Monday, December 13, 2010

Learning something new

Last Saturday Steve made what he termed "a command decision" (old Marine habits die hard) and upgraded my phone. My cellphone was almost 5 years old, worked perfectly well, and I understood it. But Steve feared that its days were numbered, and he didn't want me to be in a place or situation where I had a cellphone that was not functioning.

I am very grateful for his loving concern. However, I'm wondering how, after 28 years of marriage, he could have ever imagined that his choice of phone was the right one. I had mentioned to him before that when I got a new phone, I needed to get the simplest, most basic model available. He came home with a Blackberry. He's had one for years and loves it. But Steve is like a sleek cigarette boat - quick, agile, able to spin around in the water and race from point to point. I am like a slow-moving tugboat - no, better yet, I'm like a heavy, awkward barge that the tugboat moves. I can be pushed in a direction or I can be pulled in a direction. But forget about turning or making sudden starts or stops.

Thankfully, I have many children willing to help me learn this phone ("Mom, that's YOUR phone ringing - you need to answer it") and a Christmas break coming up that might afford me the time to familiarize myself with the manual.



Blogger Joansie said...

I've had a Blacberry for two years now and LOVE it. You will also. Check out the apps that you might enjoy and will make your life easier.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Well, at least it's pretty!

4:12 PM  
Blogger ana @ i made it so said...

ooh! have fun!
(have you read about my cell phone and my whole experience with such technology? it's a long story :P)

enjoy yours!

9:16 PM  
Blogger GoodyGirlRed said...

New phones give me such anxiety--silly, huh? Have fun with your Blackberry!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Margo said...

heh. yes, this is how i feel about my new camera. and i'm counting on christmas break too!

i like your similes :)

9:08 PM  

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