Saturday, September 3, 2011
Steve and I headed to Minden today to see Milly; we haven't been in about a month and a half, but much to our disappointment, she was closed. It was heartbreaking to stand outside, looking through the glass door, and unable to get inside to the treasures! But, hopefully, Milly is enjoying a much needed holiday weekend with her family.
We headed back to Shreveport and hit a couple of antique shops in Bossier but it wasn't nearly as wonderful as Milly's would have been. I bought a little pair of milk glass salt and pepper shakers.
We came home and made breakfast for supper (cheese grits, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy) and turned on the LSU game. Don't take offense if you're from Oregon, but those Oregon Duck uniforms are u-g-l-y. Of course, right now, LSU's defense is pretty ugly, too.
The rest of my holiday weekend will be dedicated to waiting for Comcast tomorrow to come fix my mom's cable, grading papers, cleaning house, and playing with my new techie-toy: I bought a Dell Streak tablet. Can't afford an iPad2 and this was on sale. I actually like the 7" size but I'm not thrilled with the Marketplace. iTunes is leaps and bounds ahead of apps over Android. Or so it seems.
I got the WiFi only version and that should be fine for my needs right now. I don't need another phone.
My main interest in it is as a reader; reading articles and blogs on an iPhone is okay, but my eyes appreciate the larger size of the Streak. Plus, I'm giving the Kindle app another try. I ordered Dick Cheney's In My TimeIn My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir and am trying to be open minded about reading a book without paper and ink smells.
And so it goes. I'm off to watch the rest of this football game and see what else is happening in the world.