As many of you on this blog know, I am not an Apple phone user. I have the Samsung Galaxy and I gotta say I love it! That being said when I heard the latest update was announced I was stoked. Sadly details are limited at this point. What is released is the update’s name, Marshmallow!
With that in mind I decided to theorize what could be involved in the new update:
1)Charging available by attaching firmly to a Hershey’s bar;
2) Capability to turn golden brown in extreme heat;
3)Application sizing options ranging from mini to Jumbo;
4)Holiday themes (Easter is the best so far!);
5)Default sound options of Snap, Crackle and Pop!
As always though, please please please don’t put your phone in the microwave! Not only will you ruin your phone but this new application will surely explode and make quite the mess!
Thank you for reading guys!
What are some of your guesses for possible features with this new update?
I have been insanely busy with my new job and my It works sales that blogging kind of took a back seat. BUT… I have created a Youtube channel which I have wanted to do for awhile and I thought who better to share it with than with you guys?
So I have decided to change up my blogging schedule a bit to try and make it more manageable with my crazy schedule. So I am going to try to post the YouTube video I create each week on Mondays here and Fridays will be back to regular old blog posts. And of course I will be back to visiting you all!
Without further adieu here is my first Youtube video…
Please like, subscribe and share so we can build our channel!
Thank you so much! So glad to connect with you all again!!
One thing I love about this blog is it is a safe place to share my confessions. This one has been weighing on me for some time. I didn’t know who to share it with because I didn’t want to get those odd sideways glances. I didn’t want to tell my boyfriend and cause unnecessary jealousy. So I held it in. But I can’t hold it in any longer. I want to shout it from the roof tops. I have a thing….not a small thing but a large thing…an obsession really…don’t judge me but…
I have a thing for handles.
Phew. There I said it. That was a huge relief. I can breathe a little easier now. It is out there for the whole world to know. No more secrets.
But how did it happen you ask? How did this obsession manifest? Well it all started in Disney (where many things for me have started). A few years ago I was in Disney looking for some dishes to have in my first apartment. I searched high and low for the perfect stuff that would be absolutely me. While in Epcot I stumbled in to a shop in France and fell in love.
The bowl came in both the style pictured above and one that said “Cafe Au Lait” or coffee with milk. I had no idea what I would use these bowls for but I had to have them. And you know what? I use them for everything! They are my go to bowl! Not only do I love the sayings on them but the handles are amazing. Bowl too hot? Don’t worry the handle is just right! Need to carry more than one thing? Don’t worry the handle takes up less space in your hand. The handle makes the bowl a perfect addition to apartment life.
But a handle obsession is more than a bowl obsession. I also now have become obsessed with using mugs (with handles) for everyday drinking. This has extended beyond coffee and tea that it was made for. Juice, why not? Soda, of course. And the list goes on. The handle makes it possible for me to balance more than one thing. It makes drinking on a sofa much safer. And it makes attacks from the dog easier to ward off.
But wait there is more… trash bags. Okay this is about to get weird. But I now only buy trash bags with handles. Yes they do have them. I feel this is logical because I am not the strongest person. The handle gives me a little extra control and makes it a little easier to not break the bag as I head down the stairs.
As I started realizing my obsession I decided to look around for more handle issues…handles on my purse, handle on my planner, dreaming of a handle for my phone case…where else can I put handles?!
So now that I have confessed my dirty little secret it is time for you bloggers to confess. What little obsession do you have in the home that no one else knows? Maybe not even you just yet…
I gotta say I am not a math wiz. One thing I hate more than anything is when I am sitting down to watch a game and all I see is stats about the best pitcher, the most homer runs, the most touchdowns and all of that jazz. Stats don’t get me excited. If anything most of the time when an announcer tells you that something hasn’t happened in X amount of time- it happens that game! Basically it ruins everything! Your team hasn’t lost at home in 20 games? Welp they are losing tonight. This pitcher has the best batting average against lefties, tonight is the night lefties dominate. It is just the way it works.
This had me thinking. What other life events would be ruined if we started inundating those events with stats. Here are a few I came up with:
1) Pregnancy: How about in that special moment when you are about to give life you are given the stats of survival for moms while giving birth. How about the stats of baby’s being born stillborn. Stats of giving birth to a kid with birth defects? I am sure those stats would really brighten up that special moment!
2) Weddings: Right as you are about to say “I do” the ceremony stops and you are given the divorce rate stats. How about the financial stats of newlyweds? That is exactly what you wanna hear as you promise to love someone till the end of time.
3) Buying a House: How about before you sign the papers you are given all the stats of new homeowners with a large repair needed within the first five years. Stats for roof issues? Stats for home insurance claims? The list goes on and on.
Stats are a part of life. They are out there and if we want to find them it would be easy enough to do. The fact is there are many stats we just don’t want to be reminded of in the moment. And I am someone who would prefer to not be reminded of sports stats when I am trying to enjoy a game!
I am sure many of you have heard but for those who haven’t, sky mall filed for bankruptcy this week. Now many of their products were just absurd but you can’t say they were not well known. The one thing I always marveled at is how they cornered they air travel market. I have never seen another catalog in an airplane. And that baffles my mind. People are trapped on a plane for hours sometimes with extended periods without their electronics. That is such a good time to sell!
So even though Sky Mall is on the way out, I wanted this post to pay tribute to some of the best and worst things I have seen them sell. And let me tell you some of them are outrageous.
The Adult Jumping Ball:
Seriously? There has to be something wrong with this picture. Not only does the face on the ball look like Mr. Peanut but the guy riding it has a serious creep factor!
Lips for your dog:
One thing is for sure, my dog would kill me if I bought this! However the ‘Stache might be cute for a Stache party or even Halloween. But still my dog would never forgive me or Sky Mall for that matter.
Inflatable Movie Screen:
While this might look cool, can you imagine how easy it would be to pop? And for $250 I am not sure I want something so easy to ruin!
There are seriously so many Sky Mall gems. So as a way to say farewell I ask you readers to share some of your favorite Sky Mall items!
I don’t know about you, but I am a parking failure! I don’t mean that I park kinda bad. I mean a flat out failure. I am the girl that parks at the absolute last spot in a parking lot to make sure I am not near any other cars. Not only do I fear hitting cars while I try to park but I also fear pissing off new parkers by my sideways parking job.
This is not new information but when I saw this article on Hello Giggles I knew I was not alone. It really is true that no one would love me if they saw me park before it was too late.
My poor boyfriend has to constantly drive places because it is very clear I won’t be able to park. Parallel parking? Forget a bout it! Tiny parking lot, probably shouldn’t even try. Small parking spaces? Not this girl. The trouble is endless and I am sure frustrating for someone who does not suffer this disability.
So to start off my Friday I decided to check out googles best “bad parkers”. Here are my top 3:
1) Well this one way to make a spot for yourself:
2) I don’t know if this is bad parking or just a smart self serving parker:
3) Why it is NEVER smart to park in front of a fire hydrant…
Are you a parking failure? Tell me about some of your experiences!
As many of you know I recently started a new job. I am the Marketing person for a local large format print shop. We basically do signs, banners and other large format advertising. Every once in awhile though something comes across the desk that is a bit out of the ordinary. This week was one of those times.
Part of my job is to make cold calls to companies to see if we can begin to work with them. My boss heard about one of the companies in our franchise having luck with funeral homes. The pitch? Casket wrapping. Let me make that clearer for you. The idea was to call funeral homes to see if they would be interested in the idea of selling wrapped caskets to families. If you don’t know, a wrapped casket would be a casket with a design laid on to it by a company like ours. But I am not sure that is an easy sell.
That is until I saw this site. This site is entirely real and it appears that they do make sales.
This by far is my favorite casket of theirs.
With this in mind I wanted to share with you some other ideas for caskets:
1) “One Way”
2) “Refrigerate After Opening”
3) “If this is yours, and you can see this, ring bell!”
4) “Do not open until apocalypse”
5) “Time Capsule”
I am sure there are so many more but I feel awful adding to this craziness. I would love to hear more if you have some to share. Hope this gave you a laugh to start your Friday!
Bloggers I feel like Fridays are a good day for confessions. A way to purge your conscience and wipe the slate clear. So here it goes.
I cheated. Yes you heard me right, I cheated. The thing is I think they already know. I mean they have to at least suspect right? During this time I spent a lot less time with my love. I was so hooked on this sexy alternative. But it was a fling. My heart still belongs to my one and only. But it happened and I feel like today is the day to come clean.
Here is the thing, I was in college. I was very busy and the fling was so very convenient. He was right on campus. And honestly everyone was always talking about him. At first it started as a one time thing. I figured I would just see what all the hype was about. Get it out of my system so I could stop thinking about it. But then I was hooked on the hype. I couldn’t stop. And the guilt kept me away from my love. I was afraid he would know I had cheated. So I kept cheating. It was a vicious cycle.
So why do I come clean now? So many years later? Because my friend Ronnie wrote this post. And this post says how my love is just “too hott”. Can you believe that? TOO HOTT? That is one of the things I love about him. He is just so hott that I am forced to savor him. Little by little. Enjoying him that much longer before our time is up.
The post made me feel I had to profess my love and come clean about it all. I wanted to be clear that my heart belongs to only one.
Oh did I mention that I was talking about coffee? No? Well I am. I cheated on Dunkin Donuts with Starbucks.
Coffee lovers have you ever cheated on your coffee of choice? Do you regret it?
Since June 17th is Eat Your Veggies Day, I decided it would be fun to do a post on some of the most awkward veggies to eat. As a kid I hated vegetables. When my parents would send me to the basement to pick the vegetable for dinner I would ALWAYS pick corn. EVERY TIME! But as I grew up I started to like a few different kinds of veggies but it doesn’t mean I can eat them with a straight face.
Here are the ones that come quickly to mind in order of most normal to weirdest!
5) Carrots- Every time I eat these I just want to say “Whats up Doc?” but then I realize that most of the kids in my life would have no idea what I am referring to a most of the adults would just think it was a sad and pathetic reference.
4) Spinach- I have always wanted to suck down a whole can of this stuff and watch my muscles pop up all over my arms. Sadly this has never worked yet for me and this makes eating this a sad time.
3) Tomatoes- Because every time the juice squirts me in the back of my throat I am reminded that I am not eating a gusher and the mild choking feeling will not be rewarded by sour goodness.
2) Brocoli- Any way you eat this you look like you are defiling a tree. In this “green” era you gotta be careful how you treat the arbor life.
1) Celery- Even if you coat this sucker with some lucious peanut butter, sticking a long tubular object down your throat never looks classy. Remember that ladies.
So now that you have had a great chuckle at the veggies expense celebrate this veggie day with a mound of the best stuff for your body! Bloggers, what is your favorite veggie?
Confession Time: I’m a car dancer. And no, I don’t mean casually moving my torso to the beat while I drive along. I mean all out head bobbing, torso grooving and hands swaying type car dancer. Oh and I also sing. And I mean sing at the top of my lungs with the windows down. Yes, I am that girl you look at when you are stopped at a red light and wonder if she knows people can see and hear her.
Well to answer your question. I do know. And I don’t care!
Dancing in the car is one of the ways I like to relieve stress. I was a dancer for ten years of my life and I absolutely love to sing (even if it is limited to karaoke). It would be absolutely silly for me to not take advantage of a juke box on wheels (yes I did steal that from a country song).
What was surprising to me was to find out that there are others out there who shamelessly embrace their desire to rock it out in a car. I found a whole Youtube channel titled “Highway Sing-Along”. I will admit this guy is a bit more ambitious than me. He actually involves other drivers in his antics asking them to sing and dance along with him. I am more of a one woman show type performer.
Regardless of our differences this guy really makes me smile and I think you bloggers could use a smile like that to end the week. So I want to share my favorite video of his channel for you to enjoy:
So bloggers it’s your time to confess. Are you a car dancer?