It has been a crazy week. It started innocently enough, we left the house last Saturday to run a few errands. Next thing you know we had spent the entire afternoon at a car dealership and I was buying a new (to me) car.
Have you driven a brand new car lately? They have so many bells and whistles now days I’m pretty sure there’s a launch button in there somewhere so you can go to the moon. They are so smart it is scary. It reminded me of that movie where the space ship computer takes over. What was it’s name? HAL? Yeah, that one.
I don’t need a car that is smarter than me. I need one that goes from point A to point B when I tell it to. I have to admit though that I have grown quite fond of heated seats, but if you go out today and buy a new car with heated seats it will cost more than my first house mortgage.
I didn’t buy a new one.
Instead I bought a used one. It doesn’t have a launch button, I checked. But it does have the hands-free Sync system so I can say “Call Mom” and it will start dialing. Pretty nice and the only way I would ever use my cell phone while I’m driving. The only problem was my cell phone wasn’t advanced enough to handle it.
You see, when I quit my telecommunications job, I REALLY quit my telecommunications job. The last thing in the world I wanted to do was continue to live on the cutting edge of that technology. So my cell phone? It only makes phone calls. That’s it. Crazy in this day and age, huh? And to be perfectly honest with you, I probably only use about 5 minutes of my monthly allotted minutes per month. I mean I REALLY quit my telecom job.
We happened to have an iPhone lying around the house. No really, the Engineer had dropped his and cracked the screen. His employer supplied a new one and this old one has just been lying around here for over a year. It works just fine it just has a crack in the screen.
I’ve now spent two days figuring out this phone, adding music and audiobooks. Did you know there are knitting apps and quilting calculators?
I could have used the row counter app when I was making this neck warmer.
Or tracked my notes and snapped a picture of these socks.
I guess after all these years it might be safe to ease back into this technology thing now that I have a legitimate use for it. Because taking pictures of one’s perfectly matched socks is important stuff.