I am going to make a confession today.
Although I am a lover of all things old I am also not-so-secretly addicted to gadgets. If it is new and shiny, has buttons and goes BEEP I want one.
I don’t necessarily get them mind you, after all, who can justify spending tonnes of money for no reason, but still, it doesn’t stop me wanting them.
As luck would have it the other day the Man
made an excuse to had to get himself an iPad for work and bought me an iPad mini as well! WOO HOO!!
I have wanted one for ages but, you know, who can justify buying an unnecessary toy like that for no reason? Trust me, I tried my best to find an excuse that didn’t ring hollow….
Since the arrival of my new best friend I have spent more time than I should have downloading apps for it (and, admittedly, playing games) and found some photo editing ones that I have been having lots of fun with. (Snapseed is my favourite so far.)*
Our changed weather has been keeping me amused because I have been able to take what would have previously been boring photos of cloudy skies and make them look like all hell was about to break loose.
I unwound my window and took this one from the car while I was waiting for the kids one night. The clouds were nowhere near as menacing, I had to crop out the roof of the nearby police station and time the picture between the cars going past! I messed around with it until the school bell rang and I was really pleased to see what it turned out like.
I can see that I will be taking pictures of everything that seems slightly interesting to see what I can do with it from now on. The problem with that is nobody should be seen taking photos with an iPad, you just look ridiculous!
Now I just have to work out how to post photos to my blog properly from it, how the hell do I get the text to wrap around the picture instead it just sending it to the bottom!!!! Aaaarrgghh!
*and for those of you who have been following my saga with Telstra, I am finally posting from the couch using the new modem (the third one sent to me) wirelessly with the iPad, no computer needed!
Thank you to poor Rachel at the Telstra call centre who finally got it working, she is my new hero. We were on the phone so long that I think we may have broken some kind of phone help persistence record yesterday. We were on for so long, in fact, that she had to call me back on the mobile phone as the battery in the home phone ran flat after the first hour and a half, and she waited while I called the school to tell the kids to wait for me as I wouldn’t be there in time for the bell!