So, my "downstream" KTE partner, June was kind enough to send me a beautiful pattern book from Filatura Di Crosa. Thanks June! Several patterns caught my eye right away... I sense some more yarn purchases soon!
In other news, I am very spoilt. My husband got me an Apple gift certificate for my birthday (which was in March) so that I could get an iPhone. At the time, he implored me to wait for the second version for G3 compatability, but as the launch date drew near, even he accepted that maybe I would not be waiting.
So yeah. I stopped by a local AT&T store tonight to check it out. The line wasn't that bad, surprisingly, but there were quite a few people waiting to try out the one demo, so I didn't get to play with it that much. I did get to play with it though! I didn't buy one, as I couldn't use my gift certificate there, even though my ever understanding husband said I could, and we'd use the gift certificate for something else. But I showed maturity and restraint and decided to wait until I can get to an Apple store next week, or, if they've run out, I'll order it online. I do want to wait and see if there are any major glitches from the rollout.
But, needless to say, I'm pretty excited about ditching my ancient Palm and my current cell phone with horrible software interface. I guess I'll be ditching my Nano also which is the only thing that is a shame. But maybe I'll finally have a cooler device than my 13 and 8 year old nephews, both of whom have VIDEO ipods.
One thing I've been trying to figure out is how to sync with my calendar and contacts on my PC at work, as well as my iTunes and photos on my mac at home. I'm experimenting with Plaxo, a free, web-based syncing software. The only thing about that is that I think I'll only be able to sync from home.
So, those are today's pretty shiny things!