Snippet Wednesday...

Is it strange that once I took the pressure off myself by not numbering my Snippet Wednesday posts, it has actually become easier -- at least so far -- to write them consistently? Heck, I've done a Snippet Wednesday every week save for the very first Wednesday of the year, which happened to be New Year's Day.

And here's another one for ya!

I don't know if you all heard, but Mr. Lando Calrissian/Harvey Dent/Gen. Boutwell himself, Billy Dee Williams, is going to be hoofing it on Dancing With the Stars? I may have to watch. I think he could be pretty cool. And if he and his dance partner don't do at least some sort of routine in Lando/Bespin Leia garb, I may cry.

I also just found out that Danica McKellar is also going to be on this season. WINNIE COOPER!!! I'm having a total geekgasm right now.

Katie called me today and asked if she could give up work for Lent. Interesting. Giving up work for Lent. And, if they say no, you can claim that your employer is impugning on your religious freedom and threaten to sue them and likely wind up being paid for the time you take off for Lent. Ohhhhhhh...

Tell me you all remember this bad boy. Well, those of you who were actually alive to play with toys from the 70s and early 80s...

I'm so glad I still have this. Not only was it easily my favorite Star Wars creature ever, it was probably one of my favorite non-figure toys, as well. Even more than many of the starships. The steely look in that Dewback's eyes was always pretty awesome.

How many of you use Apple TV? I saw an ad in the Sunday newspaper offering a $25 iTunes card with purchase of one. Since the unit is only approximately $100, that's a good amount back that can be used for media. But it also makes me think that there is definite merit to the rumors of a completely redesigned Apple TV coming out very soon, just not as soon as some may be thinking. Do you all think the rumors make it worth the wait and potential letdown?

I think it's time to go. Katie and I have a movie to watch that was due back, er, yesterday. Whoops.


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We have an AppleTV, and I like it. It's good for watching movies and tv from iTunes and Netflix, and I believe it links to Hulu plus as well. I have quite a stockpile of iTunes cards, so this is how we've been renting movies lately. We also watch baseball from the MLB package on it, which is much better than watching on a computer screen.

I (weirdly?) also have a Roku, and if you're not super into the iTunes model and prefer Netflix/Amazon/Hulu for your content, the Roku is a less expensive choice to do the same thing. Roku links to HBOgo, too. Not sure if Apple does that now, too, but they didn't for a long time.

The basic point is this: if you use iTunes for your media, you should get an AppleTV. If you use Amazon, or aren't wild about iTunes, pick a Roku.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

We bought an AppleTV when Sweets bought his iPad a couple years ago. We hardly used it at first (stupid purchase), but have been using it a lot more recently. I like streaming YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime videos through it ... makes it worth the $100. Would be interested to see what's new, better and fabulous about the redesigned one, though...


Most of our media is via iTunes. We also have Netflix streaming, but that's about it. Have you read any of the rumors of the new AppleTV?


I'm curious how they'll improve upon it as well. If you were in my situation, would you buy or wait?

Marty Mankins

I have an Apple TV and love it. I am considering a second one (for the downstairs TV - the one I have now is upstairs in my office). I am waiting to see if a new model materializes in the next couple of months. eBay regularly has brand new 3rd gen (current) Apple TVs for $85 and free shipping if you choose to buy one now and not wait for a 4th gen model.


I think we've decided to wait it out. 

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