Thursday, November 20, 2008

multi-tasking while spinning

Not much to blog about today.

I took the Mrs. to the library today after she heard me talk about it yesterday. She grew up in Salem Mass and was used to large beautiful old libraries so she was very happy to see a beautiful new library with a little history. Our little town has two libraries and is building a new one behind to replace the existing older one that is supposed to open early next year. After discussing the policy with the nice librarian we found out we could return the books we checked out at the old one at the nice one. So I don't think we'll be back to the other one until the grand opening of the replacement. I'm sure this rambling is very boring to everyone outside of the city limits of Tustin. :P

I did pick up some thing really cool though while I was there. I looked at the audiobooks and they had these special digital players that have a book already loaded and all you do is add the headphones. I plugged in my speakers, turned it on and spun 2 ounces of that South African Fine while I listened to the first 14 chapters of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It's so nice to multi-task while spinning. Their are so many books I want to read and I love the audio book format when you can adjust the speed of the spoken word. The player has three settings so you can make the reader speak faster or slower. You can book mark and come back to a certain passage if you like and it restarts where you leave it when you turn it back on. The player is called Playaway, I don't see myself ever buying one but I love that the library has them for checkout.

Pretty cool when they have an audiobook on a ram chip housed in a player that's smaller than an Ipod Nano. The Story was preformed by Michael York. When I heard him read it, was like hearing Professor Asher Flemming lecturing in his class. I know not everyone will get the reference. I'm sure a few of you who enjoyed the Gilmore Girls know what I mean.

Life Is Good


  1. Quick funny story: I returned a school library book to the Wheeler library! I have been looking for it everywhere and can't find it. The school librarian (I work at the library at school once a week) asked me if I might have returned it to the public library! Doh! Of course! I might have to check out that Playaway thing. I don't ever have time to read these days (or don't make the time). I love books.

  2. Ah, Michael York. I saw him performing in "Camelot" last year. That poor man lisped around his dentures the whole show.

    Maybe with something that isn't set at an Allegro tempo, he'll do better. I'll have to get my hands on that. :)

  3. That is so awesome...I love to listen to audio books from the library while knitting and driving.
    Enjoy yourself...and that nice new library...I'll be it's a beauty being an old victorian home.

  4. I may have to give in and check out audio books. I got your reference! :)


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