Yesterday morning I learned something people who like to exercise have known for a long time, rock and roll energizes your level of output. I owe this revelation to the purchase of my new iphone. A few months back, I dropped my old phone and after 24 hours of messing with it, got it to work again, mostly by squeezing it in a strategic place. But the writing was on the wall. New phone needed. I wasn't up for an upgrade until this August so I patiently waited. In the meantime, my hairdresser had let me hold her iphone and shown me some of the features. I was mesmerized by the way the info slides across the large and easily readable touch screen.
Well, in August, my primary computer nearly died, so I began looking around for a replacement. That's another story. Needless to say I had a lemon, and wasted a lot of time on it. Once that key element in my life was finally resolved, (while I love gadgets, I have learned to be careful not to overdose myself with too much learning curve at once with items that require an analytical approach) I realized that it was time to go get the iphone. Not that I am a miser or a spendthrift, but sometimes I agonize over purchases, vacillating between guilt and manic pleasure, especially if the item is heavily hyped, or I really "want" something. Perhaps this character element is what got me into developing something like buyoutsidethebox.com where Creative Consumerism is the philosophy and backbone of our style, with you the customer at the center of story.
Very short story made long. I purchased the iphone and absolutely love it! I'm not really a music infiltrated ipoddie, but it has made my music mobile, and the dogs will attest to the benefits of walks sometime enhanced with music. The sounds of nature are still my favorite, but rock and roll does make one more energized.
My latest favorite photo graces my wallpaper on my ipod, so now I see that every time I pick up the phone. And best of all I can actually see and read my mobile email!
Okay...this all leads to our decision to add a new section to the site. In a very limited, choice selection, we are bringing you the 2008 Technology Guide. Obviously mass produced items are not our niche, but technology can be elegant, and it is part of our life today. We will be adding to this collection over the next few weeks as we discover unique items that beckon to the concept purchases need not be empty, thoughtless choices, but can be approached creatively to nurture and enhance our lives as we go about our way. Be sure to take a look! While you are shopping for the art and uniquely hand made pottery, jewelry, art glass and much more, you now have some other options available to you, like a bright blue camera. Who would have thought. I love it!--Ruth Mitchell
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