A day I've long feared is finally upon us. Bezos save us all. https://videopress.com/v/8nhnN5iY?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Thank goodness we don't use the Echo to order things...
Every year around the holidays, as all Amazon Echo owners know, our Amazonian helpmate Alexa will cease to notify us of the contents of delivered packages, lest she inadvertently spoil a Christmas surprise. It's a small detail, but I've always appreciated it, given how many of the gifts I buy for Miles and Jaclyn come … Continue reading Year 4, Day 286
For reasons I'm unsure of, whenever I ask Alexa to play the Paw Patrol theme song, or the PJ Masks theme song, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song (and on and on), the first song that comes up is inevitably a knock-off and not the actual, original recording. My assumption is that the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 266
A couple of unrelated anecdotes that demonstrate Miles's growing propensity for goofiness: I Miles sneezed this evening. "Bless you!" I said to him. "Yeah! Bless you, me!" he said to himself. II A bit later, Jaclyn retrieved the mail from outside and came in thumbing through it. "Oh, we got an Amazon Catalog!" she said, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 233