Thursday, January 26, 2012

But Can We Print From The Moon?

Yesterday I finally got around to setting up our new "free" ePrinter.  It was the bonus we received when we purchased our Mac Book Air.

A feature of this printer is that we can print using a computer or our phones from anywhere in the world to our ePrinter.

At first Ross and I thought this was the coolest thing.  But then the more we thought about it, the more we realized that we couldn't come up with one scenario where we would have the need to do that.

So the novelty has worn off and it is now just another printer.

It's the same with our new iPhones.  Ross got carried away with talking to that Siri lady.  It was kind of funny, but now that I think about it, perhaps weird is a better description of his behavior.
He would be in the other room and I would hear him talking to someone and it didn't sound like he was on the phone.  He would be talking in a very precise, instructional, monotone voice.
Something like this:
"Pay Bills"
"No, not flees, cheese."

Now I see he is back to his 3x5 cards and lists on scrap paper.

Yay, I finished my marigold scarf last night.  I washed and blocked it and was able to wear it today.

Now I have the knitter's typical problem of having to figure out what to do with the leftover yarn.  Maybe I will try a pair of socks.

Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:

Sat. January 26 1929
Carrie took children out on sled. Met Jean down town. Lunch at Kresges. Jean bought dress in Emily shop.  Jan Georgette Peg Edythe & Clarena over. Heavy debate.

[I wonder what the debate was about? What would a group of women be discussing in 1929?]

Kresges was a department store.  Broad St. was the major shopping street of Newark. In 1926, the Kresge's store at the southwest corner of Broad and Cedar arranged to have a platform opened in the subway at its basement level, allowing customers to come in directly from the subway. The station was opened in January 1927 on the inbound side. The only access was through the store. Kresge's was a general store similar to Woolworth's. The company now operates the Kmart chain.

I wonder if this was one of the dresses that Jean bought?


  1. Glad you finished the scarf.  It looks great and the color is fab!

  2. I love the scarf, the colour really suits you. And I'm really enjoying the diary entries and the history that you put with them. I know no USA history, especially about culture, so it's really interesting. And those vintage dresses are great.

  3. I haven't head of Kresges in years!  Mark and I used to walk there every so often when we were kids.  It was in shopping center with Sav-On Drugs.  It was perhaps a mile from out house and a big deal that the 'rents would let us walk there.  The thing about Kreseges was they had record albums for $3.77.......

    The scarf is lovely - warm in both comfort and color.

    and I have Siri but just can't get into talking to a phone when I can text it just as easily....