The Love List: Have your Kindle and Your Spring Break Money, Too!

[Welcome to the fourth edition of my Weekly Love List. A list, on all things I love. Because if I love them – well then obviously you may (and should) love them too. As the Backstreet Boys song says (and yes I am actually quoting them) “My Love is All I Have To Give.” So with that throwback, here are this week’s list-worthy things…]

1. The Amazon Kindle.

I l.o.v.e this gadget. A super light weight, hand held device that lets you download entire books in under a minute. It holds up to 200 books, magazines, newspapers and blogs. You may think you like the feel of a book better but trust me – after playing with this bad boy for 20 minutes you will be obsessed too. It is the best for travel, for class books, for everything. I adore it. What I don’t love is the $359 price tag… so ask your parents for the holidays. And think about it this way: what you spend on the Kindle you save on books, because every book is $9.99 or less on the Kindle (and you save paper! And bookshelf space! Your allergies will thank you!!).

2. OPI France collection.

Specifically “You don’t know Jacques.” While my mom calls this color “a dead elephant” (really, mom, have you ever seen a dead elephant?!) fashionistas and fashionistas-not-so-much have showered me with adoring compliments simply for my nail color (and of course my winning charm and fantastic wit- but that’s neither here nor there. Side Note: how much fun do you think it would be to be the person who makes up the names of the OPI colors?

3. Trader Joes 100 calorie chocolate bars.

I should dedicate my whole list to the person who created these. I saw 100 calories and immediately thought either they will be TINY, or they will taste like CRAP. But it was neither!! And unlike those other 100 calorie packs out there – this is the real (all natural) deal. A great size, and a satisfying bar that is actual chocolate. Perfect for any chocolate craving that hits. And it comes in dark chocolate too. Heeeey antioxidants!

4. The Google Phone (A.K.A. G1 Phone.)

It’s a great week for gadgets, but if you are looking for a new phone look no further. It’s the best of the iPhone and the Sidekick rolled into one. I’m pretty sure Google WILL take over planet earth by the year 2012.

5. Farecast.com

If it’s one thing we are lacking as college students, it’s money. Especially now that you just bought a Kindle and a fabulous pair of Hunter Boots. But we still want to go on spring break, visit our friends from summer camp 1997 (LYLAS!), and, if you’re really lucky, find a ridiculously cheap flight to Florence to go back and visit the family you lived with when you studied abroad. Farecast is sort of, well, genius and it predicts if the price of the flight you are looking to take is going to go up or down in the coming days, and weather you should “Buy Now” or “Wait.” Saving you money for coffee, beer, and, of course, cute rain boots.

 

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