I know I’ve been talking a lot about audiobooks – but really, WOW! So I’ve been debating purchasing Audible for more than a year. I finally bit the bullet on Sunday morning and downloaded “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion. Guys, I finished an ENTIRE 8 hour+ audiobook by Tuesday night. That’s CRAZY! It was AMAZING! I’m officially addicted and am looking for any other audiobooks you can recommend that are available on audible! I can’t believe I have to wait a whole month for my next credit – I’ll be lucky if I make it through the weekend without purchasing one! Just AMAZED at how much I loved listening to that book.
Another purchase that I “bit the bullet” for was iPhone View. I’ve been considering this purchase for almost a year and am so glad I did it. (This is about to get sappy so if you’re in a good mood – read no further). When my dad passed away last year my immediate and hysterical fear was that I’d forget what he smelled like. Stupid – right. My dad was a tobacco pipe smoker and although I HATED that habit, it was the first thing I thought of. How much I’d miss his smell. I feared this SO much so that I salvaged all of his tobacco (unopened) and put it in the freezer. I took one package out, unwrapped it, and put it in my car so that I can smell it whenever I want. I also confiscated his gloves and hats and put them in air-tight ziplocks so that I’ll have that smell for as long as I can.
The second thing I was worried about forgetting, again almost immediately, was the sound of his voice. The night he died I was so hysterical that I actually went through my phone and just sobbed because I didn’t have any voicemails from him (is this morbid?). But when I clicked “deleted messages” – I found SIX! Six short, but sincere messages mostly consisting of “Hey sweet heart, just wanted to see what you were up to. Call me back. Love you!”
After the initial shock of his death, (we’re talking months later) I was became increasingly more worried that I’d lose those voicemails. Maybe my phone would drown in a toilet? Get run over? Get shot into a snow bank? Eaten by the dog? WHO KNOWS! So this summer I started looking around for a software that could ARCHIVE my voicemails into iTunes or a zip drive or whatever.
I found Phone View. I don’t even know what it is all capable of but I know that after “biting the bullet” and purchasing this $30 software, my dad’s voice is in my iTunes and Google Drive so that there is literally NO way it could be lost (I hope). I was mostly concerned about the $30 and I kept going back and forth if whether or not it was worth it – I mean, a $30 software for ONE thing. However, the relief I felt after those precious voicemails were saved and “mobile” (converted to a mp3 essentially) was worth EVERY dollar and probably more.
Anyway – those are my internet purchases this week.