25 Days of Christmas

I don’t know about y’all.. But I live for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas movies. And thankfully, as I was perusing Pinterest this morning, I came across the full list of ABC Family’s movie schedule!! I can’t even begin to tell you the smile this find brought to my face. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!

25 Days of Christmas






PROVERBS 31:10-31

10. The truly capable woman — who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls.
11. Her husband’s heart has confidence in her, from her he will derive no little profit.
12. Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life.
13. She selects wool and flax, she does her work with eager hands.
14. She is like those merchant vessels, bringing her food from far away.
15. She gets up while it is still dark giving her household their food, giving orders to her serving girls.
16. She sets her mind on a field, then she buys it; with what her hands have earned she plants a vineyard.
17. She puts her back into her work and shows how strong her arms can be.
18. She knows that her affairs are going well; her lamp does not go out at night.
19. She sets her hands to the distaff, her fingers grasp the spindle.
20. She holds out her hands to the poor, she opens her arms to the needy.
21. Snow may come, she has no fears for her household, with all her servants warmly clothed.
22. She makes her own quilts, she is dressed in fine linen and purple.
23. Her husband is respected at the city gates, taking his seat among the elders of the land.
24. She weaves materials and sells them, she supplies the merchant with sashes.
25. She is clothed in strength and dignity, she can laugh at the day to come.
26. When she opens her mouth, she does so wisely; on her tongue is kindly instruction.
27. She keeps good watch on the conduct of her household, no bread of idleness for her.
28. Her children stand up and proclaim her blessed, her husband, too, sings her praises:
29. ‘Many women have done admirable things, but you surpass them all!’
30. Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty; the woman who fears the Lord is the one to praise.
31. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.

While I’m far from a straight-laced Catholic, though I do partake in many of the “stereotypes” that have come to be associated with Catholicism (not disgusting ones, mind y’all), this passage from the Bible ..warms my heart, you could say. Obviously everyone translate the Bible in their own way, but someone very special to me asked if I would explain it to him. Honestly I could have easily said “The perfect wife is a hostess in the living room, a cook in a kitchen, and a whore in the bedroom”, but that’s doesn’t exactly cover all of the bases found in Proverbs 31:10-31. So here goes nothing. 

[Side note: I’m no expert in this whole analyzing thing, so don’t think I’m trying to deface the word of our Lord. I’m not doing that at all. If your opinions differ from my own, I ask you to please comment below and tell me what you think this means.]

I like to think that the beginning of this passage is basically saying that while sure there are many women out in the world, only a few are actually “gems”. Perfect, wonderful, everything a wife should be. This woman will do everything in her power to please her husband, and give him beautiful and healthy children as well as a happy home to come home to. She’ll do her best to keep him content and satisfied. She wakes early and goes to sleep late so the house is clean, and there’s food on the table. She’s a hard worker. Any dream she so desires will become her goal, and she will succeed. She’s not afraid to get dirty to get where she wants. She cares for everyone, even those whom are not her family. Her husband is an important man, so her being perfect as a wife is always the talk of the town, but that’s no matter, for that’s exactly what she wants to be. She is strong and confident in herself and isn’t afraid to let that be known. She’s the best of the best of the best. She is God fearing, and she deserves just as much, if not more, than she has given. 

This is something I strive to live up to, and will continue to do so long after I’m married. I firmly believe that every man should consider his wife to be a Proverbs 31 woman, but that isn’t always the easiest thing to do for a man. It’s the woman’s job to ensure her husband’s happiness. And maybe I’m old fashioned, but I truly believe that in my own heart. 

The Best Kinds of Role Models

I was just tweeting for fun today, not really expecting my role model (Courtney Kerr [@thecourtneykerr]) to EVER in my wildest dreams actually respond to me! But she did, as seen in the picture to the right of this typing. I actually have her blog being sent to my RSS Feed on my BlackBerry. I don’t think that’s weird, is it? I’m hoping that by reading her posts, some part of her fashionista abilities will one day be absorbed by my body so that I don’t look like a bum on most days that I get up and get dressed to go do something.
This was like.. My most amazing dream come true. Well sorta. I never would have expected it to happen. I didn’t even think about trying. Still, I was so excited. I don’t know how much yall even know about Courtney Kerr, but she was on Most Eligible Dallas on Bravo (which, of course, I never missed an episode. I died to get to see her outfits every week.) What I love even more about her? She uses tumblr: http://whatcourtneywore.tumblr.com/. HOW MANY CELEBS DO YOU KNOW THAT DO THAT. AND OFTEN? I know zero. At least I never cared to find out if any did, cause for the most part “famous” people annoy the shit out of me. Courtney Kerr though? Hell to the no. I swear if I lived a few hours farther north and had a little tiny bit of any kind of fashion sense, her and I would def be biffles. I’d continue to talk about just how amazing she is, but I don’t really want to share my role model with anyone. Go find your own. 
There’s so much WIN about this picture that I had to post it of her. I hope it’s not too creepy that I did this. But, I really love it. Wavy hair [check], chunky necklace [check], three-quarter sleeves [check], and cow hide [check]. Yep she has the whole package, at least in my opinion. Something I strive to accomplish on most days of my life. Unlike today where I’m wearing a grungy tshirt and Soffe shorts. Who cares though, I’m not going anywhere. Just studying.. I rather be romping around in some fabulous place (maybe New York City…?) wearing beautiful clothes and killer heels. Alas, my day dreams will have to wait to become reality until I’m finished with school and have those kinds of opportunities. All I know is that when I grow up, I want to be just like Courtney Kerr. But keep my red hair, of course 🙂 
Now for my next goal: retweeting this post that goes to my twitter in hopes that maybe Courtney Kerr will actually read it, possibly subscribe to my blog, and if God is being generous, following me on twitter! Keep your fingers crossed, yall! I will be one happy camper if any of these happen.
xoxo, the little birdy.

C’est la vie…

Personally, I’ve had quite a rough day. Of course I know that it could always be worse, but that doesn’t negate the fact that sometimes I just want to come home and get drunk on wine because it seemed like everything that could possibly blow up in my face, pretty much did. [Author’s note: No, I do not condone excessive drinking, alcoholism, or underage drinking, give me break.] So I’m writing this because I just don’t even know what to write about on BBOS right now. I’m really enjoying getting to write for them though. It’s quite nice to get to report news that’s BRAND NEW AND RELEVANT. I can’t express this enough.

However, I recently added an RSS reader on my BlackBerry, including a “Quote of the Day”. Today’s quote of the day was:

“Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.”
                                           – Matthew Arnold

Last I checked I was still female, but of course yall understand what I mean. And if you don’t, get off my blog. I always thought it was a good thing that I’m so fiercely loyal, but I’ve realized today that while it is a good thing, it also is a bad thing for other people. Maybe it’s just me, because I’m also stubborn and hate not knowing all the facts, that makes this loyalty problematic at times. 
Wow. So I started looking for a job at a hospital after talking with my roommates and completely forgot where I was going with this. Kinda sucks.. And it’s 1am. I suppose I should sleep though. But I don’t really want to. Yet I’m painfully exhausted and barely away. Ahhh I should stop here before I make a fool of myself. 
xoxo, the little birdy.


As some of my beautiful readers may be aware, I just recently became the newest (and youngest, and most female…) blogger for BlackBerryOS.com!!! Now this may not be exciting for all, but for those of you precious people that read my blog AND are the proud owner of a BlackBerry, this is fantastic news. I’ll now be blogging for two, so that means more charm and sarcasm to go around!

I got to post my very first article today, and I have to toot my own horn a little bit and say that it was pretty awesome.

If you click on the actual picture (if I did my job right) you’ll be able to go directly to the website where it was originally posted! Other click right here and that’ll for sure take you.

Maybe I’m a dork for being this excited, but honestly, I’ve always wanted my writing to be “published”. And suuure my personal blog is technically being published, but it’s not a legit website. People don’t come here to check out important information. I don’t have 70,000 members or over 10,000 Facebook and Twitter followers. Nope, that would be BlackBerryOS.com. And I am so excited to get to be apart of that. If you go there and find robyntheginger, that’s me. There’s four other guys writing as well, then me, the girl. I was sorta dubbed “the BBOS girl” and I can most def dig it.

Now something for your enjoyment. Just seeing it brightened my day. For that I am forever grateful.

That’s all I have for now, I’m afraid.

xoxo, the little birdy.


As yall may be aware, I love BlackBerry. Sure I curse at my phone every now and then because I am about as impatient as humanly possible. But I love my BlackBerry none the less. I currently have the Bold 2 (9700). For those that didn’t read the last few posts, the Bold 3 (9900) was released by AT&T today and I want it.

Yes, I went to the store. Yes, I played with the phone. Yes, I refused to let anyone else near it.

I also repeatedly corrected the sales rep who was falsely informed about the BlackBerry. He had the audacity to say that the Torch 9810 was the Torch 9860. Before he could even finish his sentence, I announced that he was wrong. And they were not yet carrying the 9860. Call that rude if you must, but I wasn’t the one that didn’t know the phones they had in store. If you ask me, that’s far more distasteful. I mean hello, the 9810 is a slider phone, touch screen and has a QWERTY keyboard. The 9860 is just all touch screen. No keyboard. How in the heck could you mix those up? Seriously…

So for your enjoyment, I have gathered what I deem to be sufficient information regarding the stats of the 9900.
For the few people that will get butt hurt, no this is not my own information. I take no ownership of it. I will give credit to the websites from which they’re found, I’m merely combining what I have found.

The above picture is proof that the 9900 is now available. The original picture can be found on the CrackBerry website.

This picture can also be found on the CrackBerry website. This is information on pricing at AT&T. And it definitely isn’t as expensive as I had expected it to be. Not that I’m complaining.
Buy your very own BlackBerry Bold 9900 today!

Now for the geeky (and good) stuff…

  • Size
    • 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approx. 130 g
    • Personal note: IT IS SO THIN. Kinda wide across, but not uncomfortable.
  • Screen & Display
    • 2.8 inch touch-screen display
    • 640 x 480 pixels
    • 287 dpi resolution
    • LED flash notification
    • Personal note: I’m not a big fan of touch screen to begin with, but the screen alone being touchable, yet still having the keyboard is refreshingly enjoyable. Much easier to zoom in on pictures and websites, as well as clicking open apps when I have the phone laying down and don’t care to use the trackpad.
  • Keyboard
    • Good old QWERTY keyboard
    • Optical trackpad
    • Personal note: I personally like the 9700 keyboard better, but it’s by no means a bad keyboard. Typing seems to be slightly louder than before. I’d consider the keyboard to be.. Bold 9700 keyboard + Torch 9810 keyboard + more sound when typing. Voila, Bold 9900 keyboard.
  • CPU
    • 1.2 GHz processor
    • Personal note: SO MUCH FASTER. Lovelovelove. Which, it’s obvious that it would be.
  • Memory
    • 768 MB of RAM
    • 8 GB device memory
    • microSD slot (supports up to 32 GB cards)
  • Camera
    • 5 Megapixel 
    • 720p HD video recording
    • Face detection
    • Geo-tagging
    • From 3.2 MP to 5 MP, hell yeah it’s an even better camera. I’ve been told people don’t actually like the camera. But I’ve taken some of my best pictures on my Bold 9000 and that just has a 2 MP camera.
  • Sensors
    • Accelerometer (Orientation sensor)
    • Magnetometer (Digital compass)
    • Proximity sensor
  • GPS
    • Built in GPS & aGPS
  • Operating System
    • BlackBerry 7.0 OS
  • Battery
    • 1230 mAh removable/rechargeable battery
    • Personal note: Smallest battery yet, which I’m not happy about. Which leads me to wonder if my current 1500 mAh battery will fit into the 9900… 
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n at 4 GHz & 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
    • Tri-Band HSPA+
    • Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
Credit for this information belongs to CrackBerry and Phones4u.

Honestly I could barely control myself just writing all of this. From what I determined, the new Curve 9360 is suppose to be better than the Bold 9700. I can’t claim that this is true or not, but if it is.. Well. That only means that the Bold 9900 is just that much more fantastic. And on top of that, only makes me want it to be near Christmas time so I can finally get my hands on a 9900 to keep for my very own self. 🙂 Once I do get my own 9900, I’ll be sure to have a post dedicated solely to the things I discover about the phone. Obviously I was unable to truly submerge myself into the 9900 while standing in the AT&T store. I might scare the employees if I just stood there for hours testing out everything.. 

Which brings me to my next point: IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN BUY A WHITE BLACKBERRY BOLD 9900 COMPATIBLE WITH AT&T, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL FOREVER BE IN DEBT TO YOU. Of course, the phone has to be 1) a reasonable price and 2) actually legit. Because if it’s not. You will feel my wrath. And I can assure you (as well as send references who will agree) that it will not be pretty, and extremely painful. Anyways, just post a reply to this blog post with a link to said phone and I’ll be your best friend. 

But enough about me! I hope someone likes my blog enough to comment on here and actually voice your opinions on the new Bold 9900. Or about the white 9900 that I want. Or just to say hi!!! I like when people say hi. It’s really sweet. Makes me smile and stuff… Ahem. Well. I’m going to find myself a beverage and mentally prepare for my Sunday night shows. 

xoxo, the little birdy.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

So I don't know exactly how many of my readers have BlackBerrys. Of course being a BB abuser myself, I'd hope everyone. But I know that isn't the case. HOWEVER. AT&T is finally bringing the new BBs into stores. I'm most definitely planning on being there when the store opens because I want to try them all out before they're destroyed by the 8 year olds with sticky fingers and the 80 year olds yapping about how "back in my day, I had to walk 10 miles uphill, in the snow, with no shoes to get a message to my Maw."

Right. I don't know who all knows this. Because I find I'm slightly more obsessive than most people when it comes to new smartphones (okay let's face it, when it comes to anything new in the electronics world). This is what I know:

On November 6, 2011, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 ($199.99*) & BlackBerry Torch 9860 ($99.99*) will FINALLY be in stores. Also, on November 20, 2011, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 ($29.99*) will be added to the AT&T BlackBerry family.**
¤*These prices will vary depending on your AT&T account and/or eligibility status in regards to upgrading your phone. The listed prices are for a 2 year contract only.
¤**I take no credit for gathering this information, it can all originally be found at http://bit.ly/us6kWT as well as a sort of "rating" of the phones compared to past BlackBerrys. However, the Torch rating seems to be linked incorrectly. It's 100% touch screen though, so I see no point in even bothering to consider it. Pretty sure there are much better options when it comes to buying a touch screen phone. And unfortunately I have to admit that none of them are BlackBerry phones.

[NOTE TO MY READERS: This is my very own personal opinion. I am aware that not everyone will agree with this. In no way or form am I intending to offend anyone or anything. Do not take my opinion personally. If you do, you're stupid.]

My mother has already started the annoying habit of asking me what I want for Christmas every 93 seconds. Naturally I have begun the process of fabricating a list. The List. So far it has two things. And over the next couple weeks it'll grow exponentially. If I can even find things I *want*.

1) BlackBerry Bold 9900 (duh)
–> http://bit.ly/tMCELL
» If you have to ask why, you don't deserve my friendship. Or to read my blog for that matter.
2) Burberry The Beat (for women, Eau de Parfum, ~3.3oz)
–> http://bit.ly/tR5wPV
» I have Burberry Brit Sheer, as well as a few others, but this one is just too good to pass up.

That's all I have for now. If you're judging me for using twitter to shorten my links, by all means continue, but that doesn't make it any less of a brilliant idea!!

I'm out of words for now.

xoxo, the little birdy.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T