HP TouchSmart IQ506 CNET Review

Here a link to the CNET review of the HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC — or what I fondly call “The Kitchen Computer.” It sounds like some notable improvements were made over the first generation. I would love to get one of these to play with, but I don’t think I can commit $1500 for “play.” Most of all I would like to see if on my own whether I could turn this into the entertainment/ family hub I envision. Continue reading HP TouchSmart IQ506 CNET Review


Can I download this or watch a stream of it NOW?!

I’ve been wanting to see the “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” since it came out, but before seeing it, I want to see the “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” movie that came out last year first. So I went online to Netflix to see if I could legitimately download it or watch a stream of the movie. Continue reading Can I download this or watch a stream of it NOW?!

Playing Hooky

I came home to a red-faced-sunburned husband yesterday.  He was napping and I must have been a sleep walking because it didn’t register as I walked into the house.  After a 4-hour nap (yes, I’m like a cat) I awoke refreshed and sane and then it sunk in that my husband was sunburned.  I asked him what he had done to get  sunburned.  It turns out that my husband, Steve, played hooky yesterday and went to watch the tie-breaking round of the US Open Golf tournament.  I had to chuckle to myself — getting Steve to take time off can sometimes be like pulling teeth.  Apparently it was a last minute thing.  He said 6 tickets showed up at work so he went.  He said he saw Tiger Woods sink his winning put and that Tiger passed by him after winning.  Steve described him as looking extremely angry.   Clearly, this was a proud moment for my husband.  To commemorate the event, Steve bought a pair of matching golf towels, one for himself and one for my Dad, who went to the tournament last Friday.  I’m happy Steve and my Dad get along so well.  On Father’s day my parents came over and Steve and my Dad spent a good amount of time talking about golf and practice swinging in house (I was *urked* because they were swinging way too close to the TV).  Anyhow, … I still hate golf … but I like that my husband and Dad have another thing in common.