supposed to be 60, but tomorrow 20. wtf? seriously.

Several of you have asked about the new camera, I never blogged about it when I got it. I do love it, so I thought I’d shared the details. It’s a Canon PowerShot SD870 I love it! I read alot of review on Amazon and cnet and looked at Consumer Reports before I picked this one. I toyed with the idea of a dslr, but decided for me a point and shoot was the way to go. I carry it in my purse all the time and this is important to me. So why this one? Well it does allow a lot of manual settings, it has a wide angle lens (which is unusual for a point and shoot) and I like the big screen on back (it meant the loss of a view finder, but I haven’t missed it yet). Anyone who’s been reading the blog for a long time and suffered through my early photos knows I’m no photographer, but with this camera and what I’ve been learning I’m doing pretty damn good.

Central Park Hoodie 02I cast on for the Central Park Hoodie on Friday and I’ve been working away on it. I’m using Cascade 220 in Charcoal. I should warn you, I plan to leave the hood off of it, so I feel kinda bad calling it the CPH but I would never wear the hood and I find them kind of annoying. I’m almost done with the back! I’m really enjoying knitting this.

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