9.22.2010

I've Got the Sky in my Pocket

Tuesday's Walk to School
My husband and I recently jumped on the iPhone bandwagon.  My justification was so that we could synchronize our calendars and get email "on the road".  Well.... honestly, I think I might be regretting this decision.  Not only did it take practically all day at the Apple store to get our phones switched over (AT&T likes to put people on hold), I have been trying for days to figure out how to set this Mobile Me doo hickey with Outlook (that I thought I had when I purchased the subscription to Mobile Me and had to purchase in a bundle with a bunch of stuff I didn't want).  And to top it off, our internet is acting funny because apparently with all the iThis's and iThat's in the house, there's way too much firewall action going on, so I needed to change some settings which meant lots of learning about something I really don't care about.  Holy freakin cow!  My little brain hurts....

The worst part of this bandwagon is how my husband jumps whenever he hears the "new email" bell go off on his phone.  He stops mid sentence to see what it is.  And I know our son notices this because he was happy when I took his dad's phone away to set up the calender today!  I have to confess, I sometimes jump to see what it is, too.  Once I even caught myself grabbing the phone while driving because the bell went off.  We may have to set some boundries here.

On the bright side, I love the camera!  Whenever I see something interesting and don't have my Canon with me I can just whip it out and shoot away.  So far I have video of my son singing when he didn't know anyone was watching (I'd post it but he was in his underwear!), pictures of goats, my dog smiling really big, and lots and lots of clouds....

How do you manage technology in your life?  Has it taken over?

2 comments:

penny patten said...

Nice photo's and cute story. I hope to have an iphone at some point too!

Aleisha said...

Oh man! That's a tough one! One thing I have learned, is that I certainly can't get on the computer until AFTER workout, prayer, breakfast, shower, etc. in the morning. Pretty much, if I sit down at the computer first thing, I'm still in my pajamas at 11. It sets the tone for the day...and it's not a productive one...ha! The night is becoming a problem, too, because, here I sit...1am. Wow...so, to answer your question...YES...we're in danger of it taking over. Thanks for the reminder:)