Monday, February 27, 2012
I still have that princess phone and wall phone and plan to actually have them installed at some point.
That brings me to my current phone -
I've quickly fallen into the trap of convenience and access, and my phone truly is my personal assistant. If an appointment isn't my phone, I don't make it. That was apparent a couple of weeks ago when I got a text from a colleague asking where I was; the meeting had started. Unfortunately, I was at home because I didn't think I had anything that afternoon...it wasn't on my calendar. I'm terrible with directions, so without MapQuest on my phone, I'm in trouble. Unless it is on the charger, my phone is usually on me or beside me. I'm hooked on being able to look something up on the Web at the drop of a hat. If I hear something on a show I'm watching, want to double check a fact, get more information, or just look up the name of an actor whose name I can't remember, I grab my phone. I also compose and answer a lot of email on my phone. I was never much into texting before my iPhone because I didn't want to take the time to rotate through six options for each button; it was much quicker just to make the call. I still don't go over my 200 texts per month plan, but I text a lot more than I would have guessed.
As a tech geek, I love gadgets. The downside is getting dependent on them and realizing when I get home that I've left my gadget at work, or getting to work and realizing I've left my gadget at home - but I wouldn't change it. The upside this time that I also got an extra 1120 steps toward my first day on the Presidential Active Lifestyle Challenge. I can't complain about that.
Posted by Andrea Compton at 10:20 PM