Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Surprising myself

Well the new chromebook/tablet arrived. It's really nice looking and feeling. It's got nice curved corners and it's really light weight. And... it's going back to Amazon today.

If it were $200, it would be a great buy. The screen is really pretty. The stylus is really handy and stored conveniently right in the side. But, it's a $500 box with issues.

As a chromebook, it's really slow - compared to what I'm used to. But as a tablet, it's a mess. Half of the Android apps I use every day don't work well enough to enjoy and the other half don't work at all. I think if the Pixel 2013 sells, I'll get one of the $200 chromebooks with maybe another one of those $50 Fire tablets - I'll save money and get better function.

I managed to revive my Nexus 7 and it's working fine. And contrary to how I thought this would work out, I'm boxing up this Samsung for its return trip.

I could drop it off at the UPS store near the pool tomorrow but I think I'll just take it to the one on Capital Hill today and do those errands I put off yesterday at the same time. I need gas and tortillas and more of those cheese crackers from Trader Joe's. I also need something from that Bartells next to the UPS store and I can't remember what it is. Hope it comes to me before or while I'm there.

There used to be a Food Network show - Ten Dollar Dinners. I was watching one night when the star/host tossed out this tip on how to regrow green onions. I tried it and it worked and then I totally forgot about it. Since I found the savory pie crust shells and have gotten on this mini quiche kick, I'm using a lot of green onions and I'm growing my own which tickles the heck out of me.

Yesterday, I had a quiche for lunch. I chopped off the tops of these very onions and plopped them back into the water. The darker green at the top there is growth from just yesterday! It takes a couple of days to get enough for my quiche. I should get another batch going - crop rotation.

Ok, time to box up the laptop and get organized and out the door.
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