How many of you use Google Reader? Any of you use Google Reader ONLY and never visit the sites you're reading? Any of you use Google Reader during the day because you can't access certain sites from work?
I really don't mean to inconvenience you right now but I made a quick trip to the UK and I lost a bag which contains my passport and credit cards. I know this may sound odd, but it all happened very fast. I've been to the US embassy and they're willing to help me fly without my passport but I just have to pay for my ticket and settle some bills. Right now I'm out of cash plus i can't access my bank without my credit card over here. I have contacted them but they need more verification. I'm just gonna have to plead with you to lend me some funds right now? I'll pay back as soon as I get home. I need to get on the next available flight home.
Please reply as soon as you get this message so I can forward the details as to where to send the funds. You can reach me via the hotel's desk phone if you can, the numbers are, 011447024065511 or 011447024064567 You can also email me via my yahoomail, as I can easily access it here firstname.lastname@example.org
Nintendo contacted me a couple of months ago and asked if I thought my friends would like to learn more about it by way of a Wii/Netflix party and I was like...Um...duh...we LURVE an excuse to get together but my schedule didn't permit making it happen sooner.
So....this weekend we MADE IT HAPPEN CAPTAIN!
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
Yall KNOW Nintendo gives us free stuff because really...who is going to pay to try new stuff out? LOL! Yall also know they usually provide us with FABULOUS food and this time was no exception. We were SPOILT with all the goodies to eat!
So we all got our mingle on and then headed downstairs to experience Wii online!
Robby took over as MC because he's important. (I was paid to say that.)
Isn't his sock line HILARIOUS????? ROFL!
Nintendo provided point cards for all of us to upload new games to our Wii's. I thought the 2000 point cards could only get you one new game but...SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Most of the awesome games are only 1000 points! GO ME! So we could each get two new Wii games! Heck...I can get one for my Wii and one for my DSi XL! GO ME TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!
So we got some Wii action in. Two of our guests had a Wii but not Wii Fit Plus so we made them battle it out to see who would win one. At first they started playing Mario but seriously...a Mario battle really isn't that fun for those of us watching so we had them bowl it out! LOL! I love to PLAY Mario...not watch and I was getting antsy for the controller cuz they kept missing stars. SHEESH!
We also had free Netflix membership for 3 months and there was a battle for that as well. Let me tell yall...these folks are FUN-TAY! And probably even more so because of the Strawberry Cherry Sangria we were nursing.
Robby and I recently found a movie on Netflix that kept our attention, "Book of Love", and we were curious as to what they would think of it so we pulled that one up and got comfy to watch.
Whew! The commentary was HILARIOUS!
We had the loveliest of times sitting in the AIR CONDITIONED HOUSE eating, drinking, playing games and watching movies. Nintendo...yall ROCK!
One thing I was really excited about regarding the iPad was the opportunity to subscribe to magazines. I have a few that I get that I would LOVE to have with me all the time:
1. Real Simple
3. Cooking Light
All of these magazines stacked up on top of each other are pretty heavy and hey...let's be honest...the only time I have to read magazines these days is when I'm in transit and someone is driving.
So they stack up.
That said...I was excited that I could just subscribe and have them on my iPad for whenever.
Of the magazines that are currently available...only one is on my list. And the crazy part? The ones that ARE available are selling for the actual price of the magazine at the store.
That makes no sense to me. Why should I pay the same price for a digital copy? There is no cost associated with printing, shipping, etc. so hey...shouldn't it be cheaper??????? And...you can only buy them PER ISSUE? No subscription price? Same ads as in the print edition? I mean hey...shouldn't there be SOME benefit associated with the digital copy?????????
So let me get this straight. If I SUBSCRIBE to "Wired" magazine I can get a subscription rate of about $1.99 per issue delivered to my home so if you can do a print subscription for that cheap why in the HELL does it cost $4.99 PER ISSUE to allow me to download to my iPad?????
Something ain't right in this water.
The magazine industry is killing itself by insulting educated consumers because I, for one, won't be buying into this ish. Yall should take head from the book stores. eBooks are a good bit cheaper than printed books. Why?
Yall are KILLING yourself.
What do YOU think about this pricing situation? Would YOU pay the same amount for a digital copy as you would for a print copy? Would this annoy you too?
"Time" has closed up a lot of it's content unless you pay up. I'm curious as to how many of you would pay for online content? Do you think it's a good idea or a bad one? Do you think people will simply just keep reading what is available for free?
My sister is about to purchase a new washer and dryer. I'd heard that Louisiana's rebate program for appliances was about to start on April 24, 2010. I found the link and attempted to send it to her via email.
Go me! I finally figured out how to send video to the blog from my phone. I'm actually embarrassed at just how easy it was to do. ROFL! This video is a nothing test video, of course, but now that I can do this...I shall be using this feature for foolishness indeedly! GO ME!
When we moved to 13700 we had few options regarding cable. We decided to continue on with Comcast because it's what we knew even as we weren't happy with it. I remember when it was first announced that Fios was coming...dude...we were in here doing chest bumps and mooning each other.
Whenever I travel or even just leave my home with computer, et al...I have one or both of these with me.
The first is a portable external harddrive that can hold all of my pictures, music, etc. It's small enough to fit in my bag without a problem and lightweight. I always transfer the stuff on here to my home external harddrive as soon as I get home because hey...the fact that it's portable leaves the field wide open for damage.
The second thingy is simply a three port outlet. This way...If I need to charge up my phone and my laptop but can only find one outlet or don't want to be an outlet hog in the event someone else is looking for one...I plug this puppy in and I'm in business.
This one is actually bad azz and I will be replacing mine with it post haste. GO ME!
Over in the chatbox folks are saying they can't see the comments. Please let me know if this is happening for you too. I can see them just fine. Oh...please let me know what browser you're using too so I may give TypePad all the information possible.
Apparently The Robinator was kinda sick of my being annoyed with my T-Mobile Blackberry and decided that I needed a change in my life. LOL! I am now the confused new owner of a Droid and I'm kicking and screaming while trying to figure it out.
I don't rightly know if I'm a touch screen chick which is why I like the Blackberry so much but Blackberry's have been having problems and it irks me that I can't see comments on my blog on a Blackberry.
I'm struggling trying to figure out the most basic of things and have only successfully answered two calls since I got it.
I'm not happy.
I didn't like the fact that a manual didn't come with the phone because I'm a manual person and have a tendency to carry the manual around with me until I get the hang of it. I had to download the damn manual to my computer: Download Droidmanual
The dude who set up my email addys on my droid put typos in it and I'm really annoyed that I haven't figured out yet how to fix it. I mean really...that's just disrespectful. You asked me to write it down and I did...and you couldn't even type it correctly?
So...this phone is heavy. The case makes it heavier. It's cool but yeah...there is a MAJOR learning curve especially since the damn thing keeps yelling "DROID" in a creepy sci-fi voice for, seemingly, no reason. Hopefully I'll find the reason to silence that ish soon.
I'm not all that great with change I guess and it makes me kinda nervous.
Robby is really excited that with this dashboard thingy I can turn it into a fully functional talking GPS on my dash or from the windshield. You know...if I can figure it out. Guess I'll have to print out the damn manual on my own printer using my own paper and ink.
Ink ain't cheap. ESPECIALLY when you are a notorious re-writer of your own ish. *sigh*
Why didn't I get an iPhone? Yall already know why. I have a personal vendetta against AT&T and just couldn't bring myself to do it. As soon as Verizon gets the iPhone...I'll get it but as log as AT&T has it...hell no.
The Motorola Droid is sexy and sleek but it's sexiness is heavy and the Verizon service comes with a SIGNIFICANT cost increase in my mind's eye. The Robinator thinks it's worth it and that I'll get it in no time. Yeah...unh...huh...
When you get an email from a friend stating they've lost their contact information from you and need it again...do you reach out to them before answering the email to make sure they haven't been hacked?
Person: Why did you untag yourself from my picture?
Me: Because I didn't like the picture.
Person: What was wrong with it?
Me: My mouth was wide open while chewing food and one eye was closed.
Person: I thought it was a good picture of you.
Me: I'm sure you did or you wouldn't have posted it for all of your friends to see.
Person: Well then why didn't you just ask me to take it down?
Me: It wasn't that big of a deal. We don't have enough friends in common for it to be annoying to me.
Person: Well you have pics of me up.
Me: If you'd like to untag yourself you may do so without fear of retribution.
Person: I just don't think it's that big of a deal.
Me: I don't have any pics up of you looking like an ogre either. Those...I simply deleted.
Me: We done?
Say bruh. If I don't like a picture of me I'm going to untag myself from the gotdamn picture. If we have lots of friends in common I'm going to politely contact you and ask that you remove the picture. This doesn't say a damn thing about if I want to be seen to have an association with you or not. Nor does it mean I don't like you. I don't understand why this is an issue or why some people MAKE it an issue.
We're the type of household that buys the warranty on all electronics and lately...I've been wondering if it's really worth it.
For my new HA-CHI-TA-CHI 3000 the warranty was $179.99. Because I'm well known as being clumsy...we got the warranty. On my old camera we have it. On my 3CCD video camera we have it. On our phones, iPods, laptops, our televisions, appliances, you name it...we got the warranty.
As you can tell...turns out this is a sizeable amount of money to say the least.
On Robby's big tv we got the three year warranty. It's now 6 years old and we haven't had a problem with it.
And the warranty has expired.
Kinda makes you wonder...are warranties necessary? Hell...I just read the warranty for my camera and it CLEARLY states it doesn't cover me dropping it and yet...that's the reason we got the warranty. Cuz I'm clumsy.
By the way TypePad...this is cool and all but can you focus LESS on stuff like this and FIX THE DAMN BLACKBERRY COMMENTING ISSUE? I mean dude...we USED to could do comments from our Blackberry and now we can't and haven't been since you FIXED ish. And then...you piss us off even FURTHER by making a new hot.shit azz iPhone app.
WE PAY FOR THIS SHIT SO REMEMBER THAT! WE.PAY.FOR.THIS.SHIT!
Hmmmm...if you download this...does that mean this is kinda like stealing? Um...Imma need clarification on this cuz I am NOT trying to be up in court battling Jay Z about his song. I thought it was going to put in a player so you could just click play and listen. If this is really a download...then this feature SUCKS. HEAR THAT TYPEPAD! THIS SUCKS! YALL TRYING TO GET US LOCKED THE HELL UP!
FIX THE DAMN BLACKBERRY APP AND LEAVE THIS KINDA ISH ALONE BEFORE WE GET SUED HELL!