This is actually more than a weekly haul because I've been ridiculously busy. I've had physical therapy for my dislocated shoulder, follow-ups at the worker's comp place for the shoulder, and just random junk every morning before work so that leaves no free time. I haven't even finished a book in like 2 weeks. It ain't right.
However, obviously I've found times to buy stuff that make my life easier and just add a little shine, and I feel like I should by all rights share.
Here's my list.
- Steel septum ring clicker ($14.95): if you've ever tried to get a continuous ring through any body piercing you can find a use for these.
- Opal gemmed eyelet ($you have to be dedicated): I love opal jewelry and have spent a ton of money on Anatometal stuff. These are fantastic. See my Tumblr selfie here.
- Kevin Murphy Color .Bug Coloured Hair Shadow ($22): temporary hair color. Works as stated, like makeup for your hair. I think it's fun. See this Tumblr selfie here. You can kind of see the septum clicker and just for bonus points my custom-made opal conch jewelry which I love.
- Quickie HomePro Tub N' Tile Power Scrubber ($39): I already rhapsodized about this, so go read that.
- Banana Guard for all size Bananas ($10): this is brilliant if you love bananas but never take them in your bag because they get smashed; $10 for a plastic banana cover is a little extreme, but it's so convenient it's worth it, I think.
- 1Keyboard ($free): this fills a niche need, notably, if you ever want to use your Mac keyboard to type on your iPad. Why would you do this? I do it because I use my iPad mini as a second display. With 1Keyboard I can use my own keyboard shortcut to switch input to the Mini, type what I want in, usually, Messages or Tweetbot, switch back, and go on with what I was doing. It's not really free if you type very much. If you do, it's $6.
- Characters ($3): this app sits in your Mac menu bar and easily lets you find weird characters and copy them to your clipboard. There are free built-in ways to do this, but ain't nobody got time for dat when Characters exists.
- Command-C ($free): this does what Pastebot used to, only it's more intuitive and works consistently. It lets you copy stuff back and forth from your Mac and iOS devices. In general the same thing can be accomplished with Photostream or Cloud sharing or texting stuff to yourself, but this is way easier and less annoying.
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