First, I installed Google Reader. Now I don't need to check on all my favorite blogs. Their updates come to me. I should have done this a long time ago.
Then this morning, I ditched my old web browser homepage, which was just local news ABC7.com, and set up a Google homepage. It has little boxes you can pick and choose what you want. I have a to-do list, a calendar, Photo of the day, weather, and more. (including the Google Reader.) I don't mean to sound like a commercial for Google, but their products are functional, free, and easy enough for me to figure out how to use.
Of course, the standard homepage is pretty boring, but they give you a bunch of choices to change it to. They call it "themes". So I found a theme with this cute frog/ladybug duo, and the little banner scene actually changes throughout the day. (They started out at sunrise with donuts and coffee!) I came home from the arboretum this morning, starving, threw together some leftovers, zapped them in the microwave, and plopped down in front of the computer to see my new friends were eating their lunch too. He he!
Hey, pass me a grape soda, would you, Ladybug?