#WEDNESDAYWHIMSY: Popstars meet giant flying bugs

I’m getting in just under the wire on this Wednesday blog! To be honest, I’m not sure what my theme should be for Wednesdays, so I just kinda threw this at a wall and we’ll see if it sticks.

Originally, I was going to write another post inspired by a Buzzfeed video — 3-ingredient Nutella Brownies — but SPOILER ALERT: 3-ingredient Nutella Brownies are disgusting. Apparently you can’t just save a crappy recipe with Nutella. You need the good stuff like butter and sugar and real chocolate to make anything resembling a brownie. Thanks for nothin’, Buzzfeed!

So instead, for today’s #WednesdayWhimsy, you’re going to enjoy this video of a bug flying into Jade’s hair from British pop group Little Mix. These girls can do no wrong, in my book. I kinda always want to dislike them, but I just can’t. They’re so cute and nice. And to be honest, I would have also run off the stage if a giant bug was threatening to fly into my hair. I screamed in terror just this afternoon when I was caught in the middle of a tornado of dragon flies!

Internet, what is your reaction when you see a giant flying bug headed your way? I’m going to learn how to karate chop them towards the direction of my enemies.

PS – Do we want to theme this day as WednesdayWhimsy, or is WeirdWednesday more appropriate? Bugs in your hair are pretty weird…. Let me know in the comments!

#SASSYOVERTHIRTY: In memory of my Nokia 3300

I’m back! Posting two days in a row whaaaaatttt?! I know. It’s crazy.

Yesterday while playing in my favorite playground, the internet, a Buzzfeed video caught my attention. It featured a bunch of teens using flip phones for the first time, you can watch it below. This comes hot on the heels, by the way, of my friend telling me that she works with a bunch of children who don’t know anything about JNCO jeans. SCUZE ME? A 90S FASHION STAPLE. But that is for another post.

Seeing these little kids not knowin’ anything about the joys of a flip phone got me thinking about my favorite pre-smartphone-era cell phone. I have lived happily and with loyalty in Kingdom iPhone for almost 8 years now, but before the original iPhone took over my life (DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN IT DIDN’T HAVE AN APP STORE??), my best friend was the Nokia 3300!

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 9.19.11 AMThis little beauty had a full QWERTY keyboard which made it easy to rack up those expensive text message bills of 2004. It also had the at the time unheard of feature of 64 MB (yes, MEGABYTES!) of storage which I used to store 5 whole MP3s.

In fact, I am pretty sure those songs were:

  1. In This Diary – The Ataris
  2. This Year’s Love – David Gray
  3. Seven Days a Week – The Sounds
  4. Faded – Soul Decision
  5. Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard

I only remember this tiny playlist because when you only have 5 MP3s on your phone, you listen to them A LOT on the long cross-town bus ride to class.

Anyway, while technically not a flip phone (I wouldn’t know the joy of the amazing Motorola RAZR until 2005), my little Nokia was the best phone in the entire world. I kept that thing for like three years. THREE! YEARS! Nowadays, if I make it 13 months without upgrading, I feel accomplished.

I also really appreciated the durability of these pre-smartphone phones. I could throw the 3300 across the room at a wall and it would be just fine. And I did throw it across the room at a wall. Many times. I was a teen! These days, my iPhone never leaves its protective Kate Space Contour case. It’s beautiful gold facade has never seen the light of day. I am too afraid of smashing it’s delicate little body. You could take a lesson from the phones of yesteryear, iPhone!

My little baby Nokia finally kicked the bucket in 2005 when I took it to China and somehow shorted it out. It never turned on again. I was devastated. But ad astra per aspera, I upgraded to the aforementioned RAZR which finally gave me the satisfaction of being able to slam it shut to end a phone call, which somehow felt even better than throwing it across the room at a wall. Thanks Motorola for helping to curb my violent teenage tendencies!

Here’s the Buzzfeed video for your viewing pleasure:

Kids these days, I swear.

Nick MIller

Fabulously Mediocre

I’ve changed the theme on this abandoned blog like 6 times in the last two weeks. I think I like this one the best, so maybe it’ll stick around. I think the header is off center. Fabulously mediocre indeed, yeah?

Anyway, welcome back to Sassy Brunette! A blog all about the things I love: the internet, having unpopular opinions, and probably makeup. I really like makeup. I hope to update at least once a week but no promises. I’ve been an on-and-off blogger for about 15 years now and if my track record is any indication, you may not be seeing much of me by the end of the year, but I’m going to try to make an effort!

After what feels like 100 years of urging her to do so, my friend Julie over at pinkydavis.com finally started her blog and has been going strong for two whole weeks! I’m inspired by her newfound determination. Also we both want to be internet famous one day and that’s not possible if we have no content. Just bein’ honest!

So, there you have it. A small re-intro to my world of mediocrity. See you on the internet!