I started a new website/blog this afternoon for my dad. It’s all about the radio-controlled airplane that he built and designed to resemble the FAA’s N34 DC3. Since he was invited (and accepted, of course) to show the RC aircraft at the Cleveland Air Show again this year, I feel that it deserved its own site.
It’s still a work in progress, but here’s the link: Walt’s N34 DC3.
For more information on the plane’s debut at last year’s Cleveland Air Show, click here and here.
I’ve been relaxing a bit this week, catching up on my reading piles, and preparing to launch my the newest feature of this blog: book reviews! I’ve been promising them for a while, and they will be appearing next week sometime.
If you’d like to see what I’m reading and reviewing, there will be a section in the sidebar on the right.
In other news, I’ve come up with yet another book idea (yes, this makes three) and just have to find the motivation and time to work on it. Hopefully, next year I’ll have a chance. That sounds weird, doesn’t it?
There’s plenty of other things that I’m working on and everything will be posted here sooner rather than later. I have three restaurants to review for the Examiner, Indians history columns to write for Deep Left Field, and more blog posts on Crazy Mandy Talks Sports, once the Browns stop irritating me.
In the meantime, here a few cute kitten pictures to end the year with…
The kittens are 4 months old today! As you can see, Osiris and Horus are at that weird “teenage kitten” stage where their ears are too big for their heads and their heads are too small for their bodies.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As you can see, my blog has a new look! I received an email this afternoon from WordPress, informing me that my old theme – PressRow – was being retired in two weeks, and that my blog would be transferred over to its replacement. I had to check out the new one, Pilcrow, and liked it so much that I switched it right away.
As much as I loved the old theme, the new one has newer, cooler features – one being the background. I can set it to whatever I want. I can also change the sidebars – move them from the right side to the left, or set them up in a double-row. But I won’t. Just changing the background is enough for now. I hope to someday design a new banner headline, but I love my airplane shot, so I’m keeping it.
What do you think of the new design?
I just activated my new phone. I went from an Samsung Omnia 2 windows phone (and piece of crap) to the Droid X. So far all I’ve done is curse the fact that I couldn’t use Back Up Assistant on my old phone, so I have to load all of my contacts in by hand. One at a time. (I’m apologizing in advance for calling everybody by mistake as I hit the wrong buttons.)
So far all I’ve done is add 3 phone numbers and about 15 apps. One of the coolest by far is Google Sky Map (and it’s FREE!) In case you haven’t heard of it, it looks up your location via GPS and then gives you a map that tells you which stars and constellations are above your head. All you have to do is hold your phone up and watch as everything aligns. Of course it’s November in Ohio, so odds are it’ll be too cloudy to test it out tonight, but I like having it anyway.
Another cool one is HomePipe. All you need to do is go to HomePipe.net and download it on your computer, then download the app onto your phone. It moves all of your documents into a digital “cloud” so they can be accessed from your cell phone, iPad or another computer. I like that idea. I’m forever forgetting to download things and send them to my dad (sorry!) so this way I can just zap them to him from my phone when he reminds me for the upteenth time about those air show photos.
The best thing about the Droid X is the sheer amount of memory that it comes with. My Omnia 2 came with squat. You could add a memory card to it (and I did) but I wasn’t able to save apps to the card, so the teeny tiny hard drive filled up quickly. With my Droid, I don’t have to worry about it. Heck, it even came with a Kindle app! Now I need to buy an ebook so I can test it out. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.
(Disclaimer – I bought the phone myself and was not paid in any way by either Verizon or Google or anyone else for that matter. These are my opinions and if I want to drool incessantly over my new toy, I will.)
Before tomorrow’s 12-hour journey to Iowa, here’s what (little) I’ve been working on:
I am now publishing articles through Associated Content (now owned by Yahoo) here is a link to my profile and what I’ve written there.
…is my new rocking chair!
Someone left this beauty outside my building, right next to the dumpster. My enterprising husband claimed it and dragged it up to our apartment. It’s in excellent condition and just needs a chair pad. Hercules has already claimed it as his throne.