Tuesday, June 26, 2012

All Over the Place

New freezer purring in the garage. Weeds growing in garden.  The outside temperature is 101 F and inside, even with the ceiling fan going, I just can't bring myself to knit. 

Summer is here and the only thing to do is play and rest.

My two year contract is up on my phone... my flip phone...

...an embarrassment to my children and my favorite gadget - well, it's a toss up between this and the coffee maker.  My children are encouraging me to go with an iPhone.  My fear is I would spend all that money but would I use everything?  Is it worth it?  What do you think?  Keep in mind your talking to the woman who just this past week had a sister-in-law call and tell me to check out Facebook to see some pictures she had posted.  (Her grandson's new puppy - the two of them are so cute...)  My question is - if someone's got to remind me to check Facebook do I need or want a phone that does everything?  Or do folks get the iPhone and just do more - keep in touch more, etc.?  I am curious -what do you think and what type of phone do you rely on?

This morning with coffee I listened to Nora Jones - love the voice and the piano.  Then to get me in a clean the house mood I switched to Kelly Clarkson and picked up the kitchen while she sang "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."  Nietzsche would be so proud. 

Sometimes in the summer, especially on really hot days, I turn up "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad and I'm transported to the summer of '74.  I love how music does that.  You can like the music or the times when you first heard the music.

I'm curious - what kind of music do you listen to? At this moment in time what is your favorite song?



TexWisGirl said...

i don't play tunes much, but love almost any kind.

as for phones, i finally got a smartphone last fall (a samsung galaxy). i don't use facebook or twitter, but i do get my comments delivered via email there, and in a pinch, i can blog read, too. that's nice.

Betty Lou said...

Your phone looks a lot like mine and for me it's just fine. Hubby and I never use all our minutes unless we are on a trip. I would rather spend the money on an IPad, more useful. Most of my friends have Smart Phones, I have a Stupid Phone. I usually keep my phone in my car----my son told me "Mom, if you keep your phone in the car----that's a car phone, not a cell phone."

Robin Larkspur said...

I have the simplest phone you can get. I don't use facebook or twitter. I don't like gadgets really. It is a wonder I blog at all!!
As for music, I listen chiefly to celtic, classical, and occasionally the rock and roll from the 70's. I don't listen to current pop at all. Gosh, you know, I sound kind of dull, don't I?

Denise :) said...

Don't laugh. Right now my favorite song is "Just You Wait" from the My Fair Lady soundtrack. Complete with 'Enry 'Iggins and all. Bahaha! I love my iPhone. It's rather hard to imagine life pre-iPhone! Haha! I could live without it, but I do enjoy having it. I've got some quilting apps that I use rather frequently, too. It's great for coupons on the go! :)

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I have a dumb phone. I've washed three of them in the washing machine in the past two months. What would I do with an expensive phone? That's my dumb logic. I pay by a prepaid card. That is easy. Simplify is my advise. xo Jenny