Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Kenny

I've wrestled with this purchase for quite some time.

Do I really need it? I want it but do I need it?

Last week I decided to spend the money I would have spent on the slopes on the Amazon Kindle 2.

I am a reader. Big time. I don't like to lug books, magazines, or newspapers with me when I travel but I have been doing so for as long as I can remember.

Now I have Kenny to do all of this for me.

Oh, in case you didn't know, I name my electronic gadgets and lots of other things too. It's just one of the things I do.

My cell phone is Big Red. My GPS is Jack. My iPod car converter is Pat. My iPod is Iggy. And now? Now my Kindle is Kenny. Crap, I just realized the digital camera doesn't have a name. My film Canon is Dick.

Ok, I digress.

Step by step, should you decide to follow along, is the opening of the new electronic and love in my life.

The only flaw I have found so far is you can't read it in the dark without a book light or light source of some kind. But hey, I shouldn't be reading in the dark anyway right?

Oh and it doesn't have color display for the magazine and newspaper articles but saving the environment and having those publications at my fingertips without lugging them around is worth no color to me at this stage of the game.

After opening the box, these two lovelies were inside.
I delayed my gratification and opened the kindle cover box first.

This was the cheapest leather cover on the website.
No mistaking what is inside.
I find the packaging pleasing and inspiration for a scrapbook page.
To the main event we go...

Oh yeah baby! The Kindle 2!

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to put Kenny properly in the cover because I am not mechanically inclined.

This picture doesn't really do it justice. The whole thing is the size of a paperback book but less bulky. Much less bulky.

Above Kenny is nicely protected and this is pretty much how I was reading in it last night.

This morning, instead of getting on the internet to read the headlines, I was able to enjoy USA Today and the Seattle Times. They were both delivered to me while I slept.

Travel, waiting in lines, or for folks will be a pleasure now.

Yes, it is true. I have mad love for Kenny just like I already do for Jack, Iggy, Pat, and Big Red.

Peace and Love Peeps.

6 comments:

Andrew said...

Mo,
Thanks for sharing that. I like the size a lot and will probably get one soon. Keep us informed on how it is to read a book with one.

kimmyk said...

interesting.
what all can it do?

nevermind. i shall google it myself and read all about it.

looks jazzy!

Cheryl said...

I feel that rush for you. Kenny is about the coolest dude around. First book up?

Kathy said...

Thanks for the introduction, Mo. I like Kenny already! I'm with Cheryl -- what is the first book you'll read?
PS Our GPS is Raquel!

fiwa said...

I name my cars, so I guess I can't talk. ;)

I'm glad Kenny got there safe and sound and you're enjoying it. I'm with Cheryl & Kathy, whatcha reading?

Ace C said...

Big balla.