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Kindle for Android

YESSSS!!! Took long enough. And yes I am downloading it this instant. Review to come after I have downloaded some books. You can download it now too using the QR code below.
From the Amazon website:

Shop for books in the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone
Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelesslySearch and browse more than 620,000 books, including 109 of 110 New York Times bestsellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may varyFind New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99Get free book samples. Read the beginning of books for free before you decide to buy
Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile devices
Kindle newspapers, magazines and blogs are currently not available on Kindle for AndroidKindle for Android is currently available for customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic…

Wordless Wednesday - How Joy Likes to wait in line


COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast

I'm really putting myself out there for this one. I usually only post photos of myself here when I know I look good. Today, you get to see the before and after. Clean up nice, don't I? I'm ready for my close-up
The "Before" is pre- foundation, gloss, and eye-makeup. I was given a sample of Covergirl's Smoky Shadowblast in Silver Sky to try out ( Now, I don't get out much to do "smoky eyes", but there was this fundraising dinner theater for Josh's trip to Haiti that I thought I would glam up a bit for.

I really appreciate that the CoverGirl Shadowblast came with instructions on the back of the package on how to create a "smoky eye" and I think I pulled it off. The one bad thing was that towards the end of the night, there was creasing and it looked really bad.

Otherwise I loved it, quick and easy to put on, the applicator fits in a small bag for the inevitable touch-up, and that amazon price is for a pac…

Rdio - false advertising?

I get so hot and bothered by new tech, it's silly sometimes. Like premature ejaculation. There is a new subscription music service on the horizon called Rdio. I signed up for an invite largely based on this photo (and some hype from friends):
See the Nexus One there next to the Blackberry? I wanted to *SQUEE* so badly for a application that launched on both iPhone and Android (OK, and RIM) with the same functionality *at the same time*. I'm not even sure if when I signed up they had the disclaimer Rdio in your pocket.With apps for iPhone, and BlackBerry phones, your music goes where you go — even if you're offline.I wonder if it's just how we read the web these days or if it's user error on my part. I see a picture of three phone platforms, I sign up for an invite. I get the invite a mere two weeks later (or so, nice turn-around! faster than Google Voice and Wave)

I would've appreciated even a simple "Coming Soon" stamp over the Nexus One instead of the…


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I've gotten to the point where eating too much makes me feel sick. and I didn't even eat that much. Went to lunch with a group of friends, had a burger, sweet potato fries (no maple butter though!), and water. I was mostly full with just half the burger and fries, but I pressed on because I didn't want to waste food, and I still felt a *little* hungry.

Now I just feel nauseous, bloated, and ill. And ready for a nap. I didn't think reducing my calorie intake would have such a huge impact on my appetite so quickly.

One Last Obstacle

Josh is well on his way to Haiti when the overseeing group, GPM, comes back and says that they need Josh's father's signature.

The church is being the go-between. I explain that his father has never had custody. GPM comes back with -- they still need his signature and permission.

What THE heck?! I know they are just covering their financial @$$ from being sued, but how can the non-custodial parent sue? Does he really have any rights in this area?

Wii Fit - Day 2

Image via Wikipedia Well, this morning was a bust. Last night I didn't take my sleep aid, since I was sleepy from 8PM I thought I would have no trouble falling asleep. I should have gone straight to bed. Instead I ate a very healthy spinach salad (under 400 calories) that my sister made (thanks Brit!) and watched a little T.V.

Before the wave of ennui and fatigue hit my goal had been to get home, change, walk Zoe, THEN eat dinner, chill, and go to bed.

So after dinner, I watched both hours of nicktoons Avatar Extras (all the Aang you can get, plus pop-up video-esque trivia).

My alarm is set for 4:45. 15 minutes to wake up, then the proposed schedule is the Wii Fit Challenge from 5:00-5:45, then 30 minutes to get ready for work. I did it yesterday, mostly. Today, I kept hitting snooze and my brain didn't engage until panic mode at 5:45 when I jumped out of bed ... and made sloth-like progress through my shower and dressing. Luckily I was given a ride in to work and slept literal…

Wii Fit - Day 1

So... I've been using this app from called calorie counter and it's really nifty, and enlightening. I set it up to help me limit my calories to lose one pound a week. Unfortunately I seem to be gaining according to my weigh-ins. I've mentioned before how much I hate my scale. ...
Well, the other cool thing about fatsecret is the community and challenges. Today I did my first day of the Wii Fit challenge. I bought a Wii fit on sale almost 2 years ago and have never used it. Josh bugs/teases/nagged me about it all the time, not that he wants a "hot mama", but for some reason he wants me looking my best when we're in public together.
I digress. The challenge is 45 minutes on your Wii fit daily for six weeks. I did 17. I am not beating myself up 1) because I woke up late 2) it was more aerobic exercise than I've had in a while 3) I'm still motivated to do it again tomorrow.
I know for a fact that I started gaining weight at alarming (to me…

Photo Friday: Aqua

My recent trip to Sea World came to mind when I saw this week's photo challenge. We took a lot of pictures and video using a Kodak zi8 and my Nikon d80. This shot came off the Kodak since it was easiest for me to get to. The beluga whale always looks like it has a smile on its face.

Suggested Title: Why I get up at 5 in the morning

Transit Flicks Video Contest: "Lights…camera…you! The “Transit Flicks” video contest is your chance to show the world what you like best about riding buses and trains in Los Angeles County.

All you have to do is create a brief video – 2 minutes maximum – that explains how transit helps you and encourages others to try it."I wonder if riding Metrolink counts ... I think some members of the #5ambc should totally do this. A free pass for a year would save a lot of $$$.
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