Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm a Flipper

Photo from here

I got my new Flip Mino HD yesterday and cannot wait to start using it to annoy everyone around me. So far, Sissy and I have just been goofing around, but I really am going to work it when we go to San Antonio to Scootie's graduation from boot camp. I hope I will be singing its praises from the rooftoops and not picking up the pieces after I've slammed it to the ground in frustration. We shall see. Of course, I am not being compensated in ANY way for my opinions (however, I wish I was!), which are just that. MY opinions. So far, so good. I was able to slip it in my pocket this morning on my way out the door with no annoying need for extra batteries, connecting cables, chargers, etc.

The website was super easy to order from, and the design options are excellent. You can even make your own, with your own photo! I did not choose that option ( I chose the design above), but if I order another in the future, I probably will. Also, because I ordered directly from Flip, I got a free accessory! I chose the power adapter, which allows you to charge the camera in any standard power outlet (instead of plugging into a computer).  There are bunches of retailers you can buy this camera from like Best Buy, Office Depot, Target, WalMart, etc. but you would be limited in what colors you could purchase at these places.

So, stay tuned for videos and we'll see how we like this little gadget. IF I can keep Sissy from converting it to her own use.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So I haven't been here in so long people thought I was dead...

As you can see, my blogging has been non-existent. I probably could blame it on a lot of things. Perhaps it's because I shipped my son off to bootcamp and the world around me seems so much quieter. Perhaps it's because of all the holiday hoop-la. Maybe I've lost my mojo. Well, today I was called on it and I guess I have to give in and post. I'll make it a long one filled with pics of what's been going on and maybe that will suffice for today. Here we go:

We had a going away bonfire chili party for Scootie

Scootie and Friends

The last shave...with an audience

The morning before "shipping day"

the biggest rice krispie treat i've ever seen, decorated by Sissy and Niece


He swears

This is REALLY happening

It's like the first day of school all over again

Flat Scootie is born

for some reason, I got NO DOUGHNUTS from this shopping trip

Flat Sccotie helps wrap gifts

My kids on Christmas Eve

Everyone loves (Flat) Scootie

Maybe a little TOO much

A-nut L and Andy

Flat Scootie gets first piok (pay no attention to the rolls [and I don't mean the crescents])

BTK gets humiliated...AGAIN

Me, too!

Happy New Year!

And, that should catch me up somewhat. Happy?