Polaroid making a comeback

I thought the Pola?roid camera was long gone and never to be seen again. Well, Pola?roid is back with a digital camera that instant?ly prints a color print on paper that has an adhesive back that enables you to stick it onto something if you like.

The model number is Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera if you wish to look it up. The one I saw sells for under $200. It is a genius idea from a company that gave us instant photos more than 30 years ago.

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When I was a little boy, I was told that when I opened my gifts I would say, ?That is what I always wanted.?

It may have been an unwitting plan to keep the gifts coming.

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I?m not sure what this means, but I have taken to playing solitaire on my phone when I get a little bored and need something to do. If that wasn?t enough, I downloaded an app for my computer that has 250 ways to play solitaire.

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I don?t know if you have seen electric-powered skateboards, but to see one accelerate up a hill just seems wrong.

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Christmas Day we went to Nancy?s mom?s for Duck Dinner, which was really good, and then to my sister?s for faspa later that afternoon.

We began talking about faspa at my grandparents? house many years ago. They fixed Postum, which is a hot, caffeine-free instant beverage made from roasted grains. We think they also drank Sanka, which was a forerunner to decaffeinated coffee and also an instant drink.

We think our Uncle Ben drank this stuff, then later in life switched to plain hot water. If you want to try Postum or Sanka, they are both still available. And so is hot water.

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I quit drinking coffee in April 1996, so my hot drink of choice in the winter is hot chocolate. I like the expensive kind and made with milk. I don?t drink much, so cost isn?t an issue.

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I?m starting to get more plugged in to the NFL playoffs this year. I?m not really a big fan of any of the teams that are still playing, but I tend to favor the original teams that never changed their name or moved to another city. The only team that moved and interests me are the Chiefs. Not sure how far they will go this year, but winning the Super Bowl would be a big deal for the greater Kansas City area with a World Series championship already under their belt, thanks to the Royals.

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I have to keep checking the schedule to remember what teams are playing in what bowl game and when they are playing.

So many teams play in bowls anymore that it seems everyone gets a gold star for having at least a .500 season.

The problem is that bowl games conflict with many of the interesting basketball games.

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