Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome to the world of technology!

I've always felt that I'm quite welcoming, heck even excited about technology and all the its advancements.  But I will admit that I often skimp on technology for myself... meaning that I won't spend the extra $$ to have all the bells and whistles if I can find something a little less expensive (I prefer to spend my cash on clothes and shoes and Campbell).

Well, in the course of 2 weeks we had our digital camera die, along with my cell phone take a dive in the swimming pool, and Ryan's cell phone take a running leap off the roof of our car at 35 mph (which resulted in it being totally smashed on the side of the road).  It was time for us to make some major purchases. 

First, to replace the camera, I finally decided it was time to get something decent and go for the Nikon.  I was sort of inching towards an SLR style camera, but decided that I needed something a little more sleek to fit in my purse or diaper bag.  In the end, we decided on the Nikon CoolPix S8000 .  I'm really excited about this camera!  It has 14.2 megapixels, and a 10x zoom, all in a sleek little package.  I haven't had anything to take pictures of lately, but that's my project this upcoming week, so I'll post some up here so you all can see how she works!

Next, we needed to do something about our cell phones.  Mine had dried out and was functioning (sort of), but Ryan had no communication capabilities outside of a landline.  Since we were out of contract with our current provider, we shopped around to see what we liked.  Long story short, AT&T ended up having a great deal for us because of a discount through Ryan's employer.  We are now the owners of the... iPhone!  I never really thought I'd see the day when I'd sit in awe of my cell phone and play with it for hours... but that day has come, sweetie.  It really is a fun phone!  And, even cooler-- I finally got Ryan to sign up for a Facebook account (he said that since he has the iPhone, he supposes he could update his page through there if he wanted)!

It is as if we stepped out from under a rock and entered 2010.  Amazing!

Side note:  I've done 2 days of the running program I mentioned below.  Still loving it!  Had to take the weekend off, because frankly- I had no time to get to the gym!  So tomorrow will be day 3 of week 1, and then I'll take Tuesday off, and start week 2 on Wednesday.  Anyone else trying it?


  1. I haven't personally tried the Couch to 5k but I am very familiar with them since I'm a runner! Well, I've slacked off lately, but since I signed up for a half-marathon (13.1 miles) in October, I suppose I'll have to start again! When I first first started running... I did not love it. It wasn't until I got into the groove AND actually saw myself improving, that inspired me to keep going. I honestly think once you get into it, you'll want to do sign up for a 5k... that's only 3 miles, you can EASILY do that!

    I really love Hal Higdon's training plans... I've used his plans for every race I've done...marathon, half-marathon, 10k, 8k... And once you do one race, you're hooked! At least I was. Have fun with the running and make sure you get really good running shoes!!! I recommend going to a running store, where you'll hop on a treadmill, and they'll make recommendations based on how you walk/which way your foot turns, etc.

    Please keep us updated on how it goes!! :) And congrats on the iPhone... I'm not sure I could ever go "back!" LOL!

  2. Yay, an iphone. That sounds fun. Lucky you :-)