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Friday, February 18, 2011

Fantastic Friday Five #4

It’s Friday! Pour yourself a grown-up drink and proceed with the happy dances. Also, sit back, relax, and join me for this week’s Fantastic Friday Five.
1.) In this day and age, I’m not what anyone would consider a “techy”. Normally, my cell phone is the freebie that you get each time you upgrade and nothing more. BUT…this time I decided to join the rest of the world and find out what the hell is so fabulous about having all that crap on your phone. Last night, I got an Evo Shift and I have no freaking clue what the hell I am doing. There are apps for everything. Need to know how to wipe your ass? There’s an app for that. Need to break up with your boyfriend? There’s an app for that. Need a hit man? Apparently, there is an app for that too. Is there an app that teaches me how to use these apps? Just wondering…
2.) My daughter has been busting her tail selling Girl Scout cookies. She has sold nearly 200 boxes. Her goal this year is 600. The first day I took her out her hair was in pigtails. Now she is convinced that the pigtails are what is selling her cookies. So she asks for me to put her hair up each time I take her out to sell. She went to one house and she asked the man that answered the door if he wanted to buy cookies and he declined. She turned to me and said, “I KNEW he was going to tell me ‘NO’.” The guy ended up buying 8 boxes. Part of me wanted to give her a fist bump but I didn’t want her to think guilt was the appropriate way to reach her goal although it was obviously effective.
3.) My husband made a HUGE mistake. Never, EVER, tell a woman to purchase clothes and shoes for herself and add “I don’t care what it costs.” I don’t feel bad, though. I rarely shop for myself so this was quite a treat and since he is coming home in a couple of weeks it will be a nice treat for him as well. See? I’m not selfish. This benefits both of us since it stands to reason that the happier I am the happier I’ll be able to make him. Logic…plain and simple.
4.) Gas is effing expensive! I know I don’t need to say it but it’s true. I put $25.00 bucks in my truck the other day and I didn’t even get a half of tank. Today, I noticed regular unleaded was $3.08. This is not a good sign for summer.

5.) Lastly, I’ve been wondering…where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She owes me money.

Well, another week down and another week closer to seeing my husband. Yay! More to come soon…


  1. The only app I use is vibrate. I just stick my phone in my pants and call myself from my house phone. It's lovely. Oh wait..that's not an app.

  2. My phone has the option to buy apps but I'm like...what would I possibly need apps for? I don't have any apps. None at ALL. Yes. I am such a rebel. I'm 22 years old and I can't use a cell phone for anything except texting and calling. So sad. At least you took a jump into getting a really high tech phone.

    I love girl scout cookies! Every time I go to the store I stop and get cash so I can buy a box of cookies. I used to be a girl scout, so I know better than to say no to one. I LOVE that your daughter guilt tripped that man. So. Awesome. And that demotivational poster? Priceless. And she's right, you know. Pigtails do make a difference in sales no matter what your age. I find I make more sales when I wear my hair in pigtails. Stick with what works.

  3. 1. There probably is an app to teach you how to use the apps, but you have to figure out how to use it first.
    2. Guilt is an excellent sales technique and good acting can help that guilt right along.
    3. I'm thinking your husband was thinking about the the "treat" when he said that.
    4. It's still a whole lot cheaper than over here.
    5. I saw her in the supermarket the other day, so you'll just have to fly over here if you want your money.

  4. Hi Asha.. I'm also not a techy I'm not trending. I want to seperate my mp3 from my camera from my phone..and I don't want all in one gadget. I want it classic! hahaha.. but even if I do..I still manage to learn how to use everything.. it runs in my blood. Anyway.. maybe google or yahoo answer could help you if you want instant answers for your application questions..

    I definitely think that pigtail has something to do with the business...maybe after that is all through and through you could let her sell your Avon next.. but I'm just kidding... :)

    Have a nice one Asha! :)

  5. Ok there a handbook that gives instruction on how to go about doing a happy dance AND sitting on my ass relaxing? While I'm the queen of multitasking - this one has me baffled, but I always open to new skills! =)

    You know I always though "that would be a cool app" when I saw something on TV, but I didn't have a phone that could do apps. Now I have a smarter than me phone as of Christmas, and I can't remember what any of them are! Don't feel bad...I'm still not 100% sure what to do with my phone either! =)

    Yay! Another week down....x # of days till whoopie sunrise to sundown! =) *snicker*

    Happy weekend!

  6. Haha, this is great. Love the app comments. I always have the lowest grade cell phone too! You are so fancy with the new one :)
    Just found your site and really glad I did. Have a great weekend!

  7. I can't have a grown-up drink. I have to work on Friday nights :(

    As far as high tech phones go, don't feel bad. I carry around an old rotary phone in my pocket. It's God awful heavy, and I can't actually make calls with it, but it's great for self-defense. I can beat someone to death with it in 35 seconds. I'm still trying to break that record.

    Your daughter sounds pretty smart. You should coach her on fake crying and mumbling vague stuff about the dog being put to sleep if she doesn't sell enough cookies :)

    Last I'd heard Carmen Sandiego had moved on to time travel. Seriously. They should come out with a new game called "Where in the Universe in Carmen Sandiego?" Maybe make it astronomy related or something.

  8. I never buy cell phones - free ones only please. I'm to the point where even the free ones confuse me. I can't make a call on my phone half the time - I can't find the friggin' numbers anywhere. Pain in the ass! I love the pigtails and I love girl scout cookies. I'm addicted to samoas.

  9. Does a Roy Rogers count as a grown-up drink? I prefer Shirley Temples, but the cowboy drink just sounds manlier.

  10. Ugh! Gas is outrageous. I almost had a stroke when I went to fill up the other day.

  11. Don't be a hater - I have an award for you on my blog. Please come by and pick it up!

  12. Apps? Is that short for 'Apple'? I prefer bananas.

    I have a phone with all kinds of crap on it. I use it to make phone calls, send texts and take photos. I have no idea how to make it do anything else.

    Love the girl scout 'poster'! And yours is pretty cute, too!


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