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Wednesday 23- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 68 and 101 degrees, light breeze, humidity around 9 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light wind becoming south southwest between 11 and 14 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. West wind 14 to 17 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.”
I had to wait around the house for UPS to deliver my Kindle 2 E-reader. It finally arrived around 2pm and I started reading the manual. I wanted to see if I could go online with it to get my email. After fiddling around trying to get my password entered correctly with the small keyboard, I logged into my Gmail account and read and sent emails. It is slow; about as slow as dialup, but useable in a pinch. I then went to my Website and it loaded correctly and the pictures on the site were viewable. On both the email and website the navigation was somewhat awkward but I believe that’s because I’m not used to the keyboard; in time I’ll have that down. I went to the Kindle site at Amazon to find free books. The Kindle was already setup with my Amazon account and I didn’t have to do anything. I found that it was difficult to find the section for free books and I ended up going online with my computer to get the titles I wanted, and then enter them into the Kindle books search on the Amazon Kindle site. I downloaded three free Star Wars ebooks in minutes and without any hassles. Tomorrow I’ll start reading an ebook. All in all I found that the Kindle 2 is all that I expected; and getting my email and the web, even being slow as it is, was a big plus!
I canceled my cell phone account with Sprint and will use Skype for now on to make long distance calls to landline phones and cell phones. At $30 a year for Skype vs. $32 a month for Sprint I’ll save big bucks. I still have a pay as you go cell phone from T-Mobile for emergencies.
I walked down to Ginger’s to see Dakota her son who is staying there for a few days. We walked back to my house where we sat and yapped for a spell. Ginger had called and left a message, I called her back using Skype on the Dell Mini 9 running Ubuntu. She came over with the rest of her family and we hung around outside for a few hours. It was kind of nice having her kids and dogs running around my place!
I watched "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996) on It's one of my favorite Star Trek movies!
I did my stretches. I practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

Monday 21

Jun. 21st, 2010 10:53 pm
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Monday 21- I did my stretches, ran two miles, rode my bike, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 63 and 91 degrees, winds out of the NW/SE at 3 to 15 MPH, humidity around 12 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. North northwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 66. North northwest wind between 3 and 10 mph.”
I went over to Stoney’s to take a shower and do a load of laundry. I took an old college art book along with me called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” (1979) by Betty Edwards. It was a supplemental book for my art class that I never read; I’m reading it now!
I went online and found that the Amazon Kindle 2 had just gone on sale for $189. My two choices were the Kindle or the Nook. The Nook went on sale too for $199, yikes! I wanted the Nook but found after a little research that you could only surf the web using Wifi and not the 3G (cell) connection. The Kindle 2 does it through 3G. I wanted to get my email anywhere I might be and from what I read the Kindle 2 can do this (very slowly) with JavaScript enabled in the browser. So I went with the Kindle 2 and I expect it to be delivered this Wednesday.
I went for my evening walk taking more pictures.
I started reading another Jack Higgins book called “A Game for Heroes” (1970).
I did my stretches. I practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.


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