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Lost phone or lost mind?!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lost phone or lost mind?!

I lost my phone.  It's a smart phone.  Unfortunately that doesn't mean you have to be smart to use it, or to keep up with it.
I really think I'm losing my mind now though!  I have checked random places like the fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, sofa cushions...everywhere i can think of! I even offered to pay Tid Bit $5 to find it!  Is that bad...bribery for a little concentrated help?  Kids are good though at finding things though. I think we'll just call it utilizing Tid Bit's giftedness!


I held out for a long time you know...on getting a smart phone.  My husband is a computer guy, so he thinks they're a necessity.  I didn't know why I'd need to check my email when i was in Walmart with 2 crazy kiddos, or type in a grocery list on the phone instead of with a  pen and a paper list on the fridge.  Well, now i know why it's handy, and now i feel like I've just lost a hand along with the the phone.  My right hand man.  My calender, my contacts, my grocery list for crying out loud!


When did technology become such a staple that we feel lost without it?  It happened slowly and over time for me.  It's going from regular cable to digital.  From standard radio to XM to Pandora.  From bag phone (oh yeah, some of you know what I'm talking about! The one your parents let you have in high school when you started driving...the one you had to use to call your dad when you were a freshman in college to tearfully confess your first speeding ticket!) to flip phone, to texter, to smart phone!  And here i am now...connected to my phone enough so that i feel lost without it.  And all in the same period of time that i realize I've gone from playing Wheel of Fortune and Oregon Trail on a first generation Apple computer (remember when they were called just Apple?!) all the way to blogging on a tiny laptop! Two days...blogger and phone loser...wow!   This has clearly been a week of technological advances and pitfalls for me!  Hmmm....maybe I'll feel better if i just eat dessert first for lunch?!

So, what do you think that if you lost would leave you feeling like you're losing your mind?

** this originally was posted at 10:15 this morning and the phone was found 35 minutes later.  And i have to say, Tid Bit is a rock star phone hunter!  So now i'm out $5...for Tid Bit's skills.  And also out a horrifying amount of money to replace a barely used Droid 2...because Tid Bit found my phone in the dog's water bowl.  Some days i wish i was out the dog who put it there?!  (ok, so not really, but you know what i mean!)

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At January 20, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger schmakt said...

My laptop died a while ago. I felt completely lost in the world.

btw, you should get that Where's My Droid app that will let you text your phone and then your phone will turn the volume on and up and make noise until you find it.

 
At January 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Logan said...

oh Jim, i fear that even the app wouldn't have helped this time. It seems the phone was found by my dogs...who kindly stored it for me in their water bowl.

 

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