I discovered the importance of having a notebook handy on Friday. Normally, I don’t leave my house on Black Friday, but I needed to get a new phone. I’d been putting off this chore, but since I’ll be traveling soon, I knew that I had to go ahead and take care of this task.
My cell phone carrier’s nearest store is about forty-five minutes away. Theoretically, I could have ordered the phone and had it delivered, but I wanted to make the purchase in person. So, Friday afternoon, I headed down the interstate.
I chose a phone fairly quickly and handed over my old phone to have everything transferred to the new phone. The salesclerk told me that it would take about an hour. I hoped that was not the case because sitting around the store for an hour wasn’t something that I wanted to do and there really wasn’t anywhere else to go while I waited. So I plopped down on an uncomfortable orange “chair” (and I use that term very loosely) to wait. I realized that I’d left my Kindle at home and didn’t bring a paperback and my other option for reading was the cell phone being transferred. I realized that it was going to be a long hour without something to read! Thankfully, though, I had a notebook and one of my favorite pens in my purse! I opened my notebook, forgetting about the uncomfortable chair and all of the conversations around me. Before long, I’d filled up several pages. I paused for a moment before starting to scribble again. The hour flew by thanks to my trusty notebook and I got a jump on a project that I’d been putting off for a while!
Last night, I escaped my home office and set up my laptop at the kitchen table. I needed a change of scene and I can sit at the table and also see the television in the living room. I spread out some papers from school and started working.
Eventually, I needed Internet access, so I flipped the switch to turn on the wifi. I returned to my spot at the table and waited. Normally, this process doesn’t take require a lot of time. However, I waited and waited and waited. I clicked on the wifi icon at the top of my screen and didn’t see my network listed. Several more moments passed. Still nothing. I reminded myself not to panic, even though I really needed to get online. I clicked the wifi icon again, even though . Nothing.
I decided to check the router, which is in my office. When I glanced down, I didn’t see any lights blinking. Oh, no! What was going on? Then, I noticed something that made me burst into laughter. The router wasn’t even plugged in! No wonder I didn’t have Internet access! I quickly plugged in the router and lights began blinking as the router came to life. I slipped back to my spot at the kitchen table and within minutes, I was online. Whew!
Today’s post was inspired by two fellow slicers, Dani (you can check out her post here) and Fran (you can check out her post here).
I would rather… instead of…
stay up late rising early
take pictures having my picture taken
read children’s literature than a lot of books marketed for adults
drink sweet tea just about any other drink
be in the driver’s seat the passenger’s seat
watch the Hallmark channel watching most of the other channels on TV
enjoy family game nights going out
eat my Mom’s chocolate chip cookies anything store-bought
cheer for UVa cheering for another college team
watch NASCAR races than many other sports
I love my Kindle. I love having so many books at my fingertips. I love being able to reread a book whenever I want instead of having to dig through bookshelves and totes. I love the size and portability of my Kindle. What I don’t like, though, is when the battery dies and I have to wait for my Kindle to recharge. Patience is not one of my virtues, especially when it comes to reading. I thought about reading on my phone, but it didn’t have much charge left either. So I started writing this post while catching up on last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Now I just have to decide what to do after I finish watching Grey’s Anatomy. I’ll probably pull one of the PD books in my TBR stack since I’ve given myself a lot of time this week to catch up on my recreational reading. Hmm. that sounds like a plan! Now, which one to choose?