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?
One of the blogs I like to do the most is about gender issues. I tend to get a lot of traffic on these posts and it really leads to a lot of interesting debate.
So, we decided to create a series on this topic on our Youtube channel. We want to keep things funny like they are in the blog. We are still really trying to find our Youtube voice but I think as we go along we really will find our groove and you guys will enjoy them just as much as you do the blogs.
So without further adieu..here is the latest video:
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What would you like to see for the next video in this series…
The Difference Between Men and Women: _insert your idea here–
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…
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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!
On the radio last week they had a very interesting discussion question. They asked, “if you could be part of any fictional world, which one would it be and why.” The answers were pretty standard, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings…ect. But none of those fantasy worlds really resonated with me. I wanted a world that is more close to possible. It is easier to dream when the dream at least seems attainable.
And then it hit me. The fictional world I would want to be in is the world of Gilmore Girls in the lovely Stars Hollow. I know I have mentioned this show before but I think the only time I mentioned it was talking about a perfect date (going to the town where Stars Hollow is based off of). However, to be a resident of this town really would be a dream.
Here are just a few of the things I would love:
1) A grumpy yet gorgeous diner dude: Oh Luke. There really is no other diner owner like you. He brought the sassy comments and grumpy attitude to a new level. He was the best thing for Lori-lei and she was the best for him. Their banter was amazing to watch and I always wanted to find a relationship like that. Not necessarily the romance side but a grumpy friend I saw daily that also made my coffee. Because lets faith it without the coffee I has the dumb.
2) A sometimes too close knit community: I am not someone who is surrounded by friends. I have one or two people I am close to and that is how it has always been. But, being in a community like this would be like having a built in group of friends. This would be perfect for the loner like me. It would force me to socialize without too much effort on my part.
3) The crazy quirky town events: I love quirky things and this town was full of it. Each festival and event was adorable and fun. Remember bidding on the picnic baskets? Adorable! I would love to have an excuse to go to events like this and not get sideways glances from people who don’t understand the fun.
There are many other reasons living in Stars Hollow would be perfect but those are a few of the big ones. If you could pick a fictional world to be part of what would it be and why?
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!
I am not much of a news buff so very often I will come across a new story rather late. This is one of those times. I was recently made aware that the Obama administration was (is?) stuck in a legal battle with The Little Sisters of the Poor.
Let me make that a little clearer. Obama had a legal battle with Nuns. I shall let that sink in for you…
Okay so now that the absurdity of that has really sunk in I will explain a little. Obamacare put in place a mandate that required employers to offer free contraceptives to their employees. The Little Sisters of the Poor being a Catholic organization do not believe in the use of contraceptives and thus do not want to obey this mandate. However, not obeying will come with quite a fee.
Now there are of course people on both sides of this fight. What I know for sure is I would not want to battle a nun. Here are three reasons why:
They are ruler ninjas: I am sure your grandparent’s told you about the times they came home with red raw knuckles from the nuns at school. Maybe they don’t do that anymore but I am willing to bet they learned how to wield that wooden weapon. I sure don’t want to find out.
They have God’s ear: If they don’t still have the ruler in their back pocket they sure still have God in their corner. He is one guy I would rather not piss off. The whole being damned to hell thing doesn’t seem like a good thing to mess with. Am I right?
Two words: The Town: Those nun’s might be fictional but they are damn scary. The vision of them shooting up a bank in their black and white uniforms still haunt me. Fiction or not, nuns are forever tainted for me.
All kidding aside though this is a tough issue. I believe everyone should have access to contraceptives but I also believe in freedom of religion so I am on the fence here. What do you bloggers think? Should this mandate be forced on everyone or should religion be an exception?