Zombies vs. Unicorns

I walked into Starbucks in Barnes and Noble and saw these, just in time for Halloween. Zombie plushies! They look kinda cute. I wanted a boy and girl zombie, but then I stopped myself. Not only can I NOT give this to any children I know – imagine the angry parents! – I have absolutely no use for plush zombies!

Unicorn Meat on the other hand, now this is a product I can use.

actual amazon review

Though, I have to admit, that Amazon review was a bit off putting…

At least it was until I realized I had Leprechaun Sauce in stock! Speaking of Unicorn Meat …

I’m very happy to announce that Think Geek has done it again. “Done what?” you might ask… well, nothing really, but in case of a Zombie Emergency I can now identify the zombie that’s coming after me. If it’s the Thriller Zombie, all I have to do is blend in with my thriller moves.

And with that I leave you with … Pink, fluffy, unicorns dancing on rainbows.

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The Kindle App: Great for Quick Reads

[This week it’s all about my fave Android Apps]

If I’m going to be reading on the go and I don’t want to pull out my Kindle (or a book), a great way to read is the Kindle App on my phone. I love that Kindle allows you to read the books you purchase on different devices. I have it on my iPod, on my Mac and now on my Thunderbolt. I can sync across the apps, so I’m never looking for my place.

I usually download the books I want to read from the archives (this is at no cost since it’s already purchased), and when I’m done I remove them from the device.

Since I’m reading it on the device, I usually like to read on the smallest print (more words on the screen) and in Sepia (I think it’s easier on the eyes). I try to keep the brightness down to the lowest I can – without straining to see – so that my eyes don’t hurt

Another great feature is the ability to see, edit and add notes! I’m always taking notes on my Kindle so I’m happy to see that this feature is available on the Android version.

One of the things missing on the Android that I’ve seen on the iPod version is Popular Highlights. I’m sure this will be added in the future and since I don’t use it often I don’t miss it but, it usually is fun to see what other people find highlight worthy.

I’m happy that Amazon has decided to open the Kindle across different platforms for their users to read books on the go. I really love my Kindle but I’m still not able to take it everywhere I go, so when I can’t, it’s good to know that I can still read books on my phone.

Amazon is my favourite!

[This week it’s all about my fave Android Apps]

Anyone who knows me and have seen my room knows that I love books. I LOVE BOOKS! One of my past times is to browse bookstores for interesting reads. I developed a system where I’d read the summary and if I liked it, take a picture of the cover so when I got home I’d remember the book and I could read the reviews online to see what others are saying about it. So when I got my Thunderbolt and downloaded the Amazon.com app, I fell in nerd-like. There’s a program within it called Amazon Remembers. It’s such a great program and does, on the spot, exactly what I was doing!

You could either take a photo of the cover of the book, or zoom in on the barcode of the book (it recognizes the barcode and decodes it).

Once you snap a photo to your liking, click on the “Use Photo” button, and ….

Instantly (or a few minutes, depending on the quality of the picture I suppose), you get the result. If you are waiting on a result it alerts you when it arrives. You can then choose to purchase, read reviews or add to your wish list.

I can’t wait to go to the bookstore and try this on as many books as I can!

*confetti*