Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hi, my name is Amber and I'm addicted to my Blackberry.

In the fall of 2008, I was excited about my upcoming upgrade I was eligible for with AT&T. For years, I had always chose your basic flip phone without all the bells and whistles other expensive phones had to offer. I never felt that I had a need for anything fancy. The year before, the ex-boyfriend had purchased an i-Phone shortly after they first came out. And I will be the first to admit that I was super jealous of all that it could do but at the same time it made me feel so technologically challenged that I had such a hard time operating it! I soon decided that a phone like this was not for me. He had given me his old cell phone and I was content with having something newer than what I had at the time.

So when it was finally time for my upgrade I contemplated the many choices of phones I had to choose from. I decided to try a Blackberry. And ever since then, I've been addicted to my phone. Email, internet, picture messaging, texting, and video all at my fingertips? Awesomeness!

The boyfriend: "Hey, what are you doing on your phone? Did you hear anything I just said?"

Me: "Huh? What? Oh, yeah. Sorry, I didn't hear a thing you said."

The boyfriend: "Seriously, I'm trying to have a conversation with you! Can you please put your phone up?"

Me: "Hold on, I have to finish updating my Facebook status. I'm almost done!"

I'm constantly connected to the world at my fingertips and it's hard not to get sucked in to the Blackberry (Crackberry) phenomenon. I use my phone more for everything else other than phone calls. The free applications only fuel my addiction and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Best. Blog. Ever.

I'm a HUGE fan of Jen Lancaster's books and her blog is just as hysterically laugh out loud funny. Her latest book just arrived in the mail for me today and I can't wait to crack into it. She's awesome. Check her out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Somewhat of a rant.

It's always refreshing to see people show their true colors AFTER you're not around for them to say anything to your face. *insert sarcasm here* It isn't that I really care what people have to say about me but at the same time I feel like if you're going to say something at least have the decency to not run your mouth like a teenager.

I have never in my life had to deal with such a two faced grown adult MALE that enjoys putting down others so that he feels much better about himself. It only makes me feel much better about the recent decisions I made in my life regarding my change of work environment! Probably one of the best decisions I have made for myself in a very, very long time. The only good thing I can say that came away from this is that I finally have grown the backbone I have been trying to find for years now. It has made me a stronger and more vibrant individual!

Life lessons learned and I'm not going to pretend that I'm not the slightest bit bitter about the backlash I am hearing. Because I am and anyone that knows me understands that it takes me a little while to get over being treated badly by people. But it's ok. I'm in a much better place now. Emotionally, mentally, and physically.

One day everything will come full circle and he will finally understand that it's not nice to treat those around you like they're scum. It doesn't make you anymore of a man to put down and talk crap about a WOMAN or anyone else for that matter.

You might be over six feet tall, but I will always see you for the wimpy little boy you really are.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paul in Nashville!

FINALLY!!! July 26th! I am sooooooooooooooooo stoked. I just found out about it today and I'm not sure how I didn't before. My dad and I went to see him last year in Atlanta and it was amazing. We were far from the stage and I was a little disappointed at it raining outside halfway through the concert. But I was still so blown away from seeing him live that I cried through the first few songs! I just was in shock that I was getting to experience this.

So I spent a little more than I had planned for these tickets for my dad and I but it will be soooooooooooooo worth it. I knew that if I didn't buy them I would regret not spending the extra money later. I bought two VIP tickets with some extra money I had stashed away from a sales bonus I got a couple of months ago. Totally worth it.

Let the countdown begin!!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Late night boredom.

I've got a ton of things on my mind but I can't narrow it down to what I want to write about so I shall fill this entry with a survey stolen from Yoj.

Name the first grown up book you read. I read "Rose Madder" by Stephen King. The book freaked me out so bad and gave me nightmares. I believe I was 13 years old. I was trying to move up from reading my normal Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine books.

Name one song that you love but are embarrassed to admit it. There are soooooooo many of those. I love Hanson despite all the backlash I used to get for listening to them when I was younger. I STILL like them. They're good song writers and even better as adults. I made Mac go see them in concert with me back in October. Don't be hatin'.

What was the best meal of your life? Hmmmmm......I am not sure I've had the best meal of my life just yet.

What was the first concert you ever saw? My dad took me to see Hanson when I was 13.

If you have any pets what are their names? Two cats. I share custody of them with the 'rents. Zoe - 8 and Shelby - 6.

Name one album I should listen to. Hmmmmmm, I love new music. I would love a recommendation by a fellow music lover. 

Name one movie you hated. I cannot stand "Dude, Where's My Car". I went to see it at the dollar theater we used to have in Cool Springs. And a friend of mine and I walked out because it was so horrible!

If you could punch one celebrity in the face, who would you punch? Just one? Dang. Heidi Montag. But only because she just had all that work done. Heh. (Jeanna, I have to agree. I think I would like to punch Spencer Pratt just a bit more.)

What is/was your favorite sitcom ever? As a kid it was Saved By the Bell and Full House. Still kind of is. I can always pick up and watch those any time!

What is/was your favorite reality show ever? I was a big fan of the Real World from '97 to the early 2000's and then I just stopped watching. I was big into American Idol when it first came on but now I could care less.

What is your favorite music video of all time? Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Name a book you just quit reading in the middle, something you just could not get through. "A Lion Among Men" by Gregory Maguire. It's the third book in the Wicked series and it was just so bad I couldn't finish. I love all of his books but this one just sucked it hard.

Is there an author that you have read everything that he or she has written? I can't say that I have yet of one author.

What book made you laugh so hard you embarrassed yourself? All 3 of Chelsea Handler's books. I love that bitch! Also, "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosby.

What is you guiltiest, guilty pleasure song? Justin Timberlake, "Rock Your Body"

What is the best new album you have heard this year? I am sad to say that I haven't listened to much of anything new this year.

Name one song that changed your life. I can't pick one song. But listening to the Beatles changed my life. Been a fan ever since I was 5. Proud to say I decided to enjoy them before it was "cool".

What is your favorite song of all time? "In My Life" by you guessed it! The Beatles!

What is your lucky number? I don't have one actually.

If you could fly anywhere in the world this weekend where would you go? The U.K. to see my British buddies! I miss them so much!

When you were little, what did you wish your first name was? I always wanted my name to be Jessica or Jennifer or Lindsey. Which is lame because everyone has that name!

What song did you dance to at your wedding? (if applicable) I haven't decided on this just yet. But it will be a Beatles song. Because it just wouldn't be me if it wasn't.

What kids show makes you want to poke your own eyes out?Hannah Montana. I love some of the other Disney shows but that one is just.....ugh.

If you had to make out with someone from a children’s television show who would you pick? Joe Jonas. Haaaaaaaaaaaaa. He's hot....what?

What is the best thing you have ever won? I won a $200 savings bond for an essay I wrote about the three C's of credit for Mrs. Davis' Economics class senior year. And in 2 years it will mature to it's full value! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Name a place that you have never been that you would like to visit? I have never been to California or Chicago.

What is your favorite blog to visit? I love me some Surburban Turmoil.

Name three occupations that you think you might like. A superhero. An abstract artist. A photographer.