iPhone Apps That I Love! – For Real My Last Post on This Blog

So, I have an iPhone 4 after months of a crappy different phone I posted about last week.

These are the apps that I have and love:

“UTILITIES” APPS:

Flashlight by Zentertain Ltd. – Truly you can use any flashlight app, but I just really liked this one

WellsFargo – find ATMs near you!

GSU – my schools app

Scan – everyone has to have a QR code reader

IMDB

TVGuide

HBO GO

ESPN ScoreCenter

ColorEffects – for photos <3 it

JustWink- greeting cards fun!

Redbox – reserve movies ahead of time!

iHeartRadio- musicccc, enough said

GAME APPS:

DrawSomething Free by OMGPOP – SO much fun! I love it

Mahjong – all of them are fun!

Angry Birds- I have Space, Seasons, Normal and Rio….I am an addict

Words with Friends – Zynga

Scramble with Friends – Zynga

Sol Free- solitaire game where you can play many different types of solitaire

Bananagrams – OMG love the game so had to get the app, hard to explain…kind of like scrabble but not really…I suggest reading up on it and playing it

Bejeweled Blitz – fun

Glass Tower2 – break blocks, but be careful that they do not fall off the sides!

Farkle – dice game, tons of fun!

DHangmanF – really ultimate hangman game I really enjoy it – easiest way to find this one is by searching DHangmanF which is why I put that :)

Sudoku – I have played a few different ones and like them all for the most part

Pirates of the Caribbean: Master of the Seas by Disney – really cool pirate app where you go to different islands that you unlock as you level up and you do tasks. You can also battle other pirate ships!

SOCIAL NETWORKING APPS:

Pose – really interesting app, kind of like Pinterest

Facebook

Facebook Messenger

Twitter

TweetDeck- Sometimes I use TweetDeck, but lately I have just been using the good old Twitter app

Etsy – I love the website and the app is great too, if you like Pinterest you will like Etsy!

Pinterest – If you do not know what this is check my post about it

Foursquare – love when places have deals for checking in!

FML – F$%^ my life moments that people have

TFLN- Texts from last night in case you didn’t know that- super hilarious

WordPress – for posts like this one!

LinkedIn – have to keep up with that professional world!

Float- by Scribd, I don’t really use it much…but it is a cool concept

FOODIE APPS:

ScoutMob – great deals at local places!

Starbucks – you can create drinks, upload gift cards, and pay from your phone

Allrecipes – great collection of recipes and easy to use app, uses less data than accessing the website

Urbanspoon- <3

Yelp – find local places and read reviews

WholeFoods- recipes and shopping tool

Mixology – really fun tool, you can shake your phone and it will make a random drink or you can pick an ingredient you want in it and it will give you options

 

That is basically all of the ones I have right now :)

Reflection and the future

So the semester has come to an end. Time to reflect upon what this semester was all about…the highs and lows, what I’ve learned…

Well, I would have to say that this semester has given me a wealth of knowledge. I did not think it would be a very difficult semester as I was not taking very many classes. However, the classes I took were very difficult and time-consuming. The high of this semester would be my friends and having fun with them. I really got to have some great experiences this semester with them especially during spring break when I hit a low because of my Aunt Sue’s death. My friends took me to Stone Mountain the day of her service and we hiked up it. That was a huge high point in the semester because friends that I love wanted to cheer me up and it worked.

Some other highs were going bowling with friends, to movies, Savannah trips and more. We really spent this semester focusing on good times and memories when we hung out and even though we are all 22 I do not think at any point this semester we ever really went out drinking or anything. It was more about going bowling and playing trivia and having fun than anything else. I really enjoyed that aspect of this semester and I tended to need it after a week of stressful classes.

The lows of the semester were probably the all-nighters (and forgetting to put blog comments I made on other blogs on here…). At one point I slept for 6 hours in a period of 96 hours. It was horrible. I was in a campaigns class and we had tons of work to do and kept changing our minds on stuff. It was very stressful. Overall though presenting the campaign and finishing it was amazing and worth the stress. My jewelry, yes jewelry, class was also a ton of work. It was awesome to see the finished pieces, but the process of getting there was a pain.

Hopefully, a new high will be finding out on Monday that all of my jewelry sold in the Club Mud sale that is happening this weekend! That would mean I would get a nice check and the knowledge that people liked my work.

In all reality this semester was a very good one. It was one of the most stressful and hardest semesters, but I loved it. Now I am graduating in a week and it gives me very mixed feelings.

On one hand I am excited to graduate and proud of my accomplishments. On the other hand I am going to miss Georgia Southern and all of the great times I have had here. I’ll miss my friends who are not graduating too; my best friend is one of those who is not graduating. Also, this may seem teacher pet like, but I am going to miss some of my professors because I have had them for three or four years.

The knowledge I have gained being in one of the best public relations programs around will aid me in doing my best at my future jobs. I know that at some schools their programs are just public relations and communications. Here at Southern we took marketing, advertising, communication studies, communication arts, journalism, multi-media communications and more. Having a well-rounded curriculum will likely aid me in landing a good job.

Well, this is likely to be one of my last posts on this blog as I will probably start a new professional blog if I choose to have one in the future. So for the few people who read this goodbye!

Here is a really cool post you should all read if you like crayons:

http://www.colourlovers.com/web/blog/2008/04/22/all-120-crayon-names-color-codes-and-fun-facts

General Post- Rant on AT&T

So, I had an iPhone at the beginning of this school year and then it got run over…long story.

I ended up going through all this crap with AT&T and them telling me they could not help me until finally someone was like, “We cannot give you another iPhone, but I can get you a different smart phone for free.” Needless to say I was all over that! The person did not clarify that it was a new two-year contract and I would be unable to get any other phone with an update until March of 2013. Not O.K. He told me that I could get an iPhone in August…lies.

So I ended up with this new phone, a Samsung, and I hated it. It would randomly turn on and off, vibrate when I had it set to never vibrate, force close apps, the mic was on the back of the phone so people could never hear me, it did not like my cars SYNC, adding music to it was a pain and the list goes on and on. So after a month I found out all of the above about the contract and whatnot and was pissed. My father was really angry and found out that I never verbally accepted the terms of a contract or anything; it should not have been binding. Yet, the people at AT&T said we were S.O.L.

My dad was angry and kept trying to figure something out until we broke down, and he had to add a new phone line to our plan to get me a phone I like. I am now paying that extra $10 a month, but the iPhone is worth it to me.

If I worked for the Braves

So this week we had to think about what we would do if we worked for a MLB team in order to get people in the stands.

Naturally, I had to think about if I worked for the Braves; they are my MLB team.

If they were winning I would play on that to get people in the stands. I would have commercials (radio and TV) and billboards about the Braves being winners. I would be sure to amp up social media use as well.

I think that having in-game contests makes it more interesting too. There could be one where if you tweet the best Braves photo of the day it gets on the big screen and the website. Ticket giveaways are always great. In general I would do everything to amp up Atlanta and visitors here to get them in the winning baseball spirit!

Now, if we were losing I would have discounts and even more contests. If it had been a REALLY bad season then I would ensure ticket prices went down just enough to keep the stadium close to full so we could still make enough profit to run everything. The ads in the community would be about loyalty and have to do with the years of history and tradition the Braves games have.

I think it would be a good job to have. This situation showcases PR as marketers/advertisers and I love that.

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Dream Travel :)

The topic of this week is writing about where we would travel to if we had the money to do so, and why would we go there.

I have a few places that I am going to talk about, but really I want to go so many places and just explore the world and see how people live in different countries and just explore.

However, specifically I would want to go to Italy, England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Russia, Canada and Hawaii.

The only three I really have reasons for wanting to go to that I could elaborate on are Italy, England and France.

I have been to Italy and I fell in love. I want to go back there so badly. I truly enjoyed just the history there. It was beautiful and everywhere you turned there was something ancient. I want to go back and spend more time in the art museums. I want to stay in Florence for a few weeks or more as it was my favorite place. I liked Rome, but not as much as Florence. I would also want to go back to Naples and tour Pompeii again. Plus, Italian food is delicious and when you are there you do so much walking and have such a healthier lifestyle you don’t gain weight.

One of the other places I want to go is England. I want to go here just because of all of the movies and pop culture and I guess because it is our “motherland” for the most part. I think that learning about it for so many years impacted my desire to go there.

The other place that I can elaborate upon as far as my reasoning for wanting to visit is France. I have taken multiple years of French and am close to being fluent when I am actively using my skills. I want to go to France in order to immerse myself in the culture and become fluent. I also want to go to see all of the sites I learned about in art classes and to sample the food.

Ah, I just really have a the travel bug.

Bridging Generation Gaps with Social Media

The topic this week is how to convince other generations (non Gen Y’s) that social media can be helpful to them and an asset in the business world.

One surprising fact though is that teens and college students are not the age group most populous on Twitter. The most populous age group is 30-50. According to this website: http://socialmediatoday.com/index.php?q=SMC/78505 in 2009 18-50 year olds comprised 78% of Twitter users.

The rapidly growing amount of people on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn and WordPress makes social media a great platform for any business.

If I were to need to convince an employer to use social media for their business I would simply present them with the facts of how many people use social media and how far reaching it is. Social media covers so many demographics that utilizing it truly reaches a multitude of people. That is how I would convince them. Numbers speak volumes.

Comments

So, I always forget to post my comments that I make on other blogs. Thus, later tonight I will post links to some blogs I have commented on in the past and some links to newer comments.