Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mac Decals and Other Cute Finds

I remember seeing a Macbook decal ages ago of Snow White holding the apple logo. I thought it was spiffy, and clever, but I'd probably never buy it. Now, I'm known to peruse Etsy from one random product to the next, so that somehow I start at sparrow earrings and end at a glazed jar with a Native American orca symbol on it. Today I happened to start at a cute painting of turtles swimming in the ocean, and somehow came upon a Mac decal shop. It's called MacSlaps, and not only can you get this insanely cute Lego decal for just $12, but there's also a Mr. Potatohead, a VW Bus, and other cute designs. I definitely fell in love with the little Lego man over there. I just love the look on his face. It looks like he's making the sound that the little green martian toys in Toy Story make when they're in awe of something. And their mouths start at one side of their faces and travel to the other side as they go "Oooooooooo!" Too cute.

Then I stumbled upon Poketo.com, where they have about 100 cute wallet designs and it boggles my mind how any site can have that many wallet designs ready for shipping. I mean, I really cannot even wrap my mind around how many insanely cute designs there are. But that isn't even IT! They have accessories and clothing and, my favorite, stationary! And decorative accents. I might explode.  Everything is of a normal price, as well. Except for maybe this rather ordinary-seeming lamp, which is actually $2,500.

I had some other findings from a few days ago, but of course I can't remember where they went or what they even were. Apparently if I don't blog it right away, it's lost forever, because I know I'll never find it again. Guess I've learned my lesson.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Several Brief Reasons Why I No Longer Want an iPhone

I recently purchased a new phone, as my pink Blackberry was driving me positively batty with the web browser taking seven minutes to load a webpage and half the apps never working. I've been dreaming of an iPhone for ages now. I have an iPod Touch, you see, so I have an unnatural obsession with stupid apps that waste hours of a day. I just love the smooth transitions of the screen and how modern and sleek everything looks. I've long been pleading with the gadget gods to make them release a Verizon iPhone. I'd never switch to AT&T. However, then they announced the Droid.

See, the Droid intrigued me. I never had a chance to play with one, but I was curious. Nevertheless, I still had hopes of a Verizon iPhone. I was still clinging to that hope, even as it seemed less and less likely to happen. Then they announced the Droid Incredible, which I wish I could've gotten, if it wasn't so damn expensive. I've heard it's better than the iPhone and I wouldn't doubt it. People seem to think that the only good programmers and designers work for Apple. But somebody went out there and found some better ones.

So I got a Droid Eris. And I'm basically in love with it. It's sleek and sexy and makes me forget the iPhone completely. And I have an iPad now too, but that's beside the point.

I just read today that AT&T is phasing out unlimited data plans. Now, from what I know, that's only for new customers. The options actually involve less money per month than the standard $30 smartphone fee. While that might be pretty attractive to others, it isn't to me. What I love about my phone is not having to worry about how much I use it, and if you know me at all, I have problems with worrying too much. I like my unlimited data plan freedom. I also liked the guy who helped my mother and I find phones at the Verizon store up here, because he was crazy helpful and upbeat and never irritated that our account was all kinds of messed up. I could never be nice and cheerful all the time like that. People who can do that must be from another planet or something.

Speaking of which, and this is completely unrelated, but the most miserable people on earth go through express lanes at grocery stores. I swear, it's like the world is about to end if I'm not sure which freaking cigarettes they're asking me for. Someone yesterday said something about how I should know the cigarettes and I was like "I'm sorry, but do you expect Giant Eagle to have some online training program for cigarette brands? No. I get minimum wage to do this and if you want your smokes that bad, you can wait an extra couple seconds." I'm not sure how much of that I actually said out loud, but, you know, I meant it and stuff.