Saturday, 21 March 2009

Smiley Saturday

I've had a great week, most certainly topped by visiting our friends Tiff, Noah & Ivy - Mary & her children joined us too.Spending a wonderful day hanging out in the Hunter Valley...sans wine and with very little whine ;).The food was delicious and so was the company.The kids played so well together.

I had the best laugh yesterday on Lilly's life blog. I was going to post about my first trip with my Moi moov navigation GPS (when I visited Tiff) but Lilly's is so much funnier ...imagine voice skins for your Tom Tom (mine is a moi moov, also there are Navmans etc...the electronic voice & map to tell you where to go politely)

warning : Ozzy says the F' word

The GPS wanted me to go a much longer way than required.I knew where to go but I was expriementing.I also wanted to be forewarned of my up coming turns.

"Karen" was not impressed I turned where I did and kept telling me to do a U turn when I could ...I ignored her. She remained calm and repeated her instructions ...over and over. Who wants a nag in the car, we left the horse and buggy behind years ago.LOL

It would have taken me about 15kms out of my way I estimate would think the GPS would learn from their mistakes on the way home Karen started again.

I don't think my DH will be taking Karen for any drives with him.

Lastly ...well you know me I love freaky coincidences!

I have been using my pedometer while walking every day for almost 5 months. Last Sunday when I was uploading my steps onto the 10,000 steps sites I noticed this. I honestly did not make this up.

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Two weeks in a row I counted 100,027 steps on my pedometer ... I am at over 2,000,000 counted steps. I haven't lost any weight but I haven't gained any for the naughty things I eat ;0.

I joined the 5 mins for Mom Ultimate Blog Party and I am enjoying meeting new bloggers (and comments). There are so many wonderful bloggers but unfortunately not enough time in the day to visit them all.

Welcome to ICLW visitors today. Got to run, things to do, places to go, real friends to see.
Don't forget to visit other Smiley Saturdayers at Lightening's

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San said...

Wow! Great work on all that walking!!

Anonymous said...

Hehehe beware the satnav, it, like tv saps brain power. Soon you will succumb to the sultry tones and then suddenly your journey times increase and you have no idea why!

I'm also starting to wonder how I can incorporate more walking hmmmmm not that many options ;-(


Anonymous said...

I've noticed my Garmin doesn't always know about all the roads I know, either...still it is nice to know that she can always get me back home again! Cracks me up when I take a route she disapproves of and it shows my car trekking through the middle of a field (when I am actually still on a road)!

I work as a Home Health nurse and my territory covers seven counties of rural, almost mountainous terrain that is splattered with lots of lakes so, there is no straight path anywhere...every place I go tends to be a bit circumventuous! I don't use Garmin so much to help me get where I am going (most of the addresses I have to go to are "rural route" this and that and sometimes there isn't even a ROAD leading to the home...just a cowpath through a field... But, she sure comes in handy at the end of the day when I don't want to have to think...I just go on autopilot and follow her directions back to my home!

Kristin said...

OMG...those voice skins were so funny!

Congrats on your exercise and I have to say your boys are adorable!

Jayne said...

Those things are almost worth buying just for the entertainment ;)

Faith said...

Wait, what? I can make my Garmin have different voices?? This is such a wonderful thing to learn -- THANKS! And congrats on all the walking -- whoa. Happy ICLW!

Lightening said...

So many reasons to smile. I would so love to meet Tiff (and you too for that matter). :)

I'm struggling to keep up with the ubp - trying to visit those who've visited me and return Twitter follows. It's very full on isn't it? But lots of fun and I've found some great new blogs (no idea when I'll fit in reading them though!) :)

jeanie said...

A friend of mine had to do the voices for a GPS recently - she said it was the most boring voice job EVAH!

My sister and BIL have great fun directing boaties lost in their paddocks on the real way to get to a local dam - it appears that the wrong information was input one day and their very trailer-unfriendly paddock road is deemed a highway.

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