flotsam, reviews

New addiction: post-dinner perfection

TGI Friday's Salted Caramel Cake (image from TGI Friday's site)
TGI Friday’s Salted Caramel Cake (image from TGI Friday’s site)

If dessert is on the agenda (and it shouldn’t be, but occasionally is), I tend to prefer Chocolate. Or Tiramisu, obviously. Because HELLO? Chocolate is practically its own food group, and a well-made Tiramisu is practically a slice of heaven on earth. Continue reading “New addiction: post-dinner perfection”

flotsam, reviews

5 things paper books still have over eReaders

Books (Photo credit: henry…)

No one could be more surprised than I am at how much I have come to like my Kindle. (And I didn’t even mention the part about how I doubt silverfish infestations are a worry with an old Kindle.)

But the war isn’t yet over, folks. There are still some ways that real paper books are still superior to eReaders. At least… for now: Continue reading “5 things paper books still have over eReaders”

flotsam, reviews

5 things I love about my Kindle

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...
Cover via Amazon

I was opposed to the whole idea of an eReader. I love books, you see. Even the tactile aspects… the feel, the smell.

But. Well. Two of my family members got Kindles for Christmas. And my boss lives on hers. And the idea of an e-Reader started to be one that I didn’t reject out of hand. Continue reading “5 things I love about my Kindle”

flotsam, peeves, reviews

Seven steps to NOT to plan a satisfactory conference Special Event

A pair of circular-head court shoes / pumps in...
Shoes like these + lack of direction + hungry + tired = Grumpy (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)
  1. Most conferences include a “special networking event” on the first night of the conference, as part of the registration fee. That’s just silly and wasteful… charge a ridiculous amount over and above the exorbitant registration fee for participants to attend the event. Continue reading “Seven steps to NOT to plan a satisfactory conference Special Event”