Best Choice for My Birthday PresentOn October 7th, I wrote a post called Please Help Me Pick Out My Birthday Present! I was really stuck trying to decide which computer would be best for me, and my readers supplied a lot of good advice.Taking it all under consideration, I made one more trip to Best Buy. One of their tech guys was really helpful, and he made a point that tipped the scales. He suggested that anyone spending a lot of time looking at a computer screen will develop much less eye strain using the Retina Display model of the MacBook Pro Retina. That made a lot of sense to me.
I am now the proud owner of a MacBook Pro Retina, 13 inch computer. Many thanks to everyone who gave input to this decision. So far, I really like it!!
Finding Another Purple ToyOn October 8th I wrote The Purple Toy, a post about needing to replace my dog's favorite toy. We were unable to find one anywhere, and I wondered if a reader might recognize the brand. A number of people thought it was a Kong toy, but while it is similar to a Kong, it is not identical.
Then, one day I got a comment on my post from Padraig C. (in Great Britain!) He told me to “Search Amazon for: PetSafe Busy Buddy Chuckle Dog.”
Sure enough ... it was the right toy!
I am really grateful to him for helping me find it - and to everyone who commented. I ordered one right away.
Here are some photos of when we stuffed it with a bit of kibble and gave it to our dog.
Just a short while after we received the dog toy in the mail, I got this text from my daughter at college:
I hadn't told her yet that we had already found one!
It is probably a toss-up as to who is happier with their new possession - me or our dog!
What is the best gift you ever received?
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