Monday, December 12, 2011


Hi All!

It seems like, over the years, our lives have become cluttered with gadgets.  Things to make our lives "easier."  Cell phones.  E-readers.  IPods and MP3 players.  Laptops.  Tablets. 

Well, I hate to admit this but, I am a gadget addict.

I LOVE gadgets.

Anything electronic can keep me occupied for a while.

First it was the computer.  Yes, I am of the generation where computers weren't part of my formative years and so they were fascinating (and still are).

Then it was the iPod.  This got me into podcasts which are another addiction of mine.

The whole cell phone/smart phone thing has gone by me, however.  Hubby and I don't call each other a whole lot and so have never really seen the need for a cell phone.  After all, if we go on trips, it is normally together so why would we need a cell phone to call each other?

Yes, I am aware of the safety perspective of having a cell phone - especially since they have systematically taken out the pay phones across the country.  I DO have a cell phone - prepaid and VERY basic - that I take with me for safety.  Hubby has the same set up himself but . . . he never takes his phone with him so I suppose it isn't worth too much.

Lately, Hubby and I have been talking smart phones.  With my future career pretty much requiring smart phone accessibility, a smart phone is certainly in my future.  We just aren't sure WHEN in my future.


We are so far out of the "loop" in terms of cell phones, we have absolutely no idea where to start.

Luckily, Consumer Reports' most recent edition is about smart phones and service providers.

I guess it is time to read up!



Mental P Mama said...

iPhone. The end.

imbeingheldhostage said...

You NEEEEED a smart phone. I've seen various bloggers insist they don't need access to the internet when they're out, but I don't know how I ever lived without it. First, I spend a lot of time just sitting and waiting--mostly football training and such. I use that time to read emails, catch up on FB etc and then when I get home, I don't have to give up husband or kid time to do that. 2nd, just today I was about to buy something thinking it may be a good deal, but I pulled out my phone and checked the price on Amazon and found I could beat the store price by $10.00 with free shipping! 3rd, for my mother who has NO CLUE how to text, I tell her to email when she needs to give a report on my dad's surgery or their travel details and I get it whether I'm home or not. GET A SMART PHONE Trisha, you won't regret it!!