The screen was pushed from the window and lying in the yard. The house was totally dark, and Jerry and I (stupidly) left the windows open when we left. I was a little worried for a minute that someone had broken in, but when I looked in the house, I could see our computers, so I knew that wasn't the case.
I rounded up the cats, and Chandler was missing. I knew exactly what happened--Chandler pushed the screen out of the window and went on a little excursion outside while we were gone. I told Jerry, "I bet you anything he's sitting at the back door right now, waiting for us to let him in."
We went to the back door, and sure enough, he was sitting there. I'm really surprised that Phoebe and Estelle didn't wander out (or they did, and had the agility to jump back in...). Paolo has no interest in going outside, so he was lying on the couch. I wish I could have been here to see what all the cats did when Chandler broke out.
This morning, I really wanted to do anything other than run. I've put in a lot of miles over the past week. The problem is, it's really hard to earn 14 Activity PointsPlus on the days I don't run. But I really couldn't stand the thought of a run today, so I ended up going for a long walk.
Thankfully, there weren't any wandering dogs today, and everything was great. I walked slowly, and listened to the Jillian Michaels podcast. Yurbuds recently contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their earbuds. I've heard really great things about them (I had actually bought a pair for Jerry last year), so I said of course I'll try them out.
I think I'm pretty lucky in that I've never really had big issues with the standard earbuds that came with my iPod. I don't have problems with those falling out like a lot of people do. My only real complaint about those ones is that they are really uncomfortable after a while, especially in the winter when I have a headband covering my ears. They kind of hurt. So I was hoping to find the yurbuds to be more comfortable.
They sent me a cute little package of goodies:
The yurbud earphones, of course, but also a towel, a mini Luna bar, and a Sweaty Band. Fun! The model they sent was the Inspire Talk for Women, which means the buds are made for smaller ears.
When I first read about yurbuds, I was a little intimidated, because they say that you twist them to lock them into place, and they are "guaranteed to never fall out". When I read about the twisting thing, I figured it would involve some fiddling around with them, and ain't nobody got time for that.
Surprisingly (to me, anyway), the yurbuds really are that simple. I didn't have to keep maneuvering it, trying to cram it in my ear; you just set them in gently, give a quarter turn, and that's it.
I wore them on a couple of runs (even though I've stopped using my iPod while running--I wanted to see if they stayed in) and on my long walk today. They didn't fall out at all, and I didn't have to readjust them. They are certainly more comfortable than the regular earbuds I'm used to.
This model also has a little microphone on the cord, so you can use them for phone calls. This was my favorite feature; it was kind of strange to talk to Jerry on the phone while my phone was in my pocket (yes, welcome to the 21st century, Katie!).
So overall, I really like these, and they will definitely replace my regular old earbuds from now on. My only complaint about them is that I think the wind noise is a little more noticeable; it was REALLY windy a couple of days ago when I wore them. I don't know if the wind noise was because of the earbuds themselves or just because it was so windy. But the wind noise wasn't bad enough to make me not use them.
Oh, but speaking of the wind, I did notice one thing that I really liked. The cord on the Yurbuds is slightly stiffer than the earbuds that came with my iPod, which I noticed made the cord move a lot less in the wind. I hate how the wind blows the cord from my iPod all over, and sometimes my arm will rip the earbud out because of that. With the Yurbuds, the cord didn't bother me, even in the strong wind, so I was happy about that.
One of you can win a pair of green yurbuds Inspire for Women, because they generously agreed to let me give away the same package I got! (Note--the model of earbuds is slightly different in that it doesn't have the microphone).
(Disclosure: yurbuds sent me a pair of earphones for free to review, but I was not required to give a favorable opinion. All opinions are honest, as always.)