Friday, January 22, 2010

My non-techie Nexus One review

There are tons of articles critiquing the finer points Google's new phone and arguing how is not as good or better than the iPhone or Droid, so why bother myself and go into that ugliness.

Plain and simple it's an awesome phone. If you want a smart phone you won't be disappointed. It's OS is faster than any other of the T-Mobile Android offerings. The speech recognition is probably the coolest feature on the phone and the screen is bright and crisp

I bought the unlocked full price phone because I have an existing family plan with a $4.99 T zones data plan. I keep reading posts from people saying that the Nexus won't work with T-zones. They are dead wrong, it works just fine and I get 3G service. It's a misnomer that there are different data plans. They are all the same, just priced differently by marketers. So if you have an existing T-Mobile plan with a dirt cheap data plan buy the unlocked phone, you will save $20-30 a month in service fees. All those people whining about the price of an unlocked don't realize it's actually cheaper to buy an unlocked phone if they have T-zones. I've also read people are saying T-Mobile will close up the loophole, well if that happens I will be the first one to complain to the FCC.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Need a New Suit...

Ok Brooks Brothers can't you figure out to move your Fall/Holiday Clearance to a sale section and put up some fresh styles. I need a new suit and your aren't making it easy! I think I may sway to Hickey Freeman or J. Crew...

Monday, January 4, 2010

My new Bean Boots rock!

So last week when all that snow fell and it finally got cold, I freaked out because I don't own winter boots and felt the sudden urge to buy a pair.

Sorel Caribou boots are everywhere, but after reading the reviews on REI, I stayed away from them. Most of the reviews were pretty awful.

My search eventually led me to L.L. Bean's inhouse boot line that oh by the way is still assembled in Maine (I've been on this buy American kick lately). As I was shopping the temperature was rapidly dropping, so I bought a pair of Maine Hunting Boot with gortex liners figuring when it warmed up, I could just remove the liners. My fear of cold feet got the best of me and over nighted those suckers. Boy was I glad, these boots rock! The construction is superb and they are toasty warm. I ordered a half size down and they fit great with a regular sock. I would have gone down an entire size if I didn't have the gortex liners.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Just a J. L. Powell 10% off coupon with free shipping

Hey if you like spending a lots of moola on clothes J. L. Powell is the place.

here is the deal:

Take 10% off your entire order.
We'll even send it to you for free.

Just use source code JHH1FS in store, online and over the phone
for 10% off and free ground shipping on orders placed on
Thursday, 12/17 through midnight on Sunday 12/20.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Banana Republic - Get 40% off! One day only. 12/14/09!

As so the email from Banana Republic reads...
Here is the code PWNH8Q9D88CG.
I believe it can be used only once. I didn't see anything that compelling to buy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

J. Crew Sweater Pill ugh!!!

Ugh!!! The two Merino sweaters I bought last year from J. Crew are pilling. I've been hearing that pilling issue is pretty much common place with J. Crew sweaters these days, which sucks. I have a few merino sweaters from J. Crew that are 4-5 years old and they still look fantastic.