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+ I couldn't help but wonder...

I was browsing the tFS forums and came across this paparazzi shot of Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of the new Sex and the City movie. And I couldn't help but wonder at what point do fashion no-no's become a yes-yes? Only Sarah Jessica Parker could attempt to pull off acid-wash jeans with uggs!

Anyway, it got my thinking, why hasn't a new show come to fill the empty Manolo Blahniks' Sex and the City so gloriously filled? Don't get me wrong, the movies was OK, but where are us girls supposed to go for our weekly drama aimed solely at us? These days the kinds of shows that appeal to me and my friends are either aimed at the family (i.e. Lost, Heroes, Dexter) or try and appeal to the teens by being largely about teenagers having sex (Skins, Inbetweeners).

Quite simply, I could just carry on re-watching any one of the six seasons Sarah Jessica Parker & co ever so kindly made for us. But instead, I've decided to take a look back to Carrie's signature "I couldn't help but wonder..." questions and see whether they relevant to twenty-somethings (a.k.a. people my age) in the Noughties.

#1 Is it better to "fake it" than be alone? (Season Two, Episode Four)

#2 Why do we let the one thing we don't have affect all the things we do have? Why does one minus a plus one feel like it adds up to a zero? (Season Five, Episode Five)

#3 Why are we should-ing all over ourselves?(Season Six, Episode 15(

#4 As we speed along this endless road to the destination called "Who-We-Hope-to-Be," I can't help but whine, are we there yet? (Season Four, Episode 11)

#5 Can you make a mistake and miss your fate? (Season Four, Episode 18)

More to come as I think of answers to these timelessly relevant questions!


+ My brand new Blackberry Curve 8310


(Screen pic of KoL member Jared Followill)

After losing my last contract phone only a fortnight into the contract around two years ago, I have finally got my hands on a brand new UPGRADE - and it's about time!

Orange are offering pretty good deals for the latest Blackberry models, and so I initially phoned O2 to tell them I was planning to switch. As a result they offered me a Blackberry 8310 in emerald black (apparently a newer version than the silver one) with 1000 free texts, 600 minutes and unlimited e-mail and internet for just £25 a month. It was too good a deal to turn down so I decided to stick with O2.

How good is that?! Although I have been warned that 'unlimited internet' isn't always unlimited. Apparently they have a fair usage policy capped at just 200mb a month. We shall have to wait and see at the end of the month whether this applies to my deal or not.

The 8310 model is actually relatively old, but it still has e-mail, internet and all the like on it so suits me fine.

BLACKBERRY 8310 CURVE
What I love
+ Having access to my hotmail account and an application for Facebook gurantees I will never have to twiddle my thumbs out of boredom, well, unless it is while using my Blackberry!
+ O2 have given me (hopefully) free internet so when I'm bored on the train or out I can still keep up to date with my fave blogs and the latest news.
+ The screen is surprisingly massive!

What I love not so much
+ The trackerball is a bit temperamental and not always easy to control.
+ No wi-fi on this model, meaning no free internet access for me from coffee shops, libraries and the like.
+ Spelling mistakes aplenty due to the teeny tiny buttons on the Qwerty keyboard.

It only arrived yesterday evening and I have already dropped it about five times, so I'm glad I ordered a bright yellow silicone skin for it on ebay, for just 62p!!

Here's a pick of my favourite Blackberry Applications:

UberTwitter
It's not like I go on twitter that much (@_JeniWren) but even so I decided on UberTwitter as opposed to Twitterberry because of better reviews, and it can even publish your location via GPS when you tweet!

Bones In Motion Active
Speaking of GPS, if you like to jog every now and then like me, then make BiM Active your 'portable life recorder'. While you're on the move this application uses your Blackberry's built-in satellite tracking to monitor your jogging and other outdoor activities. This app is actually making me look forward to getting those dreaded pair of trainers on to sweat it up!

For more ideas take a look at Technorotic, and the ever-useful AppWorld.