Last night, I got a text on the iPhone from a friend out in Oklahoma. She told me she’d got a stylus for free in a Walgreen’s, and that she could use it on the iPhone. The thing was … «stylus» is a word I’ve seen go by, without bothering to look it up. I figured it was some kind of pen … thinking of the French word for it, but never thought more about it. She sent me a picture of it instead.
Then I realised we got one of those with the cover for the tablet, we bought a while back. When it arrived, I looked at that ‘stylus’, but I’d had it all wrong — I thought they were meant for writing by hand, drawing on the tablet! I tried that and found it too awkward, then put it aside and forgot all about it. One end had ink, the other was rounded and made of some rubbery texture.
Well, now, in my text conversation, it was revealed to me that it’s supposed to be used for typing! Ha! With the rounded tip, you hit the keys on the little keyboard on your phone.
After a while we found it, so I could try, and it worked like a breeze! I noticed, while I was using it, that I made less typos … sometimes my fingers feel like sausages on that small display.
In the local news here, yesterday, I learned that the water main that broke during the blizzard, was 140 years old! Wow … that’s a real vintage water pipe! That somehow made me think of TV-commercials … «But Wait! There is more!!!» 🙂
In the park, someone had put out a lot of goodies for the animals … pineapple, strawberries and boiled eggs! A real ‘smörgåsbord’!