Friday, September 11, 2009

I Don't Do Fridays

My Friday was spent in leisure, as I believe Fridays should be spent. I bought an app for the iPhone called "Bloom" over the weekend, and it's a really great little piece of software - the basic premise is a color changing background that modifies different tones, and if you tap the screen in different areas, sounds play and slowly being to loop. What results is some really pretty ambient sounds that will generate new loops if left idle. It's really calming music, and I thought it would be nice to have a little speaker system for my iPhone to play when I feel like zoning out in my room. Unfortunately, there seems to be no such thing as an affordable iPhone compatible speaker dock that doesn't look like a child's toy. We have an extra set of speakers in the house that I tried hooking up to my phone, but the interference from the cellular antenna was so loud that it's not worth using. My search will now expand to the internet - and Best Buy won't get a sale out of their 10% off coupons. This little whistling duck from Safari West always makes me smile - he was really cute and actually whistled.