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Mail garbage

As you can see, I’m STILL blogging from my iPhone. I know, lame right? You all are going to forget I ever went to The Netherlands, much less took pictures.

What’s holding things up is the mail. See, AT&T would only mail the router to the new address. That’s fine except we couldn’t get our mail keys until we turned in our inspection sheet. Why we put that off I’m not really sure but we finally got it done today. My thoughts were “yay, Internet!” Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone but he and I need a little time apart. I need to miss him, you know?*

Joel emptied our mailbox and brought the contents upstairs. Not only was it full to the point of bursting, there were letters literally wadded up into balls and shoved in the cracks. Isn’t there some kind if law against that? Seriously, who does that? Perhaps we were lucky that none of it was actually our mail yet.

Our mail should have started forwarding several days ago. So, while I’m happy that it wasn’t our mail that was treated like garbage, I have no idea where it actually is. Of course it’s the weekend so we have no way of calling anyone to find out either.

I’m really hoping everything gets sorted out Monday. I’m sick of functioning at dial up speeds on this tiny little screen. I’m also a little worried about where all our mail has been going for half a week. Obviously I’ll keep you updated. Cross your fingers for us.

*Yes, I’m talking about my iPhone like it’s a person. Also yes, my iPhone is a boy.

Look! A distraction!

Still blogging from my iPhone. I love the darn thing and would hate to live without it but blogging on here is soooo sloooow. It’s seriously making me stabby. Instead of bitching about how irritated I am with my lack of computer I’ll distract you with this hilariously cute papillon video.

Here’s hoping I stay sane until my life returns to it’s version of normal. Or just that I don’t call The Salvation Army to take away everything we own and start from scratch. I’m tempted.

Still in the dark ages

Still without the internets over here so no Holland pictures. Today was spent with Phoebe at class, moving some last odds and ends and unpacking.

I can’t decide what’s worse, moving or unpacking. I’m leaning towards unpacking. At least with moving it’s fairly brainless tasks like lifting and walking. It’s exhausting but at least you don’t have to think very hard. With unpacking you have to figure out where to put every little thing. Will this fit? How does that look? Where’s the most logical place (you know, so it’ll be in the *best* place I can’t find when I’m looking for it later)?

We also didn’t have nearly as much time to pack as I would have liked since I got stuck in The Netherlands for almost a week. That means a lot of the stuff got thrown into random boxes to be sorted through later. Good times.

Also on the to-do list, painting the old apartment back to white at some point before Thursday. I really wish the other apartment complex’s management didn’t suck so much. If I’d have known we were going to move out after only one lease term I would have left the walls white. Oh well.

Tomorrow the guy is supposed to come out and turn on our Internet. Why someone has to physically come out I’ll never understand. I mean, obviously they own the Internet. You’d think they’d have figured out a way to do it digitally by now. What do I know though, right?

At least our tv is now set up. Putting on DVDs to play in the background makes unpacking so much more interesting. The time visiting with Joel is nice too. Without being able to bury my face in Twitter we talk a lot more. Who knew?

I hope things keep moving along quickly and we get settled in. We’re all tired and ready to be done moving.

My iPhone is funny

Joel and I got our hair cut this morning and on the drive back someone on the radio mentioned it was National Donut Day. What a great day! I’m not that into eating donuts ever since I heard that if you eat a donut every day you’ll gain 30lbs in a year. Holy crap. However, I figured one donut a year couldn’t do too much damage.

Donuts at places like Dunkin’ Donuts are ok I guess but what really sounded good was a Krispy Kreme. ::drools:: I knew a lot of them had shut down so I did a google maps search on my iPhone to see if there was one anywhere near us. I was pleased that a red pin popped up a reasonable distance from where we were. However, when I clicked on the pin to call and see if they were still open I realized my iPhone has a better sense of humor than I thought.


An Apple a Year?

Joel and I took a trip to the Apple store today to get his computer fixed. While I was there I got a seriously awesome case for my iPhone. It’s the iSkin Solo FX. It’s cute and red with circles plus it’s non slip so I can set my iPhone on smooth surfaces without worrying about it getting knocked on the ground. Look how pretty!

The best part is, when the phone is asleep, the screen protector turns into a compact mirror! Can you say genius? Well it is for a girl on the go like me. It’s the simple things in life that amuse me, ok?

I seriously love my phone. Joel and I both got the 3G iPhone when it came out a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, Joel was mugged very shortly after getting his but so far I’ve beaten off all attackers and gotten hours of use and enjoyment out of mine. Before I got it I had to lug my heavy laptop along with me on all my trips. It wasn’t easy finding wifi that I didn’t have to pay for and pulling it in and out of my bag at security was a pain. The iPhone eliminated all that hassle.

When the 3Gs came out last summer we briefly considered getting Joel one but when they announced the features we were less than impressed. Let’s see, $299 (because the $199 price is for new customers. Don’t even get me started on customer loyalty, ugh!) and the main difference is video and a compass. Yeah… not that exciting considering dozens of cell phones already offer video and I already have a pretty good sense of direction. Just didn’t seem worth spending almost $300 plus signing another 2 year contract with AT&T (especially since we’ve become less and less satisfied with their services).

It’s just so frustrating because when the first iPhone came out it was groundbreaking. Apple has always been on the cutting edge of technology and the first iPhone was no exception. The thing is, I think Apple got greedy. Seems like their thinking was to release new upgrades little by little so that people have to have a new iPhone every year. Why give the customer the full product all at once when you can make them pay for five or six? Why else would they wait to add something simple like cut and paste? Or Flash (which the iPhone still doesn’t offer)? Or video? The maps application, while helpful, is definitely not turn by turn GPS. (One of my favorite things to do while Joel is driving is to yell at him to get out of a lake or a building since that’s where my phone says our “current location” is. It doesn’t amuse him much.) You can pay $50-$100 for the Tom Tom app if you want to add GPS to your phone or AT&T sent me a text that said they offer GPS service you can pay monthly for.

I understand there may be more to it than just greed. It just feels like they’re pushing things a bit too far. Consumers aren’t stupid, especially ones that buy Macintosh products. *wink* There are lots of other phones out there that offer just as much, if not more, than the iPhone. The iPhone is starting to not be that special. Joel and I are waiting until our contract is up this summer. Hopefully the new iPhone will be out by then and is totally awesome. Because I love Apple, I really do love my iPhone and quite frankly I’d rather not have to get used to a whole new phone.

So Apple, consider this your notice. I don’t like feeling like I’m being jerked around. The next iPhone better be the best thing out there. I know you can do it.

Plus, how many phones can I find that turn into a mirror?!

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