Posts

Calendar Apps

Calendar Apps

While we were talking about apps to review, calendar apps didn’t occur to me.  I use my calendar app many, many times a day.  And there are many, many, many of them.  My older son prefers Google calendar.  I use the one loaded onto my phone when I bought it.  I like that it communicates with the calendar on my husband’s phone as well as the calendar on my computer and tablet.

And that is about as much thought as I have ever given to calendar apps.  Is there much more thought to give?  I’m going to the app store to check, I’ll be back.

Holy bananas, there are a ton of them.  Read more

The Notebooks

The Notebooks

I’ve never read the Nicholas Sparks’ novel, or seen the movie, so I’ll have to apologize now to fans of the book, who think this blog is about an epic romance.  On the other hand, it is a love story of a different kind.  It’s a love story about women who love lists and office supplies. The Notebooks.

When Aileen and I first decided to start a business, I wanted to do something to commemorate the beginning.  “We’ll need to write stuff down!” I said.  “We obviously need matching notebooks!  Get me to a stationary store, stat!!!” Read more

Yelp

Yelp

Thanks to Yelp, there are certain topics on which I no longer have an opinion. I think one person having fewer half-assed opinions is a good thing. And yet there are people who hate Yelp.

Now, if terrible people have ruined your business or the business of someone you care about, then I completely understand why you hate Yelp.  At the end of this blog, I will include links to articles about how Yelp can improve itself. But there are people who dislike Yelp for other reasons. Read more

Podcast Love

Podcast Love

I used to be a voracious reader. It was my thing. As a child, there was a high probability that you could find me with my nose deeply buried in a book. It was one of the few reasons that I got in trouble, either because I was ignoring my mother when she called me, or I was sneakily reading under the covers with a flashlight way past my bedtime. I absolutely loved losing myself in a story and I still do. The problem is that now I’m a grown up, with all sorts of responsibilities and people who depend on me. And that has put a serious cramp in my reading. Enter Podcast Love.
Read more

Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge

After three years as an English major, I thought I was done with reading lists. But a weird thing happened a few years after I graduated. I started to miss prescribed reading. I’m not reading a seemingly endless string of loosely connected stories told by 7 noblewomen and 3 noblemen in an Italian garden as they wait out the plague (The Decameron, I’m looking at you). And I am done with Shakespeare (except maybe Richard III, what a delicious villain).
Read more

Women With Tech

Women with Tech

Mobile apps. Many women with tech use them and if you’re anything like me, you download some of them then never use them. Why? Was it too cumbersome to set up a profile, or was the interface boring? Was it because the app didn’t perform as expected, or do we use them a couple times then simply forget they exist?

I never forget Waze exists because I have no sense of direction. Without Waze I would never leave the 5 mile radius surrounding my house. Since I live in a metropolitan area, that’s a problem I used to have.
Read more