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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Against the Storm


My forever-young aunt Linda, at the greatest lake of all the Great Lakes- Michigan. 1961

I'm currently working on making Willie into an interactive children's book! It has a bit of a learning curve but it's a lot of fun. I kind of just want to do this for the rest of my life. But anyways, it takes a lot of my free time, so I apologize for the lack of new posts. 

Since I don't have much in the way to offer for random projects, here are a few things I'm likin' that you should maybe check out... maybe:

*House of Cards
Love this new series from Netflix! Kevin Spacey is a gem. And it's not so addicting that I can't function, though don't mistake that as a reflection on the entertainment value of the show- it's really awesome. I'm excited to see what Netflix does next and moreover, how the rest of the media industry adapts.  

*The Morning Miracle
So now that I've confessed to enjoying the occasional self-help book, I recently read a good one called 'The Morning Miracle' that has really transformed my mornings. 

*The Nexus 10
I've been not so patiently waiting to own my own tablet for years now. Lots of people didn't see the value when they first came out, some still don't, but I've always known that I could definitely make it fit into my life. I actually had wanted the iPad for the longest time. I didn't even really considered other tablets, until the Nexus came out. It's fast, powerful, has a fantastic Google ecosystem, a better screen display than the iPad and all the advantages of the Android platform that I've since been without in my life. I love playing with new gadgets- and the iPad is just an extra-large iPhone, which I am overly-familiar with- this was something brand new for me to try. Best part- it's $100 cheaper than the iPad! 

*Fooducate
I was just introduced to this one last night. This is a great app for people who like to be more health-conscious about what they eat. If you've used MyFitnessPal or something similar- it's like that but better. When you're shopping, you can scan in foods and it will give you a letter grade (like school). It will warn you about certain things, like GMO, sugar content, if it's highly processed, etc. And the coolest feature is that it will suggest better alternatives in that category. The database isn't as large as others... yet! You can easily submit foods to them to add though and I suspect it will grow in popularity as more people learn about the additional awesome features. 


Your greedy consumer,
MK

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