Category Archives: Reviews & Gadgets
I ordered this adorable iPhone case on Amazon and it arrived a few days ago!
Its 3D; the flower head stands out (made in Korea ^^). I am extra careful right now because I don’t want the flower to get squished or fall off, but it seems to be on there pretty well.
It’s just so cute!
I found this adorable iPhone case online for under $5! It arrived today and I think it’s soo cute! The bunny tail stand is a suction cup (sticks when wet) on the phone through a round hole on the back of the silicone case and so far holds well.
I don’t know if I will keep the tail on all the time, or the case all the time since it likely isn’t the most practical for throwing in all my purses. I will have to use a purse with an outside pocket I think, so the ears don’t bend or break but I am definitely going to use it a lot . . . and make sure the cats don’t get a hold of it ^_^
I upgraded my phone because my 2 years were up, and I was due for an upgrade (-yay!)
I went from a Droid (the one with the keyboard) to an iPhone (thank you Verizon and apple . . . finally)
I still like some of the features of having a droid based phone, and I still dislike some of the features the iPhone doesn’t have, but nothing is perfect. Can’t find the perfect gadget, can’t always find the perfect purse . . .
Anyway. Coming from a Google based phone, where you just sign in with your google e-mail and the contacts auto import along with mail and calendar, I did that with my iPhone and none of my contacts showed up.
I did a Google search, and found the steps to import by singing in by using Microsoft Exchange instead of Gmail:
Bear with me here. Blogging from a mobile device is slow, and prone to type-o’s so I’ve marked mobile posts with a * in the front of the title.
I just “re-found” the ability to blog from my phone, which I might re-forget depending on how annoying and/or time consuming it becomes.
Anyway, a quick note on my new fave lipgloss for those interested in lip gloss
I love Bare Escentuals ‘Buxom Lips’.
Its supposed to plump and all that, which I suppose it does a little, but don’t expect Angelina Jolie lips (with any lip plumping gloss for that matter).
Mostly I love that it doesn’t take much application, it gives a great shine, and while some of the lip plumping products tend to dry out the lips, this one does not for me. ooh, and it has a minty sensation
Taking the wand out of the tube once and applying is enough for application and it’s not that annoying sticky feeling.
I purchased mine at a local Sephora, so I sampled some colours and purchased ‘April’ one that is a lovely pink with a bit of shimmer. I believe there were 4 or 5 with shimmer and maybe 15 or 20 more to choose from.
You can read about it here http://store.bareescentuals.com/Buxom%20Big%20+%20Healthy%20Lip%20Polish/38776,default,pd.html
And check out sephora: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P174213
Okie dokie, I’m out for now.
I’m now a part of the Foursquare trend. An app for your GPS mobile phone that lets you easily “check in” to places you go to.
“Why would one do this?” you ask. Honestly, I don’t entirely know, aside from telling your friends and family where you are.
“Why do they care?” you might ask yourself. Well, people by nature are usually naturally nosey curious purple or want to be kept ‘in the loop’.
Or your “going out friends” can meet up with you and you don’t have to tell them where you are. It’s also a great converstaion starter. “So I saw you went to the new diner down the road, how was it?” Thank you social networking.
So the cool thing about foursquare is that it’s more of a game. You get points based on first visits, consecutive visits, adding a place no one else has yet, and if you visit a place more than anyone one else it means you spend entirely too much time there become the mayor.
Woo! All that time spent in poli-sci . . . and all you need to do is visit a place often enough and you become a political figure. Please continue four spaces and collect $200 as you pass Go
Moving on . . . another fun thing is adding a ‘tip’. Not really a review but more of a ‘if you go here,’ check this out’ or ‘try this out’ which I might use mostly for restaurants ‘”hmmm, what should I try on the menu? How about something someone I don’t know likes?” -hehe
I think it would be useful for parking tips in some areas as well.
You can opt to have your check ins posted to your twitter, facebook etc. or to only share posts with fellow friends on foursquare. It’s a fun app for the Droid, Iphone, etc. and it’s Free.
Free is good.
Have fun, Life is short and full of places to visit
When I was in Boston a few weeks ago, we were at a restaurant called Skipjack’s (the atmosphere was great, the food was decent, but nothing super special) but they did have cool dyson hand blow dryers that were nicer and prolly faster then the Xlerator hand driers (haven’t researched it, nor care to) but these were super neat looking anyway in the bathrooms.
I needed a headset that I could use on Vent, and got the Dynex DX-840 from Best Buy. The main reason I got it, was because I needed something I could hear Gary, TV, or radio with one ear and have the other listening to Vent. Super easy plug and play usb, and sound quality is great.
If ya need a headset to use with your ‘puter, check it out for about $25.00
Gary and I met up with our friends Mike and Daniel for Sushi at Shaba Shabu, a Sushi and Thai restaurant which was pretty good. First time we had been there, so we got the sushi.
Daniel had to be somewhere after dinner, and Gary had been working all day and had to get to bed, so after they left, Mike and I went to the Lincoln Theatre to see a Michael Jackson tribute band ‘Who’s Bad‘ and they did a really good job. I checked out some youtube videos and they did so much better last night. They performed a lot of the popular songs, a song from the Jackson Five time, popular faves, and they were definitely high energy with the singing and dancing. Even the sax and trumpet players were high energy backup dancing. The lighting was great for a small venue, including the back-lit songs, and there was even moon walking
When I got my car, it came with XM Satellite Radio, which was a great plus since we got 3 months of service free. In order to continue getting XM though, there are 3 month service contracts usually starting at $9.99 per month.
Since we get Free radio as it is, I opted not to renew. This week I got a card with a special promotion for 6 months at $4.99 per month. I can do that Plus we have a few trips coming up over the next couple of months and its nice to have lots of music options, news, talk, sports, etc.
Aaaaaah, I missed you XM. Good thing I saved all the pre-sets.
In a previous post, I mentioned that I have been playing a game lately . . . and . . .
Gary and I played Final Fantasy XI for the longest time, but then we got tired of the higher levels, the repetitiveness of crafting, the difficulty finding parties at the higher levels, but I so loved the graphics.
Then we moved on to World of Warcraft (WoW), which I played for a while, but never stuck with it, though Gary has, and mostly plays his capped out character . . . then I wanted to play some game, but didn’t know which one.
I basically started my search for an MMO to play and found a few reviews, videos on youtube, etc. I found AION, which looked interesting, but . . . it wasn’t out yet! uugh . . . it wasn’t scheduled until September, and this was back in maybe March or June? So I renewed my subscription and started playing WoW again for a while, but only to find I wasn’t that into it. I tried a free download of Guild Wars, and wasn’t thrilled with it – didn’t like the way it played – though it was pretty, and we played City of Heroes for a while (my characters), but it got repetitive really fast, So I was MMO-less for a while.
My WONDERFUL husband totally surprised me twice!. (I had totally forgotten about when Aion was going to be released). Both times he surprised me . . . when I went to my car, it was sitting there all neat an’ pretty waiting for me to see, and one of those times was when I was out running an errand. eeee!
The first time with the Beta release, though I had just missed the last open period so I forgot about it again because the game wasn’t going to be out for another several weeks to a month. And the second time he surprised me was (yes) with the actual game. He got me on the day it was out Monday, September 21st, though it wasn’t going to be live til midnight. I was able to install, download updates, and set up my account and started playing on Tuesday the 22nd. Where he saw me playing and I kept telling and showing him all the awesome things it had and that it was so kewl that he promptly went out and got his copy -haha.
SO things I LOVE about this game. It’s all the things I loved about FFXI and WoW, without the repetitiveness. They have channels to switch to if one is busy, the first day we kept getting booted out, but other than that, for a new release it has been pretty seamless . . . I could prolly go on but that would take away from some serious gaming time. So if you are looking for a new MMO, check out AION . . . cuz so far, I Loooooove it.