It's My Birthday .. and I'll blog if I want to! (oh oh .. now Leslie Gore is trapped in my head)
I'd totally forgotten to tell you. I was showing Debbie my Kindle (when it was still my 'newest of the new' toy) .. how to move around, what it does, how to browse books in the Amazon storefront .. she was holding it while I was instructing. And at that precise second .. the screen displays "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE .. your book is now being downloaded to your device". NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
She looked at me in shock .. I looked at her in disbelief. I wonder if I'll like the book she just made ME pay for?! Very appropriate that the TITLE of the just purchased book was "FOOL" by Christopher Moore. Her for clicking when she should have been clacking .. mine for letting someone play while the 'wireless' was engaged. LOL
I've read bits and pieces of another of his books, "Lamb", that was fall on your face laughing funny, but .. just didn't get into this one. So I deleted it.
On Sunday , I decided to peruse the instructions that came with the Kindle and found out a couple more things:
(1) that as soon as you get the congratulations purchase message, you also get .. at the bottom of the screen .. a message that says "if this was purchased in error, click here". I guess I was just in too much shock to see how easy it was to purchase in error, I didn't see anything else!
(2) that if you delete a book, it goes into an Archive file and is 'saved at Amazon in a file' .. so if in the future, you decide maybe you didn't want to delete it, you can bring it back onto your Kindle device with just a click of a button .. no additional charge.
(3) that you can download music like a MP3 player so that you can have 'background music' playing while you're reading! That sounds really cool .. I wonder what am MP3 Player is and how you get music into it???
Dave is using my Kindle right now .. I'd gotten a book for him to read and he's all caught up on his other reading (we've both read the ENTIRE Harry Dresden Files series up to date!) and was ready for that one. Gave him a crash course on how to use it to 'read' last night .. I'm not even going to show him how to go wireless and browse/purchase!!! I'm relagated to reading a real paper/ink book again right now ... seems weird!
Weather is beautiful .. Sandhill Cranes are back .. see them every morning now. Haven't seen a Robin yet, but the Red Wing Blackbirds are here ... a sure sign of spring! Love it!
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