The 21st-century 20-something

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day Trippin'

I've always been the type of person that likes to drive to clear my head. I've spent many a Saturday making a few mixed CDs, filling my tank, and driving around with no destination.

This has always been therapeutic for me, serving as a much needed opportunity to sort through my thoughts or forget them in general. Even with gas prices steadily creeping upwards of $4 a gallon, I'm feeling the need for another weekend drive.

Usually these trips are a bit more spontaneous, but this time I'd like to actually go somewhere and explore on my own instead of just driving a couple of hours out of town just to watch a sunset and drive home.

I've been looking for some semi-nearby day trip destinations in upstate but have failed to find anything to pique my interest. Those who know me can tell you how geographically challenged I am, so the best I can come up with is Old Forge or NYC. Lame.

I know there has to be some kind of undiscovered New York state treasure that I'm yet to visit that could be relatively entertaining.

So please give me some ideas!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cell phone showdown 2011

I have been a loyal Verizon customer for about six years now, and I generally have no complaints.

I started out with a simple model flip phone, moved on to the Alias and then to the BlackBerry, which I currently use. When I first bought my BlackBerry, I was amazed by what it could do. I could read e-mail, call, text, keep my calendar updated, and check Facebook all from my phone. It was great.

But now the time has come to get a new phone and I'm having quite an internal conflict. I've seen and heard all about the new Android phones, iPhone and newer Blackberry phones...but I can't seem to make a decision.

For the past several years I was adamantly against touchscreen phones because I was convinced I would smash the screen in less than a day as it floated around in my over-sized suitcase purse. But I've become more fond of them lately, and with an array of  phones available I've narrowed it down to the Droid Incredible 2 vs. the iPhone 4.

Now keep in mind I work in the media industry, where several people consider using anything but Apple products blasphemous, so I've heard my fair share of iPhone endorsements in my own office.

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