I love techno-geekie toys. These days it seems that technology is a part of every moment of your life. From the alarm clock that wakes you up in the morning to the microwave that heats up your dinner, we are encased in a life full of electronic products. They make modern life possible. When I am not playing with or reading about the latest and greatest tech toys, I work at Best Buy. The company is a fun place to work and I experience its commitment to its values and philosophies. I do my best to live them everyday. I take great pride in working for a company that values innovation, ingenuity and supports its employees in a manner that allows them to unleash their unique talents and abilities.
byGina-BBY06-11-200911:02 AM - edited 06-11-200911:03 AM
is Dad’s Day.Although my grandfather is
no longer with us, every year my mom and I would get him a new electronic
gadget.My grandfather was the genesis
of my love for technology.All his life
he struggled with vision problems.In
his later years it was difficult for him to read his favorite electronics
magazines and technical journals, so I would read them to him.He loved his big television and his
reel-to-reel audio player.Together we
would watch my two favorite movies, The Sound of Music and the Wizard of Oz, over and over again.I never
grew tired of watching the same movies with him and he was happy spending time
with me.We wore out several VHS tapes!Fortunately, today we have blu-ray DVDs which
are far more durable.
For Dad’s day
this year Best Buy is having a special sale that starts today and runs through
Monday.There are several great
televisions ranging from about 37” to 52” inches on sale and a couple blu-ray
players.When I was growing up in South
Florida, Best Buy didn’t have any store down there.Due to his failing eyesight, my grandfather
was always looking for bigger televisions with sharp pictures for both himself
and he was paranoid that poor picture quality would hurt my eyes.I know of no medical information that would
support that, but those were his fears.
I wish he
were here today to see the successful woman I have become and to see all the
awesome technology advances that have occurred in the last two decades.If he was here today I know he would have a
50”+ HD television, blu-ray player and slick sound system.But tucked away in a corner, I know he would
still have his old reel-to-reel audio player…at least I still do.
byGina-BBY06-08-200910:17 AM - edited 06-08-200910:18 AM
I have loved technology as long as I can remember.Before my father retired, he was an
electrical engineer.While an
intelligent man who can debate anyone on any current political issue or match
wits over calculus problems, he has always been baffled by the most minor
technology problem.As a child when the
tv would stop working I would hear him bellow “Gina” and I would rush to his
aid.Usually the culprit was dead
batteries in the tv remote, occasionally a loose wire.
When I need to purchase presents for holidays and birthdays,
I always think about the latest and greatest technology.However, my Dad doesn’t like techie-geek
gadgets.My mother told me to get him an
old-fashioned shaving soap brush.Well,
okay but I also wanted to give him something that came from the heart.Something that could only come from me.
I decided to give him memories. He came up to visit for a
week and has been helping me around the house, fixing stuff. Since we don’t get to see each other often, I
bought an Insignia HD camcorder.The
unit is small, lightweight and easy to use.It has a 5 megapixel resolution (that means the video it captures is
clear to see), has a three inch swivel LCD screen that allows you to see the
images you are filming and has a powerful zoom feature (8x digital).It also films in HD which I think is very
cool but when I told my father, ever the engineer, he asked if that had
anything to do with hydraulics!
Time slips by so quickly.I know every time my Dad looks at me he sees a five-year-old, little
girl in pig-tails ready to start kindergarten.I want to remember the time I spend with my father.Making videos captures these gentle moments
so that I can share them with him and others.