Sunday, December 13, 2015

Move to the Edge

As many regular readers here know, I am an Apple fan. I have have many Apple devices and have for years. However, recently I have lost faith in the Apple ecosystem. The products, marketing, lack of innovation has led me to be disillusioned by what was my favorite brand.

Most recently it was time for an upgrade to my phone. I was still using a 5c 16G. I spent several months examining the various phone options, Apple, Andriod, Windows. I decided on the Samsung S6 Edge Plus. I wanted something larger. Frankly, I don't think anyone can beat the graphics on the Samsung.

I went to several stores looked at everything. I was starting to feel like the experience was worse than buying a car.

The kind salesman at Best Buy told me to be prepared for it to take about two weeks for me to get used to the Andriod world versus Apple. But I have to say, that even though this is my first day, I am finding the transition quite easy. There are some things to get used to and I'm sure some things to learn.

So for now, as far as phones are concerned I am a convert away from the Apple ecosystem and I am enjoying living on the Edge.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jazzy Christmas

Well my knitting friends, the time is here, our fingers are cramping from the late night knitting sessions to finish those gifts we thought would be done by now.

I know about you but I started back in August, with great plans, and I have been knitting daily, but still however, I am in a last minute crunch. I don't know how that happened. I actually think I am further behind than if I had waited and started knitting later.

But, the decorations are up, the tree is lit, there are children ice skating everywhere I go, despite the temps being in the 50s.

The holiday menu is up at the coffee shops (thank you for that one).

Local radio stations are playing Christmas music 24/7 and best of all, Dave Koz and friends gave a wonderful Holiday Concert.

If you like jazz and have a chance to see this annual concert, don't miss it. Really! DH enjoys Dave Koz, and I'm a big Candy Dulfer fan and this year both on tour together. It was a perfect evening.