I’ll admit it, I’ve had a long love affair with kitchen gadgets. Let me set eyes on an infomercial for the latest “must have” gadget, and, well, I must have it! Fortunately, procrastination, laziness, and my bank account have stopped me from calling in and buying the gadgets I see on TV. But let a friend mention a spectacular gadget to me, or have a chef on a TV food show demonstrate something new, and I hit the stores looking for it.
Many of these wonder gadgets have been tossed out over the years, for not being quite as wondrous as hoped. But right now, I’m still feeling the love for two inexpensive gadgets (under $10). One is at least eight years old, and the other is just a month old. Continue reading
In the last couple of years, I’ve discovered several new gadgets that make life a little easier. The first was my iPod. I haven’t purchased an entire CD since and I’m okay with that. The second was my Kindle. What can I say? I love it and it makes reading so convenient. Plus, you don’t have to deal with some of those awful covers. The third is my camera, which was the most necessary purchase of my three favorite toys.
Way back in 1996, I was given a Canon EOS Rebel X, which was my first real camera and it’s been everywhere I’ve been since then. It’s been left in a hostel in Paris, forgotten in a ice cream parlor in Pisa, and dropped in the surf in Destin, but it always came back to me and worked beautifully – until two weeks ago. It just stopped working and I was devastated.