Lesson 3 of the Blogging for Scrapbookers class (shimelle.com) encourages us to write a post on 5 things we love right now. As with all the lessons, I can just post or do a post along with a scrapbook page. For this one I think I'll leave the scrapbook page of favorite things for later on. I've got a digi page in progress, a page on my worktable for a challenge and have another page dancing around in my head already.
So here are 5 things I'm loving right now:
Song: Let Me Down Easy by Billy Currington. I loved this the first time I heard it on the radio just as I was pulling into my driveway. Available on i-Tunes.
Mistral Soap in South Seas. It smells heavenly. To keep the name for fugure reference, I placed the wrapper in one of my desk cubbies and now I get this divine scent every time I open the lid on my antique desk. Heavenly.
Software: Google Chrome. In doing the setup for this on-line class, I got so frustrated trying to make Google Reader work the way I was being instructed to do. Finally, I figured something was out of date. All the 'help' screens were referencing Google Chrome so I downloaded it expecting to get a new version of my Google toolbar. I got a whole new browser! Of course, I'd gotten messages in the past from the cyber world encouraging me to upgrade to Chrome because it was so much faster. And of course, I didn't have time to mess with them. Yes, there is something wrong with ignoring software that runs faster because you don't have time for it. Isn't this what I used to preach to the students of my computer classes who wanted to duck out early because they didn't have time to learn new techniques.
Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE Google Chrome. It really is much faster than Internet Explorer. And the screen space is much more efficient. To give it a try, go here...Google Chrome Also on this page is a great little 'book' 20 Things I Learned which explains a lot of Internet terms and how things work.
I haven't tried out any other browsers so if you have a better one, please share. Thanks
Crafting Stuff: The Hero Arts Blog Hop is going on and corresponds to the release of their latest catalog. I enjoyed this last year though I have to admit I didn't buy a lot of their stamps. This year I plan to put my favs in my Two Peas wish list as I go. Whether you buy Hero Arts or now, you can get some great ideas. Start here...Hero Arts Blog Hop
Book: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. My parents returned from a visit to my dad's sister with a box of books she had read and was passing along so this book is about 2 years old. I love Presidential biographies and thought this one was interesting and would make good reading for a plane trip. Yes and no. I really enjoyed the amazingly in depth look at the experiences and thoughts of a woman who would be First Lady. I kept having to remind myself this was fiction - not the true story of Laura Bush since only she knows and only a handful of women have really lived in the 'fish bowl' we call the White House. It was so intense that it didn't make the best airplane reading so it took me awhile to get through this as I alternated with other lighter stuff. The dialogue and thoughts of the protagonist are extremely possible. And the ending, surprising. American Wife on Amazon.com
So that's my 5 things. What do they say about me? I spend a lot of time on my computer, I love Presidential history, I listen to Country Music, and occasionally buy myself a little sliver of youth with a trip to a fun store.
And speaking of time on my computer, didn't I say I had a layout awaiting me on my worktable?
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