I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
welcome home, alex! the electronics have been waiting for you :)
I am so excited that my son is coming home for Thanksgiving tonight! (I wish my daughter was coming home, too, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards this year.) He’ll be here for a week and a half, and I can’t wait to spend time with him.
I’m looking forward to staying up late with him, talking and binge-watching TV, going to the movies together and having lunches at In-N-Out since we’re now the only two meat eaters in the family.
Last time he was here, it was only for a short weekend visit and he had a lot to do so we didn’t bother him with, um, the electronics. We might have snuck in a quick little, “Hey, could you just take a look at this for a minute?” because he is a wiz with these things but we literally had to bite our tongues not to ask him the million questions we have.
This time, though, he’s home for a nice long time.
Heh heh heh.
Michael and I are totally technologically-challenged when it comes to understanding our electronics. Alex is not only smart but he has amazing patience. Amazing. He will calmly repeat instructions to me until they finally sink in and you can practically see the lightbulb go on in my head.
He also believes in teaching someone to fish rather than just giving them one.
So, in a brilliant combination of getting a NaBloPoMo post written and getting our electronics in shape, here’s a list of what my sweet son will hopefully be
accomplishing for us teaching me to do while he’s home. I hope he’s not reading this at the airport because he may not want to get on the plane.
* Finish transferring our old VHS tapes to DVD
* Transfer the Oprah Australia shows on the DVR to DVD so we can finally get a new cable box
* See why my iPhone Cloud says the storage is full
* See why my iPhone says it hasn’t backed up in months
* Transfer the photos on my phone to my laptop
* Help me order some photo gifts
* Check out Apple TV
* Transfer photos stuck on my camera’s hard drive to my laptop since we lost the cord
* Figure out how to install wi-fi in my parents’ house
Speaking of which … Mom and dad, I know you have a list, too.
But there are eight more days of November, so let’s save that for another post.