Satisfy Your Vuvuzela Cravings

13 Jul

With the World Cup officially over (Viva España!), do you find yourself missing the sweet sounds of the vuvuzela?  Well, I found 5 ways to keep you in the soccer-loving spirit until Brazil 2014.

1) Purchase vuvuzelas in bulk.

2) Play the Vuvuzela Game.

3) Create a workout soundtrack with the vuvuzela sound clip.

4) Replace your Guitar Hero addiction with Vuvuzela Hero.

5) Play the “Vuvuzela Concerto in B Flat” on your other musical instruments.


Logo Evolution

2 Jul

Here’s an image of how a few company logos have evolved over the years – including Apple, BMW, and Nike.  I’m intrigued by Apple’s logo from 1976.

Best Job in the World: Part III

29 Jun

Two words: Beer. Taster.

Imagine spending your days in a cool brewery tasting the different kinds of beer. Maybe add in a sandwich and comfortable couch. It’s a pretty simple but sweet image – count me in.

What does it take to be a beer taster? Based upon advertising, men like beer better than women do and often, more than they like women. Though men account for 72.8% of beer sales, women are better beer tasters because they can better detect undesirable chemicals such as 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thoil that make beer taste “skunky”. In addition, women have a better sense of smell, which is crucial when judging the taste of beer.

Whatever the science may be, how cool is that job? Find out how to be a professional beer taster.

iPhone Bandwagon

28 Jun

Well, it’s time for this HPBW to trade in my Blackberry for a new iPhone.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I’m glad to be here and can’t wait to… (anticipatory call drop).

My biggest concern with “investing” in the iPhone has been my tendency to drop my phone.  I’m not clumsy but the phones in my past have been victims of freak, severe injuries.  My current 6-year-old Blackberry has large cracks on the screen, starting at the center, reaching from top to bottom and left to right – not from when I dropped it down 3 flights of cement stairs (resulting in zero scratches) but rather, a random scuffle in my purse between mystery parties.  And, before my Blackberry, there was a hip flip-phone.  Though I dropped it in a glass of water (without spilling any of the contents, might I add), it lived to tell the tale for another 2 years.

That being said, I’ve been looking into sturdy covers for my iPhone.  The Hummer of iPhone cases.   Here’s what I found.

Hmm. Well, I’m not willing to sacrifice style so here’s what I’m thinking.

Much more practical.


25 Jun

First of all, I want to inform you that Jake and Vienna from The Bachelor broke up recently.  I don’t know about you but I’m beginning to lose faith that TV game shows can produce long lasting relationships.  [Rolling eyes]

Whether you’re the “Jake” or the “Vienna” from a past break-up, want to avoid that inevitable and awkward run-in with an ex-whatever?

Meet the anti-Foursquare: Avoidr.  It uses Foursquare to check where that “person” is so you can avoid them because you should always “keep your friends close and your enemies at that bar down the street.”

Quote of the Day

25 Jun

“When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady GaGa, you get up and walk the walk today.’ ”
– Lady Gaga in Rolling Stone

Spotted: 1st iPhone 4 Camper

21 Jun

How far would you go to be first in line to get the latest iPhone?  What about brave the 100+ degree heat for an entire week, camped out in a tent, outside of an Apple store in the middle of Uptown, Dallas?

Well, I went to Chuy’s last night for dinner and spotted the first iPhone 4 camper across the street. Although he already pre-ordered the iPhone 4, he’s doing it for “fun” because he hasn’t taken a trip or vacation in the past 10 years.

Excruciating heat without a piña colada in hand or sand between my toes? That’s certainly not my idea of a vacation.