Friday, August 1, 2008

Too Many Gadgets

About 5 years ago I bought a simple Babylock embroidery machine, very similar to this Simplicity machine, and this PED Basic card reader/writer device to download designs from the internet.
Unfortunately, machine embroidery software is only available for Windows, so I had to buy a PC
and a printer.And a hub, since my laptop only has 2 USB ports. :-(Then I messed up and bought a pack of designs on a disk instead of a card, so I had to buy a disk drive for my laptop. It's been 3 years and I've used it exactly once, to read that disk. LOLMy next purchase was a digital camera, so I could take pictures to list items on Ebay. Before I could list anything, I learned about Etsy.com, a much better place to sell handmade items. :-) This one is similar to mine (it's hard to take a camera's picture ;p).After I started to sell things on Etsy, I signed up for Stamps.com and got this digital scale. It only weighs up to 5 lbs., but it's fine since my stuff is all very light.Earlier this week I got tired of changing camera batteries all the time and bought myself a card reader. I'd have preferred green, but the choice was black or blue. :-( so I got blue. The only downside is the cable's fairly short.And of course, there's the nearly 20-yr. old dual tapedeck/radio that I listen to while on the computer!
As I've been sitting here tonight, I've realized two things. One, I have too many gadgets. And two, I have too much time on my hands when I start taking pictures of everything I own. :o)

6 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Possibly the best post I've read all night, and i've read quite a few since I too have way too much time on my hands.

Right As Rain Creations said...

This is HILARIOUS ladybug! :D

I don't even want to think about how every business purchase I make just leads to more and more. Eep!

Kathy Martin Studio said...

Do do do do do in spec tor gad get
Do do do do do doot dooooo!

smiles,
Kathy

earmark said...

this has to be one of the best posts i have ever read... fantastic in every way! I am hooked! :) thanks for sharing!

saffron said...

Funny! and oh so true!

Fr Youseff said...

Good post! I agree, as I sit surrounded by a dozen bicycles, some fully assembled, others in various stages of build. Plus the tools. Plus the books, bass guitars, books, amplifiers, books, pictures, books, shoes and books.