8 Things I’m Glad Didn’t Exist When I Was A Teenager

I refuse to give explanations of why I’m glad none of these existed.  Let’s leave it to your imagination or I’m sure you have your own reasons why you’re glad they didn’t exist.

 

1. FaceBook

2. Twitter

3. Instagram

4. Student Portals

5. Cell phone/Smartphones

6. Playstation 3 & Xbox

7. Internet

8. YouTube

What are you glad didn’t exist when you were a teen?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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I’m a Verizon Moms Voices Ambassador! – Help me guess the device I’ll review

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I’m excited to announce that for the next 6 months I’ll have the opportunity to test a device/s from Verizon and give my opinion. With maintaining a family, business, blog and many other multifacets of my life, having adequate devices help things run smoothly. I’m sure we can all agree to that.

Seeing as though I’m anxious, I would like you to help me take a guess on which device we’ll receive.  I’m playing the guessing game here and would be shocked if it’s any one of these out of the 3.  After you’ve seen my selections I’ll tell you which one is my #1 guess.

1. DROID DNA

Droid DNA (photo credit: Verizon Wireless) The right smartphone doesn’t just assimilate into your life; it greatly enhances it. The aptly named Droid DNA by HTC was designed to expand your human potential, and it has the features to pull it off, including a quad–core processor, 4G LTE, Google Now, Beats Audio™, NFC, wireless charging, and a design that's sleek.

Droid DNA (photo credit: Verizon Wireless) The right smartphone doesn’t just assimilate into your life; it greatly enhances it. The aptly named Droid DNA by HTC was designed to expand your human potential, and it has the features to pull it off, including a quad–core processor, 4G LTE, Google Now, Beats Audio™, NFC, wireless charging, and a design that’s sleek.

2. Blackberry Q10

Blackberry Q10 (photo credit: Verizon Wireless )Communicate quickly and accurately with the BlackBerry® Q10 and its classic QWERTY keyboard. Whether you are at work or at play, all your conversations live in one easy-to-find place: the BlackBerry® Hub. When it is time to collaborate, video chat with BBM™ Video with Screen Share and the speed of Verizon 4G LTE.

Blackberry Q10 (photo credit: Verizon Wireless )Communicate quickly and accurately with the BlackBerry® Q10 and its classic QWERTY keyboard. Whether you are at work or at play, all your conversations live in one easy-to-find place: the BlackBerry® Hub. When it is time to collaborate, video chat with BBM™ Video with Screen Share and the speed of Verizon 4G LTE.

 

3. iPhone 5

iPhone 5 (photo credit: Verizon Wireless)Features a 4–inch Retina display, the powerful A6 chip, iSight camera with panorama and iOS 6.

iPhone 5 (photo credit: Verizon Wireless)Features a 4–inch Retina display, the powerful A6 chip, iSight camera with panorama and iOS 6.

DRUMROLL ………………………

My guess is #3 I’ll admit that I have a slight vengeful mom bias to my choice.  You can ask if it has anything to do with my #teamiphone blogger friends trying to convince me to crossover to the other side and taunt me as they do.  Let’s just say #3 will be sweet revenge 😉

Wednesday is the kickoff and the suspense on which device I’ll be testing is driving me nuts! I’ll be sure to post as soon as I unbox my device.  If you want to stay up to date follow me on Instagram ( #VZWVoices & #MOM) as I post numerous updates on there daily. Of course I’ll update here, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook too.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The next generation of social media

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We sat down to eat breakfast this morning and my daughter said, “WAIT! I almost forgot to take a picture of my food.” She ran in the kitchen to get her camera. I have a mini laptop that I no longer use and I let her use it to play around with the video recorder. Later today my husband was playing music. She turned on the computer and began to dance in front of the camera. She tells me, “Ma, can you help me send this to Facebook?” Smh. This is the next generation of social media. I can’t imagine how high-tech it will be when she’s older.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Charging all electronics, STAT!

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Woke up this morning with no power due to a severe thunderstorm last night. Of course my phone’s battery life was in the yellow, but there was an alternative…..charging it in the car until our power was restored. Thankfully, the power restored about 30 minutes after I woke up so I didn’t have to put it in the car.

As soon as it came on my husband and I immediately plugged up all electronic devices.

With all the thunder and lightning, I would have sworn that we were the proud parents of two puppies. The kids came out of their rooms at the same time in panic. I told my son to make a palette on his sister’s floor and I climbed in the bed with her. After they dozed off I crept out the room. But before I could leave….they both popped up like it was 12 in the afternoon. Seriously?! Since the storm subsided a bit I told them to lay back down and I went back to bed. However, I could hear them chit chatting a hour later.

Puleaze! Get some sleep people!

Oh! Remember the Pop-up Gazebo? Well, we’re on our second one because Jim (what I call Hubby when he pisses me off) wanted to see if it could hold up last month during the rain. Ha! Anywho….as soon as I heard the sound of thunder yesterday my son and I took it down. Our neighbors on the other hand, have a similar one and we were thinking it held up during the previous rains because of the slopes on it’s roof. Well, last night they didn’t take theirs down and I’m sure they wished they learned from our mistake, as a result theirs is almost in the next yard.

How’s your morning or day so far? I’m so sleepy I can use some charging.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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WTFlashback? Would I do if I didn’t have a Rear View mirror with compass?

WTFlashback? Would I do if I didn’t have a Rear View mirror with compass?

As my Grandma would say,”up the creek with out a paddle!”    Drifting far from the oceans shore (I think those are the words to the song).  You get my drift? Get it? Drift? LOL

I remember riding in the car with my Grandma and she asked if I knew which direction we were driving?  Um…No.  She began to explain…………  OK! OK!  I knew North, South, East & West.  However, I couldn’t comprehend that on a flat surface.  My head is North, Feet; South,Left Hand;West, Right Hand;East.  Turn around.  Does the rule still apply?  Now my Right Hand is West & my Left Hand is East.  My feet are the same unless I’ve turned around & stood on my head.

Um…Um..

Hope you don’t think I’m crazy but as I’m sitting here writing this post, I’m saying to myself, SELF!!! all you had to do is visualize yourself laying down.  BUT??  Wait!  Drop me off in the middle of a neighborhood that I absolutely know nothing about! 

I’m up the creek with out a paddle!!!!!  You get my drift?

Which brings me to WTFlashback I’d do without a Rear View mirror with compass?  I’d be up a CREEK!  Without a PADDLE that’s WHAT!

Thankfully my car has a Rear View mirror with compass.  I know it’s not my dream Range Rover BUT!  My car has a compass!!!!!  It’s so funny because just this summer I was dropping one of my daughter’s team mates off & the compass went out.  I almost went into a PANICK!  Not to mention this was my first time dropping her off.  Nevertheless, kids these days with their technology.  She used the GPS on her phone to guide us to her house. I never knew what happen and why the compass went out but a few days later it began working again.  Whewwwww.

What gadgets help ease the Panick Attacks in your life?  Is there anything you have & if it just stopped working, you will be completely lost without it?  Do tell.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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