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Coming of age: The iPhone

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By the end of the day today, my cell phone will be faster and more advanced than my desktop & laptop put together. I've waited two years for this cell phone upgrade. The last time I bought a phone the iPhone was just being released. What did i say?... I don't need that. Its Just a phone. Touch screen?-- I can get a cheaper one.       So i got the cheaper one. and it turned out alright. This little samsung actually had a feature the iPhone didn't: video chat. although the video chat was a little clumsy. you have to take turns being the person in from of the camera because there was no front facing lens. Anyway .. no real complaints. It served its purpose. the video chat was still kinda fun and it had a touch screen (or at least that's what I kept telling myself) The one game changer: "aps." A smart phone that allows its users to keep making it smarter....     So i was forced to stalk various friends phones over the past 24 months,730 days, roughly 17,…

Underwater, sinking, drowning. & shoefetti

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Over the past few years the term underwater has come to mean something brand new to me. Hold your breath for as long as you can and hope you don't drown.
   I'm not talking about bikini bottom, or pirates of the Caribbean. I'm talking about my mortgage. Like many new homeowners over the past ten years, I was chasing a dream: start a family, own my own home, cars.. and flourish in my career. I already had three out of the four, so it was time to get out from under the reins of a landlord and into my own  home. My thinking at the time was.. just get a condo, let your investment grow and then get into a house. Now looking back on the situation. Oh, how i was wrong. When you buy a condo, you aren't just purchasing your own little piece of the earth (land, home and all). You are buying into a co-operative community that may not always work the way you want it to, spend the way you want it to or when you want it to. looking back, who knew the condo was 30-40 thousand doll…

I Feel Silly

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I feel sill for even writing this. I'm not even sure this will make it out of draft form. So, my young child is growing up. being influenced by the trends of the day and his friends. he like every other child his age through high school want these silly bands. sadly they weren't really on my radar until his school banned them. Parent, what is the easiest way to make a child really want something?-- tel them they can't have it. I admit I had seen them before. You can't miss them at Supermarkets and Drug stores everywhere... Then you put them on a kid like Justin Beiber and you have instant success. As a parent i was confused. because my only encounter with them was a kid in line at Wal-Mart who had two arms full of them. remember they just look like funky rubber bands when they're on your arm. Then you take them off and it goes right back to original form. Genius! whoever thought of this.. and decided to run with it is likely very rich right now. It brings back memo…