Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A life not worth blogging...

Oh my gosh, I’ve been so bored lately. Isn’t the saying something like “only boring people get bored”? Well, it’s true in my case. I’ve been a boring person lately.

Every night I sort of walk around my house thinking “oh my gosh, I’m so bored.” I wander past the secret project I’m working on, past the pile of unwatched Netflix movies, past the two books I’m currently reading, sigh and think “I have nothing to do.”

So, since I haven’t been doing anything that’s blog-worthy, I’ll post some of the things that caught my interest before I became an utterly bored and boring person.

First, check out the Kindle 2, Amazon’s new wireless reading gadget.

I seriously love this little invention (and that’s saying a lot since I don’t care about techy-gadgety devices at all). I can’t actually recommend it since I don’t own one nor do I know anyone who owns one but I think the concept is awesome. It’s so tiny and yet it can store 1,500 books…books you can download in 60 seconds without the aid of a computer or internet connection.

I really wish it made sense for me to buy this. As much as I love reading real paper books, how cool would it be to read books as if we lived in the future? Only the future is now! Can you believe it? Part of me feels like this is lame, because real books are so cool, but I have to admit that the convenience factor is a big selling point. No more trying to fit huge books in my tiny purse…no more having to buy large purses just to fit my books. Seriously, this is an actual problem for me since I don’t like buying new purses nor do I like large purses.

*An aside* If you've read this far and you’re a maker and seller of purses/handbags on etsy.com or similar, feel free to post a link to your shop in the comments. Maybe lazy people like me would like to see your bags and possibly buy them because we hate shopping for them in real life.

Moving on, the realist in me understands that the K2 will be obsolete faster than my current library will physically disintegrate. So re-reading my Kindle books in 10 years will probably not be possible, right? Since I do like to re-read books more often than not, this is my biggest concern. That and the cost…I tend to borrow books or get them for very cheap so the initial cost + the cost of each Kindle book + the cost of a new battery/repairs (or upgrade to a new Kindle when this one is obsolete) is more than I’m willing to spend on books...especially books that are not physically real.

On the other hand, having all my favorite books with me at all times, right there in my purse (with free bonus access to Wikipedia and The New Oxford American Dictionary) is definitely a tempting (and comforting) thought. So, we’ll see, I guess.

Secondly, check out what's going on at the Metropolitan Opera.

Have you guys heard of this? I’m blown away by the awesomeness of this idea. Real operas, performed at the Met, are broadcast live to movie theaters around the country, nay, around the world! I don’t know about you but I love a good opera. Unfortunately, I don’t love spending onwards of $100 per ticket. These live performances at my favorite theater cost only $22. And while $22 isn’t exactly a bargain matinee, it still offers people an affordable way to broaden their horizons.

Ian and I are planning to see Madame Butterfly but I’d love to take the time to see them all. I’ll let you know what I think after the performance in March.

Thirdly, I was listening to MPR the other morning and they did a segment about this new recording of Vivaldi's Concertos for Two Violins . I absolutely adore Vivaldi AND the violin so concertos for two violins, well, consider me in love. I was so excited to buy this cd but then I was dumb and pre-ordered the Twilight DVD at the same time and now it won’t get here until March! I thought they’d ship the items separately but they won’t. Serves me right for being so obsessed about Twilight.

And speaking of Twilight and obsession…just in case you want Edward to stare at you while you sleep, well, you can buy this life-sized Edward cardboard cutout. It’s not quite the same but it’ll have to do since Edward isn’t real. Also, I wish he was wearing his cute jacket…you know the one I’m talking about.

So, that's it for now. Sorry I've been slacking lately...hopefully I can find something to do tonight that will be worth posting about tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. It's so funny you would bring up the puter/book thingie, because just the other day, Beloved Spouse was talking about it!! I thought it was all lie-telling, but apparently, I was wrong. ;)

    I'm a paper-and-smell-of-books-girl myself, but Beloved Spouse made some good arguments, similar to yours, so maybe Beloved Spouse will get one for Christmas or birthday or some such. Or, just for being good. :)

    BTW, it's Kit (urban quilter at LJ) - I've been setting up a blog on blogger, but haven't "launched" yet so haven't made any announcements.

    I also feel you on the "meh" right now - I expect for me it's January blahs and for you, that and other stuff. Hope you feel better soon, but it's nice to see you posting. I always like it when you do.

    'Till we "see" you again, wishing you good things.

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  2. Oh, I'm so excited to see your new blog! Let me know when you're ready to show it to the world!

    I'm also excited for me and for everyone to get over their January blahs...February blahs? Maybe march will be better? We've finally gotten above freezing here and the smell of the melting snow is wonderful. Hopefully spring is around the corner and we'll all cheer up!

    Let me know if your beloved gets the K2...I'd love to hear what you think of it before I go nuts and buy my own.

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  3. I'm just re-hashing what you've already seen at LJ, only trying to write it in a more engaging way and trying to improve my photos. I'm not having much success. lol! I'm always talking and I can't shut up! That said, when I catch up to myself, (i.e., I'm working in real time on my blog) I'll "launch" it - I just wanted to have some stuff there before I sent everyone over to it, you know? :)

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  4. That's what I tried to do at first too. I can't wait to see your new and improved posts!

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  5. hello I just found your blog and I have all ready spent way too much time on it. lol I too love the kindle but can't justify buying one even though I would love to be able to carry around all my favorite books (especially the twilight series. haha)in my purse and read them whenever where ever. I loved reading about how you and why you started quilting, I started the same way, I found my self in a quilt shop look for fabric for my sons school project and was amazed by all the fabric and the amazing colors and the textures. I am a quilter, but you have all ready inspired me to learn more. Thanks
    oh and here is my link to my tiny etsy shop ;) www.rthings.etsy.com

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  6. Hello! I'm so happy you found my blog. I'm off to check out yours and your etsy too. Thanks for letting me know you're here. :)

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  7. I am so happy to find a young quilter, it gives me hope lol. do you have any tips for a beginner? favorite tools that you can't live with out, some you think are just hype? What type of Machine do you use?

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