Back to work….

… and learning yet more stuff! A full week of classroom training and I come home to a 2-hour class. This is fortunately an interesting WebSphere Content Management (WCM) prototype class, which builds on all the usability lessons I learned last week.

My poor back is paying the price for all this sitting. My chiropractor is gonna be rich.

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Cell phone woes

If you tried to call me on my cell phone today I wasn’t there – because I lost the cellphone yesterday. Argh. And of course I had it on vibrate so I couldn’t just call myself.

Fortunately I have cell phone insurance. I put in a claim today and expect to get the phone TOMORROW — how about that?

In other news, I wore a pair of deep wine/brown loafers with black pants to work today. I didn’t even notice until about 10 a.m. when I looked down at my feet while in the bathroom. Aie yi yi…..

Oh – just got an e-mail from my credit card company asking me if the charge from the cell phone insurance company is fraudulent. Joy. Tune in tomorrow: Will Jennifer get a cell phone? Will her credit card be cancelled? Will she dress in the dark again?

Ah, well, tomorrow is another day…..

Loving my new Kindle

Saturday I unwrapped my new Kindle (the next-generation Kindle! With 50% better contrast and room for 3,500 books!)

Sunday I started buying and reading books. For $15.96 I have already acquired:

  • The complete works of Charles Dickens
  • The complete works of Jane Austen
  • The Holy Bible, ASV, in Kindle format
  • The new novel by Fannie Flagg, I Still Dream About You.

Most of the classics are priced so cheaply (the collections were 99 cents and $1.99.) They’re pricing them to move.

I’ve already finished one book. I love, love, love my Kindle. Sure, your fancy-schmancy iPads can do everything but butter your toast, but for dedicated reading, the Kindle is ahead of everyone else. (And enough battery life on one charge to last a month! Wow.)