charitable causes

I got a message from my friend Lulu that her son was selling copies of his “fiction” for a buck to raise money to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. How could I resist?

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I really don’t know anything about dinosaurs, so I feel very fortunate to have received this. And hey, it’s for a good cause!
Packing continues. Of course, I also had to distract myself further by deciding to try downloading an audiobook for the very first time. I tried iTunes, but they have hidden their shopping carts, and I could not make a purchase to save my life. So then I went to and signed up for the trial offer. When trying to download, though, all I get are errors! Can anyone help? I went to the software page, and it said that you can download DownloadManager to import directly into iTunes and thus avoid installing Manager, so that’s what I did. When I try to download the book, though, it tells me I need Manager. Aiyaaa! I think I will just go eat some ice cream (Pear Caramel, to be exact).

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10 Responses to charitable causes

  1. Laurie says:

    I would like to order this fabulous fiction as well. Can you tell me where to send my dollar? Thanks!
    And, thank you for your wonderful, inspiring blog, you always have cheerful, creative, and exciting entries.

  2. Melanie says:

    I would pay a dollar for a book written by you that details exactly what the pear caramel ice cream tastes like because it sounds like the most perfect flavor ever.

  3. Katherine says:

    Wasn’t there some little change you had to make in iTunes as well, something that basically meant iTunes is supposed to play audiobooks?

  4. Theresa says:

    I had the exact same problem with Audible when I first started to use it. Here’s the instructions I got from them (to be used after you download the file to the location of your choosing on your computer)
    If you use the “Add files to library” or “Add folder to library” under the “File” menu in iTunes you should be able to transfer the files to Itunes and then transfer them to your IPOD.
    The little iTunes helper that Audible provides is handy, too. And I use that most of the time.
    Hope that helps. I’ve had an Audible subscription for a while now and really love it.

  5. Charleen says:

    I have Manager – once it’s installed you go to programs and choose Audible Download Manager. Then you choose whether you want Audible Manager or iTunes to open after downloading.

  6. carolyn says:

    that is soooo cute. there were two little boys on my corner yesterday (with their parents hovering a few feet away) selling lemonade, brownies and cookies for katrina relief. it’s just too damn adorable that kids feel the urge to help.

  7. Nadia says:

    Aww! That’s so cute!

  8. kelly says:

    Looks like a great book to me – at just about my reading level too! Pear caramel ice cream?!?

  9. Sandee says:

    That is just too cute!

  10. Matilda444 says:

    To find your downloaded Audible files, click on:
    My Computer
    Local Disk (C:)
    Program Files
    To transfer to iTunes:
    File (Upper Left)
    Add File to Library
    Then follow the steps above to find the Audible file you want to add to iTunes. This will be the default the next time you do it.

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