Archive for March, 2009

“Booty Caller” ovulation alerts via text message

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Everybody's experience of pregnancy is different. Some folks just cruise through it, while others have to struggle each step of the way. Easy birth, difficult birth. And even the challenges of getting it all started can be tricky. If "doing what comes naturally" doesn't seem to cut it, you can improve your chances of becoming pregnant by paying attention to your ovulation cycle. There is a limited window each month where conception is more likely. If you want to improve your chances, you may want to sign up for free ovulation alerts from BabyCenter.

Just enter your cell phone number into the form on the BabyCenter's Booty Caller page, and you'll get text message reminders when you're at the point in your cycle where you're most likely to conceive. So now when your phone rings, you can tell everybody that you really need to take this call.

Booty Caller is a free service, but your standard text messaging rates will apply.

When you've got to go

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

We've all been there: you're out and about, doing your thing, when all of a sudden you realize that you've got to–you know, "go"–and you've got to go now! Unless you're out in the middle of the forest, that means you've got to find the closest publicly accessible restroom. Rest area? Gas station? Store with the sign "no public restrooms?" You've just found yourself in a bit of a pickle.

MizPee may be the solution for your pressing need. Using your smartphone, go to their website and enter your current city and state, and they'll give you a list of close-by facilities. Their list is pretty thin at this point, so they're eager to get your input on restrooms you know about. You can also give them feedback about facilities that they list.

They've also got a trivia section, so you can see how much you really know about "the necessarium."

MizPee is a free service.