Dongles and E-Readers and Geraniums and an Author
|My brave geraniums on the deck today, 2012/11/17|
I read a few blogs on the topic of pleasure today. What makes us happy?
I commented on one blog that we all need to think about the things that don't cost money.
I tallied up my airmiles. And realized that I could get two items on my wish list for free. One was a dongle for my computer that would allow me to listen to radio in my house rather than sitting in my car in my driveway. You read that right. I can get reception in my driveway in my car but the house radio does not work unless I hang it off the deck and that gets mighty cold in the winter. So this dongle thing I saw in someone's house. It hooks up to the computer and you can set the speaker anywhere in the house wirelessly and endless radio stations are yours for the taking.
Next thing on my wish list was an E-Reader. And my airmiles covered that too. I can download from the library now without leaving my house. Imagine. You're all probably guffawing at this point. Many of my readers have been enjoying their E-Readers for like, centuries, now. I'm a latecomer. I just love the feel of a real book with its paper and bookmark and often notes and how cosy it is in bed. I'll let you know how me and the dog cuddle up to the Ebook.
And like this is all free. Well I'm not a fool. I had to buy a lot over the past year to cover those two items. But once I found out I could get double the airmiles on my groceries I was off and running.
And then, Michael Redhill, AKA Inger Ash Wolfe, whom I wrote about in Alter Ego was kind enough to comment on my blog. That pleased me. Muchly.