Archive for April, 2010

When Using Tech is Not Okay…

by on April 22nd, 2010

House phones, cell phone, computers, etc…we use them to communicate…this week I heard of a hilarious breakup story and I just had to post about it.

So – like many men, this one man was extremely infatuated with his car, and it was interfering with his relationship. The man would write about the jealousy his ‘wife’ had, and one day, he left his account un-logged…

Big mistake…she logged in and wrote a wonderful well-written message…okay, I’m not sure how great it was – but it was funny…

Read it for yourself!

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Favorite Website of the Week: GivesMeHope.com – Like FML, but for Optimists

by on April 22nd, 2010

In a world where news usually tends to mean bad news & almost everything we see & read (and please do correct me if I’m wrong – or don’t get upset if this is not your reality) is negative, there is something different.

If you’ve heard of FMyLife.com – then you’ve experienced the humor in the misfortune of others – no, no…I don’t mean to sound mean, it’s okay to laugh (i think). I go to that site every time I go to the doctor’s office and I enjoy every second of it. There are things that happen in this world that you just would never imagine happening to someone, and maybe the stories are fake – who knows…but boy do the people around me hear my extremely loud laugh when I’m reading it – it’s the best…

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One of my beautiful guardian angels, Sylwia P. introduced me to this site called GivesMeHope.com (GMH) – the description, which I think is an accurate depiction of the content is “The Internet’s Most Inspiring 11-Second Stories”…they are…check them out and start “Awwww-ing” away. Sometimes we need a little reminder that life is good – here they are…
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*The site doesn’t have as much content as FML – it’s new in my world, so I can’t see it being too old…join it & add your own GMH stories – we all need as many of those as we can get…oh, and if you’re into mushy stories – they have the ‘love’ equivalent of this site…I haven’t checked it out. I don’t think I’m ready for that, but if YOU are here it is –> LoveGivesMeHope.com (vomit…j/k!)
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Wii Fit Plus Demo Days hosted by GameStop 4/25 & 5/2

by on April 21st, 2010

GameStop, the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, in conjunction with Nintendo experts, will be hosting Wii Fit Plus Demos Days across the nation in 100 stores. Nintendo experts will showcase the Wii Fit Plus’ newest features and latest enhancements that will transform the way you work out.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can be ‘new’ or ‘old’ to enjoy it.  New exercises and games will increase the level of ‘fun’ and workouts will become more customizable.

Routines will be geared toward personal fitness goals, or specific ‘hard to reach’ target areas (I had to say that).  It reminded me of a time that I went to see a personal trainer – the first question, and I think the last question I asked was “If I point to the area that I want to ‘fix’, can you just tell me how?”. He laughed, and I know he thought it was cute – but I was serious 🙂

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Review: Favorite Facebook Game App- Platinum Life

by on April 20th, 2010

When my friends and family started playing farm town on Facebook I made fun of them (sorry guys!). I already own a dog and had a garden in Texas. There is no need for me to have a virtual farm nagging me about harvesting and animals. I vowed I would NEVER play one of the Facebook games till I had a demo for Platinum life in Beta. It’s a hip hop game on Facebook that let’s you battle it out as either a DJ, Rapper or Singer. I haven’t been to hip hop class in a while so Platinum Life in Beta seemed to fill the void.

You can dress up your character, battle friends or other players, and play different venues. I decided to be a rapper because I secretly think I should have been a rapper in my younger life (my fake name was Fast Forward). I think there are still a few glitches because I dressed my character up and it didn’t take…still though the game is addictive if you have nothing to do besides look for a job:-). The only thing that annoys me is the “juice level.”

Me: “Dang it I need more juice…”

Marco: “What the heck is juice…”

Me: (Unresponsive and annoyed)

Marco: “What is this juice you talk about?”

I looked over at him in a heated moment of frustration (plus in the middle of critical stages in the game) and in my head I thought:

“I invited you to play this game and you still haven’t accepted my invite! I am not telling you what juice is and furthermore your farm town sucks! HAHA!”

I didn’t say this out loud though I am guessing he will be reading this shortly. Opps!

Anyhow juice is how you get more playing time and points. I think the more time you accrue the more points you get. I have no idea how to get more juice (besides purchasing it…um NO!). All I know is I am at level 13, though I think you can go all the way to level 40…I mean I have a social life so I hope I don’t get that high…Then again I have only been playing it a week and up to level 13. If your into testing out a beta version of Platinum Life and want to live out your inner hip hop side check it out. Just try and battle me…

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Review: Pogo Stylus for your iPhone

by on April 13th, 2010

product_pogo_4up When I found out I would be getting a new review for cutegeek I wrote on my Facebook that I was getting a Pogo Stylus for iPhones. My cousin then commented on my status…

Cousin: I miss my Pogoball…

My reply: Man I wish someone would send me that to review…with a counter of how long I could go…genius!

Cousin: counters…geez, you’re SO digital!

I know my cousin was probably being sarcastic but he made a good point. Every day I am always thinking of technology and how I can make something not digital into a digital product. Is there a flower pot that has a digital reminder so you don’t kill you plants? If not I should patent this! OR is there a waterproof blue tooth headset that you can use in the shower/ swimming/ rain for those times when you are on eternal hold or boring conference calls and need to multi-task yet not say a word?

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Review: iSkin solo FX Pink Special Edition and Green Case for iPhones.

by on April 13th, 2010

iskin-solo-for-iphone-3g I think I am the last person on the planet that doesn’t have an iPhone and I have no idea what I am waiting for…Oh I know a day job:-). I asked all my iPhone friends if I could test the iSkin solo SE/ solo FX out on theirs and my friend Aziz from Cabana Networks kindly volunteered. Aziz also has an iPad so stay tuned for a review on the iPad and the accessories that I have been receiving.

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Review: Fauvette Faith, Hope and Love Chicbuds Earbuds

by on April 9th, 2010

I have yet to find Inner Earbuds that actually fit my freakishly small ear canals. I was skeptical when I got the Fauvette Faith, Hope and Love Inner Ear Retractable Earphones by chicBuds because I thought “Great more ear buds that won’t fit.” I loved the design though, on the retractable device it had the words Faith, Hope and Love…all things women should live by. (I have Faith the economy with get better, Hope that I get a day job soon and Love cutegeek:-). On the earbuds themselves they had I huge crystal covering the entire outside on each side. Who needs earrings when you have these little guys I asked myself!

 

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Review: Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor

by on April 7th, 2010

So, dear readers, I have to apologize to you.  I signed on to blog for Cute Geek about 2 weeks before starting a new job. A job that involves an hour commute each way.  In addition, I’ve been trying to log more hours/miles in spin class/on my road cycle.  So combine being out of the house for 13 hours a day and the dreary weather here in PA and I havent had much mental capacity for anything but dinner & mindless tv. My apologies.

Today I bring you a few things. First of which is a review of Polar’s FT40 heart rate monitor.

I wanted to shed a few of those winter pounds I tacked on and train SMARTER for cycle season, so I searched around for a heart rate monitor that tracked HR, calories burned, retained workouts for later review, and had women’s specific models.  Polar has a fantastic reputation for HR monitors, because all that they make are HR/fitness monitors!  The FT40 is their mid-range Fitness & Cross-training watch, but they have options that are optimized for fitness, running, cycling, weight loss, multisport and weight training. Continue Reading…

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Review: iLuv iSP100

by on April 7th, 2010

When we go on road trips we always say “Damn I wish we had a portable radio!” Of course we always try Pandora on the cell phone but it’s never loud enough and if your on the beach you get bad reception. Well I found my portable solution and in a nice Pink color to match my shuffle in the iLuv iSP100. Continue Reading…

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Review: Chicbuds Retractable White Earbuds with Pink Swarvoski Crystals!

by on April 7th, 2010

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One day my un-boss/editor emailed me and said your going to get a box from a company called chicbuds. By now I realize I am the audio review cutegeek guru because I tend to keep getting speakers, ear buds, or headphones lately. So in a couple days my concierge emails me saying there is a package for me. I love mystery packages!! I ran down stairs and opened the box in the elevator like a kid on Christmas. Whoa! Pink Swarvoski ear buds and 4 more other fun products to test out from chicbuds. I got 3 different earbuds to test but my favorite ones were the ones with Swarvoski pink crystals in white that matched my shuffle (stay tuned for the other 2 earbud reviews as they are a different earbud styles). Initially I was thinking great I know these will fall off in a matter of days because we all know I am harsh on consumer goods. However like a girly geek I love Swarvoski and use to go window shopping there…when I had a day job that is.
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