Monday, February 7, 2011

Smarty Pants

I'm not the most adventurous person. I've found I like to watch other people try stuff. If they like it, then I might try it. I'm this way about most things, food, clothes, new gadgets, etc. I'm not a trend starter, more like a trend follower. But this way I get to only partake in the trends that have serious staying power. I don't waste my time and money on stuff like Laser Discs (does anyone remember those? Oh boy...)

I learned the hard way that baby drool can damage a phone. Since Brynlee gets so excited about my phone, I'd let her play with it. I mean what's the worst she can do right? Wrong. She can ruin it! Her and all her drooling glory ended the life of my poor old and outdated phone. I used Jimmy's even older and outdated phone until I was due for my upgrade, and then I branched out.

This weekend I purchased my first "smart phone". Yes I know they have been around for years and years, see what I mean about trends? I decided that it was time that I be part of the mass of people who can buy/read/sell/check email/get directions with their phones.

I've used Jimmy's Iphone in the past, and it was ok. But I wanted something a little different. With the help of the lovely Verizon Wireless man, I decided on the Droid Incredible.

However I'm finding my new phone a bit overwhelming. I figured this would happen. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but as of right now I continue to get lost in my phone. I accidently hung up on someone today, didn't recognize one of my best friends when she called me, and was un able to silence the "Sex and the City" theme song as it blared out for the whole office to hear. Yes the entire song, it just kept going. Hmmm... Perhaps my phone is too smart for me?

Maybe. I'm not somone who quits this type of thing. Or someone who returns things. Everyone else seems to enjoy these mini Sphinxes called smart phones. So I'm left to think the problem is not the phone, it's the user. I'll have to log some serious study time with this baby so I can avoid phone blunders in the future. I'm sure it will become second nature to me, and I'll get to a point that I'll wonder how I ever lived without it.

The idea that I'm even talking about having to study my phone in itself is a joke. I remember when people didn't used to have cell phones. Yes I'm really dating myself here. And if someone did have one, it was a Zack Morris style one. Basically a brick with an antennae on it. Now you can buy a plane ticket and actually scan your phone at the check in counter. Crazy!

Ah technology. Can't live without it, and if you are like me it takes a ton of practice to live with it!


Audrey Spence said...

I don't know if I'll ever have a smart phone. I just think why do I need something like that? I don't need a planner in my phone. I'm not that busy. I don't need to have access to the internet from my phone. That's why I pay for it at home. I don't know. I just don't get it. Maybe its because I don't have one that I don't get it. I think we're pretty similar. You'll have to let me know if they're all they're cracked up to be.

Heather and Spencer said...

You have got me beat on this one! You will have to be the one teaching me to use it if I finally get one in 5 or more years!