Archive for January, 2012

unBoxing

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Apparently there’s a slew of videos posted on YouTube of people unwrapping their recent technology gadget purchase. This is called “unboxing”. An article I read said that it’s mainly a guy thing.

I learned about unboxing while reading about Microsoft’s internal spoof video of what iPod packaging would look like if they had designed it. (You can also see the video and read networkworld.com’s take on tech gadget packaging here.)

I bought an iPhone last fall, and I still have the box. I don’t usually keep boxes around–my grandmother was a young woman during the Depression, and one of the lingering frugality effects was that she always kept boxes.

Shelves of boxes. Closets of boxes. Boxes within boxes. All kinds of boxes. Big boxes. Little boxes. Long boxes. Short boxes. Tall boxes. So many boxen. (She also kept jars. Don’t get me started on jars!)

I think my grandmother filled the box-keeping quota for several generations. So, no boxes for me.

Except for the iPhone box. I like that one.

Which is silly, because… what am I going to do with that box? (Well, I could make it into a handy-dandy recipe box…)

Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

It’s that time again–the Year of the Dragon!

January 23, 2012 marks the end of the Year of the Rabbit and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.

Here’s to a rip-roaring new year!

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

It’s 2012!

Happy New Year to you!

May you enjoy a peaceful, prosperous, and exciting year!