Sunday, March 29, 2015

Evolution Of My Smart Phone

NOKIA, probably the first manufacturer of the cell phone and still around today, provided me with my first phones, the last four in the picture above.  Notice how the sizes got smaller over the years?

I loved this phone, especially being able to change the colors/patterns with interchangeable cases and keypads.  I did hate that ugly antenna though.


These are my actual Nokias which I must have in my possession somewhere as this picture was taken just four years ago.

When a sleeker, smaller version that could do the same thing came out, I was all over it.  I think I kept this Nokia the longest.
It was the Iphone of its time.  I'm not sure, but I think this is the one that created a new customization obsession for me... CHARMS!

Enter Sidekick II, made famous by various celebrities including Paris Hilton, and was my very first "smart phone".  As any side-kicker knows, this was more than a phone. It was a community. In fact the love of this device brought together a whole circle of friends aptly called sidekick geezers; a group of "older" people with a device marketed to teenagers, whom I still communicate with today.  I took joy in customizing this phone with skins, rhinestones and my beloved charms.

Once it was outgrown, came the Sidekick 3 (which I still have), followed by the Sidekick 4G (LX original), my all time favorite, which survived numerous drops and a swim in dishwater (pic below is after I took it apart to fix it)...
bit the bullet after being thrown into a wall by my sister's then husband who was mad she wouldn't let him see who she was texting, really?!!!!

Yes I am still bitter about it, even though I ended up getting a tattoo of the next installment, the Sidekick LX, 2009 edition.  While this one wasn't necessarily better, I knew it was the last one I would ever have, so the tattoo was done in its memory.  I am planning to add R.I.P. to it as well.

Note:  The only sidekick I did not have during this time, which wasn't really a sidekick anyway was the slide, because lets face it, its not a sidekick without the "kick".  The slide was just wrong.

I do miss whipping out that device though and having anyone who didn't know ask "What's that?" then being so smug in telling them all about my cool phone.  But, Microsoft ruined this phenomenon as they do with everything else and our beloved data plan diminished until it was no more.

So, I was forced, after much consideration to get the G1, the most sidekick-like phone on the market at that time.  The android operating system turned out to have a coolness all its own.

Next came the My touch 4G Slide - the one with the best keyboard and also a pretty good camera.

But, I left it for the Samsung series.  Starting with the Galaxy S III, my first non-exclusive to T-mobile, full touch device.  I actually looked for keyboard cases for this one just in case I needed it.

It was followed by the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, which I currently have.  I plan to keep this one for a while as the progression of phones from large to small has been reversed as evident by the evolutionary pic above.  The S5 provides a large enough display and more than enough integrated features to keep me satisfied.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What day is it?

Hummmmmp Day!  Hump, work, hustle, whatever you may call it, here are my "hustles" of the day:

This scarf I am selling on ebay!

The cases that I can't seem to get rid of, also on ebay!

All this AVON inventory...

Plus more

The thought in the back of my mind that is finally coming to fruition... MY catering business!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Random Pt. 2

God forgive me... Ugly people should stop posting pics thinking they're cute and other people should stop telling them they are.

 I miss my sister.

 Is pork really as bad as I once thought it was?

Why does was change to says every time I type it? Thanks autocorrect.

Pets and parents are the only ones who love you unconditionally.  

Being told something you already knew, in reality still hurts like hell.

Hashtags are pretty cool.

We try to convince ourselves that the last time was the last time even though we know it isn't and will never be.

The start of spring was colder than the start of winter.

Maybe things don't always have to match.

A preview of a bigger post about cell phones

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Friday, March 20, 2015


List of random things on my mind today...

Just once I'd like to go to the store and not look at the prices.

I want to go back to a time when we thought 4gb was a lot of space.

Kids will never know the joy of twirling a phone cord while on the phone with the one you "love".

I miss my sister.

Stop signs in Detroit are apparently just a suggestion.

I want to relive 2010.

I wish someone would buy my darn S4 cases already!  They're listed on Ebay and craigslist.

I work too hard.

Nothing makes me feel better than music!

One day I will live to work and not work to live.

Social media has taken over our lives and corrupted our youth. 

Only in Michigan can you see two different people on the same day dressed for two different seasons. 

I kind of like working out, but I do not want to have to do it for the rest of my life.

If you are one of those people that tells a fat person they're losing weight because you think it makes them feel better... STOP IT!  All this does is make them feel worse when they see that they really aren't and some people are just happy being who they are. 

I need to stop focusing on others' grammar.

That's it for now.  I'm sure I'll come back with more later, maybe I should do this daily hmmmm...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Morning Routine

I don't know why I wanted to post this, maybe just as a reminder to myself, but anyway, this is what I do (almost) every day.

Wake up, look at the clock and determine whether or not I have time to go pee and go back to sleep or just get up, usually the latter. 

Let Charlie out, try to wait for him to come back, but can't, go pee.

Let Charlie back in, feed and water him.

Take lunch out of the fridge, which usually includes breakfast too.

Wash my face, brush my teeth, get dressed, brush (at least) my hair.

Take my meds/vitamins etc.

Kiss charlie bye, which usually results in him turning his head away because he's mad I'm leaving.

Put on the appropriate pre-selected outerwear.

Grab my perfectly organized bags, phone, keys and I'm out!

I did not mention shower, I am not a "dirty" girl, unless asked to be. I just do as much as possible at night, including making sure my outfit, shoes, accessories, glasses and outerwear match and are ready to go so I get as much sleep as possible... See above.  I plan meals weekly so I know what I'm taking what day.  I have OCD as most people know, so my whole life is a series of lists and plans.  I will be posting my weekly meal plans again on my other blog:  The Frugal Organizer very soon.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I said I would post any and everything even if just a word, so today, a word is it... Struggle is what I feel in every aspect of my life right now.