day 17 technology
I have been waiting to post this so I would have a photo for uniform but my self portraits aren't working out so well! In the meantime, here is my journaling for technology: technology. i have been pining for an iphone for ... well, since they came out. but i resisted. i resisted because the monthly cost seemed absurd. and did i really need one? or did i just want the latest and newest toy?
i remember when ipods first arrived. oh did i love the idea of those! and then i got one, i spent a ton of time loading music. i could bust through a $15 itunes gift card in no time flat... probably 5 minutes if the music would have downloaded faster.
then it was the kindle. i didnít get that because i wasnít entirely sold on just reading books on it. and it was a good thing i held out because last year for motherís day, i got an ipad2... sigh. still love that ipad. a lot.
that ipad was trouble though. i do so much with it, itís unbelievable. but that ipad made me want an iphone even more. i started using excuses like how if i had an iphone, i would have my calendar with me all the time. i tried pointing out how who would need a gps with an iphone. how the iphone had capabilities that would easily replace at least 4 gadgets, thus simplifying.
my final ditch... i need a white iphone so i can see it in my purse. i am quite certain my husband thought that was ridiculous but on our 17th anniversary, after leaving the kids with my aunt for the night, dennis and i got iphones. i am thrilled. funny though, i donít use the phone that often. itís the gadget that lures me in. the fact that on this little itty bitty thing, i have all my contacts, my calendar, access to maps (without have a gps), access to the internet at the tip of my fingertips. itís heaven.
as for my relationship with technology? itís quite tame actually. i know how it can suck me in. i know i could spend endless hours on pinterest or facebook or blogs but i donít. i donít have a fb account, or twitter or any of those social networks. i donít do pinterest. and i limit my blog reading significantly. i am in one peeps photography group but itís a small group of women that i chat with regularly and the rest of my time is spent living my life in real time with my family, my husband, my kids and my very dear and close friends. i like it that way but i do love having the technology at my fingertips.