HOUSTON - You may have missed it, but yesterday celebrated National Umbrella Day! Around for 4,000 years, the Chinese first waterproofed the umbrella and now in our lifetime this most useful invention has its own app. Who'd have thought? The Weatherman Umbrella, created by meteorologist Rick Reichmuth is, all in all, a great umbrella: strong, durable, variety of colors, all that.
The umbrella comes with a battery operated disc that you bluetooth to your smartphone (Iphone or Android) after downloading the Weatherman app:
All very high tech and probably more than you need from an umbrella, but I applaud anyone who thinks up things like this! Full disclosure: They sent me my umbrella for FREE. If you want one it will run you $59 to $89 and you can find out more here. The only downside for me is that having the insert disc always on and my phone's GPS location turned on, my phone power was getting eaten down. I have enough umbrellas all over the place that I don't really need to track one. BUT, still a really cool idea! Thanks, Rick!
As promised, perfect weather for the Houston Ballet Gala last Saturday night and just as beautiful was the decor and my tablemates:
Finally, The Houston Humane Society is waiving fees for kittens and cats and 1/2 off on select dogs February 4-17. Come on....it's time for a furry forever friend!!
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