Went in to preorder the iPhone 4G, which I decided I needed for my job (=the Internet and technology).
Came out with the HTC Aria!!
After about 10 minutes of playing with this and realizing that all the quirks I hate about the iPhone were absent, I changed my mind on the 4G.
GMAILGoogle CalendarSUPER FASTMuch cooler home screensBetter camera (although I was comparing to my older iPhone. This camera can focus!!!)One touch text editingVibrating keyboardMUCH cooler notifications + push email (!!)Handy back buttonBig clock + weatherMultitaskingSuper amazing fast Twitter use!!!Rotary of home screensMuch better texting-while-doing-things integrationBetter Google MapsGoogle Search right on the screenMore integrated ContactsFAST!!GMAIL!!!!
I’m sure there are a handful of other cool things I will discover when I learn how to use it better.
So far what I’m missing from the iPhone:
Touch voicemailA sound –> vibrate switchThe home button on the front to turn it onSpend App (found an app called Easy Money that is 85% as good)Bigger spacebarSelf photo on the 4G (which I was going to get)My old ring
While Matt and I were out shopping (he got my 3G iPhone and upgraded his first generation) we went to the grocery store. I was quite hungry when I got home!!
I decided I see so many bloggers make smoothies for snacks and I never want to waste time “dirtying up the blender” in the middle of the day. But today I decided to make one!
It wasn’t all that great 🙁 More like sorbet than a smoothie. REALLY thick. Kind of icy and chalky. I think it was the missing banana!!
~1 cup frozen mixed berries1 cup spinach1/2 cup ice1/2 cup soy milk1/3 cup sparkling water1/2 scoop Vega
Topping with Cacao nibs!! I gave matt about 1/4 of the smoothie and ate the rest with a spoon.
Dinner tonight was my easy Mexican Scoop!
In a big bowl mix together:
2 cans beans or 3 cups cooked beans (I used October beans Karen had and cooked them from scratch in the crockpot today)2 big tomatoes or 6 small2 green peppers, chopped (or red or yellow)Salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, Tabasco all to taste – just dump it in!!
Salsa, avocado and Oikos on top
Serve with chips!
Scoop it up:
I meant to make some GRANOLA this afternoon! Ran out of time so I made some after dinner.
I went with my Maple Pecan Granola recipe. A classic.
2 cups oats. 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, pounded till crushed. 1 tsp salt.
1 tbsp butter, melted1 tbsp maple1 tbsp canola1 tsp vanilla
Mix all together and dump into a pan coated with cooking spray. Put in 300* oven for 25-30 minutes, stirred every 5 minutes for the last 10.
Tada. SO DELICIOUS! Had a handful for dessert 🙂
I also made some overnight oats for our breakfast tomorrow!!!
1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, 1 big tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla each. Sit in fridge overnight.
So happy to be cooking again!!!
I have a pounding headache 🙁 I think I’m still worn out + dehydrated from my run today. Need to go chug more water. Perhaps I will have a small glass of OJ for electrolyte repletion too. I forgot to get coconut water while out today!