Tuesday, April 3, 2012

remembering some of the COOL places I have been

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIbq3yy_mas  the ADNEC – leaning building that leans more than 5x the leaning tower of Pisa.  The beginning of this show also gives you a really great look at the Grand Mosque - largest jeweled chandelier, largest rug in the world, as well as the Emirates Palace Hotel – the most expensive in the world – now do you get the comment “in the world’s”… you see this a LOT over there.  They do have some very impressive buildings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWrLU7q9VgI shows the Aldar HQ Building – first circular skyscraper… well worth taking a look at…

And while I’m waxing reminiscent of the experiences I had there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmJ63pOP_6E  parts 1 – 4 of the National Geographic Dubai Miracle or Mirage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wra7o6gb6Wc  national geographic on building the Emirates Palace

It’s official, I would love to go back, however, It will be a while.

Alter Ego's and potty humor

You know how Batman has the batphone? 
Not sure if you know my alter ego’s name is “Butt Mom” and uses the same theme music…
Well, now I have the buttphone… due to it’s dunking yesterday… hahaha
Ok, Potty humor is not lost on me even at this age!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The phone didn't escape unscathed....

I’m soooo sad to report the phone didn't escape unscathed...  the external speakers (ringer/speaker phone) are almost kaput… they work, however at a very degraded level.  I’m ultra bummed.  I went to the shoppette and purchased some rice… the phone is now in a rice “sauna”… in hopes of rescuing the speakers from a fate worse than death…
I can barely hear it when it’s in my purse now… add lowered tones and I’m sunk!!  Oh, and limited speaker phone too.. as that is what I would hear – very low tones of discussions… it would be VERY low… too low to hear on the road, I’m sure.  Drat, drat and double drat!!

Potty Talk... and women's clothing

Ok, I have a few complaints today… one of which is women’s clothing…
Why the H*LL don’t them come with POCKETs.  I mean really, yes, I’m fat… yes, I like comfortable clothing, but come ON – pockets should be a given.  Decent pockets… ones that would hold, say a CELL PHONE.
I mean really.
What brings this on?
Well, for the first time ever I dropped my phone in the potty… no, I’m not talking on the floor, which would have been gross, but acceptable.  I’m talking a nice SPLASH.  The great thing is that I was in the bathroom with the auto flush, so I escaped the really gaggy option of dirty water… but still – GAG!!  Why/how did I drop my phone?  I needed to blow my nose after the fact, so had tucked my phone into the optional pocket we all know and love – my bra… bent over to get some toilet paper and tumble, SPLASH, there went my phone!!!!  GAG.
Ok, I do have an Otter Box on my phone, but it’s NOT water proof… it did, however keep water from getting too much of the phone with exception of speakers and microphone.  Sigh… there was a VERY little bit of water inside the case.  I did rescue it quickly, drop it onto some paper towels and come back to my cubicle to tear down, wipe down with baby wipes, another thing I am SO grateful for today – the wisdom to have not taken out my baby wipes from my recent flights (*they are wonderful for quick clean up in airports)… sigh.
So, phone is cleaned and appears to be none the worse for wear… but ewh, gag and double ewh!!!
Tighter bra’s or only purchase pants with POCKETs from now on!!