Monday, August 13, 2007

And we're back.....

We spent a few days in Pennsylvania- in a town called Franklin-we have friends there. And there has been a great improvement since we were last there- a terrific yarn store- walking distance from the hotel!!! (more on that and my purchases tomorrow) (oh yeah, there was a little bit of stash acquisition). But before we got there, my husband decided I needed a little something-so he bought me a GPS for my car. You see, truth be told, I have a terrifically poor sense of direction. I can even get lost in the town I have been living in for about 25 years!!!!! So this way, I could go off shopping or sight seeing when we were on holidays, and "Bitchin' Betty" could get me around and then back home again. It is quite interesting- you are driving along, and then "Betty" sings out "Turn left in 500 metres." She seemed to get quite out of sorts if I ignored her and went somewhere else (she would say, "Recalculating....." in that tone of voice) I think the people who make these machines should put a bit of attitude into Betty- for example- if you go over water (like in a ferry), Betty should say something like "Oh, fer the love of all that is mighty, don't let me get wet!", or, if you decide to ignore her, she might say, "Well, you asked ME, ya know!" Hmmmm, all the things she might say................................

Anyhow- more later, I just got back from (finally) seeing the Harry Potter movie- and I want to go and check a couple of things from the book................................... Ta!

4 comments:

Miss Scarlett said...

There is so much left out of the movie. I liked it, but really I don't understand why the movie people don't get that we will sit through 3 or more hours of Potter just like we did for LoR's.

Ah well.

I think I would get creeped out by the talking GPS - I HATE the automated operator. Hate her.

Can't wait to see what you bought...

Carrie Penny said...

On the GPS... That is why I don't have one... The voice ends up annoying me b/c it has no attitude...

On the HP movie... There were a lot of scenes that weren't in the book and things were reworked in a new way for the movie to take out a lot of time... This was the first movie that I was disapointed in. I am terrified to see what happens in the last few movies...

Becky said...

hehehe I think your suggestions for Betty are hillarious and so true!

Carol said...

You and my aunt are birds of a feather. I haven't gone on a road trip once with her where we DIDN'T get lost!