A fun IPhone app, Halftone, lets you turn your photos into a comic book format. Life is short…..enjoy every bubble!
One of the great joys in life for me is seeing my children grow up and become successful. I am also learning that one gets to experience many of those joys a second time with grandchildren. In some ways it is even better than children. You just play with them, spoil them and then send them home. Nothing wrong with chocolate ice cream for breakfast, right? The best definition I have heard for “Grandparent” is; “Parent without Rules”. Works for me. Here is one of the grandsons playing baseball last summer. Life is short…enjoy every bubble!
This will be short, my friends, but if it’s cold where you are right now you will thank us for the tip. We have three important words to share: heated mattress pad. Best thing since sliced bread for sure. Forget the electric blanket and invest $80-$130 on a heated mattress pad. There are better deals online but if you want one tonight head to any department store, Bed, Bath & Beyond, WalMart or Target in your neighborhood and grab one off the shelf. Takes about 10 minutes to set it up and most of that is just removing the sheets and putting them back on over the pad. Don’t say “I don’t like it hot during the night” because it doesn’t have to be that way. For example, right now our dual controls are set to the perfect individual temps we each prefer (think sleep number bed). The area where we will lay down for some shut eye is warming up nicely and even the sheets (we keep the covers up until we’re ready to hop in) will be a little warm. We don’t run the heater much so our house stays pretty cool. But when we hop into bed the last thing we want is to hit cold sheets. With the heated mattress pad that is no longer a problem. We slide in, release a few “ahhh’s” and then turn off the controls so the temp slowly drops. Wella - we gently fall asleep in warmth and don’t worry about waking up sweating during the night. Our brand is Sunbeam but there are many choices. Go ahead…enjoy that warm bubble.
Only a few short weeks ago I still carried my old Nokia cell phone. It served me well for many years and I could not understand why anyone wanted to “text” on a phone, or do anything else other than make an occasional phone call. Then, due to a variety of circumstances, I got a new iPhone 3GS and now I am so hooked!
At first I really enjoyed the convenience of having it synced with my email server so I could check my office emails any time of the day. Then, I discovered iPhone Apps and they truly are the greatest thing since sliced bread. If you don’t have an iPhone, get one. And when you do, check out the Apps. A couple of my favorites for now are Dragon Dictation (it lets me dictate email and text messages and eliminates having to type on the tiny keyboard) and Pandora Internet Radio. Both are great.
Additionally, if you are into photography or you are just a “phone-ographer”, there are some great iPhone photography Apps. Photographer Chase Jarvis has a great iPhone camera App called The Best Camera that has some cool features. I also like PS Mobile, a Photoshop App that lets me take and edit photos in the iPhone.
Bestappsite has a list of the top 50 iPhone Apps as voted by the users. Check it out and check back here as I discover the next best App to pass along.