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    ^ I don't know where I picked it up; it wasn't from Nakomis as I didn't see that season of BB. It could have been from somewhere on FoRT though...
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    Kelly Clarkson used to say "Cool beans" all the time when she was on AI. It's not HER expression though. I used to use that expression all the time until people thought I was copying her. I don't remember who I heard it from, but it's been many many years. Don't use it any more!
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    As opposed to what?.....hot beans??
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    According to Urban Dictionary, cooks in Boston used to announce "Cool Beans" when the hot beans had cooled enough for eating, which was a good thing, hence the usage of cool beans to express approbation. I have no idea if this is true or if this is an urban legend.
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    LOL I've said cool beans for ever.. just a change from 'awesome'

    I've discovered that my kobo is much more low-tech than any of the other readers. There are only 2 font choices, serif and sans serif lol but there are 5 font size choices. It doesn't glow so you need a light to read it BUT it is great to read even in direct sunlight. No glare, and you can read more than one book at a time and it will hold your place. So far I'm satisfied.
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    Cross your fingers for me... I'm leaving for Europe for two weeks tomorrow and my reading for the flights and trains and other down time is all going to be on Kindle...so that battery better be rechargeable with just the plug interface as their site says! I'll have a couple of paperbacks for take off and landing, and I won't be in places with a lot of English language bookstores so this better work!

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    ^ Good luck, PWS. Have a great trip.
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    LOL I've said cool beans for ever.. just a change from 'awesome'

    I've discovered that my kobo is much more low-tech than any of the other readers. There are only 2 font choices, serif and sans serif lol but there are 5 font size choices. It doesn't glow so you need a light to read it BUT it is great to read even in direct sunlight. No glare, and you can read more than one book at a time and it will hold your place. So far I'm satisfied.
    I didn't like the aesthetics of the kobo when I saw it in the store. I do like the kobo website and app though. It is nice to have something geared towards Canadians.
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    Another bonus with an e-reader... a friend recently asked what books I've been reading that I could recommend and I went to the "menu" on my Kindle that lists all my books and went through the pages recommending ones I might not have remembered otherwise.
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    Just reporting in that my Kindle survived it's first recharging in Europe--so far so good. I admit I used both the plug thing and the power converter to be sure.
    Also to report..it's as good a conversation starter in Europe as it is in the US. And a blessing weight wise vs. tons of English language books on a long trip with lots of airport and plane downtime.
    And I can't recall if it's been said yet, but when you go through security it counts as a computer.

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    Yay for PWS! Good to know about the security thing - I presume that would apply to all ereaders, too.
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