Oct 7, 2011

Beautiful Things

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Amazon founder J...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeYay!  I am back on track, at least as far as the beautiful things post.  For other things I am still catching back up on.  Gotta love how accidents can really mess up a person's schedule.  There were definitely things that made me smile this week.

1.  I spent Saturday up in Seattle at the NW Tea Festival.  It was wonderful being surrounded by other tea lovers.  For some reason, my household really leans toward coffee drinkers.  I have tried to make everyone see the errors of their ways all to no avail.  I did pick up some delicious teas that I have been savoring.

2.  I am now working back from home which is so wonderful!  It just takes a week and some in the office to remind me of the joys of being able to go to work in my basement.  The furkids are much happier also.  I felt really bad about leaving BeiJing behind.  According to my housemates, she was spending each day moping.

3.  I found about the gift card that I won from work.  It was from Amazon so really useful.  I just preordered one of the new Kindle Fire.  I don't use a Kindle now as when I was getting a new e-reader, I had decided on a Sony as I have more control over what is on my reader.  But I couldn't resist the Fire.  It's like a mini tablet with music, movies, web browsing and of course books.  Of course I have to wait a little over a month to get it but I am looking forward to checking it out.


  1. Shaiha, It is good to here that things are getting back to normal for you. I checked out the Kindle Fire and it is pretty neat. Congratulations on winning the gift card and making it possible for your purchase.

  2. #3----Oh I'm sooo jealous of you. I have the Kindle Keyboard with 3g and I absolutely LOVE it. I've never read so many different genres of books since I got it.

    I would love to get the kindle fire, but right now an going to have to wait awhile.

    So the thing I love about the kindle being connected with Amazon is the every day there are many, many books that are free or special deals. I just purchased all 3 hunger games books for under $5.00. I haven't read them yet, but they are there waiting for me.

    That is about the only book I have purchased and the rest, oh about 900 have all been free. You could even start ordering your free books and they will just wait in your account until you get it.

    OH, you're the paranormal reader aren't you?!? Have you read Throwaway (stray) yet? http://www.amazon.com/Stray-Touchstone-ebook/dp/B004T3A518/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1318036136&sr=8-2-fkmr0 It's free and I think really good.

    Oops, didn't mean to comment a book..I hope you enjoy your fire...I heard that there's like an estimated 2000 purchases per hour, so I hope you get it soon after the release date!

  3. I love my flavored coffees, but I also love my teas :)I find I drink tea more in the Fall and Winter and I need to restock..I'm down to just chai and chamomile >.< If nothing else I need my pumpkin spice tea :)


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