I’ve had my phone wallpaper and style set up the same way for so long. I like to change it up periodically to keep myself stimulated, though I allegedly look at my phone less than ever. Unless it is to play music, or blog, of course!
It’s definitely time to move on, but let me immortalize one of my favorite layouts tonight.
My two favorite things about the Pixel 4 are the camera and old skool widgets, like the embedded Spotify player on my home screen. #InGoogleWeTrust. (For the most part… *Puts tin foil hat back on.*)
My lock screen in Chihiro and Haku from my favorite “I cri everytim” moment in Spirited Away. Seriously, I really do cry every time because it’s so cute and nice.
Extra weeb points to you if you know my lock screen quote without being able to read the full text scroll. 😌 One of us! One of us!
My homescreen wallpaper is Chloe von Einzbern from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya. She looks uncharacteristically innocent here, and I’m only a few episodes into the second season, but I won’t say anything at all just in case I accidentally spoil something for you.
I do love the rare anime girl with a darker skin tone, but I feel extremely well-represented by Chloe because of her hot-headed and hypersexual personality. Might be a good choice for my next cosplay? 🤔😉
I remain thoroughly convinced that Chloe was modeled after me IRL: tan, regenerates power through inappropriate behavior (that I won’t spoil for you,) impulsivity, and pink hair.
Yes, that is me with fully pink hair many moons ago. My locks are all a natural black now, but I would dye to have fantasy color hair again. (Get it?) Maybe when I am no longer a starving artist and can maintain the upkeep. I don’t know how you all do it!
Side note: I don’t have a Medusa piercing anymore, either. I just chose this picture to show you all that I was super cool once.
Those homepage folders contain predominantly basic bitch apps (except WordPress, naturally.) Plus, I use Google Keep for allllllll my notes, ideas, shopping/movie/to-do lists because it’s just the best.
Me: Hey, Google: Sponsor me, please!
One of my Google Home devices: Sorry, I don’t know how to help with that, yet.
That is an analog clock widget. I think it’s important to be able to read analog clocks and 24-hour clocks, so I have analog clock faces on some of my smart devices (oxymoron?) and set my laptop clock to a 24-hour clock for practice.
I have dyscalculia, which is similar to dyslexia, but I have trouble with number comprehension in all forms: math, time, money, dates, interchanging spoken/written/numerical forms, etc.
I’ve struggled with it my whole life, but didn’t understand what it was until I read up on it as an adult. Though I was in honors programs, I always barely pulled through math with low grades, and only took one math course in college; not remedial, but introductory.
No surprise that I became an English major shortly after.
Keeping clocks around the home helps me combat my trouble with numbers. I’m not afraid of you!
Swipe to the right and you get a glimpse at my favorite apps peeking out of their folders: reddit is fun (superior to the official Reddit app… change my mind,) the Kindle app for when I am already in bed and don’t feel like getting up to get my actual Kindle, & Sephora bc makeup and beauty, duh.
Don’t forget about that Spotify widget I mentioned earlier. I think I have that going at least 23 hours a day? P.S. Do you know what song is playing and does it remind you of anything that I mentioned earlier? 🙂
Not visible, but noteworthy: the Ultimate Guitar: Chords & Tabs app because I’m re-learning guitar in order to live my best life. I just started today, though, so it is understandably going slowly.
I haven’t played or practice in 12 years — yikes! This app actually helped me get 8 more chords down than I knew yesterday… Which was one. One chord. A Major. The easiest one.
Speaking of awesome learning apps that are tucked away in my folders, DUOLINGO. I know I sound like that judgemental green owl, but spending 10-15 minutes a day practice French or learn Japanese has refreshed my very-post-graduation brain and used building blocks to teach me enough Japanese to kindasorta read my Pocky box, or pick up a random word or two on Terrace House without looking at the subtitles.
Like, I could totally understand if they were talking about something sweet… And I can write it in Hiragana with my Japanese keyboard all by myself: あまい!
Thanks, Duolingo, for reals. However, I will switch from anime and J-Horror to some other culture’s music, film, and games soon. Never go full weeb when there is a whole world of media to devour. What country will be next on my world media tour?
Everything else on my phone is just a utility for messaging, TV streaming, banking, or shopping.
Notice that I have no toxic social media apps loaded onto my phone because I either check them infrequently-to-never, or don’t have them at all. It’s very liberating, as long as you make sure to find alternative ways to contact friends and family before you do a social media cleanse. I haven’t had Facebook in years and I’ve never been happier; now it’s your turn! 🙂 Get off Insta and get on DuoLingo!
Finally, if you like meditating to isochronic and ambient sounds (or sheep, apparently,) Atmosphere is my favorite app loaded with relaxing noises for your individual preference.
I’m a big fan of the Relaxed Breathing, Meditation State, and Deep Sleep binaural sounds, typically at the same time with headphones! That is important for binaural frequencies to be effective, even though I know it’s kind of annoying sleeping with headphones on.
And on that note, it is late and I spent so long reformatting this post after I yucked it up that I can hardly keep my eyes open.
I did it for you, though. Good night, petals! Don’t forget to show me your cute phone layouts. xo