As I type this, Iâ€™m somewhere over Minnesota.
Itâ€™s been a long day, and I must admit that Iâ€™m a little nervous about tomorrowâ€™s back-to-back Operation Beautiful presentations â€“ one at 9 AM to the Ivanhoe high school, and another at 7 PM for the parents. One of the students and her mother personally fundraised me bring me out, which is GREAT but adds to the pressure. Youâ€™d think Iâ€™d be cool with public speaking, but it still shakes me sometimes! I guess I just donâ€™t want to disappoint.
On a more positive note, the food in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport ROCKED.
I was pleasantly surprised to find numerous delicious options in the airport, but I decided to go with a little cafÃ© that was near my gate. I ordered the grilled cheese with red peppers and tomatoes, plus an organic greens salad.
Pretty amazing airport food, huh?
And since Iâ€™m flying Delta, I had the infamous Biscoff cookies for dessert. The flight attendant is coming around with extraâ€¦ might have to snag some!
And last, but not least, Iâ€™m currently sipping on this Naked Red Machine smoothie. According to the wrapper, the smoothie contains the juice of: 13 raspberries, 11 strawberries, 3 cranberries, 1.5 apples, 1/4 a pomegranate, 1/3 an orange, 1/2 a banana, and 7 red grapes. Neat!
Soâ€¦ time for a review of my new Kindle!
The Husband got me a Kindle for my birthday, but I havenâ€™t had a chance to use it until now. I tore through the deliciously melodramatic A Friend of the Family (my book for book club) on the Kindle during my first flight and thought it was a wonderful reading experience! As an author and a book-lover, I have to say that I do love the feel (and the smell!) of reading an actual book more than reading an electronic book â€“ but seriously, the Kindle is so light, easy to read, and glare-free that I canâ€™t find much to complain about.
I checked out a friendâ€™s color Nook, and while I do think it was pretty, the significantly cheaper (but still $$$) black-and-white Kindle serves its purpose quite well.
Plus, although the Kindle was a costly investment, buying books via the Kindle was much cheaper than buying an actual book. And I hear that some cities have their libraries available for free to be enjoyed on e-readers like the Kindle! I might just be an e-book convert after all. I think a Kindle would be a GREAT gift for any book-lover in your life!
Next on my reading list: Water for Elephants.
Do you use an e-book? Or are you a real book aficionado who enjoying inhaling that deliciously musty book scent?