Undy 5000 - A brief run for a cure for colon cancer

Les Chisum, our father, brother, uncle, son, husband, and friend, was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2008. Despite medical predictions to the contrary, he is going strong. We will be walking in his honor at the Dallas Undy 5000 in October.The Undy 5000 is a 2k run/walk to support colon cancer research. On October 30, 2010, we will be participating as a team at the third Dallas Undy 5000!Please support our team’s involvement in the Undy 5000 with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will help us end colorectal cancer....more

iPad vs Netbook: The Battle Wages On

At first I dismissed the iPad as an overgrown iPhone. After all, that's what it looks like. Aside from the fact you can't call anyone from it, it's pretty much an iPhone on steroids.So I talked to my husband about it a little bit. Since he's the computer genius in the family, he should tell me the difference & help me make a decision right? Well, not exactly. He just told me that a netbook & an iPad are smaller & more portable than laptops & unlike laptops, they weigh less, have a longer battery life & can only do minimal things like surf the net. ...more


You've heard of an e-reader. Now comes the revolutionary e-feeder. The iSpork...more

I think stainless is the next gen.

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Kindles aren’t Bricks: Amazon’s next Kindle update will include access to Facebook and Twitter, Google and Wikipedia.

Apple has sold 1,000,000 iPads, and it’s the Kindle’s biggest competition; both wirelessly download books.  Amazon has a leg up as a book reader, however, in that they’ve grown with Chris Anderson-style ‘Long Tail’ research , they have tens of millions of book customers, know which books are most likely ...more

Three Shiny Gadgets I Want to Buy and Three Ways to Resist

Everytime a new "toy" comes out, I am tempted to try it. After all, it's only human nature to want something new and cool. Here are three gadgets that I want to buy, and how I am convincing myself to resist. ...more

Congrats on your great deal. Toys are all the more fun when you get them for a good price. ...more

Top Ten iPad Apps for Kids


Do Tell: Share Your Worst Hairstyle Contest. Look Who Won an iPad!

There are really two prizes that came out of the Do Tell Worst Hairstyle Contest. One was the actual iPad, but the other was the photos. Oh, the photos! ...more

I can't tell you how excited I am. Seriously. SO MUCH. Thank GOD my really really really bad ...more

Digital Parenting: Is the iPad a Tool or a Toy?

First we had radio, then it was television, after that computers, followed by cell phones. All considered gadget-y when they first emerged onto the scene.  Each creating an initial stir, as experts and consumers weighed in on the pros and cons of each in relationship to any potential use and possible abuse.  So it comes as no shock the iPad's introduction has people at either end of the spectrum clucking their tongues and singing its praises. ...more

I completely agree that play is not frivolous at all. In fact, I strongly believe play belongs ...more

I Bought an iPad and I Love It. Everyone Else Loves It, Too.

Last week, I asked you to decide whether I should buy an iPad or not, and you helped me decide -- YES. The only question left in my mind late Friday night was whether to buy on iPad release day, wait until it arrived at the NEX (where it would be cheaper and I could avoid the horrendous Cook County, IL sales tax), or wait even longer for the 3G versions to ship. ...more

I suggested one to my daughter - she's thinking of buying her husband an iPad for ...more

Do Tell: Share Your Worst Hairstyle and Win an iPad!

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm going to have to just come right out with it. I know that this will shock some of you. You may not be able to read the entire post. There may be some tears. I have a mullet. ...more

Someone recently tagged me in this class picture from sixth grade. I had a weird sort of mullet ...more