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January 24, 2008

If Anyone Was Wondering If You Can Blog From The iPhone The Answer Is Yes

Some say that when traveling one should never pass a restroom without stopping. I however, subscribe to the belief that one should never pass a Cinnabon counter without stopping.

Posted by annika, Jan. 24, 2008 | TrackBack (0)


Agreed, I do love the Cinnabon. The heart of the bon, after the mantle, where the dough sugar and Cinnamon become expedientially wrapped ever closer (like compound interest) , is my favorite part. Some of my southern friends think my taste is crazy but bon vs. grits? You be the judge.

Actually just be a lawyer for a while.

Posted by: Mike C. on Jan. 24, 2008

Er... I'm not sure if I wanna know or care what a Cinnabon is - sounds like something that subtracts points from the manhood scale for just touching - but as far as blogging from an iPhone goes: Of course! I've hit up your blog before from an old grayscale Blackberry, and can do it from my current color one. If a Blackberry with it's horrid excuse for a browser can do it, an iPhone with a real version of Safari can too.

Now, if only an iPhone could do 1. Exchange sync, and 2. 3G instead of just EDGE, I'd say we have a winner. Till then, I'm going to be forced to stick with a 'Berry.

Posted by: ElMondoHummus on Jan. 25, 2008

Yeah, but do either of them have voice command like my Treo?

Driving down the street and asking the phone to call someone, and further, having the choice of home, work or mobile makes a much safer ride. It can also surf, get emails and stores a humongous amount of names, addresses, phone numbers, emails addresses, etc.

Also, the windows platform makes for an easy sync to the PC.

When Blackberry or iPhone can do all that, I'll consider a switch.

Posted by: shelly on Jan. 25, 2008

Since when is name-dropping blogging? Hell, it's not even commenting.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 25, 2008

The question of iPhone blogging is relevant to my situation right now because I'm trying to find a way to blog (and upload pics/vids) while walking across America this year (for more on that, see here).

Above, ElMondoHummus writes about the Blackberry, and that's actually something my brother David has recommended to me for the walk. I think I might just put the question to my readers.

As for Cinnabon and manliness, well... if you eat Cinnabons day in and day out, they'll shrink your balls and enlarge your tits like nobody's business, but I trust that most of the men who comment on Annika's Journal keep their man-boobs in check by practicing moderation.

Meanwhile, Annika, keep eating those Cinnabons, and pretty soon your own balls will have shrunk to the point where you can just scrape them off with a razor-- no pain. Your tits might end up dragging thirty feet behind you, but I've heard that most women like the sensation of asphalt scraping their nipples.

Shit, that reminds me-- McCain's mother is HOT.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Jan. 26, 2008

But what will the ROK do without you? Are you planning on doing the full Forest Gump, or will you be shaving?

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 26, 2008

What happened to Victor? Remember Wednesday is Poetry Day?

Anyone want gluten-free blueberry muffins with gluten-free frosting and sprinkles on them? I'm baking with my autistic son. He thought frosting on blueberry muffins sounded good today.

Posted by: Joules on Jan. 26, 2008

Victor? Poetry Day? Gluten? Good gawd woman, we've got to get your screws tightened.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 26, 2008


re: Forrest Gump

Looks as though I'll never live that joke down. Everyone's been ragging my ass and mentioning the Gumpster. What I need to do is stop in the middle of my walk and say, "I'm tired... I'm gonna go home."

(I do plan to shave regularly.)

re: ROK

The ROK's gonna be fine without me. They've got a conservative in the driver's seat (his inauguration'll be next month); the country will become ever so slightly less antagonistic toward the US, and President-elect Lee will be doing his damnedest to turn the Korean economy around. So they'll survive while I'm gone.

I do plan on going back there after the walk, though; university instruction kinda grows on you.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Jan. 26, 2008

Hey Kevin:

Is it true that if you drop a piece of paper out of a planein Korea, the chances of it landing on a person named Kim, Park or Lee is 90%??

Good advice: Walk across America in the Northern climes; some of our Southern brothers and sisters class Koreans into "people of color" in a way that will not be beneficial to your journey.

Posted by: shelly on Jan. 26, 2008


I love the heck outta my Blackberry. Stable, small, reliable, a real keyboard instead of a numbers pad... BUT, much of that love comes from the fact that I work at a place with a Microsoft Exchange messaging system, and that is what the 'Berry is designed to work with. My honest opinion: If you don't have an enterprise-class messaging setup to interface with, the Blackberry platform has no advantages. And the older 'Berries, like my 8700c, are not good web platforms at all, so it actually has one major disadvantage.

(Disclaimer: I am a bit behind the times. I don't know how good the 8800's, Pearls, and any other model succeeding the 8700's are)

Take a look at them and see if you like them anyway. But really, from having had to support PDA's at my job (not only 'Berries, but Treos, WinMobiles, and the like), most folks without Exchange, Lotus Notes, or Novell Groupwise are actually happier with a Palm or WinMobile. They're less stable and need more hard resets, but they're also not designed around Exchange/Notes/Groupwise like the 'Berries are.

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Posted by: ElMondoHummus on Jan. 27, 2008

Kevin (II):

"I've heard that most women like the sensation of asphalt scraping their nipples."

Wait... so you're sayin' that when I drag 'em by the hair, I gotta flip 'em over and stay low for maximum arousal? Am I reading that right? I dunno... I think you're just tryin' to get me in trouble.

Posted by: ElMondoHummus on Jan. 27, 2008

El, aren't they usually comatose from the conk on the head?

Walk across America? What are you thinking my boy? Now a motorcycle ride, I can understand.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 27, 2008


Posted by: Strawman on Jan. 27, 2008

You klonk 'em, Cas? How're you supposed to have fun when they're unconscious? That'd be like rompin' the inflate-a-babe, 'cept you get the STD risk too.

Posted by: ElMondoHummus on Jan. 27, 2008

Not at all, they twitch a little.

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The Korean proverb is similar to the image you conjured up: throw a rock in any direction from Namsan (the mountain in the center of Seoul) and you'll always hit Mr. Kim's roof.

That's one reason why Koreans keep extremely detailed family ledgers-- so that when two Kims meet and decide to marry, they can confirm they're not part of the same Kim tribe.


I've been thinking of taking this walk for a while now. Bike across the country? Nah, I've been sedentary long enough. Besides, Robert Pirsig had that covered back in the 1970s.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Jan. 28, 2008

Riding a motorcycle sedentary? Hardly, and it affords one the ability to see so much more, yet, not too much. Walking, you're going to be seeing waaaaay too much. Good luck with the lions, and tigers, and bears out there. Most of America is still wild. You've seen "An American Werewolf in London", haven't you?

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 28, 2008


I've heard that the average London werewolf is photographed by security cameras somewhere around 300-700 times per day, so I suspect they're being closely monitored. Perhaps London doesn't offer us the best example of wildness.

I do get your point, though: America remains, alas, a country of free-roaming werewolves, and it would indeed kill the mood to be bitten by one and to undergo a lycanthropic transformation in the middle of an interreligious rap session.

I suppose this means I need to think about acquiring a gun and some silver bullets, though I do wonder what the gentle folks in the Zen center will think when I lumber in with a .44 Magnum.

"Any y'all fuckaz a werewolf? No?" I'll say in my best Asian Boyz Ebonics. I'll turn to one of the more frightened-looking zazenners.

"Don't be shittin where you sittin'."


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Jan. 30, 2008

"America remains, alas, a country of free-roaming werewolves, and it would indeed kill the mood to be bitten by one and to undergo a lycanthropic transformation in the middle of an interreligious rap session."

Oh, c'mon, man! You only gotta worry about that once a month!

But them vampires... dammit, they're not tied into lunar cycles or any sorta sidereal phenomena. You gotta watch for thems all the timeses.

Posted by: A.J. on Jan. 30, 2008

Dude, vampires are pussies.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jan. 30, 2008