Saturday, January 5, 2013

Money. Money. Money.

On my break today, I saw this article. It started with a girl who has 7 destination weddings in less than 12 months, 10 vacation days and recently spent over $2000 just to attend ONE of the 7 weddings. 
Now, I may be bitchy about this... This is a blog where I rant...
I love you dear friends. But I'm not spending OVER $2000 to observe any of you get married. I simply don't have that kind of money.
I will be damned if some CNN article is going to make me feel bad because I can't afford to and have to say no.
(As a side note, none of my friends are getting married this yr and all of them are nice enough to not lay a guilt trip on me if I couldn't afford it.)
According to CNN, I "have no excuse" Not to attend events like weddings and such if it is in the US.
Um yeah. I havent gotten to see the ocean.
Because I can't afford it.
I am pretty sure I can't afford a $1000 trip to Miami for a BACHELORETTE PARTY.  Or $4000 for a trip to the Caribbean. (Students using their student loan money apparently)
The moral of this rant is that if your "closest," "best" friends and family can't understand if you can't afford a super expensive Bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding, then they are materialistic assholes you don't need to have in your life.

Why are they still TRYING?

Today, I saw a headline on CNN Money: "Blackberry's iPhone killer leaks."

And I immediately want to kick someone.

The FIRST mistake in the headline? "Blackberry's." The CORRECT company name is RESEARCH IN MOTION, CNN Money.

The SECOND mistake is "iPhone Killer."


I wrote about "iPhone Killers 2 other times in this blog.

iPhone killer? Shut up already.

iPhone killer revisted

NOTHING HAS CHANGED. SINCE 2009. Apple screwed up maps SO BAD, they had to publicly apologize. People still bought the phones. People still lie, cheat, steal and scam to get stupid iPhones like they do for NO OTHER DEVICE. #FirstHandKnowledge

Let's look at the (shortest) list for 2012 of phones that should have committed 1st degree murder:

Htc one x .... Fabulous device. Only available on GSM carriers like AT&T on the US side of the ocean

Windows 8 phone.... Just not going to happen. It's a cool OS. There are some great phones, but they just aren't highly sought after.

BB 10 Phones: It's too early to tell how well the market will receive the new phones since they haven't launched yet. 

Galaxy S 3... Probably the only smart phone in 4 years to outsell an iPhone. Samsung worked for apple for a long time and the device they made partnered with the excellent marketing is as close as you will ever get to killing iPhone. Which is still not going to die any time soon. All you have to do is observe the masses who bought iPad minis made with the 3 yr old screen from the original iPad to know I am telling the truth.

So, stop it. Stop trying to declare new phones as "iPhone killers." Stop trying. I mean it. #MomLook 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Always An Adventure.

Well, I was looking back at 2012.

It had its moments, good and bad... I didn't get to check much off the NON bucket list that I have made, but 2013 is a new year. I have plans to find a way to see the ocean. This year.

For those who don't know... I got a promotion at work. Which has returned me to crappy ass hours. Hope its not this crappy too much longer. I don't get to see grown up, non workplace people very often outside of work these days. I am currently very happy. (Even if I gripe about teenagers.)

But nothing says HAPPY NEW YEAR like your rear window exploding at 65 Mph.

Everything is ok with my car... I was all alone on the exit ramp when the window just gave up on life... While I was scared out of my wits when it happened, I can laugh about it now. Also, I'm glad State Farm was so easy to work with, so far. It is all 100% covered and I will have my car back on the 5th.

Nothing like starting the year with a BANG.....