Year: 2009


Luck & Prosperity in 2010!

If you’re looking for good luck, etc in the new year be sure to try our our Hoppin’ John recipe.  Legend has it eating this on Jan 1 will bring you good luck in the new year.  We’ve eaten it in the past few years & I’ll have to admit it sure didn’t hurt!

If you can find them pre-soaked (not canned) beans will speed up the process considerably!

Local woman arrested with presents full of marijuana

A Nevada City woman will spend Christmas in jail in Missouri after being stopped with a bundle of gifts in her car — boxes allegedly packed full of pot.

Brooke Molina, 28, was driving a rented Ford Escape with Nevada plates near Joplin, Mo., when she was stopped early Tuesday morning by a Missouri Highway Patrol officer, allegedly for speeding. [MORE]

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My Kindle – Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Ended up going out of town the day the Kindle was delivered.  Did not get to check it out until last night. I hate it when UPS doesn’t match their delivery to my schedule (ha)!

First impressions:

  • Small
  • Light
  • Thin
  • Solid

This thing is a LOT smaller than I expected.  The screen size is about the same as a small paperback book.  Once you start using it you forget about the screen size.  The display is truly amazing!  Packaging was very minimal (green). and the unit was already hooked to by Amazon account when I powered it on!

I had my doubts about how much better the eInk technology would be when compared to any other computer screen.  The best way i can describe it is like this; Analog TV vs. HDTV.  There’s a huge difference between what you are reading on the screen right now and the quality of the text on the Kindle.

One of the great features of this device is the ability to download samples of books before you buy them.  You get a chapter or two delivered instantly to the device and you have the option of purchasing the book to continue reading.

There can be conversion issues with documents.  I purchased the 9/11 Commission Report for $0.99 and after a couple of hours reading the formatting errors are driving me nuts.  Mainly the lack of space between sentences and missing hyphens.  This is a by-product of PDF conversion to Kindle format.  I’ve seen this with other forms of electronic books.

The seamless integration to your Amazon account makes purchasing content on-the-fly as simple (or dangerous) as pushing a button.  I have quite a backlog of books I want to read so the get-it-now feature is going to be hard to resist!

I’m going to log some time using the Kindle and publish a third and final post/review in a few weeks.

Part 3

That’s my kind of soup!

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