Riding Life!

Riding Life!
Life is like a wild horse--Unless you ride it, it will ride you! (from the movie: "Princess of Thieves.")

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

C: With Me at All Times…

It’s my friend P’s fault….she said “I can’t believe you don’t have one yet…”

Really, I think maybe the blame lies with Mother-in-law, who I took to Best Buy the other day to buy her a new computer.  She said, “C’mon, C, you deserve this.  And it’s so neat!

No, absolutely,  it’s my brother-in-law’s fault—he kept e mailing me with tidbits of how productive I could be if only I had one.  Here’s an actual snippet from an e mail (one of several on the subject) from him: “Not only are they ultimately cool, they are extremely convenient.”  See how bad he is?

And “ultimately cool” and convenient  is just too small a description for my new I-Pad.  BIL did not steer me wrong!  I am in love, love, love with it and I have only had it six days.  I know that it will be my companion every where I go.  After all, it fits in my purse or my file folder!

I keep up with you blogging friends on it (much better than my itty-bitty I-Phone), and I have loaded  all the apps to give me everything I need at the courthouse at my finger tips.  Why, I can look up statutes and case law and carry all my charts and information I usually have to handle in paper (think of the trees I’m saving!) so I can figure child support, etc. on the spot.  All this in less space than a yellow legal pad!  In less than a week, I have become dependent. 

I am about to swoon with glee, here!

It’s fun, too!  I have the usual word games for killing time in the courthouse hallway (you know, when I’m not doing all that legal research…) and the books I have already downloaded!  I can download from Apple’s E book store (nifty bookcase) as well as Amazon (Kindle books work) and Barnes and Noble (from their Nook). I have all three of these bookstore apps, and three books going on them.  I can highlight and make notes as I read.  Amazing!

One of the most enjoyable things for me is having it bedside.  I can read a book til I’m sleepy (in the dark!)  and if I wake in the middle of the night, I can check real quick to see if any of you guys have commented.  I’m telling you, this little beauty is going with me everywhere.  I can’t say enough good about it.

I have heard all the naysayers—read all the articles.  True, it doesn’t print, but I e mail right back to the office, where things are printed from our computers or at home.  I haven’t missed the printing at all. 

And, folks, I am not techno-minded.  If I can run an I-Pad, anyone can.

It’s pricey (I get a write-off lucky me!), but if you can get one, you won’t regret it.  Truly.  C


Immigrant Daughter said...

Great comments on your new work tool. I won't say toy because you have already made it a must item for work.

koralee said...

Hummmmm I was wondering how I would like one...sounds like this may just be the thing. Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting me the other day!

Vickie said...

I KNOW they are so neat, my best friend just got one and now she's attached to it at the hip. Please don't tell me anymore - I just got an Iphone. I thought I was all hip & trendy! Now I have to get an IPad???????

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Shoot fire! I got Evan a Kindle II for our anniversary... now, I wish I had gotten him this iPad! He loves his iPhone.... mine... well, he got me the latest and greatest... it's been in its box for about three weeks now... yes, I am technico-slow. Glad you are enjoying yours so much!

Vee said...

Awww, now don't be going and making me feel jealous! Sounds like just the tool for you and every now and then, you deserve a treat. It's better than a hot fudge sundae or ten or 100.

Ayak said...

I'm such a technophobe...the thought of owning anything like this terrifies me. You have no idea how long it took me to work out how to use a computer....and I still don't understand most things. I envy the younger generation who have been raised on new technology...they take to all this stuff like ducks to water.

harga evercoss said...

Thanks for sharing, i like your story

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