The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Adidas ClimaCool Running Cap

climacool cap I needed a new running cap to replace my old UnderArmour that lasted me for two whole years. I decided to go with an Adidas ClimaCool this time since it was on sale for about $12 less than the current UA models.

You’d think that a hat is just a hat and that any old style would do. But that’s not really the case. Although the Adidas fits well when I’m just standing or walking, it doesn’t stay put when I’m running. It rides up on my head and the strap seems to loosen, which is obviously pretty annoying. This didn’t happen with the UA, so it’s not something I’m used to. Also, this hat’s bill is a lot shorter than the UA bill, which means more sun hits my face — another negative.

On the plus side, this cap is lightweight and easy to wash.

While I would stop short of saying this ClimaCool running cap was a total waste of money, I will probably stick to UnderArmour in the future.

Backyard fun

One of my home improvement projects for this summer is to spruce up my backyard. Right now it’s pretty barren and neglected, which obviously is a big waste. I want to do at least a little bit of landscaping, maybe get a flower garden going, and put something in there for the kids to play with.

I’m pretty sure I can do the landscaping stuff on my own. There are plenty of how-to videos on YouTube for the basics, so that’s not going to be a problem. And a friend told me about this site for swing sets in williamsburg va. I don’t live there, but I’ve been using the pics for inspiration.

I’m a bit behind in terms of getting things up and running, but it’s definitely not too late!

New Laptop

macbook air I’ve been working without a laptop for a couple of years now. I’ve been trying to do as much as possible on my iPad, but let’s face it: a tablet just doesn’t have the same functionality. I keep having to switch over to my desktop several times a day, which is a major hassle.

So now I’m thinking of finally taking the plunge and buying a Macbook. I’ve never owned any kind of Mac except for the various i-devices, so I’m not sure what to expect. I just hope the learning curve isn’t too steep and it doesn’t take too long to transfer all my stuff over to the new machine.

I haven’t actually bought anything yet, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up with a MacBook Air within the next few weeks!

Drum Software

Does anyone know what drum software does? I was browsing a website earlier today and came across virtual reality software. At first, I thought this had to do with VR games or whatever, where you become immersed in a virtual world. But no, it turned out to be percussion software–which got me thinking, “why?” What is this kind of thing used for?

Maybe I should just read the product descriptions and check out a demo!