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3 Thumbs Up! June 9th, 2012

Saturday typically means 3 thumbs up around here on the Stretched blog.  Each week, I highlight three things that deserve a thumbs up.  Here are my three for this week:

Thumbs Up Number 1:  Perkiomen Carnival Fireworks.  It’s been several years since we’ve taken the kids over to the Central Perkiomen Carnival (formerly known as the Schwenksville Carnival).  But it’s rare that we miss out on the Friday fireworks that are a traditional part of this carnival.  We have the benefit of watching the fireworks from the edge of our backyard.  Last night, I picked up Hannah from her 8th grade formal dance (that’s a whole other story).  After we got home, we sat in our backyard enjoying the fireworks.  For a small town, they do a great job with these fireworks each year.  The beauty is that I don’t have to fight traffic when the shows over.  I just fold up my lawn shares and walk in the house.

Thumbs Up Number 2:  MacBook Pro.  We just picked up our MacBook Pro this week, and I honestly haven’t had a lot of time to play with it yet, but I can tell that this product deserves a thumbs up.  It’s an adjustment to mindshift from the PC world to the Mac world, but I like what I’ve seen so far.  The screen is clean, the navigation seems good (once we get used to it), and the machine itself is well-built.  It was a bit pricey compared to other laptops on the market today, but I get the impression that we won’t be disappointed.  If you have a MacBook, do you have any tips for a new user like me?

Thumbs Up Number 3:  Jumping TandemJumping Tandem is an incredible blog by Deidra (Dee) Riggs.  I recently rediscovered this blog thanks to the wonders of the internet and social media.  Dee shares her journey with amazing creativity, passion, and style through her writing.  Dee and her husband live out in the mid-west, but I have the privilege of knowing her when she was part of our church and our small group ministry several years ago.  Please check out Jumping Tandem, so you can see what I’m talking about.  This blog is definitely worth adding to your reader.  Stop by and leave a comment; tell Dee that I sent you!

What else deserves a thumbs up this week?

(Don’t forget to get in the Giveaway that I announced on Monday.  I’ll be announcing the winner next week.)