this past week...

12 June 2017



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Replaced the battery in my iPhone, by myself, with the help of a guitar pick, a blow dryer, an eyeglass repair kit and a youtube tutorial. My battery was so swollen that the screen was bulging and getting worse and worse after every charge. I'm holding out for the new iPhone this fall (hopefully it's worth it), and we're saving for a proper vacation later this year, so an upgrade is not in the cards right now. A $6 ebay battery and a little elbow grease should hold me over until October-ish.

Tried a new Korean-Inspired Beef Bowl recipe . I didn't have ground beef or spinach on hand, so I used ground turkey and baby kale instead. I also didn't have sesame oil on hand, so I used teriyaki sauce. In fact, I re-worked most of the ingredients to accommodate what was already in the pantry. I also forgot to garnish it with sesame seeds for picturesque appeal. Ah well. Surprisingly, it wasn't too bad. I'll be trying it again in the near future with beef and spinach though.

Tried a bourgeoisie $6 ice cream from Whole Foods that I would not recommend. I'm going to have to re-purpose it in a milkshake or something just so it won't go to waste. The texture is just... off. It kinda tastes fuzzy on my tongue. Like it's freezer burnt or something. Ice cream should not taste fuzzy! (UPDATE FROM THE FUTURE: it's terrible by itself, but thrown into the blender with some almond milk and iced coffee, it works,)

Updated my writing portfolio and cleaned up all the broken links, which likely helped me land two new freelance jobs. Chea!

Went to church inside a school, because that's where we're meeting over the summer. May I also mention, it's the nicest high school i've ever seen, including the ones in the movies.

'Tis all.

8 comments

  1. I've never heard of an iPhone battery issue where it causes your screen to swell and bulge; that's sounds so bad. I need to see pics of this. I would be scared to use the phone. I have an iPhone 6s Plus and now I want the iPhone 7 Plus but I think it's best to wait until the fall to get my hands on the iPhone 8. I hope I can hold out until then, lol.

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    1. I had never heard of it either until it started happening to me. I had the screen replaced a few months ago and thought maybe the company just used a crappy replacement, but the Googler in my did some research and sure enough, it was the battery. Here's an image of what it can look like. Mine wasn't that bad, but it was definitely noticeable.

      Unfortunately i didn't take a pic (so i mean did i really even happen???...)

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    2. Just looked at the photo and ummm...that's....bad. You definitely have to get the new phone when it comes out.

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  2. Go Disa with the DIY battery replacement hack. Love me some youtube tutorials that help to save money. And vacation??? Where to?? Hopefully it's somewhere nice and not D.C. but I meannnnn, if you came to D.C. that would be cool too ;)

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    1. D.C. is still on my list, along with a few other nearby cities, but my heart is set on some international travel this year. We're trying really hard to make Cuba happen in Sept. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Girl, you need to teach me your DIY ways lol - that battery replacement sounded like no easy feat, but you reigned supreme in the end, ayyye! And where are you headed to vacay-wise or is it a secret? And congrats on the two writing gigs! I'm thinking about getting an online portfolio together too. How is yours set up? Thanks for sharing your week with us!

    www.theindiebyline.com

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    1. full disclaimer: the only reason i was comfortable doing the battery replacement was because I has already opened up a broken iphone before, so i kinda knew my way around the back of the screen. I also really can't stand the Plus size phone i'm working with at the moment, so i threw caution to the wind and just gave it a whirl. I wouldn't've been heartbroken if I messed things up. lol.

      for my portfolio, i bought the domain through Go Daddy and made the portfolio through blogspot/blogger actually. there are lots of good "portfolio templates" on etsy, and i found one that fit my needs. way cheaper than the monthly fees some of these portfolio sites charge.

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  4. I know exactly what that feeling of fuzzy ice cream is like. Yuck. I usually stick to one brand of ice cream now. There's this brand at Albertson's that is so creamy and rich it honestly puts Blue Bell to shame.

    I often wonder how amazing the high schools in movies/shows are so freaking amazing. LOL! Louisiana is so far behind.

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