Little Debbie's Chocolate Chip Cakes (under the Blue Light)

For people that know me, I love my chocolate!

If I had to pick one chocolate "item" of my dreams, it might be Little Debbie's "Chocolate Chip Cakes".  Yep, I have tried most (if not all) of Little Debbie's products, and I don't really care for most of them with the exception of new "Cookies and Cream".

Why do you ask do I love them so much?  Just look at the goodness here:

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  • It first starts with the little chocolate chips on top.  The best part, when (and for certain they will) some of these amazing chips will fall off.  I will find them later (sometimes days), and it will bring back memories of oh such sweet dreams.
  • The white frosting coating that doesn't try to be anything but pure sugar, but gives form to my hands.
  • Ok next is moist chocolate cake that never crumbles.
  • Finally at the very center yet again more white frosting.  How can it get any better than this????

Yet, for some (most) this "cake" looks like a bunch of chemicals and sugar mixed together.  True...but for me it gives me such guilty pleasure.  I know it is so bad for me, but most things I enjoy there is not much nutrition value in them.  (with the notable exception of Blueberries)

The good news (I guess) is they don't carry Little Debbies here in Telluride.  So.... in order to fulfil my fix I have to drive 1.5 hours to pick me up a box of yummy.  Sometimes nice people will bring me a box.  Yay!   They don't last long, sometimes I will eat the WHOLE box on the way home.  Then I am sad.  But sometimes, I hide them from me and when I "discover" them, then I am happy.

Wow, after writing this I might need to check in to LDCCA (Little Debbie Chocolate Chip Anonymous)

ps.

Why the Blue Light?  That is a good question  It was the lighting that was on over the kitchen at the time.  Not sure WHY I did not change it.  Oh well.  Adds a bit of color to the post.


Sophia (Nexus 6p) meet World, World meet Sophia

Sophia (my name for my new Nexus 6p phone) is a pure Android (Marshmallow) experience.

I did (and still do) like my two year old Samsung Note 3, but something about all the bloatware on kind of bothered me.  Also it was getting a bit beat up, surprised that it lasted as long as it did.  Many of great photos were taken on it.

I have only had it for less than 24 hours, so this review is probably a bit rushed, but here is my experience with it:


Screen and Size:

Official:

A 5.7-inch, high-resolution WQHD AMOLED display

Translation:

WOW!  It is gorgeous! It is about the same size as my Note 3, so no surprises there.20160219_143647-01


Camera:

Official:

The powerful camera was built to capture your world in true-to-life detail. Larger 1.55 µm pixels absorb more light¹ in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos brighter.

Translation:

The few photos I have taken look really good.  Very excited to run it through it paces!

Took quick photo at the library (where I am writing this post)

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Fingerprint Reader:

Official:

Your Nexus is quicker to access and more secure with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back to complement the way you naturally hold your phone. Unlock your phone and compatible apps with just one touch.

Translation:

This is something I was always curious about but really was not High on my list of requirements.  Boy was I wrong about that.  I LOVE it.  It plays sooooooo nice with LastPass.   Never again will I not have a phone with a Fingerprint reader (or equivalent)

 


Android Pay:

Official:  

With Android Pay, you can start leaving your wallet behind as anyone with a compatible devices can pay for things with a simple tap via the NFC contactless payment system. Here's a guide to all the phones, places, and banks that support Android Pay.

Translation:

I will admit, this was a driving force for getting a new phone.  The Note 3 was not able to do Android Pay.

I had my first Android Pay experience to buy a nice chocolate bar.  :-)

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Performance and Power:

Official:  

With the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor, performance is fast, yet gentle on the 3,450 mAh battery, so it can last all day long.² If you do get low, charging is quick with the USB Type-C plug. It's reversible, so there’s no more guessing which way is up.

Translation:

Always with a shinny new gadget it is FAST.  This one is no exception.

One of my biggest complaints is NO wireless charging.  I am missing it already!.  :-(  However, the USB-C charge went from 0 to 100% in what seemed less than an hour.   WOW!


 

Sim Card:

Official:  

The Nexus 6p takes a Nano-Sim card.

Translation:

My Note 3 is not a nano-sim card so I had work with Verizon Support.  Typically you just go into the store, but being 1.5 hours away (Montrose), I decided to have one shipped to me.

The chat with the Verizon representative was very pleasant (and dare I say fun)

 

 


Summary:

So far in my 24 hours, I really like my new device.  Stay tuned for updates!