Thursday Things


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Time for this week’s Thursday Things:

1. My iPhone case bit the dust. I didn’t “do” anything to it but the plastic on the front lower portion cracked.

I had the photo on file, this is pre-crack

Old iphone with white case

2. I was at Best Buy and bought a Lifeproof case to replace the cracked case.

It’s shockproof, dirtproof, snowproof, waterproof, drop-proof, basically break-proof from your life, hence the name.

Old Iphone with blue lifeproof case

You can go swimming with it. Yes, you can submerge your phone and go swimming while listening to your iTunes with your phone in this case. I will not try that, nor will I be pitching my phone across the room on purpose, but after seeing my other case develop a crack from doing “nothing”, I figured I should protect my phone more seriously. It would be my luck with just a few months left before I’m eligible for an upgrade that something fluke-ish would happen.

3. Now that I bought an $80 dollar case, cough cough, I know crazy, my phone will live on for at least 12 more years in perfect condition. Murphy’s Law.

Old Iphone with blue lifeproof case

4. After spending too much money on something so lackluster (kind of like getting new tires or a new roof), one should console themselves with Crack Pie.

"crack" pie sugary pie

5. Have you ever gone to leave a blog comment or filled in an online webform and there is a drop-down menu of every email address, screen name, or mailing address you’ve ever used, some of which are outdated and you wish you could get rid of them because they’re cluttering up the field?

I figured out how to erase them on a Mac:

Highlight the item you want to remove with your mouse (just roll over it so it’s highlighted), then use the SHIFT and DELETE keys and it will vanish.

It’s like virtual spring cleaning. Love it. And now I don’t have to see email addresses I don’t use anymore or street addresses from 4 years and 4 moves ago.

6. For everyone who loves (loved) Picnik, the last day is today, April 19, 2012.

Another one bites the dust.

7. When I was in San Francisco last week at BlogShop, a fellow attendee told me she uses PicMonkey and likes it.

Picmonkey photo editor front page

It’s ironic that someone who was trying to learn Photoshop (the pricey, totally customizable, complicated program) was using this free, template-based, fairly straightforward app.

I like the way she thinks.

8. Does springtime put you in the mood for new dishes?

It doesn’t necessarily have to be spring to put me in the mood for new dishes. Dishes and housewares shopping knows no season.

Fiesta plate listing with many colors

9. 10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break – Over-mixing, overheating, over-stirring, among others.

10. Don’t overmix anything with flour. It turns out tough rather than fluffy.

You want these nice and fluffy.

Marshmallow Candy-Stuffed White Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

What are your Thursday Things? Anything new, noteworthy, fun, exciting that you’ve done, seen, or made?

Link it up in the comments.

What are your thoughts on phone cases? Absolutely necessary, possibly necessary depending on the person, not necessary and a waste?

If you have a case you love, link it up.

Most cases I see don’t actually protect the screen and the front of the phone.

But it’s never the back of the phone that I see damaged: it’s the front screen that’s cracked and looks like a punched-out windshield. Eeek.

I opted for something that totally covers the front of the phone, not just the back. Who knows on this type of thing.

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  1. LOVE those dishes!! Checking that site out NOW! I am obsessed with colour this season.

  2. Great list, bummer about the iPhone case and wow on the cost of the replacement! I have a $35 Speck Candy Shell that’s survived a few wipeouts already. Love the dishes, I have those and it’s so fun mixing the solid bright colors.

  3. That sucks about your phone! I still have the “old-school” flip phone that is beat to heck. I’m constantly dropping it, so I’m a bit scared to get a fancier phone. I would be the one who want to claim that “nothing” happened to it, when I totally just dropped it again, lol.

  4. I do a lot of picture collages for my personal blog, just using photoshop, but I should check out Pic Monkey. It would probably save me tonsof time!

    1. Sooooo much. It’s like making pasta noodles from scratch vs. using pre-made. There’s a time and a place to crack open that box of noodles and not reinvent the wheel :) Then again, after my post last week about my PS workshop I went on, me and PS just aren’t clicking. Lol

  5. That’s a very interesting phone case. I have a bad habit of taking my phone with me in the bathroom while bubble bathing. I’m always afraid I’ll drop it in the tub. I’m thinking a case like that would make me feel more at ease.

    Also, that pie looks GOOD! Oh my yum!

  6. I love picmonkey! I think it’s just picnik with a different name. Thank gawd! Although, picnik is still working even though they said it would end on the 19th. I’m pretty sure that was yesterday ;)

    1. I think you’re right; somehow they are all owned by the same company or use a similar editing platform.

  7. My iPhone case cracked too! I can’t stomach spending $80 on a new case though. Isn’t that case bulky?

    1. Not any bulkier really than the other version I had, maybe 2 millimeters, really not much at all.

  8. I am just licking my fingers after dipping cake batter truffles in white chocolate.
    So amazing!

  9. I have a cheap phone without a case, but when I get a new one (probably an I-phone), I’ll definitely get a nice case for it! I love the mix and match possibilities of the Fiestaware!

  10. I have a totally low-key phone. It’s not even a smartphone. I had to have a Blackberry at my old job, but once I started my new job I went back to an early-2000s-type phone that is pretty much just a phone. So, I don’t have a fancy phone cover because my phone is worth less than a cover! I have to admit that every now and then I wish I had something higher-tech, like an Iphone, but I get over it pretty quickly :) Right now I’m pining for a Kindle or other electronic book-reader….drool.