So, I think I am finally near the end of the shopping spree. Just the sleeping bag stuff left to get. I’ll make a list before I go, and then it will be fun to see what I actually needed as compared to what I thought I needed.
At this moment very moment, I am futzing with the final toy — an iPad. This is a big deal. A lot of consideration went into the decision to get this thing, with serious thoughts about going over to the enemy. There is a PC pad that is really a computer…and the benefit is that I could download my photos to it, play a dvd etc. Still, I am a Mac person, and the workings are familiar. So the iPad it is.
I will need to figure out a few things, like redo and undo. (Where is my command z?) And how do I move the cursor using the keyboard? But this is trivial. That I can maintain my writing while on the trip is key. I will be alone a lot, and in a place where no one speaks English; it is important for me to have a “job”. Writing it will be.
Hmm. I think I will put a few of the DVDs I did for the western folklife center on the iPad. Then I can show my friends OUR traditional herding culture! Fun