Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Does Apple Really Rule the World?

I am beginning to reach the conclusion that maybe they do. Or at least that they think they do. Or that others seem to think they do. I see it everywhere... Made for iPod! Designed to hold iPhone or iPod Touch! I was perusing action armbands in Hellmart the other day and every frakking one of them declared that they were for iPhones and iPods. Protective cases? The same.

Here is a newsflash, makers of these accessories: Not everyfuckingone on the Planet uses iWhatever. Some of us use other models. Now, I am sure that the armband "made for iPhones and iPods will carry my little LG Android phone, just fine. I am just a little irked by the assumption that we all have swilled the Apple Kool-Aid.

So, yeah... Armbands that carry our little phones that rule our lives. I need one, for walking, to carry my phone and my tunes. As I said, I looked at them in Wally World, the other day and seeing the price, I scoffed and decided that I cold do better, myself. After all, I own yarn and knitting needles. I'll just knit one. So, I hauled out a circular needle, knitted up a nice, wide ribbed armband then knitted a pocket with a protective flap and even embroidered an eyelet hole for my earbud cord. And feeling quite pleased with myself, I pulled it up my arm, added my phone and hit the trail, yesterday.

Epic fail! The armband stretched out and kept falling down my arm, I had to keep my elbow bent and my arm against my side to keep it on. I tossed it out, the moment I got home, yesterday. And I am just going to have to break down and go buy a proper armband. I just hope I can find one that will adjust to fit my arm... I also need to get a micro SD card and download my music library from my computer to my phone. Pandora was a suck job from hell. It worked beautifully, the last time I used it. I assumed it would, again. Yesterday, I got it going on my preferred walking music channel and it gave me two great tunes then it started jumping channels, cutting out, loading for long, silent periods of time... Then it gave me John Mayer (nothing against him... I am just not familiar with him). And a bad cover of a really fab Duran Duran song and by the time it got to feeding me Seal Acoustic, I was ready to scream and toss my phone in the lake. So I just shut it off and walked with my thoughts.

I had minimal pain/discomfort in my hips and knees when I walked, yesterday. And I am not too sore, this morning. I need to remember that consistent exercise actually eases my discomfort. And it has a little side benefit called burning fat off my lard-ass. I need to keep getting off that lard-ass and keep moving.

Yesterday was lovely. Today promises more of the same. Warm. Sunny. I love Spring. Almost as much as Autumn. It is definitely the right kind of weather to cast off my lame ass excuses and do what I am supposed to do.

I did all of my catch up cleaning and four loads of laundry, yesterday. Today, I get to be a slacker. Do whatever I want to do. I like days like this. :D

Okay, I need to get me some more coffee and my brekkie. Have a great day, everyone.


  1. Sorry the DIY armband didn't work but I must say I'm very impressed by your initiative. Not a lot of people would have had that kind of savvy :)

  2. Isn't that the truth?! I was looking for something for my phone and all I could locate was Apple crap. It's super annoying! Glad I'm not the only one super frustrated!

  3. I feel your pain! I am not an apple user, and I can't find anything. Ugh!!

    Too bad your DIY project didn't work. I'd have totally bought from you!

  4. I agree! Not everyone has an apple!!! I don's and really struggle to get accessories for it.

    Well done on walking through the pain :)

  5. Hi Erika, I have an HTC Evo and I got my armband from some little company called "Cellphoneshop.net" or something like that. See if that works, but if not I will look it up when I get home tonight (I'm still at work) and let you know. It was super cheap, and it works great!

  6. Hi again, it wasn't blocked so I was able to check and yes it is cellphoneshop.net and here's a site with some coupon codes http://couponshoebox.com/shop/cellphoneshop-net/ (I refuse to pay full price for anything ;))

  7. Even though I drank the KoolAid and have the iPhone 4, here's a tip - AMAZON for accessories. I bought several items for my iPhone at ridiculous prices. I'm sure they would have gear for your phone too. And if you order from the right vendors you get free shipping on orders over $25. Just a thought . . .

  8. I need a to get something for mine (sorry) itouch. I hate the arm band though, it's sticks. Right now I just stuff it in my sports bra but I know it's not good for it to get sweaty. I think I'll try the website Laura talked about. Maybe I can find something.
    I hope you get what you're looking for.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  9. I don't even own a cell phone. What a plebe (me not you).

  10. I finally broke down and got a cell phone. It was $15 from Radio Shack. No contract, no nada. Service is Virgin. Never once used it; can't remember the number. Apple, schmapple. I'm so sick of them. You get 1,000 Stars for your rant. Pretty soon our groceries will be from Apple.

    I'm glad your pain wasn't too bad this time. Is it worse today? Whenever you go for one of your rambles, I worry about that.

    Good luck with your armband.

  11. Love me some Amazon too!!! Our weather is cold and rainy in Tx...wth?

  12. Don't throw it in the lake just yet!
    Wow! Coffee's ready! Good on ya!

  13. I don't own any cell phone or ipod; so I don't need an armband at all.
    And I'm really glad that the snowing is melting up here at the Grand Canyon.


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