Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Times Square is the setting for the infamous ball drop signaling a brand new year....when did you last 'drop the ball' on something? That is a very good question, most likely anything I say I'm not going to do anymore. My last probably being I wasn't going to drink pop anymore.
 2. What is one thing you resolved to do in 2013 that you actually did? I don't do resolutions.
3. Jack London is quoted as saying, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." Agree or disagree? Why? Sometimes. Sometimes, inspiration just hits me, sometimes I have to push myself to do things.
 4. What was the best thing you ate in 2013? Probably something to do with chocolate.
5.  Share an anti-resolution...that is, something you plan to keep on doing in the new year. Eating whatever I want, drinking pop, being messy, buying stuff. That was more than one.
 6. The Pantone color of the year for 2014 is radiant orchid.  Like or no like? Would I find this color anywhere in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade to either? Sounds pretty. Honestly I don't care what the color of the year is, I'll still wear what I want.
 7. In three words or less sum up your 2013. Lots of change.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. I'm ready for a vacation. I won't go on one anytime soon and I sure can't afford not to work, but I'm ready for one. I feel I've been working a lot and now that it's January, I'll be at the bookstore and working more. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I hope everyone had a good Christmas and survived their families. Tuesday, we went food shopping and I learned I can never be right with my mother. She kept asking me questions and whatever I answered, she wasn't happy with. My brother and his girlfriend arrived later that evening and we had soup for supper. Afterwards, mom, Ross (my brother), Lisa (my brother's girlfriend) and I played a game called Bonkers, then we played Uno. It was amazing that I got them to play games, I generally have to ask a million times before they agree.
I must be losing my childhood wonderment, I slept through Tuesday night just fine. Christmas morning I awoke and wandered downstairs to find my mother making chocolate star cookies. After everyone else woke up, we had caramel rolls for breakfast and finally we got to open presents. Here's some of mine:
snowmen and owls. I also received some chocolate, a laptop, and Pitch Black. Lunch was prime rib, which I found out, I don't really like, I guess I like my meat cooked all the way. We also had some couscous, that was pretty good. Everyone else started watching TV, so I wandered back upstairs and did the same, and promptly fell asleep.
For supper we had some kind of soup, it had artichoke hearts, leeks and potatoes in it, after it cooked for awhile, you use a stick blender and blend it up. It was very good.

Thursday, I had a dr's appointment in the morning and went to an after Christmas sale at a local store and bought some items I wanted, but didn't get.
Another owl, a metal tree, a cute ornament, and a glass heart box/ornament.
I signed up to work the afternoon and night, since I lost my regular long day to Christmas.
Friday, we went to lunch at a local pizza place, then my brother headed back to Chicago. Mom and I continued to do more after Christmas shopping. I spent way too much money, but I got some great gifts for next year.
How was everyone else's Christmas?
When we went to the local pizza shop, I bought my boss a cookie. She had said some time ago, she used to go to this place and get the cookies, so I thought next time I was there, I'd get her one. When I gave it to her, she seemed very overwhelmed. She made it seem like I did something very extraordinary, I just did something I would do for anyone.
When people tell me they like something, or I see something I think someone would like, I get it for them. It's just what I do. I still see things that my ex would like and think about buying them for him, and then I remember I can't. Is that too much, is it over the top?
Maybe that's why I don't have any money.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12 Days Of Christmas Swap Reveal

Today's the day to show you what I got in 12 Days of Christmas Swap. Here's how cool it looked when I opened the box:
 It arrived a few days late, so I got to open the first two days when it arrived. Day #1:
 An owl wax burner, you plug him into the wall and stick a piece of wax on his head.
Day #2:
 Some wax for my owl.
It arrived on December 15th, my first thought was to open each gift at night, so I had to something exciting to look forward to at the end of the day, but I am not very patient when it comes to gifts. So I opened Day #3 as well:
 A cute flower ornament.
It was a great idea to open my presents in the morning, it made the days start off much better.
Day #4:
 A pad of paper and pen with my initial.
Day #5:
 A cute owl, you can't see it in the picture, but he's really sparkly.
Day #6:
 A sparkly green ornament.
Day #7:
 More owls. I told my partner I collected owls, she came through great with that.
Day #8:
 A very cute key holder. On the package she said it was vintage, I love it.
Day #9:
 A t-shirt from her neck of the woods. I said I loved things that I can't get anywhere else.
Day #10:
 Her favorite holiday candy, I really like mint too.
Day 11:
 A cute Cubs sled. She lives in IL, so another something from her neck of the woods.
Day #12:
Dove peppermint bark. I'm so excited about this one. I told her this was my favorite holiday candy. Last night I was mentioning to my mother that I couldn't find it anywhere this year. It totally makes my day.

Thank you to my swap partner, and to the swap hostesses, this was such a fun swap. I hope Tarra likes what I sent her and I'd love to participate in this swap in the future.

Here's what I sent my swap partner:
Some dog bones (she has dogs), some candles (she said she loved the holiday scents), some picture frames (she said she collects those), a bag of peanut M&M's (she said those were her favorite), a camera ornament (she said she was trying to go into the photography business), a purple star ornament and purple shower pouf (she said purple was her favorite color) and a nest and bird figurine (she said she was re-doing her bedroom with birds).
I hope she liked what I sent her.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Here's hoping you have the childhood wonderment of Garfield:

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Confessional

It's Friday Confessional Time

  • I'm still waiting on one Christmas swap package, I can't wait to see what's in it.
  • My aunt sent me Christmas goodies the other day and I had to share them with my father.
  • I know it's the Christmas season, but I still don't want to share my goodies.
  • I got to tour the new library last night, it was so cool. The upstairs is so much bigger than I thought it would be.
  • I bought some paper monsters last night, they weren't as cool as I thought they'd be when I opened the box, but they make me happy, that's all that matters.
  • I'm a little perturbed with the upcoming weather, we're supposed to get a few inches of snow this weekend and Monday's high is 6.
  • I'm so excited about Christmas, my parents have added presents, and the stockings are almost full.
  • My apartment's a mess but I really don't want to deal with it, anyone have some Christmas elves I can borrow?
  • I haven't posted on my art blog since early November, I haven't been creative at all.
  • The most creative thing I've done is stamp paper to use as wrapping paper.
  • I have created a couple things for a swap, but I haven's sent them out, so I don't want to ruin the surprise.
  • I gave one of my supervisors a present on Wednesday, and I was half hoping for a present in return, I'm a little bummed.
  • I'm so not in the mood to watch movies or read the books I have checked out from the library, I should, but I just don't care.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm Back

It's Wednesday Hodgepodge time again, if you'd like to read other people's answers, head on over to Joyce's blog.
1. Do you believe in miracles? I do. 
2. What's a recent fad you admit to trying? I don't recall any. I don't do fads.
3. Peppermint-are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite food or beverage containing peppermint? I'm not a huge fan of peppermint. I do like Dove peppermint bark. Only Dove, mostly because they're tiny pieces and they have half peppermint bark and half dark chocolate. Unfortunately, I haven't found any this year.
4. Break the ice, on thin ice, as cold as ice (emotionally, not literally)...which phrase have you run into most recently? Explain. On thin ice, maybe. There's this secret in my family, and I may have mentioned to a couple people after they did something in public relating to this secret and told some of their family. And then I was chewed out for mentioning it. Maybe if I understood why it was such a huge secret, I wouldn't have told anyone, but since this thing involves me and things in my life that will change and I need to deal with right now, other people seeing me dealing with these things, know something is up and ask my why I'm doing certain things. How's that for confusing? But, I didn't tell you the secret, so it's ok.
5. Have you ever broken or spilled something in someone else's home? Still friends? I did dent my ex's truck once. I didn't see the big deal because you could hardly see it, but he was pissed. We broke up because of him being an ass about something else, years later, so he got over it.
6.  'Tis the week before Christmas...are you feeling more like Buddy the Elf or theGrinch before his heart grew? I don't know who Buddy the Elf is, but I am so ready for Christmas. I sent my last swap package out today, I have one gift left to wrap, I'm almost finished with my cards for co-workers (not sure if I'm just doing regular cards, or something more handmade as well). I'm so ready. 
7. Share a favorite quote relating to Christmas. I like what Linus quotes in A Charlie Brown Christmas : : "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
8.  Insert your own random thought here. Good news about my teeth. I had a dentist appointment today, I was pretty worried about what my dentist would say. A couple years ago, I had to have my back molars removed because I drank a LOT of pop in college and never brushed my teeth. So, I've been waiting on the holes to fill in, one of them I was poking at the other day and realized there wasn't something stuck in it, that was actually one of my wisdom teeth. I realized the one on the other side was poking out too. I mentioned this to the dental hygienest, and she said I should just get them taken out, it would be $700 to $1000. I don't have that kind of money and I don't have dental insurance, so I was thinking 'that's not going to happen'. Then the dentist walks in and he said leave them alone unless they're bothering me. I did a little happy dance in my mind. He also said, my teeth looked great except for some tartar build up where I would probably always have some. Major happy dance. 
Now, I can focus on worrying about other things. Like those things about that giant secret that affect me.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I'm ready

I got my 12 Days of Christmas Swap package today. The good thing about getting it late is you get to open more than one gift. And I want to open them all. Thank you so much, Tarra.

I am not a patient person, especially when gifts are involved, for me or me to other person.

I'm so ready for Christmas. I'm almost done wrapping gifts, one is too big to wrap and will appear Christmas morning, the other one's waiting for the right size box. I just reused 2 boxes from the 12 Days of Christmas swap, so maybe the right size is waiting for me to open it.
I have another swap that I get the information for in the next couple days, my box is ready to go out when I get it. And then I get more presents.
Unfortunately, my presents to others are the only ones under the tree. I guess others are not quite as ready as I am.

I have work through Thursday, and then a few days off and work through next Tuesday and then it's Christmas.

I'm going to a celebration party tonight, my neighbors are celebrating their marriage, I'm so excited for them.

I really just want to keep typing because I'm on the laptop again, still trying it out, and still loving typing on the keyboard, but I have to be at work in an hour, meaning I have to get ready now.
Also, when I'm on the laptop, I've been using Chrome, but it has this annoying habit of allowing pop-ups and random annoying ads, does anyone know how to turn that off?

Is it Christmas yet?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday (or not) Confessional

  • I really don't want to go to my friend's party tonight. It's cold out, I've been out in the cold the last two nights and I'd really like to stay home in the warmth.
  • I'm really excited to get my 12 Days of Christmas package in the mail. I can't wait to see what my partner sent me.
  • I must have needed a time out from the world. The game was late last night, so I didn't know what to do with myself before I had to be there. I plugged in my Ipod, turned on a color changing snow globe and just sat, it was very relaxing.
  • It never fails, when I sit down with my craft supplies and I have to be somewhere later, I can create.
  • I'm afraid Christmas will let me down again. I get so excited for holidays and then they come and I'm let down.
  • I'm worried about my dentist appointment next week. I had a couple teeth pulled last year and my wisdom teeth are moving into those holes. They don't hurt, but I'm not sure what my dentist will recommend.
  • I'm worried about my job and where it will take me next year.
  • It's not Friday, but I really wanted to participate in this.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Interesting week, so far

Well, it's been a fun week. I woke up tired this morning, and I'm planning on just lazing around today.
Monday, I woke up to snow on the ground, and had to go out and shovel, and as I was shoveling, Dad informs me the asbestos removal guys are coming and that I should 'move in' downstairs until I had to go to work as I may not be able to get out my door. That really annoyed me, if I was a regular tenant, they wouldn't have said that, they would have made some kind of arrangements so I could get in and out of my apartment. So, after finishing shoveling, I hurried through a shower, got dressed for work and took some stuff downstairs. Then the asbestos guys came and it wasn't going to be a problem, but since I already had all my stuff, I just stayed downstairs, plus Dad had promised me Jimmie Johns for lunch.
About 11, we call Jimmie Johns and Dad said they'd be there very soon. They showed up at 11:20, at that time I had already fixed myself something else. I decided I' better just go to work and eat my sandwich there. That worked out, but so much for the 'subs so fast you'll freak' thing.
Work was busy, but it always is on Mondays, we have a tiny crew and lots of things come back on Mondays, so it goes by fast.
When it's this cold out (temperatures below freezing and windchill in the negatives), I wear my cuddleduds as leggings and a skirt over top of them. That way, I don't have to change when I get to work. Unfortunately, I do have to wear flats all day, and my shifts are not less than 5 hours, they aren't very comfortable for that long of a time.
I also started to get a little worried about my 12 Days of Christmas swap package. We were supposed to mail them last Friday or Saturday, I did. Last I heard, mine was going out Monday or Tuesday. I haven't heard anything since and am starting to accept the fact that I may not get a package. I'm very disappointed. I've signed up for quite a few swaps over the years, I don't know how many. I have had a couple partners not send me anything, have had a few 'get lost in the mail' (thought I'm not sure I believe that), and people delaying sending them for some reason or another, but I don't let those bad experiences stop me from signing up for more. I'm really hoping my partner sent my package and got so busy she forgot to tell me, but I don't know. We're supposed to start opening our gifts on Friday, we'll see if I get to.
Tuesday was a nice lazy day. I did my laundry. I didn't go out of the house all day. And then I heard we were supposed to get another couple of inches of snow that night and the high on Wednesday was 10.
And yesterday was just tiring. I get up and it's -1, I start shoveling, figuring my dad will be out to help me because it's so cold. One hour later, I'm done and no one's come to help. When I shovel, I do the public sidewalks first and then the driveway. To me, the public sidewalks are a little more important, no one else will care if you don't get your driveway or your personal sidewalks done. By the time I make it to the driveway, I've slowed down and I'm tired. So, I do it slowly, I take my time, I have my own way of doing it, which works well. Unfortunately, it was -1 with a windchill of -15, so I shouldn't have been so slow.
After I got done, I had to warm up before I took my shower, and then get ready for work. My hair was still wet, so I stuck it in a French braid, expecting it to fall out later in the day. It stayed in all day, I even took another shower last night and slept in it, it's still in the braid, I'm surprised. Once again, I dressed in a skirt and headed off to work. Because I was so cold, I just left my boots on and found out they are more comfortable than the flats, though after about 6 hours, my feet started hurting, but I kept them on all day.
Wednesday is my 8 hour, which I look forward to, but I'm so tired at the end of the night. And, we had people keep going home with some stomach thing, so we had a little more work to do. And we also had to call the cops. It's kinda funny, the Info people who called, said it might be awhile, because they could hear phones ringing in the background, but probably about 10 minutes later they showed up. I think we've all gotten used to the fact that when we call them, someone's either being escorted out or arrested. That's not a good thing to get used to.
I pretty much collapsed in bed after my shower last night, and then I woke up tired this morning. I was able to sleep in, but my body decided I was getting up at 7:30. It will be a relaxing day, I still have a few presents to wrap, and then I'll head out to work the basketball game tonight.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

lots of questions

I'm going to fail on Wednesday Hodgepodge this week. None of the questions seem that interesting to me. I'll post them here, but I'm not going to link up to Joyce.
1. Are you doing anything special to mark this season of Advent? If so please share. No
2. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen...and of course you recall, the most famous reindeer of all...so, which reindeer name best describes you this week? Not a clue
3. What's worse-too quiet or too loud? Which have you had more of lately? Too loud. I have had too loud lately.
4. When you are administratively gifted, how often do you find yourself not trusting less gifted people to do what they've committed to do? If you are not so gifted that way, but are reliable, how do you feel when the stronger person (in that area) goes ahead and covers it before giving you a chance to come through? I've read this question twice, and I'm still confused as to what it's asking.
5. What is your most dreaded task relating to the holidays? Your most looked forward to holiday task? I don't really have a dreaded task, maybe putting away all my regular decor to make room for my snowmen. I love buying presents for people.
6. Facebook has released its list of the 'most talked about' topics of 2013. Pope Francis took the number one spot. Does that surprise you? He was followed by election, royal baby, typhoon, and Harlem Shake. Your thoughts? What was your most talked about topic in 2013? (Facebook, around the kitchen table, or wherever it is you talk) Honestly, I don't know.
7. What's something you consider a necessity that others might view as a luxury? I have no idea.
8. Insert your own random thought here. I don't really have one, but I did find something else to fill out that sounded more interesting:
Question 1: Do you have any pets ? No
Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you: my computer, printer, everything on my desk.
Question 3: What’s the weather like right now ? Cold. The high is 8 today with windchills at -15
Questions 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed? No
Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning? I'm not entirely sure, sometime between 7 and 8
Question 6: When was the last time you showered ? last night
Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ? Thor, the new one, only if you mean in theaters, the last movie I watched was called The Wall, it was kinda disappointing.
Question 8: What does you last text message say? 25 miles
Question 9: What is your ringtone ? my phone is always on vibrate
Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country? no
Question 11: Do you like sushi? No
Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries? A local store, Fareway
Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? No
Question 14: How many siblings do you have ? One
Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Both, the laptop I actually own, doesn't work. The one I have on loan works, I'm test-driving it.
Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 31 UGH.
Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses ? glasses
Question 18: Do you color your hair? No
Question 19: Tell me something you are planing to do today: I should really get off my butt and eat
Question 20: When was the last time you cried? probably during a movie, I'm not sure
Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping? mushrooms
Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger? cheeseburger
Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter? yes, I was taking a summer class in college and I had a paper and a final the next day. There's no way I could do that now.
Question 24: What is your eye color? hazel
Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? yes

That was it? I like these questions.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New Toy and other stuff

So, I'm having issues with Microsoft Word and I'd really like a new version, my brother said it would cost just about as much to just buy Microsoft Office. The other day we were sitting at the table discussing this, and he and my father said I should just take one of their old computers, which has been upgraded to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, as Microsoft will not be supporting Vista that much longer.
So, Tuesday, Dad gives me mom's laptop (by way of my brother) to try out while she's trying out my brother's Windows tablet. I don't like it, I've only had it for a couple days, but other than how fun it is to type on it, I really don't like it. There's no battery power, OK, I take that back, there's about 10 minutes when it's fully charged and then it dies. So, I can use it while I'm sitting on my bed, but then I can't do anything on the internet, because the wireless signal isn't that strong. Right now, it's plugged into my power strip, and I moved my keyboard out of the way so I could sit it on my desk. It also hums, which I just cover up with music, so easy fix. It also keeps telling me the security isn't turned on, and then magically it's turned on and working fine. And sometimes the screen brightens and fades a little, not a ton, just enough to be annoying.
A few years ago, I asked for a new laptop, so I wouldn't have to sit in my somewhat uncomfortable desk chair so much, I got a Kindle Fire, which isn't bad, but I can't post on my blog, I can't do anything with pictures, and I can't browse Etsy like I want to. I thought having a laptop (this hand me down twice one), would solve those problems, that would be great. But, when does the world work like I'd like it too?
So, I signed up for a few Holiday gift swaps. I have to mail one tomorrow, so I was wrapping the presents and then thought I'd just keep going with other presents I have around. I'm getting so close. Why does Christmas have to be 20 days away? I want it now. I'm always ready way too early, after watching my parents wait and get stressed over the holidays, I try not to do that. Sometimes, I start shopping in January (there are some great sales then), especially when my mother collects Santas, and my brother reindeer, Christmas time is about the only time those come out. I also get way too excited about Christmas, and then it lets me down. I do that with my birthday too. I don't know if I still have a little kid living in me or what.
I'm sorry I don't have any cool pictures to show you. I'm on the laptop, I have to download Picasa before I can do anything with pictures, and I'm not too excited about this computer, so I probably won't keep it.
If only they could just buy me a new laptop, instead of giving me hand me downs. But we don't always get what we want in life. At least I have a working computer, I technically have two, so I have way more than I need, I am grateful for that.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Wednessday Hodgepodge

1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere?  Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens? I like seeing other people's selfies, it's fun to see what they come up with. I only take selfies when I want opinions on new clothes, so maybe last January. They get posted on Facebook. I'd rather be behind the camera.
2. Will you send out Christmas cards this year? If so, are they ready to go? If not, are you glad or sad about leaving that tradition behind? I don't usually send out cards. I give them to friends and co-workers. Last year, Hy-Vee gave me a free box of Christmas cards to get rid of them after the holidays, so I need to find those and use them. I actually may send a card to my aunt, she's so great about sending cards out on birthdays, and I'm not, so a Christmas card would be a nice surprise for her.
3. Do you trust easily? I want to, but it takes me a long time to trust someone. I want to trust them right away, but then they usually let me down.
4. Pine-cinnamon-peppermint-vanilla (as in sugar cookie)...of those listed, which one is your favorite December scent? I'm not much of a holiday smelly person, but if I had to choose, it would probably be pine. I really don't like the foody ones because then I want to eat that food.
5. Did you do more talking or more listening yesterday? Was that by choice or necessity? I probably did more talking. The Monday afternoon crew at the library consists of very few people, and I get along with my other two workers great on that day, so we tend to chat a bit. Plus, I also get to chat with the patrons.
6. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Sorry if it's back there now :  ) This has now changed since I wrote down my answers this morning. I had a Christmas song stuck in my head when I was shopping at Target. I have no idea what it was, but when I was in the Christmas section, there was music playing and then when I left that section, it was stuck in my head.
7. Which world explorer (in the whole history of the world) would you most like to have traveled with, and why? I still don't have an answer for this one. I wanted to say Galileo, but he didn't actually 'explore' the solar system, he just let us know we weren't the center of it.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. Again this was going to be something totally different, but then I got to playing with this new to me toy. So, my computer's old, probably 5 or so years. It has Windows Vista, which I like, and a very old version of Microsoft word (2003), and I'm having issues with Word. I keep asking for someone to buy me a new version of Word, but my brother (my computer guru) told me it would make more sense to just buy the new version of Office, as it will cost about the same, I don't use anything else in Office. So, Friday, we were talking about it more, and my dad suggested I take his old laptop, which has Windows 8 and Office 2010 on it instead. I'm really picky, and OCD about a few things. I have too many blogs to really keep up with. I generally look at pictures, and don't really read in depth the more reading posts, so at the end of each month, I copy all the posts from the past month (like I just did for November) and paste them in Word, so I can read them in depth. And then, like I said I'm a little weird, I find it easier to read them if I go through and delete words while reading (don't ask me why, I'm weird). That's all I really do in word, I do have a few files with recipes in them, but I really don't do a lot. Today, my dad gave me an old laptop of my brother's, which he gave to my mother, and now I'm playing with it. So, far it's ok. I've logged on to Facebook, my email, and blogger here. I've tried my weirdness in Word, and it doesn't work near as well as a desktop keyboard. I may have to become less weird and just read the posts on the blogs.
A couple years ago, I was asking for a laptop for Christmas, so I could sit on my couch and do things, rather in my more uncomfortable desk chair. My brother got me a Kindle Fire instead, which is nice, but I still have to boot up my desktop for certain things. I can't do anything with pictures on the Kindle, I can't check my work email on it (not a big deal), and I can't do anything in blogger on it. Right now, I'm typing this post on the laptop, so I love that. I'd have to download something on here before doing anything with pictures. I don't know how much memory or whatever I need to have all my photos and music on here. So, far I like it. I forgot how fun it is to type on a laptop keyboard. My dad did say this was just for trial, my mother's trying out my brother's Windows tablet, and I guess if she likes that, I'll probably get to keep this. I LOVE typing on this, I just want to keep typing til the end of time.
OK, that became a long post, thanks for reading.