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.