Sunday, May 30, 2010

I Blame My iPhone

Ever since I finally landed my new day job, life has been more hectic than ever. I'm waking up at 2, 3, and 4 in the morning, worrying about getting things done. I start work Tuesday, June 1st, and have been to the office twice already to meet folks, to sign W4 forms (and a ton of others). I love my new coworkers, the casual atmosphere, and the jeans I'll be able to wear to work. ;o) Yeah, it's almost like working at Apple.

Maybe that's why I ordered an iPhone. The company pays the monthly charges (Yay, KB America!) and I get to discover what everyone's been raving about.

So, last night, instead of writing this article, I played on the phone. It's pretty intuitive, and since I had a MacBook Pro that I already am in love with, it all worked as advertised, even for my big fat fingers. Get this - it "learns" your touch and adjusts the tapping algorithm to match your fingers. So cool.

Anyway, it is kinda like a little laptop, but I must say, at this point I'm much better at typing on a full sized keyboard.  If you get an answer to your email and it's full of errors and stupid spellings, you'll know why. ;o)

I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Memorial Day. If you have time, write us some memories of your own serviceman or women, or special events you attend on Memorial Day. Post your pieces in the comments section if you can - or email them to me and I'll add them at the end of this email.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!


Sent to you from my iPhone. (just kidding!)


David Ebright said...

Have been debating between a mini laptop ($300 - $400) or the iPad, with the separate wireless keyboard. Since I travel (& read & write) so much thought it might be a good idea to have something lightweight to carry. I could keep my latest MS (or other projects) on a thumbdrive, so I could write or edit anywhere. The iPad would also be cool to use like a Kindle. The full size laptop is too heavy to haul around & it's slow when using the satellite card.

My company provides a Blackberry. Has lots of features, the worst being email - I get about 30 per hour. The thing never takes a break. (My favorite message: Your system is over the limit.)

Enjoy Memorial Day (I did a post last year.) Hope things go well with your new job.

s.w. vaughn said...

Oooh, you got an iPhone! How awesome! *G* Now you and Kim can commiserate. LOL

I almost fell off my chair laughing at your sign-off for this post. :-)

Hee hee - good luck with the tiny keyboard!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hey, Jax. You'll have to let us know what you decide to get! Thirty emails an hour makes me blanch. Ack. Thirty a day is bad enough! Have a great weekend!

S.W. - Ha! Yeah, usually I'm way behind the curve on all gadgets. My 25 year old daughter was extremely jealous! ;o)

Kim Smith said...

cracked display=$65.00
dropped second time+major heartbreak=priceless

Do not know if I will get another one... it is 500.00 to replace one if you drop it, break it, or drown it.

Oh yeah, and if you are two months into the contract? ATT will do NOTHING To help you because Apple tells them they cant.


Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Oh, Kim. I didn't know you dropped it the second time. DRAT!!!!!!!