A little bit ago Jennifer tagged me for a 'five daily essentials' post. What I use changes a lot depending on whether it's a work day (stay inside all day) or a weekend (be outside as much as possible). This is a combination of the two.

Almost Done Mitten - I don't think a days goes by with out doing at least 5 rows in some knitting project. This one was an experiment I started a few weeks ago but haven't done the thumb yet.

Scissors - Probably the item I use the most frequently in any given day. I have many different pairs, each with a separate thing they cut.

Tidal (Fiona Apple) - I remember when this album came out and instantly fell in love with it. I play it most days when I'm at home.

Rosebud Salve - This is the only thing I ever use for chapped lips/skin. I hate make up and have never worn it. My friend introduced me to this in 8th grade and it makes me think of her when I use it.

Magenta Motorola Razor Phone - It seems kind of 'post-ironic' that I'm picking this. My phone is going on 7 years right now. This is my equivalent of driving my car past 300,000 miles (Which my Dad just did, he's quite proud!) Sadly it is dying - so in the next month I will have to get a new one. I tried pushing it's life even longer by ordering a new battery on ebay for ninety-nine cents, but it didn't help much. I really really dread getting a new phone because they are all so fancy now, I'm a no-frills phone person who wants a phone that's just a phone. (A conversation with T-Mobile : Me: Hi I want to disable text messaging on my phone. T.M: What? Me: I want to disable text messaging on my phone. T.M.: What? Why? Are you sure?! Me: YES! T.M: Oh-kaay. The Oh-kaay implied I was making a bad decision.) I can't tell you how many time I get on the train now - people who used to read books now only play with their phones. I'm going to stop here and just say my phone is important to me because it is only a phone.

Thanks for reading! I'd like to tag the next four people who would like to continue this fun little 5 daily essentials tour.


EvaForeva said...

I used to be just like you with regard to phone but ever since I got iphone I don't see how I'd be able to "back". It really is amazing. Music, e-mails, games. Just Angree Birds along! I know what you mean though, but I now love my phone without being addicted to it.
P.S. I will have to check out that lip balm - my lips are always so dry.

kristin renner said...

I love the almost done mitten!

kristin renner said...

I love the almost done mitten!

The Sister Of... said...

The album, the pair of scissors and the rosebud salve, so familiar to me.
This could easily be a post about my favourites!

jennifer said...

That's a gorgeous mitten! Learning how to do colorwork is my next on my knitting to-do list.

I'm impressed that your cell phone has lasted 7 years. That is insane. I'm sure phone companies still make basic phones.

jen said...

your mitten is amazing and omg do i agree with you on the phone. I have the penny phone (the one that costs 1 cent when you sign up) which i rarely ever answer despite my dad's attempts to buy me a smart phone. he also combined 3 razor phones together a few years ago to make a super razor. that thing lasted a long time!

sidenote, what sort of scissors are those, they are beautiful!

simple things said...

Yes! I love that album! It's always on my rotation too.

Jennifer said...

I've been using my pink (not my choice, all they had available) Razor phone for going on three and a half years... I'd be thrilled if I can get another couple of years out of it, but the battery is getting a bit tired. Verizon has been trying to convince me to trade it in for ages, but they haven't succeeded yet! I also had a shocked reaction when I asked a Verizon salesperson to disable my texting option... I have no interest in typing notes from my phone! I can't tell you how incredible it is to see the hoards of people on the streets of NYC every day not looking where they're walking because they're all hunched over their smart phones and crackberries!