Trying Technology

December 18 – Try

What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?



I want to try to use technology better next year. I’ve already committed to learning to use Skype over my winter break and have already lined up some people to help me figure it out.

What is your favorite can’t-live-without-it technology? What makes your life easier/more fun/productive?

Please note: NOTHING is too obvious. I practically have a stone tablet on my lap for getting these posts out. {Just sayin’ – I may be one of the models in the photo}.

Please share what you love and why you love it. Maybe you’ll convince me to try your favorite.



This year I wanted to try teaching yoga.

What happened?

At first, I totally freaked out.

Then I got a grip and I loved it.

I am so grateful for Michelle’s February Recess and her faith in my teaching.

I’m also glad I didn’t quit because I was afraid.

Teaching yoga has taught me things I wouldn’t have ever known otherwise.

So grateful.


What did you try this year? How did it turn out?

(Author: Kaileen Elise)

8 thoughts on “Trying Technology

  1. The kindle Joao got me for my bday. I wouldn’t want to read everything on there, first because you have to buy the books (although they’re a bit cheaper than regular books), and second because I enjoy getting books from the library or wherever and having the actual book to look at. BUT, the kindle seriously has its merits– you can download a book in a few seconds, so there’s no waiting to get the book from the library or ordering/buying from somewhere; it fits in your purse, so you can read wherever you go!; you can store something like 3500 books on there, so you can keep faves on there forever; and you can make a Wish List on and people can send you books to your kindle. Now that I’ve figured out how it suits me, I have really grown to love it.
    I’m going to check out the Pandora recommendation you got. Sounds great.

    • @jenna: i know what you mean about the e-reader. i have an ipod touch and you can read books there too which of course, i never thought i would. then when we were on vacation and i had run out of books – it was so nice to have a little tiny device full of words!

      pandora is magical. i am listening to it right now – ryan bingham station. earlier i was listening to the mc yogi station and old 97’s is always on rotation.

      • I doubt it. the kindle does have constant internet access no matter where you are, but I don’t think it plays music. I’m reading the geography book about happiness (don’t remember the name!)– isn’t that the one you gave away? I had no idea it would be so hilarious. Loving it.

  2. I have a few technology favorites:

    First – Pandora. It is online radio, customized to you… free streaming… it is wonderful (

    Second – the blue tooth remote for my laptop. I do quite a few presentations, so that definately helps – but what I really enjoy is that I can hook my laptop up to the big screen television and stream video from Hulu or Netflix… and I don’t have to get up to push play!

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