Friday, November 25, 2011

#PositiveThurs - 26

Friday, November 18, 2011

#PositiveThurs - Week 25

Friday, November 11, 2011

#PositiveThurs - Week 24

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mobile Technologies & My Family

I’m always amazed at how quick my parents are to adopt new technologies. Thanks to my dad’s job, growing up we always had at least one computer in the house.

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In today’s society, everything is moving at an incredible pace. Changing, evolving into version 2.0, 3.0, 4.0... I hear stories and see first-hand those 1-2 generations ahead of mine struggling to adopt new technologies and understand their usefulness. Not my parents – nope! In fact, my dad has usually heard of the newest app, program, gadget..etc. before I have and is informing ME about them. Not the other way around – and I love it!

What sparked this post was that my mom and dad are leaving on a trip this Saturday and my mom created an itinerary to send to all us kids. She created it in Excel and it is very well put together. When we all went out to dinner last night to celebrate my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Daddy!), she apologized that it wasn’t viewable on our iPhones. Yes, that ACTUALLY happened. My mom realizes the convenience and use of mobile technologies. So what was waiting in inbox this morning? A PDF version of their itinerary viewable on my iPhone.

Although, admittedly, my favorite part of last night at dinner was when the waiter came over and said "Do any of you NOT have an iPhone?" and when I looked up from my phone we were all on our phones checking in, reading twitter or playing a game. We were still all talking, so I don't think any of us noticed!

My family is so cool. I love how I don’t have to explain tech to them and I can just geek out with them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

#PositiveThurs - Week 23

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Moving Sucks. Do your friends suck too?

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Why is it that nothing ever seems to go as planned when you move? Aside from all the things that went wrong, I learned that the people in my life are AWESOME.

The night before the move I found out that the person driving the truck couldn’t anymore and I had to find someone on short notice – for a Monday morning. I called @Shelter68 Sheldon. He got up early and rearranged his morning for me and for that I couldn’t be any more thankful.
During the move, my mom came by to drive us to get food. A much needed necessity at that point of the day. 

In the evening between moving out and moving in I was so exhausted that I just burst into tears and couldn’t stop crying when I got to my boyfriend’s house. I have to be thankful for my AMAZING boyfriend who hugged me and listened while I complained like the whole world was against me.
When you're in need,
Call Woody!
In the morning the next day, we went to start the truck to return it… and it wouldn’t start.
My sister raced over to help us jump start the battery. After 30 minutes of trying to get it to start I called the rental company and I learned something new: You have to jump start a diesel vehicle with a diesel vehicle of equal or greater size.
We called Woody’s Towing. Not only is Woody awesome but he has a new BEHEMOTH truck. Our truck was so dead that it took Woody’s TRUCK OF DOOM (as I will forever refer to it as) 20 minutes to charge it enough that the frozen cold engine could turn over. Or that’s at least what I gathered. Lol

The guy at Uhaul was nice enough to wave the late charge, my old landlord was super nice during the exit inspection and of course my new roommates Brian and Liz who helped move all the stuff to our new place and helped me clean my old one.

So the moral of the story is this: Surround yourself with awesome people try to be awesome yourself and maybe when YOU need a truck driver, a mover, a jump start, some lunch...etc there will be someone there to help you out.