Sunday, January 31, 2010

Random Thoughts on a Cold Sunday

I asked Lee this morning if he wantd to go outside and play basketball with me even though it was 15 degrees outside. He agreed to, but I told him if he felt cold we would return home. We drove out to Cunningham Park and was able to play and take our normal two laps around the park. There wasn't much wind, so the weather was bearable.

When I got home I downloaded two apps for the iPhone:
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire - I played the game three times. On the third time, I won the Million Dollars. There was a cute feature. When you chose your "phone a friend" lifeline (which was eliminated on the TV version) 3 of your contacts from the phone appear.
  • Soduku - this is one of Karen's favorites. Now she can use the iPhone instead of pencil and paper.

Speaking of apps, there was and interesting article in todays New York Times Styles section titled "When Phones Are Just Too Smart". It states that people have downloaded many apps for their phones, but regularly use only a few. It is similar to a family's use of cable tv channels. We may have a few hundred at our disposal, but watch only a few.

In the early afternoon we walked over to the local multiplex to see The Book of Eli. The only comment that I will make was that it was a good movie, but Denzel Washington has appeared in much better films.

Today's radio log:

  • WINS - news
  • WAXQ
  • Sounds of the 60s with Brian Matthew
  • WLTW-HD2 Country Music
  • WWFS-HD2 Last-FM discovery
  • Acoustic Blues - AOL Radio
  • Sirius/XM 60s on 6 with Cousin Brucie
  • WODS - Boston - Lost 45s with Barry Scott

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