I'm not kidding. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the most compelling television I've ever watched. The preliminaries begin today, but the television coverage does not begin until Thursday - during the day on ESPN for the semifinals and then on ABC for the finals in the evening. Seriously...set your DVR now! If you don't believe me - check out ESPN's "Best of the Bee".
Last week, I had a conversation with my friend Nicole about the Kindle. It seems like a great idea for beach reads, but what about the books we
want need to own? I have known Nicole since I was 3 and we have always shared a love of and for books. Fast forward to this week-end; we spent Sunday morning on the phone catching up while also purging our overflowing bookshelves. It was painful at first, but Nicole "talked me through it" and the de-cluttering process felt great. I even did a little Googling and found this blog about getting rid of clutter...one day at a time. I don't think I'm going to write about the process, but I am going to commit to the challenge!
And is cheaper...as most people own a set of cutlery. Or at least have a plastic wrapped set from take-out. But, I still love this crust cutter; it gets rid of the crust in one smooth motion. It is $3.95 - think of how much time and energy you will save over the years by reducing the number of steps it takes to remove the crust from your sandwiches. It's a no brainer, right?
I drop my BlackBerry all the time. The back cover comes off...the battery pops out...it takes a while to reboot. After looking at all of the scratches on my phone, I realized it was time to get a hard case. My Otterbox Defender Case arrived on the same day that I dropped it for the gazillionth time. Phew! The case is pretty awesome. It is not lightweight at all. In fact, my BlackBerry is much more bulky now. However, it has a hard cover with a silicone shell and fits into a holster! It also comes with a clear membrane to cover the screen and keyboard, but I didn't love the keys being covered. I've seen lots of cases and think this one is pretty great. They also sell a version for the iPhone; it looks pretty good too.
The cute sandals I loved last year have reappeared this year. And, in two new very affordable versions. If you like Dolce Vita's Olive Raja but were looking for a super bargain, check out the options at Old Navy or Target. All three varieties are cute and comfortable!