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Afraid For My Life

So I finally joined the 21st century and traded in my trusty old Crackberry Torch for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S III.

Isn’t she pretty?! 🙂

I can’t lie though, the last week and a half has had a serious learning curve.

In case you were wondering, there’s absolutely nothing that prevents drunk texting/dialing better than not knowing how to use you phone!

I’ve managed to get a handle on it though and I think I might be in love.

But, now I’m terrified!

My whole life can be organized and cataloged on this one sleek piece of technology.


I’ve talked before on A-n-A about my beloved planner.

I’m sorry girl. It’s not you. It’s me.

I never thought we’d part ways, but it’s time to retire the old girl 😦

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time transferring over all the comings and goings of my life from old school to new school.

So far it’s working out pretty well.

The calendar that came on my phone is pretty robust, although I do wish there was a better way to view my full day at a glance.

Supposedly I can sync to the calendar on my gmail, which is awesome! If only I could figure out how to do that…

I’ve also found a couple apps to help me keep track of my never-ending to-do list.

Astrid is an amazing app that reminds you to do EVERYTHING! If I miss a call this little cutie-patootie even reminds me to return,  saying, “Don’t you like getting a callback?”.

How cute is this little nugget?!

Evernote might be the coolest memo pad I’ve ever seen. I can make notes on anything via text, picture, or voice command. It’s pretty fricking cool! And it syncs to a cloud app on my lap top so I’ll never lose my notes if I happen to lose my phone!

An elephant never forgets!

So kids, how do you back-up your device?
Do you have a favorite organizer app?
Any suggestions for a better calendar app?

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Who says America isn’t the home of the free?!

Some tips to boozing without blowing your diet.

For the math challenged.

So easy I could do it!

What to do with your abundance of fresh herbs.

For all you new mommies.

The cutest.invites.EVER!

More wedding hair to try.

No insurance? Don’t want to waste your hard-earned money for 10 minutes with the doctor? Check this out!

Challenge accepted?

For you peeps in the CT/Western Mass area:

And now for a couple giggles:

Seriously?? Think about it!

What would you do??

People eat at Burning Man??

Underwear Horoscopes!

Check out the balls on this kitten!

And last but certainly not least:

How freaking cool are the piano guys?!?

Have a great weekend!!

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I don’t have time for this shit!

Since starting this blog I’ve realized, “Holy crap! This is a lot of work!”

Working two jobs is time consuming enough and I’ve gone and given away ten hours a week of possible down time – to more work?! WTF is wrong with me?!


I’ve always loved the “to-do” list. I like knowing exactly what I have to do in order to “go out and play”. I also love the sense of accomplishment when I get to cross something off my list. Take that dry cleaners! I own this list!

Can we pencil in some sleep?!?

The downside to keeping track of my life this way is I would cease to function if I ever lost my planner.

I was never a fan of using the dinky calendars available on my phone. There’s just something about putting actual pen to paper that works for me. Although Siri looks pretty darn awesome to me. But, I am holding off on my phone upgrade and impatiently waiting the much speculated iPhone5.

Where’s my iPhone 5?? Come on Apple! Get it together girl!

I’m hoping having my own personal assistant in my phone will eliminate the need to carry this around with me.

The hot mess that keeps track of my life

Do you use a daily planner? Is it electronic or analog? Do you keep a running “to-do” list? What helps you manage your time?

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