I totally won a Kindle!
Remember this post? Well, the kind people at Thomas Cook decided that my post was a winner.
Just a few days ago, I got my new toy in the mail and I'm already putting it to use. Ross has declared that it looks more magical than an iPad, because of the E Ink. I turned on my shiny Kindle and was faced with a dilemma. (A minor one, sure... but a dilemma nonetheless) It asked me to select what language I'd like my Kindle to be in. The automatically highlighted choice was "English (US)". Just below, was the option "English (UK)". I wavered for a moment... unsure which to select. After just a brief hesitation I moved the cursor down (ok, I actually jabbed at the screen with my finger until I realised it wasn't a touch screen and THEN used the arrow button to scroll down) and selected "English (UK)". I figured I live here, so my Kindle should be in the language of my adopted country. Also... Ross pointed out that I might have trouble with the system if I didn't say UK, since I'd be using Amazon.co.uk and not .com. But, really, I'd already decided before he told me that. I wondered if this decision was a true sign of me fully adopting my new country. (I don't think it was anything that profound. I really like living here and feel quite at home and have for some time!) But the thought was still there.
I've already downloaded several free books (and even finished reading one) and am really enjoying the Kindle. I think the one-handed reading will come in handy during feedings and comforting sessions!
Have you had any small decisions that indicated that you'd fully adopted your new home country?
Have you hesitated and put way more thought than necessary into options to pick for something relatively insignificant?
Does anyone know why some Kindle books are SOOO expensive? (Seriously... It's only a download!)