Thursday, September 22, 2011

Redneck HNT

It was 11 months ago that I dropped my Droid and cracked the screen, which made an appearance for HNT. At that time I was able to buy a screen protector (closing the barn door after the horse got out?), which kept the glass shards together, while protecting my fingerprints from slicing each time I slid across the touch screen. For all intents and purposes, everything worked well, other than texting. In the worst part of the screen, I might have pressed a particular letter, but the glass shard would trigger a different one. The upside of that? My texting became less of a priority, simply because it took so long to actually complete a sentence!

Things have changed over the last few weeks, however. The protector, which did a great job for 8 months, started peeling away. Not its fault--the screen is no longer a fully flat surface. And the glass shards have ground against each other, creating a fine glassy dust. In other words, there's nothing solid for the protector to stick to. So I did what any good redneck would do. I whipped out the duct tape. And honestly, it's working pretty well.

At least until I'm the first in line to pick up the new iPhone 5 (PLEASE, let that be next month!!!).

"Out on the edge of night
In any city you can name
There rides the rebel girl
The wild one no-one dared to tame
And the light in her eyes is a fire

Have you seen her
The rebel girl in action in the city
At night you hear her call
Oooh rebel girl"

Excerpt from "Rebel Girl" ~ Survivor

This rebel girl jumped the gun on the Post-it® HNT, but she does a good job showing the possibilities! She'll be revealed on Thursday afternoon, so come back and find out who she is!
This rebel girl is Maggie, formerly from "Today Did Not Suck"! No link, because she's not blogging anymore, but she wanted to let us know that she's still occasionally checking us out, and things are chock full of sunshine!
There's lots to look at over at "...the Other HNT"! Stop by, ogle, and leave comments, OK? It's still NSFW, of course.
Gosh, what an uproar over at FB today! A week from now, no one will have a problem with it, but today? What hatred! I think it mostly comes from the lack of warning. And no users guide to let us know what's changed, and how to find it. And the worrying about FB blatantly ignoring privacy settings. Or are they? Who knows? I'm not overly concerned about it--I can adapt pretty easily. But it's certainly frustrating! (Notice that Pandora's page has changed, too?!?)
Did you see that the third version of "The Thing" comes out next month? I'm a sucker for this sort of thing!
Theme Alert! - Don't forget that we've got a theme coming up! It's going to be "Post-it®" HNT on October 6th. See last week's HNT to see more details!


JM said...

Necessity is the mother of all invention! Also, never underestimate the usefullnes of duct tape!

I'm UP burning bright!

Elle said...

Thank you, Os, for reminding me that duct tape fixes everything... I might just try it on me :P

And if you get an iPhone 5, I will be so jealous. I still have the 3GS but it still works great so I have no reason to change it... Booh!

I'm up, somewhat.

V said...

Hope your phone holds up until you can get a new one. We’re up and showing off our treasure!

the late phoenix said...

up...with DRE

Mr. Smith said...

Damn! Hate when that happens!

Were Up!

Osbasso said...

Be sure to check in on Cheeky Minx!

Anonymous said...

Had an iPhone 4 thrown at my head last week held up surpriseably well.
I'm ... And a bit blurry ... Ugh!

Emmy said...

I still think you should have used plaid duct tape. :)

I'm up!
Happy HNT!

Gucci Mama said...

I'm up and I promise to visit everyone this week! I've been failing at it lately.

Inferno said...

Duct tape can fix anything.

I have posted a HNT. #1

Anonymous said...

Nothing like Duct Tape to keep things together for a bit longer when needed. Yeah, that Facebook stuff doesn't mean much to me. Just more stuff to complain about.

Have a nice night. I'm up.

KaziGrrl said...

I love the Duct Tape calendar that shows you a different use for duct tape every day of the year! LOL

I'm more annoyed than anything with Facebook... had just become used to the (old) new interface when they spring this (new) new interface without any warning! ;p

I'm up, and I've earned gold in the Scavenger Hunt with this latest entry :)

viemoira said...

LOVE the MG pic- adorable!! :)

That is a pretty beat up phone- even worse then i have done!

I'm up at the cavern and actually SFW this week!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the third version of "The Thing". I loved the second version when it came out almost 30 years ago. I have high hopes for the newest one especially give how much special effects have improved. (That means I'll watch it in the theater rather than wait until it comes out on DVD.)

We are up at Married in Ohio with a view from a different perspective.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love that duct tape, that's good to know.

I'm up.

Anonymous said...

Thinking it is time for a new phone.
I have a big crack in mine right now and it drives me crazy, but yours is just not usable. How do you see pictures? *I am reading your future*
I see an upgrade happening.

I am Up with a friend.

Shibari said...

I am up.. and it is all about panties this week .. well panties.. and boxers.. I have a few friends.. to help me with the panties parade:)

and I would die if that happened to my droid.. seriously!
love the MG~~

Cheeky Minx said...

I like your thinking. But am I the only one thinking slightly salacious things about said tape? ;)

Love your MG - so gorgeously forgivable...


(Ta muchly for the upping. I suspect I may need to begin queuing for a new phone in order to get my fix of filth during the daylight hours.)

HyperSexualGirl said...

My former phone screen cracked for utterly no reason one day. I just took out the phone and saw the inner screen under the protective plastic had cracked. The outer plastic was fine. Never figured out how.

And I'm up!

Fat Controller said...

Duct tape is like The Force: It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.

Going through a bit of a HNT dry patch at the moment. Hope to be up with some pics again soon.

Infidelity Chronicles said...

We're up and showing off our tans! Happy HNT!


BTExpress said...

You know, if you'd have bought phone insurance, you wouldn't be dealing with this. Just saying.

I'm up with a flashback to my hippie days.

padme amidala said...

Happy HNT, Os. :) We are up with a sexy new picture this week. Check it out!


boneman said...

a POST IT theme!?
I am TOTALLY up with themes!
'Course, my theme would be a post it that said "you're late!" on it...
It doesn't SAY "you're late!"...
You have to read it.

up and (yeah...) late again, BUT
I have an excuse!



Joanna Cake said...

Even I have duct tape for emergencies :) With that and a can of WD40, you should have most situations covered!

Late to tell you but I'm up... and off to try to work out how my mini post it notes are going to cover up any part of my anatomy!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait until the iPhone I still have the 3 not even 3g.. yeah it's sad. :((

Glad I don't have FB. :)

Happy HTN day and I have mine up. :)


Lusting Lola said...

I actually didn't have a chance to do an HNT this week, so I'm just here to peek at everyone else.

Thanks, MG, for a beautiful peek at what the Post-It theme could be all about. You are forgiven. Hehhe.

And, Os, OMG...way to stretch a buck. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I just got a brand new Android; she is beautiful! I dread the first drop because it seems the screens on these fancy schmancy phones are easy to crack. I'll use hot pink duct tape if it comes to that!

Anonymous said...

hang in there buddy!

HNT is up!

happy hnt


Molly Rene said...

Late, but I'm up!

Anonymous said...

I <3 the MG