Ah long weekends, I wish every weekend could be a long weekend. Bonus if it happens to fall 2 days after a snow day during which I get a lot of my work done. I actually had time to read this weekend, wahoo. Although like Amber says, we always have time for these things, I just choose to do my work instead (and post on my blog, and read blogs, etc). But this weekend I had time to do all that and read, which makes it a good weekend. Plus I got to hang out with Caroline and Katie as we celebrated fake New Years.
I'm not sure about you guys and New Years, but I was never a massive fan of the holiday. In high school I had so many great, amazing friends, but they were all sort of from different "groups" so I always found it hard to figure out what to do on New Years when my friends were so spread out. College only made it more crazy. I always did something, but it was very built up. Finally, when I met Eric we started coming down to the Cape and that's when our tradition of spending New Years with Caroline, Chris, Katie and Adam began. This year we were in Florida for New Years so we did a fake New Years on Friday night.
Eric was in charge of fancy drinks...
Katie provided the New Years masks... that we later named the "truth masks."
Twas another good New Years. Even if it was a bit late.
Saturday was spent on my favorite winter sport which I do not do nearly enough any more (though more than any other winter sport it seems)...
I love ice skating and I'm going to do it more often this year if it kills me. (I say this every year.)
You know when you are talking to someone and they bring up something that is completely random (happens in Kindergarten every day)? I'm about to do that.
The Kindle. What are your thoughts? For some odd reason I see this going into the Kelly history books as one of those things that I hated with a passion and then loved with an even great passion along with Vera Bradley bags and Ugg boots. But I'm not to the love stage yet, or even the like.
The overwhelming con I can see with the Kindle (or any variation) is the lack of books. I love books, especially the feel and smell of a brand new book. It's almost too amazing to read. I don't buy new books too often, as I am a bit of a slave to the library, but when I do buy a new book I enjoy every second of it's newness. But speaking of the library, I don't want to have to pay for my books! The only reason I'm even considering a Kindle is because I've noticed lately that the newer books in the library have e-book downloads you can do, which I'm assuming are free? But what if I want to read an older book, I have to seriously pay for it? Wah!
My other con is the electronic aspect. Is it really more convenient if I have yet another CORD to charge it? Eric makes fun of me traveling because I have more chargers and cords than I have electronics; the camera cord to plug into the computer, the camera charger, the phone charger, the ipod charger, the ipod cord to the computer (though I do admit you can do both on the ipod with 1, thank goodness!), the garmin charger, my computer plug, the list could probably go on. I realize another charger would probably take up less space than a book, but I don't even forget a book on my trips and yet- how many times have Eric and I made an emergency trip to Best Buy because I forgot and/or lost a camera cord or phone charger? You don't want to know how many, trust me.
But then again, the convenience of being able to access basically book at any time... may someday sell me. Someday.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a Kindle or something similar? Tell me something good about it (or bad!).