Wednesday, February 25, 2009

i am Google's whore

But it's okay, because I totally love them and would probably do anything for them. So it's kind of like I want to marry my pimp and have his babies. Or something.

Anyway, so yesterday afternoon, I finally finally finally (yes, I've been a bit anxious for it) picked up the G1 phone:

This is not my picture, therefore that's not my hand.

It's beautiful. And adorable. All at once.

And, for the hilarious cherry on top? I received the Gmail stickers I sent away for in the mail yesterday evening!

I was disappointed not to receive the unicorn sticker - they only give you one of the 3 nameplate ones, at random - which was mainly why I even wanted it in the first place (teehee I'm such a child of the 80s), but I did get a sparkly Gmail sticker which partly made up for that.

I basically haven't been off of my phone for more than 10 minutes since getting it. It's gorgeous and exactly what I needed. It's interesting getting used to using a phone OS instead of a Windows-based one (my poor, beloved Treo died for good on me yesterday; I'm still semi-mourning it...during the occasional 2 seconds I'm not googly-eyed over my G1), but I'm getting the hang of it, and quickly. I have found everything I need for it, including a great financial software program much like the one I loved for my WM6 phone.

I'm sure I'll encounter glitches, but for now, I'm totally happy. Elated, even. I hope this high lasts for a while...xo

I am totally in love with this little guy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

rest in peace

I'm not posting this to elicit sympathy or even any response; I simply wanted to share my grandfather's amazing life with everyone. He was such a good man. May he rest in peace, knowing he was certainly well loved.

John Miceli, 92, husband for 61 years of Yvonne (Remy) Miceli, died suddenly at home on Saturday (February 7, 2009). Born in Winsted on January 3, 1917, he was the son of the late Mario and Anna (DiSilvestro) Miceli. He attended local schools and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and North Africa. During this time, he became fluent in French, German, and Arabic in addition to his native Italian, and served his country further by providing translations in military court. It was also in France that he met his wife. John was a lifelong resident of Winsted before moving to Canton three years ago. For many years, he owned and operated Miceli's Market and later worked as a Department Manager for Caldor. After his retirement, John shared his time and good nature by transporting students with special needs and later by making home deliveries for Ivery and Dudley Pharmacy. In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory four children, Lori (Paul) Egan-Scollen of Meriden, Joan (Larry) Schlegel of Unionville, Michael (Kath) Miceli of South Hero, VT, Yvonne Miceli and partner Allan Schiffer of West Hartford; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas and Brandon Egan, Dr. Sarah Schlegel Doran, Bethany Schlegel Shaw, Arianna Schlegel, Erin Miceli, and Daniel Ridgeway. John donated his body for medical research.

I love you, Grandpa.

she's a maniac, maniac on the floor

I am currently obsessed with (or should I say maniacal about?) this list of manias. It's fascinating. You can also check out phobias, in the link at the top of the page. I just thought I'd share with all those other verbomaniacs (yes, it's defined in the catalog) out there. :)