Jan 222013

For Christmas my husband got me a Smartphone.  Now I was perfectly happy with my old phone that was no frills and had a qwerky keyboard that slid out so I could text.

But I had asked him not too long ago how much the ones cost at his store, and I might have even said something along the lines that I’d be interested in buying one someday.

I really have to be careful about what I say around that man.

So here I was totally blown away when I got the phone from him, and perhaps a little frightened because now I had to learn to use the damn thing.  (I can’t even figure out how to work the TV in the livingroom.)

Luckily, Rick got it all set up for me and even dealt with my current cell phone carrier to switch my service over.  (Seriously… I love the man!)

Next came the act of actually using the thing.

First I had to get used to having a touch screen.  Then came the real training:  Apps.  I’ve never used them before because, well never had to.  Luckily Nichole was here and patiently (with a few stifled giggles) schooled me on the ins and outs of the current cellular world that we live in.

I felt like a 2-year-old.

I’ve had the phone for about a month now, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.  Actually, I love it.

And I think I’ve finally figured out why they call it a Smartphone.  Not only does the texting application graciously give you a list of words to choose from so you don’t have to waste time typing everything out, it also wants to correct any words that it’s sure you meant in your message, even it you don’t want it to.

I’m on the bandwagon with all those people that hate autocorrect, even if it can be quite comical in the end.

Oh, and apparently I’m bilingual.  I’m not sure what happened, but last week all of my texts were either autocorrecting my messages or giving me the list of word choices in some foreign language that I’m not familiar with.

Somehow (thankfully) it corrected itself.

Although it might have been funny to send them anyway and see what kind of response I got.  Let’s see if it’s smart enough to try it again.


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