This weeks theme is Signs
I think that’s a nice sentement, don’t you?
This photo was taken on Wednesday afternoon when my husband and I were finally about to go home after picking up the free item that I mentioned in my previous posts. We needed and wanted Ice cream. Yummmm this place is a small shop that makes it’s own ice cream. Order a cone with one scoop and they give you a gigantic scoop … really it could fill a whole bowl. Good prices too.
That’s the second time I’ve had ice cream this week. I think I’ve used up my summer quota already.
Now, on to the good stuff. Some of you have been waiting for me to tell you what techy item I got for free this week. Well, that picture was taken with it, and so was the latest photo on Breath of Life.
The Buzz creating company that contacted me gave me a Nokia 6682 cell phone on Wednesday.
It’s a multimedia smartphone. It came with several extras too- a 512 mb memory card (it had 64 mg already), a bluetooth wireless headset, and an extra set of headphones for listening to MP3’s. All in all, the phone and the extras are probably worth over $500. I can get organized on it, or view documents with the mini microsoft office software that’s on it (ie view excel, word and powerpoint docs), list things on the calendar or record my thoughts, control the phone with voice commands, play games, connect to the web – it’s has the Opera browser on it, make conference calls, and that’s only the start. I’m still exploring and discovering all the things the phone can do.
Best of all though, is that it has a 1.3 megapixel camera built in. Ok so 1.3 megapixels doesn’t compare to the latest digital cameras but I’ve found that it takes pretty good photos. I can also record up to an hour of video if I want to.
I actually already made some videos. Chris and I accidentally ended up on the Molson Indy race track as it was being created, when we were on our way to pick up the phone. That was kind of neat, so on our way back home with the new cell phone we decided to get on the track and make a video. It’s not bad and it was kind of fun to make. Really, how often does one get to drive on a formula one race track anyway?
Then we went to the beach and took about 60 pictures along the way. I guess it must have taken us about 3 hours to get home that day, but we had a lot of fun. You should see all the volley ball nets on the beach. There must be 200 of them all strung out in long rows of 10 or so. Here, I’ll show you:
The only problem is that the video is in 3GP and to upload it to a place like youtube I need to create a file that is under 100k in AVI or MPEG format. If anyone could give me some suggestions for some conversion software I’d appreciate it.
Chris and I are going to a Party tonight. It’s out of town, in the fun city of Brantford. I’m being slightly sarcastic here. Just a little, uhm yeah. Anyway, the party should be a good one, and it will give me another opportunity to try out the phone and see how it works for party photos. Hmmm I wonder if I can take it in the hot tub with me? The house we are going to has a huge hot tub. It’s going to be fun. Oh, it’s also Chris’ birthday and the party is partly going to be a surprise for Chris and a surprise for his sister and brother-in-law who are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. I expect to have a hang over on Sunday.
We’re taking our Home Stay student with us too. She doesn’t want to stay alone in the house. I swear we take her everywhere with us, even the grocery store! Ahh. Next weekend we are going out of town again and she’s coming with us then too. It’s like we have a kid – one that wants to be with her parents. No really, I think it’s because we are always doing interesting things and we are kind of fun to be with- especially my husband Chris. He’s always fun.
I’ll leave you with the CN Tower rising above some Condos near Harbor Front:
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