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Advances In Modern Technology

10 Jun

Those who know me well know that I have two huge addictions: television and the internet.

But last week, I took step to cut myself off of one of those addictions.

And no, I didn’t get rid of any of my three TiVos. Aren’t fucking kidding me?!

One of the many sweet things I got for my birthday was an iPod Touch from Mr. Bee.

So pretty...

Mr. Bee and I are total whores when it comes to shiny new electronics and ever since Mr. Bee scored an iPhone through work, I’ve been drooling over them. Since AT&T wanted to charge me $300 (now $400) more than the average Joe just because I have a 10 months left on my contract, I quite politely asked them to fuck themselves and told Mr. Bee that I would settle for an iPod Touch.

Well, I did say it nicer than that, believe me!

After getting the Touch all set up, I’ve been playing with it non-stop. In fact, most of my internet surfing is now done with my new iPod (as evident by all the horrible typos and misspellings on my Facebook status updates – stupid auto correct!).

Once I surfaced for air from my new toy, I realized that having my Blackberry AND the new iPod was kind of redundant. I can get email on both, have calendars and contact information on both and even surf the internet on both (but it’s sooo much easier on the iPod than my Crackberry).

I should just get rid of the data plan on my Blackberry, right? Well, the only hitch is that the iPod requires a wireless connection, which means that…

I can’t check my email every five seconds when I’m gone from the house GASP!! (…unless I hunt down some free WiFi somewhere, of course, but that’s neither here nor there…)

To be honest, at first the thought of not being able to be connected 24/7 was kind of frightening. Don’t ask me why, I just like being connected.

But then I did a dry-run and realized that, during any given day, the only emails I get are emails from Nigerian princes and approximately 812 Facebook Notifications. Maybe it *isn’t* so necessary for me to check emails while I drive, while I shop, while I poop in a public bathroom…

So the data plan is gone and my obsession with iPhone apps is going strong.

Those Nigerian princes will just have to wait until I get home for a response to their tempting offers.

Song title: Advances In Modern Technology by A.f.i.

Party People…Friday Night

1 Jun

Now I don’t mean to brag or anything, but if you weren’t at my 30th birthday party on Friday night, you totally missed out!

The party started with all of my closest friends meeting up at our home in their glorious 1980′s outfits. From there, the party-goers headed out all around the South Puget Sound-ish area on a poker rally that took them in and out of public areas (to their shock and embarrassment). They had to stop at places like Mrs. Field’s, where I had cookies waiting for them to devour, and Lover’s, where I had glow-in-the-dark condoms and not-glow-in-the-dark-cuz-that’d-be-weird lube goodie bags for their enjoyment (hopefully later, in the privacy of their own homes).

Some teams even had on-lookers ask if they were part of The Amazing Race!

Yeah, because there are big camera crews following them around…

But I was truly stunned at what a good time people had with the poker rally. There are still rumors and stories floating around of cars racing up to 90 miles per hour, teams cheating, and participants running their asses off against each other to be the first at a pit stop! I guess when you’re dressed like this, you have to be in the mood for fun!

Mall Rats and Madonna?

After the winners of the poker rally were declared, we headed over to the local roller rink for a couple hours of skating.

And let me tell you, NOTHING makes you feel old like roller skating for an hour and being EXHAUSTED!!

I don’t know if words can convey what an awesome time was had by all, so here are some hilarious photos for your enjoyment:

Buffy, Jem and the authentic 80's floral dress!
Statler & Waldorf and Buffy & Chet
Rad Roller Skating
Mr. Bee as Ted, Mama as Madonna and the two Roller Lovebirds

But my FAVORITE costumes were these:
Duder (and winner of the best costume of the night!)
Roller King

I can honestly say that I have never had as much fun as I had on Friday night. I don’t know if it was just the pure fun of all of it or being able to watch my friends enjoy themselves so much, but my 30th birthday will be a day I always remember.

Thank you so much to all of my friends who not only attended, but really got in to the 1980′s spirit! Without you, I wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun.

And I would’ve been deemed the creepy Madonna fanatic who roller skates by herself on a Friday night.

Song title: Party People…Friday Night by 911