Thursday, January 25, 2007

Another new toy!

I am the QUEEN of geekdom; hands down! I love anything techie, and am always adding to my arsonal. So what's the latest and greatest? a GPS unit! OMG this thing is the coolest!

As soon as I turned it on it knew where I was, it's such a smart little bunny. And then I pushed the "Where to" button, pressed "gas" and all these gas stations in my neighbourhood popped up. All I had to do was click on one of them and it would take me there. Ok, I still had to drive the car but it would tell me where to go. In a nice way. Jill (that's what they call the American female "voice") says "turn left at Forest Glade Drive" or whatever. I could also have the Australian bloke Lee or British Emily but I decided I'm not having a man's voice telling me where to go and what to do, and besides; Jill and I have been building a rapor; we keep going for rides just to play. And if you click on the pic you'll notice my little icon is a monster truck. How cool is that! For any other geeks out there it's a Garmin Nuvi 350.

I should also mention that Jill saved my butt today not once but TWICE. I had to go to the funeral of a co-worker's 19yo son (yes, it was very sad) and I got lost. So I punched in "community", then "places of worship", and the church I was looking for but driving in the opposite direction from came up. Jill got me turned around and "to the church on time". Then I had to do it again when a bunch of us agreed to meet at a restaurant after the service but I didn't know how to get there from where we were.

And on a whole other topic, have I mentioned that I'm LOVING my night classes? More geekishness coming through. I'm actually studying and reading my notes and all those things I refused to do way back when in high school (which kind of explains why it's taken me 45 years to get to university in the first place).

And here's the sock that's been in my bag since before Christmas. I know, it's boring as hell, that's why I haven't been puting any pics up about it. So not to bore you to badly it's posing with the glass of wine that got me stupid enough drunk enough motivated to go out in the freezing cold in my pajamas to take pics of the GPS out in the truck. And isn't that the coolest splash screen I put on it? (click on the pic so you can see it)

5 comments:

Kris said...

Your new toy sounds too cool and I absolutely love the colour of that sock yarn.

Sauntering Soul said...

OMG I need one of those. I'm 38 years old, and have lived here in Atlanta for my entire life yet I get lost trying to get anywhere. I am apparently missing the whole sense of direction gene.

So sorry to hear about your co-worker's son.

Kare said...

LOL!
You are great. I'm so glad I found your blog.
Hey, can Jill find parking spots? ; )

Kare said...

Morning, Jacqui

I tagged you!~

knitty_kat said...

LOVE the socks, toys are always good too!