Let Me Be Girly

Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, I found this blog through a post on someone’s wall. 30 Chick Flicks in 30 Days? Did you say Chick Flicks?
I am a semi-closeted romantic. I love chick flicks. I fall asleep at night imagining that my life is more like one than it actually is. In a perfect world, everyone’s life would be a chick flick. You always find Mr. Right at the end, and at the very least you’re well on your way to a happily ever after. Realistic? No. But who needs realism?
I haven’t really checked out the blog much yet, but I’ll go through it soon and post a better review, and a ramble about my personal favorites and what not. Okay? Okay. Okay!

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Pocket Frogs

Today’s post is brought to you by Pocket Frogs, a lovely little iPhone app that I’m addicted to.

Now, when it comes to apps I’m a big gamer. I’ve got some list making apps, photo editing apps, social media apps, but beyond that, the majority of my apps are games. I have to delete games to make room for more games. I also easily get addicted to iPhone games, and go through phases.

However, the games that I love the most, and that keep my attention the longest are the ones I can come back and play whenever. I’ve been addicted to those time based games, like Zombie Farm, Office Hero, and Virtual Families that keep you coming back to keep whatever you’re growing/doing from expiring or dying. These are the ones I’ll be heavily addicted to. Virtual Families was my world this summer. These games are also the ones I get bored with the most. You can only be addicted for so long. Once you take a break it’s hard to get back into the flow.

This is why I love Pocket Frogs. While time is a factor, I can leave the game for as long as I want without suffering the consequences. It’s fun, it’s a challenge, and it’s pretty!

Background

Pocket Frogs is an app by the people who brought us Scoops and Sky Burger. In this game, you have virtual frogs that you train and breed. However, these frogs are not high maintenance at all. You don’t have to feed them, clean up after them, or anything if you don’t want to. They won’t die on you, get sick, etc.

Frogs come in a variety of base and detail colors, as well as patterns. This makes for over 13,000 different combinations, creating a challenge to try and get them all. The game has challenges, which give you experience points in exchange for having a number of certain frogs. For example, I completed one that asked me to have frogs in the colors of the rainbow. Another challenge asked for 8 yellow frogs with maroon spots, appropriately called I Choose You. Get it? They’re Pikachu frogs. Took me a while to figure out too.

The game also allows you to play with friends, which is great because after getting addicted last weekend I discovered that one of my friends is also hooked. This allows us to exchange frogs, helping each other get certain combinations.

Additionally, the graphics are excellent as I have come to expect from Nimblebit. They’re colorful, bright, and clear, adding to the excellent game play experience.

Best of all?

Pocket Frogs is free, which my inner cheapskate loves. I think I’ve only ever paid for maybe 3 apps…

It Is Love

I’m in love. It’s official. My lover?
A new pair of boots. Blowfish Hanukus to be exact. Let it be known, I’m not a big boots girl. I don’t have a grudge against them or anything, I just happen to not wear them very often. My other pair is the requisite pair of Uggs all California girls have. Only they’re knockoffs. Chocolatey brown in case you care.
But then I got my new boots yesterday and I don’t want to ever wear any other shoes. I had a super cute outfit day today pairing them with a navy blue- floral print dress. I shocked one of my friends who couldn’t process me wearing a dress, boots, and eyeliner all at the same time. It was one of those outfits were you just know you look good.
Second of all, they are so comfortable! I didn’t have socks on because I was originally going to wear tights, but it was fine. The inside of the boots is so soft. The inner sides are lined with suede, and the bottoms are equally smooth.
My only problem is the lack of traction on the soles. That’s important to me, a serial tripper, slipper, and tumbler. I tripped over a donut the other day, and fell off a curb another day. The soles of the Hanukus is fuzzy, and as you can see from my picture, there’s nothing to keep you from sliding on smooth floors.
But that’s just a minor flaw to me, and it will not get in the way of my love affair.