August 12, 2012

My New Toy

I'm not a smartphone user.  Actually, I'm barely a cell phone user.  My cell phone is almost 10 years old and stays turned off in the bottom of my purse.  I freely give my number to anyone who asks, with the caveat that, unless I'm expecting your call, you probably won't get an answer.  I think I could set up a voice mailbox, but haven't.  I think I can send text messages by pressing the numeric keys.  Life is way too short for that.  I leave the phone on while traveling so my husband can reach me.  He thought it would be entertaining to change the ring tone on my antique phone from the sound of a bell to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.  I missed his call while I was thinking to myself, "I wish someone would answer that dang phone already.  How annoying."   

My husband has been using an android tablet for a while now.  When he heard that Google was introducing the Nexus 7, he pre-ordered one for me.  I waited for almost a month before it shipped, but since it arrived, I've only put it away long enough to charge the battery, and make this cover so it won't get damaged in my purse.  (There's a lot of stuff in there.)  It still needs a closure on the tab, but it's good enough for now.  I can't believe all the stuff I've missed while I've been carrying around my antique phone.


I've had a Pinterest account forever, but didn't get into it for a long time.  The mobile view on the tablet is so much better, though, and I get so sidetracked when I should be doing other things.  I'm sure I'll get bored with it evntually.  At least I hope so.  At some point I'll need to resume my life.  But in the meantime, if you're a Pinterest user, let me know where to find you, and I'll stalk follow you. 

Hope you're all having a good weekend.  I'll be using my tablet to look up specs on smartphones.  :-)

Kim

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOVE the spots!!! I have an antique phone too. May be old but it rings. :o) I don't smart phone, iPad, tweet, text, facebook, instagram, or Pinterest. I'm just content to live in my polka dot world. Have fun with your new toy.

Quilt Hollow said...

I have an ancient phone too. It drives my guys crazy. They talked me into an I-Pad when the prices dropped....I LOVE IT! Maybe I should consider that Smart phone? Hmmm....
Your color choices in fabrics has really changed since we first blog met...I like it!

Cathy said...

To the shame of my teenager, I am still using a flip phone (when I bother with the cell phone at all) but I LOVE my iPad! and I love Pinterest - you can find me here: https://pinterest.com/cathymcmann/

Laura said...

Welcome to the new century! I can amuse myself for a good long time with my iphone. Love it! I am on pinterest. Here is a link:http://pinterest.com/ljrieben/quilt-ideas/

Janet said...

I was exactly like you with mobile phones until I got a smart phone. It's the only one that's ever made sense or been easy to use. I love the polka dot cover.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congrats on the fancy gadget :-)I have a Samsung S3, and I keep it only an arm length away all the time... But it's great to use for facebook, blog reading and stuff. But I wish I could use less than I do with it... I should sew instead :-) LOL :-)
Wish you a great new week :-)

Lynn said...

Welcome to the Modern Age! Now that you're hooked on the tablet, transitioning to a smartphone will be a snap.

Chookyblue...... said...

have fun with your new toy........

Vivian said...

We have a TracFone -- for traveling and +important messages only. Like Stephanie above, none of the social interaction and instant messaging for me either.
I know what I'm missing, and I don't mind. It's not for me. I prefer my social involvement to be face to face with people, giving them my full attention, listening to them.
I'm glad you're enjoying your new toy. Too funny about your husband changing the ring tone -- and I love those dots!

Karen said...

Look at you getting all techie - how fun!! And look at all those dots - too bad you probably only made a small dent in your stash :).

Wendy said...

Kim you are so fun!! I like your tablet cover ... my reader cover is getting a bit worn so I do believe I may have to make a new one, and oops... it may have to look a bit like yours :) I too use pinterest ... under the name Wendy Christian and I'd so enjoy following your pins if I spot you on there!! Best wishes to you and good for you!

Gene Black said...

if you have learned to use this tablet you should definitely get an Android based smart phone. It will be your new best friend!

suemac said...

I upgraded to the iphone 4. It is much nicer than my old one. I can get into my Pintrest,
Facebook and Instagram accounts. I can even pick up where I left off on my Nook reading.

Mama Pea said...

Haha! this is too funny. Those tablets are addicting, aren't they?! I love the case you made. Welcome to the 21st century! LOL.

leanne said...

this is so funny - I feel just like you - until two months ago I had an old phone that I'd had for nearly 10 years - but now I have a smart phone - oh my goodness - what was I waiting for - I have apps and games and toys and way better phone deals to boot - so I know totally how you feel - enjoy :) btw - LOVE your new cover ! oh and I pin too - you'll find me at daisy and jack :)

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome to the 21st century LOL! Your story about missing your hubby's call made me laugh. And I don't think you'll get bored with it -- I just think it will get better. I've been stalking you on pinterest for awhile now -- I love your quilt pins!

Shasta said...

Congratulations on your new toy. I'm still using a cellphone, but I can't be all bad, since I do have a Pinterest acct. Okay, I'll admit, it is my new toy, but I've pinned millions of quilts on it already.
http://pinterest.com/shastamatova/

Tammy said...

Tablets are SOO funny and there are SOO many nice apps. Your tablet bag is soo cute.

Nancy H said...

My first cell phone was an iPhone but once I got my iPad I now use the iPhone only as a phone! But I love my iPad like a new baby. I now never use my computer for anything except word processing/printing.

When someone accidentally sat on my 6-month old iPad at a Christmas party last year, I was devastedly depressed, like I had lost my best friend. But the wonderful folks at the Apple store wouldn't even let me finish my tearful tale, just took mine away and gave me a brand new one, which automatically reloaded all my stuff from iCloud in about 5 minutes! Thank you, Steve Jobs!

I love downloading patterns on my iPad now that a lot of designers are offering that option. Instant gratification while shopping for inspiration. You'll love your tablet!

Barb said...

what a great looking cover - enjoy your new tech toy

Bud and Marsha said...

My kids couldn't believe it the first time I texted them after purchasing a smart phone@!! There was dead silence on the other end of the phone. What a riot!!!
I'm on Pinterest and you can find me under either Marsha Hodgkins or quilterinmotion.

Deb said...

You can find me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/kwilterdeb/