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iPhone Calendars Can Be Tricky

So I’ve only had my iPhone for a little bit over a year. Yeah, I’m not an early adopter. In fact, I’m a pretty late adopter. But nevertheless, I “joined the dark side.” As somewhat of a newbie, I never really tried to figure out how to use every last feature. Also, I’m a PC and I don’t use Outlook.

How is this a problem? Well, I got this recurring calendar invite for work in an email so I clicked on the little attachment that conveniently adds it to the phone’s calendar. The bad thing? The meeting invite was sent out by someone who is on Central time, and for whatever reason, when I clicked on the icon, it added it in Central time! The darn phone wasn’t clever enough to change it to Pacific time. That was my first problem.

My second problem was that I couldn’t make any adjustments to it. Sheesh, maybe I’m just dumb.

Eventually the recurring meeting was canceled, so when I tried to delete the meeting off my phone, I couldn’t! Aiyah, what’s a girl to do? I figured that if I had some sort of calendar program, I could sync things up and delete the meeting.

Well, eventually I decided to start using iCloud’s calendar feature through the website, and FINALLY I got rid of that stinkin invite. Yeah yeah, I’m sure all you people out there must think I’m some kind of idiot. But really, I was just without calendar software and too lazy to start using iCloud until recently.

I wonder if I’m turning in to one of those folks who doesn’t know how to learn about technology. Eek, I better brush up on gadgets and things.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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High School Musical First Wedding Dance

So back in January, I went to a wedding in Cancun, Mexico. The wedding was held on a beach at Dreams Resort, a nice little spot on hotel row. It was definitely a really fun time. What made it even more fun (or funny) was the HSM first dance routine where some of us friends participated in.

The first dance started off with Richard Marx’s version of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love”, followed by “We’re All In This Together” from the first High School Musical movie.

View the wedding dance video: www.scarfgirl.net/videos/hsm-firstdance.html

View the practice video: www.scarfgirl.net/videos/hsm-dance.html

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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The HSM Dance

So I really am not sure why this all started, but I know one thing, we look so goofy doing the High School Musical dance! Here’s our behind the scenes practicing for W&K’s big day! I’m sure it will be a very unique first wedding dance!

The video!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Friend Olympics

I have joked with my friends that we should organize our own sort of Olympic Games. We’d make it up with events of things that we liked. In fact, someone had already adopted the idea last year for a friend’s birthday and called it the “Boba Olympics” or “Bobalympics.” (Boba as in the tapoica pearls if you’re not familiar with them)

Hmm… what would our events be? I have a fair amount of sporty friends, nerdy friends, and engineery friends. Let me make a list:

1) Boba (shooting them through a straw for distance and at a target)
2) 100m Dash and/or 1 mile run
3) Table Tennis
4) Something with a frisbee
5) Accurately assemble a piece of IKEA furniture
6) Driving on a course
7) Assembling a computer!
8) Sudoku or other brain puzzle/game
9) Cooking/Baking Something
10) Playing Rockband/Guitar Hero.

Haha. This was actually kinda fun to think up a bunch of silly and random things.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Vodka Cranberry

I went to Safeway recently one morning and was watching my cashier beep my items through when I glanced at the conveyor belt and saw the two items that the elderly lady behind be had. One was a bottle of cranberry juice. The other, a bottle of vodka.

Um… will she be consuming this beverage… now? She didn’t particular seem like the cranberry vodka type, but hey, who am I to judge? I’m merely judging the fact that it was 10:30 am and that she was buying cocktail ingredients. That sort of purchase seemed more like a Friday night at 10:30 pm purchase. Hehe.
Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Glamtastic

So one thing that seen a lot of from my friends who have gone to Taiwan are those infamous “glamour shots.” Basically, they dress you up in all their fabulous poofy dresses and glom on 5 layers of makeup. For the guys, they put on just 1 layer of powder and shape their brows. Next they put the most flattering lighting on you that they can whip up, and finally, they photoshop you till you are magazinely glamtastic.

I recently experienced this process as a subject in front of the camera. I’d have to say it’s a much different experience than being behind it (duh!). It’s a hugely LOOOONG process and is very time-consuming on trip to Taiwan, but hey, it’s quite an experience to have at least once in your life.

After getting our processed photos back (and we also were able to get a copy of the pre-processed pics), I was able to compare and contrast their work. Well, they smoothed out all the lines on our faces (to the point that J had nearly a completely flat face as laugh lines and such were removed or smoothed out). Sometimes this smoothing process makes you look a little fake and somewhat hard to recognize.I think they did less post-processing on me since I had 5 layers of makeup on and most of the cracks in my face were filled in already. They just took out a few sunspots here and there.

I hope that I picked up some portrait posing techniques from this experience. Although, I don’t know if the uber-cheesy poses really work here in the States. Hehe.
Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Parking Karma

So I’ve been in a car going someplace with some friends, and often, people talk about their “good parking karma.” Now, I know that it means basically to have good luck with finding a parking space. The thing is, how do you build up this parking karma?

How do you do “good” when it comes to parking such that some day you will be rewarded? Perhaps one way you can charge up is by letting someone else take a space that you got to first. Then one day, when you’re late, and you REALLY need to find parking NOW, the parking space authorities will smile upon you.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Ambidextrous Wiper

Okay… this is probably bit off my normal topics but… when you do #2, what hand do you use to wipe? I’d say people probably use the same hand as their wiping hand. Well, have you ever been so sore in your dominant arm that you couldn’t really use it to get the job done? And if so, did you ever use your other hand?

Haha, this was just one of those random thoughts I had when having a random discussion with J.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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How to Break Into A Garage

So recently, my brother had to re-sync one of his garage door openers. Unfortunately, it unknowingly caused the other garage door openers to get out of sync. So, when he left his (detached) garage with the working one inside the car, he discovered the next day that he couldn’t get into his garage using the keypad.

He figured that he would try to break into his own garage and enlisted my help. At first, he considered using a coat hanger to try and hit the switch that’s located inside the garage, but the coat hanger was too flimsy. Eventually, we figured out that we needed some sort of stick, so he grabbed one from his place and we unscrewed the vent/panel on the garage and was able to successfully hit the switch.

It’s disturbing how easy it was to break into the garage. However, since it’s just his car parked in there with some random junk on the shelves, it wouldn’t be a big deal if somebody broke in. I guess the question is, if you got locked out of your home, could you easily break in? If so, then maybe you should consider upping your security.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Cheaper Paint

So I recently headed over the Lowe’s to get some paint matched for me. As I was walking around, I noticed their “oops” pile of customized paint colors with customers didn’t buy. Well, I noticed that they were heavily discounted. A quart was marked down to $1 and a gallon was marked down to $2. Of course, they were probably half off first and since they didn’t sell, eventually marked down to super cheap.

Anyway, it got me thinking. If someone was REALLY cheap, they would get some paint matched, not buy it and then come back later to get it when it was half off. How funny is that?

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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