Friday, July 30, 2010

This, a Winner, and That Part 6

MOOD STATUS: "Stressed". VBS starts next week and I'm still ill prepared to teach it. Plus I'm behind on a few deadlines. Wah.


Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by Writer Routine Wednesday to say hi and hear about Holly's writing routine! What a fun day! (and what a great promo for Taco Bell) LOL

But, yes, now the important part: the book winner. :)

The winner of Holly Jacob's book UNEXPECTED GIFTS is...


LORRAINE NELSON!



Congrats!!


Please e-mail me the address you would like the book to be sent to and I'll get it to Holly.


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And now for the this and that...


I am now the proud owner of an IPad. Yes. You saw right.
I now have an IPad.
Unfortunately the only thing I've done with it so far is log my ITunes account onto it. And then I couldn't get out of it once I did it, but then my 8 year old kidlet came over and easily showed me what to do. (Uh, that didn't make me feel too old) LOL!



Also, I will be blogging at the Samhain blog tomorrow. About what, I have no idea. I guess we'll all be suprised. LOL. Stop by--if you're around.



And that's it for me. Don't forget to stop by next Writer Routine Wednesday, where you'll get to meet another great author and hear her routine. :)

Have a great weekend!

37 comments:

Heather Sunseri said...

We just got an Apple store in Lexington, so I might get to actually hold an iPad soon. Congratulations on your new gadget! As an owner of an I'll-never-own-another-phone iPhone, I'm sure the iPad is awesome!

Justine Dell said...

I sooooo badly want an e-reader, but I'm too tight to buy one. ;-)

I might have to break down and just do it.

Have a great weekend!

~JD

Wendy Paine Miller said...

iPad, VBS...where have all the words gone. It's all gone to abbreviations! ;)

You'll have to let us know what you think of the iPad in a few weeks. And my kids are wrapping up VBS this week. Weh! (I didn't have to teach.)

~ Wendy

Jessica Nelson said...

Cool about the pad! Hope VBS goes well for you. ;-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wendy: here's another one for you: LOL!

Diane said...

Hope you enjoy your new gadget. Happy weekend! :O)

Linda Kage said...

Don't you just love 8-yr-olds that can show you up!!

Congrats to Lorraine.

Robyn Campbell said...

Good luck with VBS. I have the same feeling about co-op (I'm teaching the high school journalism class.) at homeschool co-op which starts after Labor Day. YIKES. Need a lesson plan--snappy.

I covet your IPAD. =) Really I do.

Congrats Lorraine!

patti said...

This blog TOTALLY rocks. Still can't believe how many cool new folks I connected with, just thanks to you.
P

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to Lorraine!

Lucky you with an iPad & a kid who can help! :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! an iPad- I've been wondering whether to purchase a Kindle - but that iPad looks so very cool...

Ann Best said...

I'm happy for Lorraine. And glad you just commented on my blog to jog me over here. I'll definitely bookmark you for Wednesday.

When you say your 8 year old kidlit showed you how - yeah, my grand-kids know it all. That DOES make me feel old!

Ann Best

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Ooooh, Ipad. Drool. I recently got an Ipod touch as a gift and I love it. Never would have gotten in on my own but now we're inseparable :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Congrats to the winner!

Sounds like you are having fun this summer with new toys.

Blessings,
Jen

Chicki said...

Please blog about the iPad once you get it going. I'd love to hear the pros and cons. It's next on my gadget list, but I'm just wondering if it would be a distraction, since I already have a Kindle for my reading.

Terri Tiffany said...

An Ipad-- I admit to not even knowing what all you can do with it, We finally bought my husband a new phone after 7 years. LOL What a way to feel stupid!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh you brave soul, teaching VBS. :-) Have fun!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I don't have an iPad but I know you will love it. Apple's are made to be loved! Enjoy your new toy this weekend!

Beth Mann said...

I want an iPad...jealous! Let us know how you like it!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats to the winner - and how cool about getting an iPad. Have fun playing with it!

Carol Kilgore said...

I can't wait to hear all about your iPad. I hope you'll give us updates as you use it for new things.

Carolyn V. said...

You are so lucky to have an awesome iPad! I want to know how you like it and if you use it as much as you wanted (I've been thinking about those things for a while). So cool!!!

T. Anne said...

Congrats to the winner and you on the Ipad! I hope you love it!!

Susan Fields said...

I have to have my fourteen-year-old daughter set up the DVD player for me when I want to watch a DVD on the main TV. Thank goodness for children!

CJ said...

I covet one. Though I would like one device to use as reader, computer, and phone. Lightweight with large enough screen so I don't have to carry around separate items Thanks for visiting my blog.

Natalie said...

Ooh, congratulations on the iPad! My husband keeps hinting that he wants to get me one (I think mostly so he can use it). But it would be cool!

patti said...

Liked your article. Talk about me being a dinosaur!!!!!!!

Jen said...

Yay to the winner!!!

An IPAD?? Holy cow! Lucky duck! I look forward to hearing how much you love it!

blueviolet said...

You are a lucky lady to have that iPad. I just saw one for the first time and thought it was incredibly cool!

Amy Holder said...

Congrats to the winner!

I'm a little envious of your iPad -- I want one! Have fun with it! :)

Jackee said...

Lucky! An iPad would be awesome fun. You'll have to review it for us and let us know what you think of it... once your 8 year old shows you how to use it! LOL!

Have a great week, Jennifer!

Laura Pauling said...

I give anything techno to my 11 year old and she figures out in a snap. Amazing!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Lorraine, and to you for your new iPad!
Blessings,
Karen

Belle said...

Congrats on the iPad! I'm hoping that one will be wrapped up just for me for my birthday this month :)

Julie Musil said...

I new toy! How exciting. I'd be the same way...my sons would have to show me what to do with it. That's the way it is with my cell phone! Enjoy your ipad.

Karen said...

Hope VBS is off to a good start for you, and congrats on your iPad.

- Karen

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm a Kindle person myself. Being able to download a sample chapter for free, to order from Amazon at cheaper prices, and it fits in my blood courier backpack easy.

But I'm sure your iPad is great. I bet is has color. Sigh. I miss color on my Kindle. Have a great week, Roland