Monday, October 15, 2012

Must App Monday - Voxer

Strangely enough, I was forced to get on Voxer by my family when I was still out in Colorado. I have to share this very cool app with you all. It's basically like a walkie-talkie on your phone. You can send text messages through it too. But you can send voice messages through it!! I can send a group message to my mom and my little brother then they can listen to the message when they have time, and send me a voice message back. It's very cool for busy people (or people who hate to talk on the phone, like my husband). And is fun when texts become impersonal. Wouldn't it be cool to send a "Happy Birthday" voice message to someone instead of a text? And what about sending a quick message when you don't have your hands free to type a lengthy text? Simply tap a button " I'm headed out the door to meet you now. Can you please order me a hot tea when you get to the restaurant, I'll be right there!" I wish more people had the Voxer app, I would use it ALL the time!!
Come find me if you want to try it out! You can search for people with their first and last name.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Run like the wind!

I have to tell you about Rigel's great escape yesterday! We were out on my parents' farm to do some work and my mom decided that the sheep needed to be moved to a different pasture. So I put Rigel in the house with the guys working on the house and went to help my mom with the sheep. After about 15 minutes outside, in the middle of the farm animals, I could feel a .... disturbance in the force. The chickens and ducks started going crazy! So I looked around for an animal or a hawk or some other threat to the animals, only to see my 7lb yorkie running along the fence trying to get to me. One of the guard donkeys isn't sure he's a dog, but the chickens and ducks are sure of it! So I yelled his name so he knew exactly where I was. He ran to me as I made my way to the gate. He was panting so hard as the chickens and ducks went nuts around us. He smelled like dog and wind. His heart was pounding as I held him close. He had found his way out of the house.

Rigel is not a farm dog. Not even close. I worry about him so much when we're on the farm. There are so many dangers to a 7lb yorkie even though there isn't another car in sight - hawks, snakes, big (read:HUGE) bugs, bobcats (!!!), animals that would kick at him, other stray dogs NOT on a leash or in a pin (stray dogs are ALL OVER this county). And I doubt he knows about any of the dangers because he is a city dog. He's been raised on a leash, unfortunately. I'm so scared that he will take off after a bird and be lost forever. So even on the farm, all the acres and acres of nothingness, Rigel is on a leash. My father says I should trust my dog more, but I love him more than I trust him. And I know he loves to chase birds. He's off his leash at the farm occasionally, but definitely not around the animals, and we're all outside to yell and chase after him if we need to.

I would be devastated if something happened to Rigel. But I just had to laugh at him, panting like crazy, as I imagined his great escape to find me. He's a brave little man. But I'm afraid that will also be his demise!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Must App Monday!! - Viggle

Have you heard about Viggle yet?? If not, be prepared for amazingness!! I've used Viggle for about 6 months now. Viggle "listens" to your TV and then gives you points for watching shows. Too easy, right? Then you can redeem those points for actual things, like gift cards. There are lots of rewards - Starbucks, Barns & Noble (my two faves), Fandango, Groupon, Chili's, 1-800-Flowers, Redbox, and even a reward of an iPod Touch!! The points vary for each one. I must admit, the points for each reward are going up since so many people are discovering Viggle. But hey, free stuff - I'm not going to argue! I've earned about $60 in Starbucks giftcards and about $20 in Barns & Noble gift cards.
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