Oct 26, 2013

Like, Love and Don't Like

This week, I like Superheros: A Never-Ending Battle. From the Dark Knight to the Avengers, superheros are everywhere these days. No longer reserved for Saturday morning cartoons, comic book characters are leading the way at the box office and beyond. PBS recently aired a three-part documentary that details the origins of the comic book industry and explained how the likes of Superman, Spiderman and their pals became so popular. You don't have to own every issue of Detective Comics to appreciate this series. I especially enjoyed learning about the ups and downs of the two men that created Superman.

This week, I love Arby's Curly Fries. Have you ever been excited to see a frozen food item from your favorite chain restaurant in your grocery store only to prepare that item at home and be completely disappointed? Despite the packaging and promises, these items never taste as good as they do in their respective restaurants, do they? Well have you noticed that Arby's now makes their curly fries available in grocery stores? I'm here to tell you that they really do taste just like the fries you can get at your neighborhood Arby's. And let's be honest - the curly fries are about the best thing going at Arby's. Now we can enjoy them at home!

(I wrote this as if I'm the person that buys the groceries for our family. I'm not - Julie is and and she is always finding great new foods to try.)

This week, I don't like the quirky ways of my phone. I've had my iPhone 4 for about two years now. It didn't cost me very much at my last upgrade and it was extremely handy in the hospital when Graham was born. Yes, this phone has served me well, until recently. You're probably familiar with the most recent operating system update that was cast out to all iPhones. Well, I still haven't performed that upgrade and I continue to put it off because I don't like what I've seen from iOS 7. I don't like the colors, I don't like the icons...thanks but no thanks. But my decision to stick with iOS 6 has caused my phone to adopt some new quirks. First, my settings icon features a permanent notification (which is informing me to upgrade to iOS 7). I also have phantom notifications on my App Store icon - I believe these are appearing because some of my apps want to update for the new OS but can't because I don't have the new OS installed on my phone. Lastly, my phone is running noticeably slower than usual. Opening and closing apps are really labored and I should just forget about opening the camera for a quick pic.

I'm due for a phone upgrade and I don't think I'll opt for a new iPhone. I really like the Motorola Moto X but they're still a bit pricey. I'll either endure the quirks of my current phone until that price drops or consider a Samsung Galaxy S4. 

By the way...did you know that the icons for Apple's iOS 7 are actually so uninspiring that they can be easily recreated in Microsoft Word?? Check this out:

1 comment:

  1. Whoa. I have been waaaaaaaay under-utilizing Microsoft Word. That was impressive!
    Arby's? Ew.