Room With Royalty: Rent the Fresh Prince’s Castle

Say what? The Fresh Prince himself teams up with Airbnb to rent out his kingdom?! For just $30 a night?

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That’s a fine piece of architecture

I just can’t help myself – I have to start my post with this great theme song:

3 – 2 – 1, let’s do it together!

Now this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground where I spent most of my days
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys, they were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said “You’re moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air”

I whistled for a cab and when it came near the
License plate said “fresh” and had a dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought nah, forget it, yo homes to Bel-air!

I pulled up to a house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabby “Yo, homes smell you later!”
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air

Los Angeles, get ready to live like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! It’s been 30 years since our TV screens were first graced by the Fresh Prince, and there is no better way to celebrate this than by spending a night in the exact same mansion that the Banks family occupied in this classic show. But don’t get TOO EXCITED yet! Sadly, this offer is only for residents of LA County.

Starting on September 29th at 11:00 AM Pacific, the Banks house will be available to book for only $30/night! You (and one guest) will have the opportunity to book one of five stays starting on October 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th and 15th.

What will you be getting with this rental?

This decked-out mansion will have you living just like the Fresh Prince himself for a night! You will have access to Will’s bedroom and bathroom, a pool area and a classy dining room. It’s all yours for the night so don’t be shy and act like you own the place.

What’s included:

Lace up those fresh Air Jordan kicks before shooting some hoops in the bedroom ❤
Spin old school classics all night long on turntables just like DJ Jazzy Jeff!
Will’s dope closet
Soak up in the sun by the pool on some luxurious chairs
A virtual welcoming to the the mansion
You will not have access to a kitchen but your meals will be delivered to you on a silver platter
1 bedroom/1 king bed
Free parking
Air conditioning
Wifi
TV
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door

You will have access to the entire wing all to yourself! Let’s have a look…

Omg can you imagine standing on that mat having to make a choice like this

That’s not all! Airbnb will be making a one time donation to the Boys & Girls clubs of Philly. A charity that helps youth in need by offering skill-building programs and development skills.

So, if you rent out this balling palace through Airbnb, I know you will be dancing around and singing this theme song. I know I would be, that’s for sure. This is such a dope idea! I thought renting out a Blockbuster was pretty cool, but this definitely takes the cake.

Can you imagine renting this place out? I can’t even. How could you control yourself once you’re in the cab rolling on up to the home for the first time just like Will? Phew. This is way too much! Airbnb sure is giving us the opportunity to enjoy these dope nostalgia feels.

It’s all yours for the night! How will you fancy your stay? Don’t forget to tell your cabbie, “Yo homes, to Bel-Air!”

Oh, and don’t let ANYONE ruin your fun while on vacation in the freshest mansion around. There will be no time in that house for party poopers! So if you’re going to act up, stay home or be reasonable! This opportunity only comes once in a lifetime so behave!

I can’t close this post without saying RIP James Avery. You certainly were a great actor, Uncle Phil!

“Yo homes, smell ya later!”

Hyperloop: Transportation of the Future?

A New Way Of Transportation. Like An Airplane Without Wings But Faster. Saving Time – Flying With Speed!

Imagine traveling in a high speed pod at 1000 km/h. What!?

If you’re from Alberta, Canada, you could be among the first to be able to travel at ultra high speeds in a Hyperloop between Calgary and Edmonton with Transpod, a Toronto-based company. 

If it works out, it’s a big step to expanding this country. The service would transport passengers as well as cargo. I hope it works out for the best because I would love to see this structure and watch it in action. It’s three times faster than a high-speed train, and it will be unaffected by weather because it travels along a protected guideway. While the Alberta government hasn’t committed any funding yet, they are in the research stages to determine if it is viable. 

It’s amazing to see ideas like this. I like this idea, it makes sense. We are in the times of technology where this type of stuff can be figured out. Elon Musk has been promoting the Hyperloop technology for a while now, and he’s a visionary whose SpaceX company made it into orbit, so I’m interested to find out where this goes.

We’re living in the future that those before us could only dream about, and that’s exciting. I can’t wait to see what happens!

Make It A Blockbuster Night — Through Airbnb!

Bring back the ’90s! For three nights in September, the last remaining Blockbuster video store in the world is offering an exclusive rental through Airbnb to residents of the surrounding county — the opportunity to stay the night and enjoy a retro slumber party with friends.

So are you up for that true ‘90s themed stay? Located in Bend, Oregon, this unique rental will offer a bed, bean bag chair, couch, TV and that old school VCR as well as some snacks. To top off the nostalgia, the cost is only $4, one cent more than the price of renting a new release!

Here’s the best part: your party of four will be the only ones renting the store for the night. Your basic amenities will include wi-fi, air conditioning, heating, essentials, breakfast and free parking. 

4 guests · Studio · 1 bed · Half-bath

If you live in Deschutes County, Oregon, this means you can make plans for a sleepover with a Blockbuster feel. Talk about nostalgic. This is a really cool way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the store and remind us how awesome the ‘90s were. Blockbuster will be alive again! Who knew? Although I’d prefer to look around at the nostalgia and maybe watch a movie rather than spend the whole night there, this is still a really neat concept and pretty cute.

To be honest, though, I’m not so sure about this idea during the COVID-19 pandemic, but to maintain safety protocols all members of the party must come from the same household, the store will be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer and masks will be ready for the guests. Starting August 17, you can request to book your one-night stay! This will take place on September 18-20, but I wonder if they will do it again if it proves to be successful. Maybe the last Blockbuster can start a new Airbnb trend!

To think they could’ve bought Netflix.

Be kind, rewind, and don’t forget to bring your ’90s fashion for a true Blockbuster night! I don’t know how this is going to turn out, but good luck and have fun to anyone that wants to make their dreams come true — a good old-fashioned slumber party at Blockbuster ❤

Blockbuster just checking in. After one hour they saw enough. Same here, Blockbuster, after five minutes I’ve had enough too 🙂

Food Fight: Apple VS Prepear

Apple is taking legal action towards an innocent meal preparation company called Prepear because they think their logo is too similar to their own. What is Apple thinking?

Do they really think this would cause confusion in the marketplace? Would people really use the Prepear app thinking about Apple? Not really… I mean this pear looks totally different to me.

This is really silly. Don’t worry, Apple, everyone already knows who you are. No one is taking your place. Not only that, you want to sue them but don’t you realize you are giving Prepear free publicity? I’ve never even heard of this app before reading this story. They’re a small company with five employees. They are not in any danger of putting Apple out of business.

Just leave people’s creativity alone and let people enjoy their meal preparations. The pear logo is green and designed in a different style. It looks perfect with this app. Does this mean no company could ever use a fruit as part of its logo ever again? All because of Apple? Geez. It seems like a bit much. Should Prepear have used a banana instead? Would Apple have even noticed?

Why do you hate small business, Apple? You were one once; what’s your damn problem?!

I might just give this app a try. It looks pretty useful and they deserve as much support as they can get.

Let’s support small business!

Is Technology Actually Getting Better?

I used to love tech a lot more, but now, I feel like tech is getting worse. Keep playing with my time and money, and I have every right to be mad.

In the tech world, you would think as time goes on, and we learn from past technology mistakes, life would be just wonderful, sharing our world with our devices and having some trust in developers. But here we are in 2020 and that’s not what’s really going on. What’s up with the bad software that we pay hundreds of dollars for?

Developers, designers and businesses improve technology and software every day – that’s their job. But is the technology improving or getting worse?

Let’s just think here for a minute. Consumers buy very expensive devices and depend on apps every single day. But yet some multi-millionaire developers and companies give us people mostly CRAP. By this I mean you give us the most bugged software to work with. Just providing nothing to us but shit that should have been properly beta tested, and making our lives miserable. The worst part is this is the new normal and I don’t like it one bit.

Example: Projects you work for hours on may have gotten deleted for no reason, data recovery doesn’t work, blocked software, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes, unexpected errors, missing user data, performance issues, broken apps. Things just don’t work properly like they should. Some apps won’t work unless you provide something, like your information of some sort. To me that’s just weird and IMHO I think they are taking it way too far. In some cases companies might even warn you about troubled updates facing new problems. Seriously? You don’t fully test products before they are released or what? It’s all out there on the internet! Thousands of articles, reviews, opinions can be read on some of these topics. Oh and these days, you can’t just reply on one device. You may need two or even three. There is so much going on in the technology world that just makes absolutely no sense and there is definitely something strange about it!

Do you think it’s just poor old baby boomers that can’t figure it out? You are wrong. I’m young and I have enough experience with tech to know the problems are not just because of a user’s knowledge; that has something to do with it, but in most cases it doesn’t. If you think it through, maybe you won’t be so quick to judge someone for thinking the new times are just a bit ridiculous. Things are moving way too fast and software/devices are not getting tested properly. It’s all about money, money, money, money! All these billionaires care about is hoarding $$$, rather than putting that money back into making sure things work properly and make our lives easier. If they knew how to handle it, they would make users happy by making sure UI is simple, or at least have some option to change to the updated version or keep to the old within a certain amount of time. They just go ahead and change it like it’s nobody’s business. So the people that think it is just baby boomers who don’t know what they are doing, are you telling me if an app just closes, or you lose your work, that this is the times we are working in and you are okay with it?

We spend way too much time trying to diagnose the problem when we shouldn’t have to do this, especially with the price we have to pay for our devices. That’s the job of the developers/companies. Like honestly, can’t the software/device just work without so many annoying issues?! We should be able to use our technology with fewer problems. This makes me think, what the hell are developers doing? If you decide to send crash report logs/diagnostics back to the developers and it still isn’t getting fixed properly, why the hell are they asking for that information if they are using us for dummy material anyways? And what the hell are they doing with their time?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been relying on technology more than ever before. While working from home, a lot of people have been experiencing a lot of technical difficulties that make no sense. How is anyone supposed to get any work done? Oh, because you already have millions (or billions) of dollars feeding through so who gives a shit about anyone else, perhaps? Not everyone is going to have a high-end computer like the workplace does, let’s give some people a break here.

Is it because they know people will put up with it? Consumers buy these things and once it breaks or stops working they just buy more? Are developers being lazy? Not working hard enough? Developers and businesses are taking us for granted, they have way too much power! Incidents where our information has been stolen and it’s our fault because we didn’t read the terms and conditions? Please, your terms and conditions suck and you know it. I bet some developers/companies, once their terms and conditions are all figured out, attach it to the app/software with a sneaky smile because some know they are getting something extra out of it. That was supposed to get better too, but I don’t see that happening soon. I’m not saying all developers are bad, just the ones that have a reputation or got caught.

There are so many intelligent designers and developers on the internet, there are so many people that actually care that could make things work better. Why isn’t there more of that?

I’m pissed. I’m so mad. There is absolutely no reason software and devices need to be the way they are. When there is a bad app, bad software, anything you buy that’s super expensive and it turns out bad, that’s BS. This is just something else out of this world. You have so much money to work with, you have millions of customers but yet you treat them like they don’t deserve the very best you have to offer.