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November 14, 2007

Hello iPod Touch

Filed under: iPod Touch, Tech — Grant @ 9:24 am

I took the plunge and bought a Touch yesterday. I ordered it through Circuit City, and picked it up with my family at about 5:30 yesterday. I got to play with it for about ten minutes before gaming. I did get music and videos loaded, and I handed it to Sandra to play with for a few minutes before I left. I am VERY happy with it. I connected to our network with no problem, grabbed a You Tube video, and then looked at the Vecenza gaming blog page. It cached the page so I was able to look at it today as I blog this. I’m watching an episode of Neurotically Yours right now. I also watched a couple of Enya music videos and a video of Megan laughing! Awesome. More updates as I find new cool things.

November 13, 2007

XO Laptop for 3rd World Children

Filed under: Tech — Grant @ 8:31 am

 I’m not sure if we will take advantage of this offer to get a “laptop” for Megan and a 3rd world child, but I like the idea of what they are trying to do. It seems like a great educational tool.

November 9, 2007

Wolf Chili & McCutcheons

Filed under: Local, Nashville — Grant @ 1:28 pm

My canned chili of choice is Wolf. I used to eat their delicious (but fatty) regular with no beans. About 7 years ago, my wife got me switched to thinking a little healthier, and I started buying Wolf Turkey (no beans). Wolf wasn’t available in Tennessee, so on trips to visit my parents, I would buy a couple of dozen cans to take home. Many times my parents have delivered chili to my door. Mmmm. They have done the same for my brother Greg in Maryland. Last year my parents move to Nashville to be close to their young grandchildren (Megan was just over one at the time, and Michael was on the way). There goes my chili connection. We still have dear friends in Dallas, but with two small children, that trip is no easy feat. Imagine my delight yesterday to find my local Harris Teeter stocked with Wolf. They didn’t have Turkey no beans, but they had Turkey with beans. Good enough for me! Woo hoo! I’ll talk to the manager about special orders eventually. I’ve bought everything they had twice now.

On another product note, McCutcheons in Frederick, MD has become our supplier of choice for jams, jellies and apple/pumpkin butter. A Whole Foods Market opened in Nashville in Hill Center last week, and I was surprised to find Apple and Pumpkin Butter on the shelf (on sale no less). Delightful! Whole Foods’ sale price was actually lower than McCutcheons price. Whole Foods offers complimentary valet parking (tip your valet) for shoppers just outside the front door. We haven’t used it yet b/c of the kids, but we might soon enough.

On the same note, the new Hill Center is also home to a Zoe’s Kitchen, a Pei Wei, a Merrell store (shoes; comfy, comfy shoes) and Swoozies. Swoozies is a “girly” store in my estimation selling among other things personalized note cards, stationary, etc. Sandra was very happy when I said “Order what you want.” I wasn’t so happy when I accidently saw the receipt in the van. Ugh! That will teach me to look. Hill Center will also be home to a Five Guys burger place that we first went to in Frederick with my brother. Yum!

November 8, 2007

Arggg… CC is dead!

Filed under: Tech, General — Grant @ 8:22 am

In the Cooper Cooler  post I told you all about my great love for this device. Well, after just under a year, it has gone bad. It turns off quickly when I load it and start it. Luckily, my birthday is approaching.

I need this!

Funny how wants become needs…

Games I Own

Filed under: General — Grant @ 8:18 am

I’ll be  dropping this list in the “Gift Ideas” page as well; a list of things NOT to get me, but my love of strategy games, well, games of any sort, has been long lived. In no particular order:

  • Puerto Rico
  • San Juan
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Alhambra
  • Gardens of Alhambra
  • Carcasonne
  • Carcasonne the City
  • Settlers of Catan (and Cities and Knights of Catan, both with 6 player explansions)
  • Jiggity
  • Cranium
  • Bang (and a few expansions)
  • Munchkin
  • Lost Cities

I know there are more, and I’ll edit this post later as I think of them as well as dropping it on my Gift Ideas page.

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