Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's so shiny!

I done got me one of them new smarty phones, an HTC Inspire.

I chose not to go the iPhone route after becoming increasingly frustrated with iTunes and all the hardware updates which would periodically render my iPod useless.

Having been accustomed to the iPhone way of doing things, this phone has somewhat of a learning curve. After about a week I felt pretty confident about the in and outs of this HTC phone. From what I hear, the other HTCs are almost identical (Evo, Thunderbolt...). 

The 8 megapixel camera with flash is amazing. And the photo apps! Ohhh the plethora of photo apps is my never-ending playground. 

Another big plus is the ease with which I can transfer music to my phone. Once plugged into my computer, it functions like any other USB storage drive and all I have to do is drag and drop files into the "media" folder of my phone. Gone are the days of syncing my ipod to my iTunes and then making sure to never sync it with any other itunes on earth, lest I lose all the music that was there before. Gone are the days of the 348,901,927,439 MB updates to iTunes. 

This is what freedom tastes like. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yoga Peeves

During yoga, my brain is unable to slow down and concentrate solely on breathing and balance. Instead, my brain keeps buzzing in my skull and is entirely too aware of my surroundings. I usually end up making silly observations like:

  • "Oh, that person came in late, I could never do that. How rude." or...
  •  "Of all the spaces available in class today, I had to settle down next to The Flatulator." or...
  • "Why is that guy wearing a visor in class?! Those things were cheesy even in the late 90's. Oh, and P.S. The lights are dim. And there are no windows in here. And it's night time." 

It's very un-yoga of me to think like this during class, but I can't seem to help my hyper-vigilance. Instead of beating myself up about it, I thought it might make for some fun quips on le blog so check back for some updated "Yoga Peeves."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Feeling motivated

We finally got some sun this weekend and it brought me some motivation to catch up on things that I've been putting off (this blog included).  And behold...the new masthead. I think it was the sunny weather that made me not only go with a pink header, but rather, a PINK header. Which reminds me...

I've been watching this show religiously and I feel like such a dork when I do. I find myself sitting there with a ginormous goofy grin on my face while Blaine from the Warblers covers a Katy Perry song and then I inevitably start singing along and bopping my head along to the beat. Seriously, Katy, watch your back because Darren Chris can take you any day of the week. 

Yesterday I got around to hanging a couple of frames above our bed and 1 above the guest bed. I'd show you except for 1 minor detail....the frames remain art-less. I don't have photos or art for said frames right now but I figure that getting them up on the walls is half the battle. Or at least a third of it. It'll give me a little push to scour Etsy and other shops to find some lovely prints. 

In other domestic-ness...I recently took a stab at cooking chicken cacciatore from The Pioneer Woman. 

It was delicious. If it weren't for all the cleaning, laundry, and homeschooling of four children, I would TOTALLY trade places with P-Dub (That's Pioneer Woman for those not in the know).