I, for one, am ready for the robot apocalypse to happen. It seems to that things would probably run a lot more efficiently if machines were in charge. I know that I can’t be held responsible for waking myself up in the morning. In an effort to simplify my life, and streamline my mornings so that I can have that extra 15 minutes to become beautiful rather than be 15 minutes late to work, I have employed a few gadgets. I like to think these are the things that make me an every day gangster. This is why I am the boss of my day.
I thought I would share my unbiased (unsponsored) and unscientific opinion about them.
1. iPhone 6+
Made by this little company called Apple. The iPhone 6+ is the big sister to the lean-mean iPhone 6. It boasts a bunch of tech-y electronic-al? stuff about it. And, it’s shiny. The 5.5” screen makes it easy to take perfect selfie and texting with fat fingers is finally a breeze. All my chins fit in one shot! I have to say that by far, my favorite aspect of this phone is the camera. It’s awesome. I haven’t even picked up my DSLR since I got the phone. Well, maybe before I got the phone, because…. Lazy. But anyway, the iPhone makes it super easy to be lazy. I can facetime my husband from one room to ask him to bring me a diet coke. The camera is so good I can obsessively examine my pores while laying in bed. The internet is so convenient at my finger tips that I can then go google skin cancer because I can’t tell if that mole looks weird or not.
Cons: It’s huge. My husband calls it my iPad “miniature-mini.” It makes texting hard with one hand because my thumb is stubby or something and can’t reach across the gigantic screen. To accommodate this I used to be a one-handed texter and I’m slowly converting to two hands and two thumbs, which causes twice as many autocorrect mistakes. Hilarity ensues, so I guess that’s not really completely a con. Because the screen is bigger, and therefore the keys are bigger, my eyes have adjusted to the size of the regular text. When I’m on my husband’s puny regular iphone my blind ass can’t read shit. I probably need new glasses, whomp whomp.
2. Podcasts. I know, so fat, so late on the bandwagon. Podcasts have been happening since the dawn of practically time. I never really got that into them because they didn’t seem relevant to anything I was doing, and it seemed like it would be hard to access… because I’m an idiot, probably. I first started listening to Serial because I had to find out what everyone was talking about and got completely hooked. I caught the entire season in a matter of days, and while doing so noticed how much I enjoyed having something to listen to in the car. It made my commute, which can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 2.5 hours, feel productive. I checked out a few others and now I enjoy listening to some of them throughout my day, otherwise silence can be a distraction for me.
Cons: There seems to be a shortage of time during the day to listen to all of the ones I want to hear.
3. Keurig. Coffee is pretty much my life source. I’m sure I’m probably bleeding coffee flavored cells. I like to take a cup with me on my way to work each morning, but Brian and I like different flavors, so the single serve, minimal clean up is so nice. Our life is so busy it’s nice to be able to eliminate cleaning out pots and changing filters. I’m particular about what appliances I leave on my counters and the Keurig makes the cut. I’m actually considering possibly buying a second one for my desk at work.
Cons: There are so many choices for drink flavors. Holy heck, for someone that lacks basic self-control (hello, hi, that’s me) it can be challenging to narrow down to just one or two packages to buy. I want to try them all, but unfortunately, they aren’t cheap. BUT, they are cheaper than Starbucks so that still counts as a win in my book.
4. Hot Tools Deep Waver for Hair. When I need to look like I put more than five minutes effort into my appearance, this is my go to for my hair. It creates the most awesome beach waves and the perfect amount of volume. It is sort of like a fancy adult hair crimper, like what we had in the 90’s. (Which will always have a soft spot in my heart for.) I can clamp through my hair, spritz it with hair spray and run my fingers through it a few times and I’m am ready for the runway! Okay, not quite the fashion runway, but definitely ready to face the day.
My hair is super long and thick, and tends to hang heavy. I need to do something about it soon because it’s getting on the fundamentalist-y side. This tool is a godsend to combat that. I have never been good at the hair stuff. I don’t have a talent for braids and up-do’s and I can almost fake that with the deep waver.
Cons. I bought mine on amazon and it looks like the price has gone up a little. Hopefully it will come back down but I’d say it’s definitely worth it even at the current one.
What tools do you love? What makes your morning not suck? I wanna hear!