Monthly Archives: August 2015

  1. Granny Panties

    Some friends of mine and I were recently discussing our adventures with surfing, focusing primarily on the times when, having been rolled by a wave, we exited the surf with significantly less clothing on then when we entered. Being as we were all wearing bikinis at the time, there isn't much modesty remaining when a significant amount of your clothing is shredding down the beach with the returning tide. We all agreed that about the only antidote to death by embarrassment (bar ass just shouldn’t be the formative part of that word) was to observe someone else in the same predicament. Never underestimate the value of a sympathetic soul.

    I have recently grown a very sympathetic soul for grannie panties. Not because I have aged up to that category of lingerie, but rather because a few of our customers have been blighted by this affliction of their iPhone case. At least that is what they have taken to calling the over stretching of the elastic band on their Little Pocket Book, Luxury Pocket Book, or any of the many products we sell that enclose by this method.

    At Pad & Quill, we strive to source materials that are durable, functional and beautiful. However, just as those silky sundries the senior gals don in the locker room at my local gym tend to fail under consistent duress, so too will some elastic bands begin to show age and wear.

    Which is why we offer the PQ public a repair service. Dawn the Queen of Fulfillment deftly replaces cracked wood, destickified adhesive tape and most importantly granny panty elastic bands. Our crack customer service staff, who recently revealed to us the secret handshake that allows you to send a “mooning” emoticon via Skype, will be happy to inform you the procedure for initiating a repair or advise you if replacement parts can be mailed to you gratis.

    While iPhone 6s and 6S Plus are about to be unveiled to the public, there are still those who will remain faithful to their 4’s and 5’s,

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  2. Force Touch or Free Touch

    Force Touch or Free Touch

    Mr. PQ wants me to write my assessment of the pending iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. I imagine this has more to do with the fact that I keep referring to the new “free touch” feature and that he has been away on business for a week; Mrs. PQ talking free touch is sounding pretty sexy right about now. While dreams of “free touch” have floated through Mr. PQ’s head, I’ve occupied my evenings reading up on MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, The Loop, CNET, Wired etc to broker an understanding of what all the hub bub is about.

    Last night I learned that there is no such thing “free touch” in Apple iPhone parlance; rather the term is “force touch" which frankly doesn’t sound appealing at all. Especially as I just took the 18 year old to AT&T to swap out yet another iPhone that she has “force touched” through 3 replacement glass screens, a home button and ultimately an entire 5c encasement. I frankly don’t think the words “force” and “touch” should be used in tandem any where near a child who mountain bikes and rock climbs, generally with her iPhone in her back pocket.

    I do like the rumor that the 6s series may be constructed from the same aluminum as that used in Apple Watch. Yes, the phone will be stronger, but better still, we will get to hear Jony Ive say al-lu-minium repeatedly…simply dreamy.

    I’m certain there are any number of intelligent things I could say about the S upgrade, but I will leave that to those far more adept. In the mean time, my thoughts will linger on the new, magnificently crafted Pad & Quill women’s leather Apple Watch bands Mr. PQ is returning with, picking up a bottle of wine and some

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  3. Today my name is Jezebel

    Today my name is Jezebel

    Whenever Siri sasses me, as she is frequently wont to do, my rejoinder is inevitably that of Linus, as spoken to his femme fatale, in A Charlie Brown Christmas, “Jezebel was the evil wife of king Ahab in the Old Testament. In II Kings, it says that her servants threw her out the window and she landed on her head.”

    Just as Linus’ new love interest was intent on keeping him guessing, so Siri Apple Watch changes identities faster then Ilsa Faust in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.  (Loved this character!)  Last week, Siri and her Activity Watch app went all in as psychotic personal trainer.  Mr. PQ and I took some much-needed time away, reviving ourselves in the brilliant, blue-sky town of Breckenridge, CO.  While Apple Watch granted me 9 minutes of heart pounding exercise for 2 hours of bear climbing up a bowl with a 40 percent grade, Mr. PQ was gifted 40 minutes just for ambling down the street to the local coffee shop.  12 minutes for a 3-hour rigorous ascent of Baldy Mountain, while Mr. PQ received 10 minutes for commuting up the jeep trail.  She keeps this up and she will not be getting an upgrade to her wardrobe compliments of our new Pad & Quill Apple Watch Bands.

    Who will be getting an upgrade is my new Pad & Quill Backpack.  We humped our haversacks over miles of rock and trail, ascending to the highest chairlift in North America, and they performed sublimely.  My PQ backpack is now to be named my Favorite Daypack for Adventures.  While I generally carry a Camelbak trail running pack, I was very happy with how my Pad & Quill pack performed in rucking my hydration and nutrition in addition to extra layers and sundries up and down the mountain

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