Don’t be a tech hoarder!

Spring cleaning is not only for your home and garage. Every once and awhile I try and do some tech spring cleaning in order to keep things as organized and simple as possible. I highly recommend you do the same.

So what all goes into my spring cleaning?

  1. Applications: There was that one application you needed to open that one file from your friend…now that you have not touched it in months or years – get rid of it.
  2. Email: Do you hang on to all those flyers that show up in your physical mailbox? Exactly. Make searching easier by getting rid of these sorts of email messages. The chances of you caring about the big sale at Old Navy 3 months ago is slim to none. At the end of the day – I try and go back to my mantra – do, delegate, or delete.
  3. Accounts: I use 1Password to manage all my accounts (user names/passwords). At least once – go through and delete any old or unused.
  4. Photos: Let’s face it – we all take photos of the floor, blurry images, or something we only needed to reference once. Keep your image library trim by only saving the photos that are good and have meaning.
  5. Text Messages: Here is another place we tend to hoard information for no real reason. There is no reason to hold onto all those “ok” or “thanks” text messages. Delete them and save yourself the space.
    1. Don’t be a tech hoarder – take some time to save what is important and get rid of the rest. You will be surprised what you find (I just found a recipe I completely forgot I asked for), hw much more efficient your searches will be, and how much more room you will have on your phone/computer and not to mention – more peace of mind.

Penn State Creamery’s New Flavor: Grilled Stickies

As a Penn Stater who loves ice cream – I pay attention when the Penn State Creamery introduces a new flavor especially on April 2 when the new flavor is called “Grilled Stickies”.

cinnamon bun flavored ice cream with sticky bun dough pieces and a cinnamon streusel swirl

If that description did not sell it – the photo did:

With that – I put my order in yesterday and look forward to getting that package in the mail.

Somedays – A Reminder is Needed

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

– Winnie the Pooh

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Training Jack

We have had Jack for over two years and training him was long overdue. Overall he is a good dog, but he definitely needs to go through some training to be a better listener and to make sure he knows where he stands in the pack. Earlier this week we started training and for the first week he has to be tethered to me for most of the day and then keep the leash on for the remainder of the time until I can tether him to me again.

I came home from a meeting and found Pepper – the born again sheep dog that herded cattle in his previous life – holding on to Jack’s leash. The picture captures the order in the pack between them perfectly. Pepper is constantly watching Jack, drinking his water, and near by almost all day.

Even though Jack is my third dog – it is nice to be working with someone so that Jack and our family have the best relationship possible. I just wish I would have done this when we first got him. Greyhounds can be pretty stubborn…but there is no one that can be more stubborn than me so he does not have a chance.

If Only It Was That Easy…

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic – I saw this sign at the airport:

Even with bug repellent – those mosquitos were all over me and I came back with all sorts of bites. Perhaps someone needs to let the CDC know it is harder than not letting the mosquitos biting people.

Thanks You…

Recently when we were in the Dominican Republic – saw this sign on one of the busses we took to/from the airport.

Looks like they forgot the “s” after “tip” but decided it belonged after “thank” instead.

Made Me Feel Tall…

I recently had some work done on our LR4 and the mechanic had a Ferrari in the showroom. This was the first time I ever sat in one and I could not get over how low to the ground/short it was. Fortunately for me – my legs are short and I could fit in the car. I am not sure how people much taller than me can feel comfortable in this car – but it was really cool to experience.

Fortunately Cora also went with me and got to sit in it as well. Not too much longer and she could actually reach the pedals/see out the windshield. Help us all…

Cold Day?

On out way to the zoo yesterday – I saw this sign (note it is from a Science/Math Academy) showing the temperature at -196F. I was warm enough I did not have a jacket on. Perhaps this is some of the “fake news”? (Made me laugh)

Fun Recent Finds

Over the last few weeks I have found some really cool things I wanted to share…

  • Architectural Artifacts. If I could – my entire home would be comprised of things from this place. Urban Remains
  • Bracelets. If you know me – you are you know I would only post something about jewelry if I really thought it was something special. For those of you who do not know me – I am not a jewelry person at all – but these might make me one: Spectrum Bracelet Rainbow
  • TV show. If you have HBO and you have not seen this yet – take an hour today and give it a shot: The Night Of
  • Podcast. I first heard Claude VonStroke almost ten years ago and his podcast is still one of my favorite today. Claude VonStroke presents The Birdhouse
  • YouTube channel. I am not sure how – but I get sucked in every time with: Oddly Satisfying Videos