Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fun/Not Fun

I'm too stupid for my iPhone, too stupid for my iPhone ... (I'm too sexy .. okay, if I have to explain it - it's not funny).

Anyway. Yeah. Didn't start out well. Didn't start out badly either, just stupid. The apple people apparently assume that the people who buy iPhones are so familiar with iPods and iTouches, not to mention Macs, that some things about the iPhone could just go unsaid.


Cause you know, if I don't learn things the hard way, I don't learn them at all. AND I made the mistake of saying out loud that I hadn't had a cold in the 6 or 7 years since I quit smoking and boom! I got one. Now the whole right side of my head is filled with concrete. Can't breathe, can't hear, and I had forgotten how much I HATE breathing through my mouth. Not a mouth breather by nature. Makes me CRANKY.

So .. I didn't know if there was a sim card inside the iPhone already or not, I saw no sign of one, not the little plastic card they come attached to, nothing. And when I called to activate the phone I was disappointed to be speaking with someone overseas. Can't we keep our jobs here? But I digress. I was told that at some point I needed to turn the phone off and leave it off for 15 to 20 minutes. Fine. Except apparently I wasn't really turning it off, I was only putting it on stand-by. Whoops!

Eventually I got it all figured out, well, mostly. It will be fun to mess with but it might be worth the extra cost on my cell phone bill to get access with just 2 taps of my finger - to radio stations I
can't get in at work. Awesome! Of course I haven't tried it at work yet, but I'm hopeful.

Meanwhile here at home I drugged myself into oblivion last night and today so I could sleep this cold off. Not better yet but do intend to go to work tomorrow. And next time I have a space of time lik
e 6 or 7 years without some kind of illness touching me, mums the word! Not saying a thing cause this cold kicked my butt!


Diane at Crafty Passions said...

I hope you feel better soon !
I hope you figure out your phone thingy.... I am getting a new cell phone soon... I know my little Nokia backwards I have a bad feeling the next one wont be so easy.... yikes...

Teena in Toronto said...

A pal of mine has an iPhone and love love loves it!

Get better soon!

Stimey said...

I predict that you will grow to love your iPhone. It's an amazing little machine.

And feel better soon. I feel your pain.

Tonya said...

I have so far stayed away from the fancy phones, they scare me a little. (no tech smarts at all) But I think that soon that will be my only choice and I will be forced to deal...but until then, I will stick with my little flip phone. Good luck. And I hope you feel better soon.

dboo said...

Wow... you were even charitable enough not to mention that i GAVE you the cold. when you were helping me MOVE no less. baha. sorry!!

thotlady said...

It is amazing how much a cold can take out of you.

I would love an iphone, but I know I would cringe each month when I have to pay the bill...I am very cheap.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Bev's Jewelry said...

My kids added me to their phone program and I have a "fancy" phone now. I can text and use the GPS but yesterday when I went to place a phone call, I couldn't do it. They were not in my phone book. So, I accidentally called my daughter. I hung up before it went through but she called me back because it showed up on her phone. Hard to explain what happened.

Lady Banana said...

You will soon LOVE your iPhone, I can't imagine using any other kind of phone now!

Hope you feel better soon :)