Monday, November 21, 2011

Oprah's Creative Minds Challenge

Sunday, November 20, 2011 -- the deadline to enter Oprah's Creative Mind Challenge Oprah posted the question for viewers to share what inspires them. There are 3 ways to enter: photo, essay and video. I've already entered the essay portion and I procrastinated until today to record and edit my video. I experienced the typical procrastinators issues: lighting not right, multiple takes due to blunders and nervousness and the worst possible scenario: the internet went down! Ugh!

Usually, Comcast/Xfinity is on point but today, something went terribly wrong in my house. I was about to panic and give up until my husband saw me frantically running around getting ready to call the cable provider. He reminded me about his AT&T mobile broadband USB gadget!

I was able to use the mobile broadband connection to upload my video. It took a little longer because it was a video but I was thankful that 1. He had the mobile broadband service and 2. My video was SHORT -- less than a minute! I got the video uploaded in time and it is linked here.

Since it's a few days from Thanksgiving, I've decided to ask you, aside from the typical "good health" "family & friends" response, What Are You Thankful For? Of course you know I'm thankful for my husband's broadband service!

The broadband service is available to through many carriers and the prices will vary. It is NOT designed to replace your home service because it can get pricey for the bandwidth. But as a backup, truly mobile situation, it is perfect. I have used it to surf the internet (passenger only) in a moving car and in a rural area. As long as cell phone service is available, the internet will be too! Yay!

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