Kathy and I have decided to add a new monthly column. We both find so many things that jump out at us. So we decided to share at the end of each month, what caught our eye for that particular month.
Here’s my top 5 for January:
Hidden Figures – Hidden no more
Admittedly, I went to see Hidden Figures as my first movie of choice wasn’t an option. And what an unexpected surprise it was. The film tells the true story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked as mathematicians for NASA. Despite having to deal with sexism and racism, these ladies rose above it all and played a huge part in the American Space Program. Based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film just received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer and Writing (Adapted Screenplay). I’m looking forward to taking my 16-year-old daughter to see this after her exams.
Slack – Group messaging made easy
Slack is becoming a very popular platform for team members in the workplace as it keeps all your group communication in one place and fosters real-time collaboration. I too use it for work, but I also use it with my friends. With some of us on iPhones, others on Androids, group messaging was becoming a royal pain. But with Slack, we can all message each other, send photos, videos, even files (recipes anyone?)
Photojojo – Makes photography fun
I’m having a hoot with my new Photojojo lenses. I thought it would be complicated to use, but the magnetic strip adhered to the back of my iPhone makes taking the lenses off and on so easy. So far, the Fisheye lens is my favourite, as it distorts the image just so.
Harry Potter Festival – Close to home
A small Ontario town is getting ready for their Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town Festival in October to raise funds for the town of Goderich. It will include a Quidditch Tournament, Poly-Wizard tournament, house challenge and more. Kids big and small will love this festival, especially being close to home. As I write this, I realize the event is now SOLD OUT! Given that the event is still 9 months away, hopefully they will make more tickets available.
Women’s March – Together in solidarity
What a sight it was to see over a million women all over the world stand in solidarity on January 21st. I saw many friends on Facebook attending the march, whether here in Canada or in Washington, D.C. Together, our voices can be heard and we each can make a difference.
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About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.