A Little Bit of Everything

“The day I became yours, you became mine.” That Carters commercial makes me tear up every single time.

Can I just say Shonda Rhimes had all of the Scandal fans in a tizzy last night. She is some kind of evil genius.

We are moving next weekend and I have only packed 5 boxes. Too bad this isn’t a PCS move so that we could just supervise the packing instead of doing it ourselves.

I miss the East Coast. El Paso is ok, but ummm yeah this is not the place for me or my family. The city is not diverse at all. I was able to visit Dallas over the summer…. I really enjoyed my time in the city. If we lived there I’m sure I wouldn’t be so ready to vacate Texas.

One of my best girlfriends is having a baby. She’s due in February. I hate that I live so far away, but I am hoping to get home to see her and the baby by early spring.

I just read a hilarious memoir. I was laughing out loud in bed and my husband kept giving me the stink eye. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson do yourself a favor and read it ASAP…. well that is if you aren’t easily offended because if you are just forget I mentioned it. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was also a great read but the ending SUCKED!!! I mean at the end I was like are you FREAKING KIDDING?!  The rest of the book was so good I can forgive her for the ending.

My brother might be moving to Germany for a few years. Definitely gotta visit!

Just got 2 follow requests from natural hair bloggers on Twitter. I hope they aren’t trying to recruit me!!!! The ONLY way I’d be natural is if I could rock my hair like CrystalBoo(she is basically rocking an Amber Rose) . I think I have a face for short hair but I don’t have the head to wear my hair like her so no haps! Oh yeah and with my pointy ears that wouldn’t be the move.

I finally got my phone that I whined about in my last post…. it is AWESOME! AT&T finally released the new Android OS this week so it is running Jellybean and I must say it made me love my G S III that much more.

I want some really good Chinese food. I have not been able to find a place here that can top the chicken egg rolls at Red Bowl Asian Bistro in Columbia, SC… those things were delicious!





Dear Blackberry/Research In Motion,

The thrill is gone. Our relationship needs serious therapy to repair the damage or I suspect we will be getting divorced soon.  I discovered Blackberry in 2006 when I instantly fell in love with the Pearl (8100). My very first smartphone!! You had me at hello.  Soon a few friends and family members joined the club and they too were wooed by its charms…. After we all learned about Blackberry Messenger it was a match made in heaven.

Those who know me best KNOW that I am a gadget obsessed girl and after my 2 year love affair with the Pearl I was ready for something new… so I moved on to the Curve… unfortunately AT&T had a few connectivity issues in the building where I worked so our affair was destined to only be a brief fling. Before the end of my 30 day trial I was forced to return the Curve to the store and take my services to Sprint. So back to the Pearl I went and this time I had a newer model (8130 yay!). Also around this time my job decided they needed to be able to contact me whenever, so they issued me a 7100t and later upgraded me to a 8703e. Two Blackberry devices at once I was in BB paradise.

Once again for about another year all was well until one night my phone kinda spazzed on me and started snapping photos on its own at 2 a.m.  After much effort I was able to stop it by a battery pull and a full shutdown. The next day however before I knew it I had 300 photos of the inside of my purse!!!

I was a year into my contract and as a preferred customer I could upgrade AND I had a $150 credit! Oh Joy what would I choose to be my next BB?! If I was going to stay with Sprint my only choices were the Curve (blah), 8703b (no), or the Pearl (been there done that). What was a girl to do??? I did what any self-respecting Blackberry fanatic would do… I emailed the CEO of Sprint, Dan Hesse. I laid bare my love for Blackberry and asked when, if ever Sprint would have any newer devices. Their website was loaded with HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc but they only had 3 Blackberries when AT&T at the time had 8 different models. Verizon Wireless and T-mobile were not far behind with 6 or 7 devices. I couldn’t understand why I was being deprived!!!  I was reading Crackberry.com and Boy Genius Report religiously and there seemed to be no relief in sight… not as long as I was a Sprint customer that is….

The newest BB on the scene was the Blackberry Bold 9000. I watched the commercials longingly, but I had no idea how I’d be able to own that phone at least not while being a Sprint customer. Well thanks to my good ole Pearl deciding to take a trip to Crazytown in the middle of the night that sealed the deal. *Cue Kelly Rowland’s Motivation* I headed over to AT&T to rekindle our relationship. A short while later I had my new Precious in my hand.  Soon a whole new world opened up… I could talk and text (something that was spotty at best with Sprint). Not only was I talking and texting I could also surf the web AND to my all time favorite thing and that was chat on my BBM!!!!!

Thank the Lord for 1 year upgrades because the following year I was able to get the Bold 9700 and this year I upgraded to the Torch. I’ve really enjoyed the updates that come from having OS 6. I can definitely say the company is making a step in the right direction BUT (I know and it pains me to say this) RIM is woefully behind.  For awhile it seems every day on Twitter there were Team Iphone vs Team BB battles.  Honestly, I wasn’t moved or bothered by the insults and I definitely couldn’t understand why adults were engaging in my phone is better than your phone conversations (and no I am not saying this because I have a BB). I just feel like you like what you like and that’s it. I don’t knock the iphone or Apple, because I own 2 ipods so I am definitely NOT hating on Steve Jobs. I love my Blackberry because I love BBM, the calendar/scheduling and email integration. I like knowing that when someone sends me an email as soon as they hit send it is right there in my face. I tend to get annoyed when folks text/call and say hey I sent you an email… ummm ma’am or sir I am looking at it right now. If you were going to call you might as well have just told me whatever it was you emailed… but I digress… Here’s what I don’t love at the moment.. My phone..my beloved Blackberry Torch that is ONLY 6 months old lately has been being very half-assed. My trackpad will suddenly decide that it doesn’t want to work no matter how hard I press it.. yes I know I have a touch screen, but I am kinda attached to my trackpad dammit! So this issue usually requires a hard reset once or twice in order for the pad to start working again. For the last 2 weeks or more my phone will shut down for no apparent reason. The screen fades to black and when I tap a key it will pop up only to shut off and fully reset. I could call my wireless provider, BUT what can they do really… other than send me another phone… this would be ideal if they were not going to send me a refurb! I am sorry I am a bit of a gadget snob and honestly I don’t want someone else’s raggedy phone the company techs have tinkered around with and repackaged for some poor schmuck like me.

Sigh! I feel like My trusty BB and I have reached the crossroads in our relationship and I cannot really say what’s going to happen. Sure RIM is promising us big things with OS 7, BUT I want to know if it’s really going to be a big change? Last year they said OS 6 was going to be the game changer, while I have enjoyed the updates it wasn’t anything to write home to Aunt Jane about as my mother would say. I’m no longer wowed. I don’t feel like my voice is being heard. I am a member of the Blackberry Market Research panel AND I test out new applications in Blackberry Beta Zone, but it seems like they aren’t paying attention or at least asking the right questions.

So my dear RIM I’ve said all this to say you’ve gotten complacent. You lack focus. You are not giving me the same level excitement you did 5 years ago. I’ve been loyal (if you’ve been paying attention I’ve owned/used 8 Blacberry devices) and now I want something in return. I have about 6 months until its upgrade time again and already my eye has begun to wander.  Slowly, but surely all of my friends are jumping ship and while I still have a significant number of BBM contacts A LOT of the people I speak to daily are no longer available for me to PING! I know I am just one person in a sea of many customers, but I am sure I am not alone.  I fear if I leave I’ll never come back….

Old Random Thoughts

So I composed a few random thoughts at work a few weeks ago and saved it as a draft on my trusty sidekick otherwise known as my BlackBerry but I never posted them… So in the words of Drake better late than never….yes I know he follows that with never late is better but in this case what can I say???

I wish this lady would quit popping popcorn for her lunch she burns it at least twice a week and funks up the entire hallway.
*** She’s still popping it and still burning it 

I am excited about Grey’s coming back tonight
***Grey’s was AWESOME! It keeps getting better

I have no idea what I am going to cook tonight…whatever it is will have to be QUICK!
I probably should buy stock in Chick-fil-a… I eat chicken minis for breakfast like almost every morning.
***This is probably also the reason I am a slim fat girl as we speak

I am super excited about seeing Kevin Hart for the second time this year. He tickles me.
Just got out of a meeting and I didn’t understand half of the stuff they were talking about

I wish people would quit volunteering me for stuff at work! If I hear Brandi can do that one mo’ time!

I’ve heard about two men this week who are trying to pull crazy stunts during divorce proceedings. I wish people would just act right!
I think I like Wale’s verse on No Hands waaaaay more than I should.



Saturday Night Ramblings

I want the Blackberry Torch like NOW….. I can’t upgrade till Feb *sad face*

My dad gave me a new camera… I love it. It takes vivid pics.

I found out I have allergies…. the allergy tests suck.. my poor arms are bruised. I am allergic to indoor/outdoor mold & mildew, dust mites, and dog dander. I will be starting the desensitization process next month. Yipee!

I started physical therapy last week because I have chondromalacia (runner’s knee). Friday I think the therapist tried to kill me a little bit. I am sore!

Every Saturday night that I find myself up late I end up watching Lockup and I don’t know why! These guys are scary!

Do people really buy products like Wonder File and Yonanas?

This book I am reading is only mildly interesting. I kinda want to stop reading and pick up one of my James Patterson novels but I only have about 100 pages to go.

I love my BBM Book Club we are usually soooo off topic but I don’t mind because they are a funny bunch.

I was considering cutting my hair, but I think I’ve changed my mind for now.

My daughter starts Kindergarten next week. She’s growing up. My son transitioned to a toddler bed this week. Both of my babies are growing up. Time is flying by!

I still want the Blackberry Torch…. Yes I know I said that already but it bears repeating.

Is this thing on?

I need to get out more… hell, I need to get out period. I think being inside so much is driving me bonkers. The kids are wild and restless which in turn makes mommy VERY cranky.

I am doing very well with the 40 book challenge. I am reading book #22 now which is Jen Lancaster’s Such a Pretty Fat.  I love Jen she is SO funny.  I read her second book Bright Lights, Big Ass on my flight to Chicago and I could not stop laughing. I totally love her. I can’t wait to read Pretty in Plaid and My Fair Lazy. She makes me want to write a memoir, but I am not nearly as interesting.

My summer obsession has begun… TrueBlood started last Sunday and I was not disappointed! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for tonight!

I love Betty White.

I miss my friends. I would really like to plan a trip just for the girls even if its just for  the weekend. I need it….

Now that I’ve finished my Masters I feel like I need something else to do, although I am not convinced I want to go back to school.

I keep having weird dreams about random people in my life in two of the dreams they were about people I don’t really speak to often.

On my mind after midnight..

I really want to go on vacation

I’m not sure where I’d like to go but the NOLA and NYC are on my list

I’ve been staying awake super late so that I am alert when the baby wakes up but I end up sleeping half the morning

I am so hungry right now but I don’t want a snack I want FOOD

I’m thinking about taking my daughter out for a mommy daughter day but I worry she may be too young for pampering OR even worse that I may be creating a monster

I watched abc’s new show In the Motherhood… it was hilarious I hope it doesn’t get axed

I think I may be slightly addicted to adding books to my wishlist for my Sony eReader..

I am dying to try this recipe I have for chocolate cheesecake

I was dying to have the Blackberry Bold and now that I have it I kinda feel like ehhh whatever

I love gadgets

I’m a PC but I am seriously considering trying a Mac

My little brother has orders to deploy to Afghanistan in May I don’t want him to go

Just saw a commercial for Zac Efron’s new movie he’s too pretty to be a boy

I seriously need a manicure I keep getting hangnails for some reason

While I’m at it I probably should just go ahead and go to the salon as well

I am wide awake looks like I will be sleeping in again in the morning

Sheesh! my baby just pooped

Totally Random

My son is one week old today

I was afraid of having two kids but now I can’t imagine life without him

I really need to find a job after my 6 weeks are up

I need to meet some new people

I miss my friends

I try very hard to keep in touch with the people I care about but its hard when people don’t put forth the same effort

I think I might be sleep deprived

Our television pretty much stays on HGTV

I miss my house

The walls in my apartment are too thin

I’m getting very sleepy