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iPod Touch: Your Thoughts?

This is a little embarrassing to admit, but when it comes to gadgets I’m in the stone age. My phone is not very exciting, it’s old and lots of the keys do not work. And while my desktop computer is swanky, my laptop is far from cool. What made me wake up to the fact that my gadgets aren’t very current has to do with a young girl seated nearby on my flight home. You can learn a lot from a college student. She was sitting there enjoying videos and TV shows on her iPod and there I was with my prehistoric iPod Classic, well perhaps it is called the super classic or something because it has no color and can only play music and podcasts. I’ve used it for several years now and felt quite content with the way things were up until my flight home. I felt so out of touch, like I should be wearing mom jeans and a scrunchie, but more than that, kind of ticked because I wanted to watch sitcoms and music videos like college girl.

When I got home, I contacted my Mac geek friend in Luxembourg and he suggested the iPod Touch 30 Gig so I  ordered it. It will arrive on Wednesday, the day I will officially rank a few points higher on the hip-o-meter. I rarely let others influence my purchases but I’m glad I did this time because I think this little gadget will be helpful for me and I love the fact that I can access the web on it and Facebook because I’m ADDICTED to it.

I know this isn’t a gadget blog, but I have to ask… Does anyone have the iPod Touch and if so, would you like to leave a review? I’m always interested in what my friends have to say about products so I’d appreciate your feedback. I’m especially interested in small business tips and ways that it may be able to help me in that respect.

(image from mac)

Posted in small business on December 22, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone! After 24 sleepless hours, I’m home and jet lag free. Our friends met us at Logan airport with tulips, wine, and a bag of gourmet style foods from Whole Foods, which nearly made me cry. The moment I stepped into my New Hampshire home this dreamy feeling washed over me, like I knew that this was my home but I couldn’t quite process that I was no longer in Germany. Can you believe that our next door neighbors brought over a casserole because they missed us so much? Yeah, I mean really. How nice was that?

It’s been an odd few days, this is my first time experiencing two homes and I hadn’t thought about all the little things that would occur as I settled back in on this side of the pond. I couldn’t remember where I kept my scissors, I kept grabbing for a long handle on my cabinets instead of a center knob, I had 7 bins of mail to sort through, and I have a car again. I also find myself making plans that I would go here or there this week then realizing I cannot because those places are now thousands of miles away. I also came back at a pretty bad time, we have had unbelievable snowfall, our car is completely buried (you can only see the tires). It’s truly a winter wonderland and so very pretty but also a bit of a pain because exchanging the convenience of the city for country life that is, well… not nearly as easy.

How are you today? It’s a holiday week so blogging will be sporadic here on decor8, but I’ll be back in a few minutes with some inspiration for you to bring a little cheer. :)

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on December 22, 2008

Cute New Decals By Stick Meon

Have you heard of Stick Meon? So cute!

Posted in uncategorized on December 22, 2008

Target Home Design Event Hitting Stores in January!

Coming Jan 4: Target Home Design Preview HERE.

Posted in uncategorized on December 19, 2008

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