The short version is: I like it.
The long version is: There are pros and cons to everything.
recipes that I've posted, but cannot track down in my recipe card box as well as new ideas gleaned from my blog friends and websites I follow. I no longer print off recipes I want to try, but instead save them to my Drive so I can access them digitally. This appeals to me on several levels.
Internet Archive, Youtube, and Freegal. We balk at paying for a monthly subscription though and so we are subjected to advertisements in our home in a way that is new--and unloved. The Internet Archive and Freegal are ad-free though and that's swell. Matt would basically always choose Archive and listen to an entire concert recording so the ads thing is really more of a bummer on my end. I've gotten pretty fast at turning the volume down during the commercial breaks though. Maybe I'll ask my family to pitch in on a Spotify subscription for my birthday or Christmas or something though. That would be a gift that keeps on giving all the year long. Speaking of Christmas, I had a jolly good time streaming non-stop Christmas music for the month of December. It was a much wider range of Christmas tunes than I usually jam on the record player.
otherwise it is basically photos of Matt and one just has to assume I was there.
California in January. We still had actual maps along though, too, as a backup.
a curious person and a life-long learner. Previously though I had to make notes to myself to remember to do it on my break at work or when we visited Matt's family. These things can range from "What year did the last Harry Potter come out?" to "Does my boss have tomorrow off?" or "What time does the concert start on Friday?" to "Are there any vegan ice cream shops in Phoenix?" It is grand not to have to wait, more so for the planning items than the points of curiosity. That said, I find research much more challenging on a tiny screen with mobile versions of the websites I am oh so familiar with in the standard web version. Sometimes I still have to wait to get to a real computer to accomplish my goals.
the room after work when we're catching up about our day. Getting rid of notifications helped considerably. We don't get loads of actual phone calls (hence my calling it the Phoneputer) so it was more pings and bing-bongs from app notifications and texts, etc. We've learned to ignore the phone if need be though. The texts, emails, messages...they can wait. I am the boss. It is the tool...but in the first week or two I could easily see how the roles could reverse if unchecked.