I saw this quote from Marian Anderson today, and loved it, so I made a little poster for it. The photo is from Microsoft’s Clip Art collection, and those boys have lovely smiles.
Sometimes we worry too much about shopping for the perfect gift, and end up spending more money than we planned, or can afford.
If you can’t think of the perfect gift for someone, maybe the best gift is just being that person’s friend.
I’ve had an iRobot Roomba for a few years, and love the way it vacuums my floors. I can keep working on other, more interesting things, while it does the dreary chores. And pretty much anything is more interesting than vacuuming.
It’s not perfect, because it can’t get into corners or tight spots, but it does 80% of the job, which is good enough for me! Occasionally, I haul out the regular vacuum, and do the corners and other spots, but not too often.
It was a long, cold winter, and usually we get the garden started on the May 24th holiday weekend, but this year we waited an extra week. Finally, it seemed warm enough to get started, so we went to the local garden center, to see what was available.
As usual, we bought lots of marigolds. I love the bright colors, and they bloom all summer long, and are almost impossible to kill!
Every spring, I engage in a battle with the dandelions that invade our lawn. I’ve tried all kinds of weapons in this war, and my favourite is the Fiskars Uproot Weed Remover.
It’s easy to use, and I don’t have to bend over to battle those dandelions. Just jam the weed remover over the centre of the dandelion, step on the foot pedal, and pull back.
Here are a few gadgets news items from the past week, that might interest you.
Tunes and Temperatures
If you like to dance in the kitchen, while you’re getting supper ready, this combination meat thermometer and speaker system would be perfect for you! You’ll hear a voice alert, when the food is ready, and while you’re waiting, it plays tunes from your iPhone.
Here are a few of the geeky gifts and gadget stories that I found interesting today, and posted on Twitter.