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Mmm...Technology...

I accidentally got the iPhone 4 last week. I wasn't expecting to. I thought I'd wait until the iPhone 5 was released, but the rumors said it wouldn't happen for a while longer. As I wandered around Target last weekend looking for the iPad 2, the Mobile Phone Guy found me. And he spun a yarn about money for the 3GS and discounts and such. I walked away with a shiny new phone for half price and a "free" cover that the guy paid for himself (long story involving the Target Credit Card and a faulty 5% discount). The combo of Target and Apple products is not a good one for me. It'll only empty my bank account.

I've always been a bit of a Technology Girl. We had computers in out house when I was little (not the norm). I've owned four or five computers. I've had multiple iPods. I've had my Kindle for two years. I get jealous when other people have better/newer electronics than I have (probably shouldn't admit that, but there we go).

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And Now for Something Completely Different - Next

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I knew when I started this blog that it was going to be a Travelogue. It was going to be a place where I rambled aimlessly about where I wanted to go and what happened when I got there. I also envisioned it as being a place where the three things I love come together. I've got the Travel part covered. Food. Love the food. I love cooking and I love eating. And TV. I looooooooove TV. The problem with TV is that I've been so freaking bored by TV this season. The Upfront is coming up soon though...I'll have plenty to say then. But back to Food...

The food world in Chicago is all abuzz about the opening of Next. It's the new restaurant by Grant Achatz. The restaurant is a high end concept as not only will the entire menu change after three months, but the only way to get in is to get a ticket for a specific seating. In the last year (YEAR!!), over 19,000 people signed up in advance to get tickets. It's not really an understatement to say that these are no…

The Down Side to Traveling

It's the stress.

There's always one thing on every trip that becomes the stressiest part of the planning. And it's never the same trip to trip. For the last road trip, it was the 9 hour drive with an inexperienced road tripper. For Orlando, it was getting from my house to the train to the office to the El to the airport with the luggage. With two trips coming up very quickly, I've found that both kind of have the same stresses...

Clothing. Well, clothing and packing.

It isn't as much of a stress for New York. It's more of the wonder...will my cute dress work for an entire day or should I break it up and change midway through?? Or, will the new cute shoes work with my seemingly continually inflamed bunion?? (sure, the doc said surgery is an option, but I can't be off of my feet for too long!! I have trips planned!!) The packing portion is going to be relatively easy. I just don't want to look like a hobo when I go to New York. Partially becaus…