FMM – Technology

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links to Kenlie’s blog too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

 Tech Questions

1.  PC or Mac?  Oh, I used to be a Mac, but then it died (RIP after five incredible years),  and I didn’t have an extra grand just hanging out in my bank account, so I went back to PC.  I still miss it, but it hurts a little less now that I’m used to PC again.

2. When did you get your first computer?  Fourth grade, so…1989?  I went to a science magnet school, so we were all sent home with an Apple desktop, were required to do homework “online” and submit via prodigy email.  Crazy.

3. Do you use cable, DSL or something else?   Cable.

4. When choosing a laptop, do you think it’s more important to choose the fastest one, or the lightest one?    I go for speed and features, not so much the weight.  If I traveled more, perhaps I would take weight into consideration, but for now, I’m all about the fun stuff.

5. What kind of cell phone do you own?   I just got the new Samsung Galaxy S3 two days ago.  I contemplated getting an iPhone, but I have loved the droid I had for the past two years, and just decided to stick with the droid platform.  I love it!

6. How do you carry your laptop when you travel?   I sneak it in my husbands backpack and make him carry it.  :)

7. How many e-mails do you send on an average day?   No idea.  A LOT.

8. Do you ever blog using your iPad or similar tablet?   Nope.

9. What do you use more often – a desktop or a laptop?   I have a desktop at work and a laptop at home, so I think it’s equally divided.

10.  As a blogger, are there other gadgets that you need to get the job done?  If so, what are they?   A camera!  I rely on pictures a lot when it comes to blogging, so having either my phone camera or canon camera handy is key.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions on your blog!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments over at Kenlie’s blog!   Happy Monday, friends!

Fit Bit Obsession

I am obsessed with my fitbit that I got for Christmas.  Obsessssssssssssssed.  OB-SESSED!  So to recap, OBSESSED.

I love that it tracks every movement, that it tells me how many calories I burned while reaching for a pencil, and how many steps it is to the ladies room.  Most importantly, I love how it tracks my sleep!  I’m a troubled sleeper, so it’s especially interesting to me how I can see what my nights look like.

I’ve had the fitbit for three nights now, and each morning, I wake up and immediately check what activity my little friend has recorded, and it’s just so neat.  Last night was my worst night yet (tossing, turning, not getting comfortable), and it absolutely shows in the graph you’ll see below.

Sleep Night 1

Sleep Night 2

Sleep Night 3 - Rough.

It’s just so fascinating to me that you can see around 11pm on night 3 all of the tossing and turning I did around 11pm.  Also, you can see where I woke up when Chris was getting ready for work around 4:30am (more like woke up for a millisecond and went right back to sleep), and ultimately where I hit snooze about three times starting at 6:20am.

I think it’s neat that I can see a pattern of how much actual sleep I’m getting in hours and link that to how I feel on the regular.  Do I really need those 8.5 hours I got the first night, or am I okay with 7 hours?


Technology is Good

I believe in the future of technology.  I believe in e-mail as an effective form of communication.  I believe in keeping in touch via Facebook.  I believe in tweeting little things as a way of sharing your daily life.  I believe in digital pictures.  I believe in online shopping.  I believe in Skype.  I believe in blogging about adventures.  I believe in Wikipedia’ing almost everything.  I believe in sharing things electronically as they happen.  I believe in google chat.  I believe in a wireless world.  Most of all, I believe in the power of technology and the places it can take us.