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DSP Men do not seek perfection; they want what “fits” for them and their families.

There’s a App for that. And that, too.

DSP Bert Jay digs his smart phone, is a self-proclaimed techie nerd, part-time amateur photographer (mostly of his kids and funky spots around NYC), running enthusiast and music fanatic. He’s shared his top 5 smart phone apps that fit for him. Enjoy!

Nike+ GPS ($1.99)

This is the app that finally made me a runner.  Prior to this, I wouldn’t be caught running unless I had a basketball or stolen property in my hand (kidding).  I hated running, especially on a treadmill.  Once I started tracking my runs, in terms of distance, pace and mapping – it became addictive.   Throw in moving to New York City and now I am Steve Prefontaine.   This app has a lot to do with my newfound abilities.  Try it yourself and you will see.

Hipstamatic ($1.99)

I fancy myself a photographer, but rarely pull out the big camera with the various lenses, f-stop settings and shutter speeds to determine.  You know what they say…”the best camera is the one you have with you.”  Well that is true and with the incredible camera capabilities in smart phones, having good photo apps are a must.  I love Hipstamatic.  Some love Instagram (especially Mark Zuckerberg), but Hipstamatic is easy, cheap and effective.  It’s up to you to find the cool pictures to take.  The app does the rest and makes your photos look like they came from 1956, 1974, or the future.  Cool stuff.

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Clark Griswold: Eat Your Heart Out.

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Empty Nest or Empty Heart?

I’m sittin’ in my living room with a drop of sweat minglin’ in my sideburn.  As I wipe it away, the heat and backache seem to dissipate but the thought of my last child headin’ off to college will not … Read more »

Cooking Fits for Me!

What makes one person enjoy cooking while others do it with gritted teeth or avoid it all together? (um, poor DSP Lovey gets another shout out!) I’ve been cooking most of my life.  I cook every day and love doing … Read more »

You Asked. I Called It Like I See It.

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Dear Mom, What Were You Thinking?

Dear Mother, Happy Mother’s Day!  What the heck were you thinking? Now I imagine that my Dad was a pretty charming fella and held that cigarette just right.  I know he could dip his fedora in such a way that … Read more »

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Nuggets

Dear Mom, Every Mother’s Day, it’s customary to tell your mother how much you appreciate, love and honor her. This year I will, of course, do the same thing.  I’m not stupid. However, this year I’d like to offer you … Read more »

Dear Mom, You Were Right.

Hey Mom! Well, it’s been five and half years since I was able to hug you and share our uncanny ability to make fun of things that probably shouldn’t be made fun of.  Life has gotten even more crazy since … Read more »