Jan 052015

I don’t think I could workout without music.  While I can sometimes enjoy a little quiet, I get a little distracted when it’s quiet for too long.  My mind wanders, I start thinking of all the other things I should be doing, and then my body follows my mind and I’m off to the next thing.

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

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I’m always looking for a great set of earbuds to use that will keep me connected to my music for that very reason.  If I’m spending my entire workout fiddling with them, refitting them, putting them back in, adjusting the plug into my phone – well, that wandering thing is going to kick in and my workout will be cut short. Continue reading »

Sep 122013

This is a partnered post on behalf of Tech Time Out.  All words and opinions are my own.

There’s no doubt that tech devices are pretty much cemented as part of our daily lives.  People text, Tweet, and Facebook status-update 24 hours a day.  Video games are no longer just PC or console based; they’re at your smartphone fingertips.  And phone calls are almost a thing of the past with Skype and other face-talk programs on our phones and PCs.

I’m actually a huge supporter of using technology to it’s fullest.  My father took one of the first computer courses available at a local college when I was probably 4 years old.  I learned to make the screen change colors and play “music” by programming on the Commodore 64 he bought on which to practice (yes, I’m that old).  By the time I was in high school, I had my first webpage (anyone remember Geocities?), was teaching adult ed classes on how to use the Internet, and was working for my school’s computer-building start-up company.

Taking a Family Tech Time Out - Blowing Bubbles

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