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Are you liberal or
Why I won't shop at
Why Having Children sucks
Why I am against Circumcision
Why I am an atheist
Why Diamonds suck
Countries that might be OK to
Why Smoking is gross
Daylight Saving time KILLS!
"addicted" is way overused
AA is a fraud
Why Marriage sucks
Civic duty and pride
How I make decisions
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claim them as your own (though why would you want to?), stick my head
on Frankenstein's body (though that would be redundant),
whatever. I'd prefer if no one did anything too sick to pics of
my bunny, but hell, go crazy.
I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty...
...I've got whozits
and whatzits galore*
Geeks love gadgets and I'm no exception. I am unusual in one
- I don't "upgrade" my gadgets every time something new comes
along. Once I've found one that works right and makes my life
easier, I stick with it.
edit (07/31/07) - this hasn't been
updated in at least 3 years. Gotten a new phone, air conditioner,
gameboy DS (love it), a Nabaztag, wireless weather stations (I'm a big
weather geek) and some other cool gadgets I can't remember off the top
of my head. Must do a real update on this soon.
Love it, love it, love it
I resisted getting a laptop for so long - I thought it was just an
unnecessary expense. Mine cost about as much as a good desktop
machine and it's made my life so much better!
In my opinion, this is the best PDA ever made. I'll be sad when
it's no longer functional, cause I really have no idea what I'll
replace it with - none made since are any good. I'm thinking of
picking up a couple of extra, refurbished ones. I don't want a
PDA with anything built in, 'cause I read on it a lot and the PDAs with
phones or cameras built in aren't comfortable to read from for long
periods of time. And I hate color screens on PDAs.
This is a great digital camera. It's 3.1 mega pixel, with 3x
optical zoom. It's easy to use and takes great pictures and
videos. The only problem with it is, the battery life is
short. So, I have a couple of spare batteries and an external
(Please don't negatively judge
it by the pics on this site - I have bad eyes and my hands shake... so
my pics come out horrible on any camera. The pics my
boyfriend takes with it come out great)
5160 & 5165
These phones are real work horses. Durable, functional -
everything you need in a phone and not much more. We've had these
for years and I resist getting new phones every time we change cellular
plans. I love the size - if it's not in my bag, I know right
away, so I never forget my phone. I really don't want a phone
smaller than this one. When we do have to replace these, I think
I will get a camera phone - it would be convenient to have a camera
everywhere we go. We didn't go crazy for accessories, but the
spare batteries, along with the desktop chargers (pictured) are great!
phone. Works well. It's convenient to have a camera at
all times, although this isn't the best camera on earth, it's fine.
||Gameboy Advance SP
My boyfriend bought this for my birthday, and I didn't expect to love
it but I do! The screen is great and the controls are
comfortable. I have tons of great games, including many old ones
I thought I'd never play again.
EPS-1501X 15-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
This cross-cut shredder is great. It turns CDs and DVDs into a
pile of confetti, going through them like butter, which is great if you
are obsessed with privacy like
I am. It can handle 15 sheets of paper at a time, and is quick
and pretty quiet compared to other shredders, and has a huge capacity
so you don't have to empty it frequently.
DNE509 ATRAC3PLUS CD Walkman
This is what I use instead of getting something like an iPod. It
handles standard CDs and CD-Rs and plays mp3. So, I burn
collections of mp3s I like and have all the music I want. Every
time I think of getting an iPod, I think of how much I love my CD
walkman, and I keep it instead.
XL Air Filter and an Oreck Ultra XL 2 vacuum
Not high tech, but so what? I am allergic to everything and I
have severe asthma. I used to sound like I had laryngitis 365
days a year, and breathing was a constant struggle. I've had to
do the weekly allergy shots, as well as all the allergy pills, but no
have NO problems with my allergies since I got these.
The vacuum is VERY light and works amazingly well - the difference in
carpet where I vacuumed and hadn't vacuumed yet was like the difference
between mowed and unmowed grass - and my old vacuum cost twice as
much! I now vacuum about every two weeks, instead of twice a
week. Between the vacuum and the air filter, I'd estimate at
least 95% of the dust and allergens are removed from our
apartment. This set was worth every penny we paid and much more.
& Decker ScumBuster
This Tub and Tile
Scrubber is basically a handle with a bunch of rotating
attachments. It works great and really cuts down on cleaning time!
|Dremel Rotary Tool
I live in a small apartment without much room for storing or using
tools. The Dremel is great for folks like me! Easy to use,
reasonably quite (the neighbors don't complain) and it does basically
everything. I find more uses for it everyday. I also bought
a bunch of nifty extra bits for it - can't wait to start engraving
CanoScan LiDE 80 Color Scanner
This scanner is really cheap, yet still great quality. It's very
small and light - it's powered entirely via USB, so no extra power
cords or wall worts! It also has an attachment to scam picture
negatives. Perfect scanner for someone who doesn't scan much but
still wants quality.
DVD727 Progressive-Scan DVD Player
Region free DVD player! W00T :)
Screw Hollywood and their price fixing schemes. I buy imported
movies, sooner than they are available in the US, and cheaper, and this plays
them. It was cheap, only about $60, and it's small and
light-weight. I wish it allowed the skipping of the "unskipable"
commercials those bastards force you to watch to further pay for
the privilege of watching the movie you paid for, like some newer DVD
players do, but you can't have everything.
Love it, love it, love it!
Whatever you do, get a PVR. Doesn't have to be a TiVo, but get
one. You will be amazed at the difference it makes.
This is a solid game machine, basically as powerful as it gets right
now. The fact that it plays audio CDs and video DVDs (including
DVD+Rs) is a plus. It would be nicer without all
the stupid region crap, but all the consoles suffer from that
defect. It runs the most recent Final Fantasy, which is one of
the best RPGs, and Gran Turismo 3, which is still one of better racing
games available. (hopefully the soon to be released Gran Turismo 4 will
be even better.) And, of course, I still love playing my old
games from Playstation 1 days on it!
USB harddrive enclosure
We often get new computers and hard drives, both for our own use and
when fixing systems for other people. Rather than having to take
apart our entire computer all the time, we got a drive caddy and used
that for a while. It still required a reboot to access the data
though. So after that, we got a USB drive enclosure, so that we
could just unplug it, pop in the new drive, and plug it back in to get
access to the new drive. That made it much more convenient to
copy data back and forth as needed, though a caddy is still useful in
case you need to boot to the device (eg when installing a new OS on the
target drive). It also gives of a cool blue glow!
|Cybersonic Tooth Cleaning System
Much better than a standard toothbrush. This is another one of
those things I thought would be a silly waste of money, until I tried
it. My teeth feel amazing after using it, it's gentle enough for
my very sensitive teeth, and my dentist and dental hygienist have
commented on how clean and well-flossed my teeth are!
The clock is great for when the power goes out. It is very handy
to be able to set all the clocks in the house to an absolutely correct
time. No worrying about whether our watches are the same, or
having to check the watch to make sure the time is correct (so that we
aren't always late or early). It's portable, and since it
automatically updates, it is always accurate.
|Maytag 8000 btu
window Air conditioner
I'm very pleased with this - it cools the whole apartment very well,
and is very quiet and energy efficient! It's just great, and at
$150, will pay for itself soon in lower electricity bills.
|A crock pot and a George Forman
I can't cook for shit. However, these items allow even me to produce edible (and even
good) meals. They are absolutely idiot proof, which is a
requirement for me :). They are easy to use and make cooking a
*from Disney's "The Little