Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday 13 - Technologically Speaking

This post is late because I spent the morning getting a new cell phone in Dante's first level of hell - otherwise known as the Vrzn store. During the waiting process I determined that I have a love/hate relationship with technology...

I love that I can call my friend in Kazakhstan on the phone and talk to her like she is just across town.

I hate getting a new cell phone and trying to figure it all out - again!

I love that my new phone has a QWERTY keyboard.

I hate that you lose your ringtones when you switch phones just so they can charge you for them yet again.

I love that the inside screen lets me do a slide show for wallpaper so I can have photos of all the grandbabies.

I hate that the screen on the outside is so tiny that the time covers up most of any picture you put on there- I wasn't willing to pay the $30 more for a screen that was larger by half an inch.

I love DVD's so you don't have to worry about the "tape" breaking or stretching if you play the same movie over and over.

I hate myriad of remotes required to operate the TV, DVD player, surround sound, and Dish.

I love my digital camera that lets me know immediately if the picture is good, doesn't waste film, and lets me easily share my photos with you.

I hate the rate at which said camera goes through batteries. (Yes, I have rechargables which seem to run down at the same rate whether they are in the camera or out of it. So much for carrying backup batteries.)

I love Facebook and connecting with old friends and getting a message from a boy (man) who remembered me as his first kiss in 4th grade!

I hate feeling like I have to check Facebook regularly because no one under 40 will pick up the phone to call and tell you something - they just post it.

I LOVE that I can have a blog and share what's on my mind and in my world and also learn about you and yours.

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Alice Audrey said...

I was feeling rather proud of myself for getting a Tracphone until I read this. Now I'm feeling backwards again.

Reese =^..^= said...

I loved your Thursday 13. I feel the very same way!!

myhomecomforts said...

Great list! Happy T13.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I drag myself kicking and screaming into technology. I still have a neanderthal phone, but I don't care. You would die laughing if you saw it. I am, though, extremely appreciative of digital cameras.