27295. arkymalarky - 5/13/2013 2:52:54 PM
I'm so sorry Thoughtful!
27296. judithathome - 5/13/2013 5:40:21 PM
So sad to hear it, Thoughtful. You did the right thing but understandable that it is so hard to think so right now....
27297. thoughtful - 5/14/2013 1:01:10 PM
Thanks guys, it really sucks. We miss him terribly.
However, now that our troubled kitty is gone, we can finally get to take our river cruise down the Danube. We've been wanting to do this for years and couldn't travel because of the cat. We'll be going in July. The universe is playing with me though as the only day I had booked was the day of the wedding to see the bride walk down the aisle in the veil I made for her. That is also the ONLY day that the ONLY cabin was available on any of the cruises all this year ....so now I'll miss the wedding!
Anyway, not sure where to post this, but I'm wondering about technology in Europe. I know my current cell phone won't work and wondering if this would be a good excuse to upgrade...not that we'll be traveling internationally a lot, but it's been years since I've gotten a new phone. Also wondering if I get an Iphone if that will work or if I should bring the ipad and if that will work internationally. Also have to think about charging stations/adapters....
Any and all advice would be most welcome!
27298. robertjayb - 5/14/2013 1:48:44 PM
Sounds like a job for Alistair.
27299. wabbit - 5/14/2013 3:16:26 PM
T'ful, I am so sorry to hear about Casimir. Knowing that you've done the right thing doesn't make it any easier.
Rick Steves has some advice about cell phones in Europe. Enjoy your trip!
27300. thoughtful - 5/15/2013 12:30:29 AM
That article was very helpful!
I'll have to check on the ipad or whether I want to get an iphone instead of my blackberry. I would love to have connectivity so I can use google translate...it's a fabulous thing, esp if we are traveling to 5 different countries...Germany Austria, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary....
27301. judithathome - 5/15/2013 4:22:43 AM
Gads, that trip sounds like a dream vacation! Bon Voyage!
27302. iiibbb - 5/15/2013 7:02:02 PM
A friend of mine has a startup.... it is a neat idea.... too bad I don't drink coffee.
27303. judithathome - 5/15/2013 8:44:31 PM
Neat idea...however, I'm not too sure about the cozies...too much staining from drips. I really don't see the point of having them. Most people who use a French Press drink the coffee before it has a chance to cool.
But good luck to your friend! French Press coffee is the BEST!
27304. iiibbb - 5/16/2013 4:32:00 PM
I think the wool is for branding purposes and to make it match the cups... plus it will make the glass not so hot to handle.
27305. judithathome - 5/18/2013 8:45:54 PM
Arky, hold on to your hat...I like a rap song! I'm sure it doesn't past muster with you but I find it intriguing..."No Church In The Wild" by Kanye with Frank Ocean and Jay-Z.
It's probably considered "rap lite" but I like it!
27306. arkymalarky - 5/19/2013 2:57:13 AM
Haha! Im no connoisseur, but They're very legit and very good and Ocean just came out not long ago. I haven't heard it.
27307. judithathome - 5/19/2013 4:29:48 PM
The only reason I heard it was because I'd taped the movie "Safe House" and it ran as the ending credits rolled. I put closed captioning on and understood the lyric.
HOWEVER....last night Kanye was on Saturday Night Live and his 2 sets sucked. So I guess I'm just a fan of one of his songs. And one in which other people participate!
27308. arkymalarky - 5/19/2013 4:39:03 PM
I rarely like performances on Saturday Night Live.there's stuff by him you would like, but he's a talented jerk.
27309. arkymalarky - 5/19/2013 4:40:34 PM
one thing that irritates me about snl is they never have the voice adjustments and the sound mix right on the live performances
27310. arkymalarky - 5/20/2013 11:34:26 PM
y'all hang onto your hats and be safe Judith!$
27311. judithathome - 5/21/2013 4:11:44 AM
We're hearing rumblings but so far, an actual tornado has missed us tonight.
Did y'all get anything?
27312. arkymalarky - 5/21/2013 6:02:32 PM
we didn't last night, but we seem to be now
27313. judithathome - 5/21/2013 10:07:07 PM
If that's the afternoon storm we experienced, it's all sound, no fury.
27314. arkymalarky - 5/21/2013 11:47:30 PM
Now we're getting a second wave but temps are a lot cooler, so maybe we can just enjoy the thunder.