Saturday, May 7, 2011

Random Stuff and Links

A few things I wanted to share:


My friend Danielle is giving away a DVD based on Abby Johnson's book Unplanned. Her summary of Abby's moving story is much better than mine would be. If you want to enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the entry by Wednesday, May 11.

Random links (some of these are pretty old!):

An inspiring, Mother's Day-appropriate story from Life Lived Fully.

The perilous world of blogging self-doubt, from Becoming Jamie. Also: On Being a Survivor.

A Great Many Things, from Enjoying the Small Things. This post puts words to why I can't settle on one thing to do for the rest of my life. And reassures me that it's okay to cast the net wide!

Of Eowyn, Dragons, and Healing, by Joy.

Searching For My Crown, from Suburban Turmoil.

Is it irresponsible to trust God too much?, from Conversion Diary. I've always struggled with this concept, and there are some great thoughts here.


Why Amazon MP3 is awesome: I started downloading music from Amazon MP3 instead of iTunes about six months ago. The music is already in MP3 format, so you don't have to convert it (which, not long ago, meant burning it to a CD and re-ripping it to the computer). It imports straight into iTunes, so you don't have to move anything. Most importantly, Amazon's music is consistently cheaper! They frequently offer $5 MP3 albums, some of them new releases. I've been introduced to lots of great music that I wouldn't have paid full price for.

Anyway, I recently made the switch from PC to Mac, and lots of file-shuffling ensued. Despite quintuple-checking everything, I somehow lost two albums. One of them was the new Adele release. I was really upset at the thought of paying for it a second time (doing without it wasn't an option :)). I e-mailed customer service with those order numbers, explaining what had happened. I wasn't too optimistic, but they quickly refreshed the code so I could download the music again! I am now a customer for life. :)

1 comment:

  1. I just read that is doing that new MP3 format as well, by the way, if you're looking for Christian music. I haven't tried that sort of thing and still end up buying whole CDs (I'm old school) ... but I think I may have to give the whole "individual song download" thing a try soon because it's a little cheaper and I'll only get the songs I like off the whole CDs.

    I know that sounds obvious for some, but I'm slow to change. :)