Category Archives: Electronics

The Gift That Guilts Me

Do you ever get caught up in something that you just can’t seem to stay away from and then it seems to take up all your “free” moments???
My hubby got me an Android tablet in 2013 for my birthday and I’m absolutely addicted to it.

Android Nextbook 2013

Android Nextbook 2013

So much so that I’ve neglected my blog and my quilting and my HUSBAND.  We watch TV together at night but now I read while he watches TV.  Android is the name of my “kindle” and I add new books to it every week while my “paper” books are gathering dust on the shelves upstairs.

Easy to charge and quick.

Easy to charge and quick.

There's over two hundred  books on it currently.

There’s over two hundred books on it currently.

Thanks hubby for my wonderful gift and I’ll try very hard not to neglect and ignore you from this moment on.  I’ll also devote more time to my blog and my quilting before I forget how!!!

Technologically inept

I love the fact that my family is willing to “help” me stay in the modern world as much as I want to go back in time.  I love gadgets but “jiminy” it takes me forever to learn how to use those gadgets.  I probably own every “books for dummies” printed and just ordered a new one to learn how to get the most of the Android tablet that hubby got me for my birthday.  I wanted one to put books on for reading but this thing is loaded with “gadget widgets” and I don’t have a clue!!!

Took me an hour to figure  what to do after I got it to come on.

Took me an hour to figure what to do after I got it to come on.

Android tablet charging

Android tablet charging

I love using these mechanical wonders and learning new things but man they can fry your brain if you let them.  I’m very blessed to have very intelligent children that help as much as they can to get the instructions to register and stick in my brain!

ANYWAY, I downloaded my first book which is the one that our book club is reading, The Atlantis Gene, and believe it or not I did it correctly.  I’m waiting for the Android Tablet for Dummies to arrive to learn more but now I’m reading and don’t have to worry about losing my spot because it bookmarks when I’m done.  Isn’t that grand!!!

Now, another little gadget I received for Christmas is a MP3 player to use when I’m walking on my treadmill or out-of-doors.  Do you think I’ve loaded the first bit of music on it?  NOT!!  It scares me to death and I’m waiting on my granddaughter to show me how (she has/had one and knows the way)!  I’m sure I’ll love it when she shows me what to do but the instruction book is like reading a legal document and I’d rather be shown how to do than try to follow those instructions.  This old dog can only take in so much at one time!!!