Advances In Modern Technology

10 Jun

Those who know me well know that I have two huge addictions: television and the internet.

But last week, I took step to cut myself off of one of those addictions.

And no, I didn’t get rid of any of my three TiVos. Aren’t fucking kidding me?!

One of the many sweet things I got for my birthday was an iPod Touch from Mr. Bee.

So pretty...

Mr. Bee and I are total whores when it comes to shiny new electronics and ever since Mr. Bee scored an iPhone through work, I’ve been drooling over them. Since AT&T wanted to charge me $300 (now $400) more than the average Joe just because I have a 10 months left on my contract, I quite politely asked them to fuck themselves and told Mr. Bee that I would settle for an iPod Touch.

Well, I did say it nicer than that, believe me!

After getting the Touch all set up, I’ve been playing with it non-stop. In fact, most of my internet surfing is now done with my new iPod (as evident by all the horrible typos and misspellings on my Facebook status updates – stupid auto correct!).

Once I surfaced for air from my new toy, I realized that having my Blackberry AND the new iPod was kind of redundant. I can get email on both, have calendars and contact information on both and even surf the internet on both (but it’s sooo much easier on the iPod than my Crackberry).

I should just get rid of the data plan on my Blackberry, right? Well, the only hitch is that the iPod requires a wireless connection, which means that…

I can’t check my email every five seconds when I’m gone from the house GASP!! (…unless I hunt down some free WiFi somewhere, of course, but that’s neither here nor there…)

To be honest, at first the thought of not being able to be connected 24/7 was kind of frightening. Don’t ask me why, I just like being connected.

But then I did a dry-run and realized that, during any given day, the only emails I get are emails from Nigerian princes and approximately 812 Facebook Notifications. Maybe it *isn’t* so necessary for me to check emails while I drive, while I shop, while I poop in a public bathroom…

So the data plan is gone and my obsession with iPhone apps is going strong.

Those Nigerian princes will just have to wait until I get home for a response to their tempting offers.

Song title: Advances In Modern Technology by A.f.i.

5 Responses to “Advances In Modern Technology”

  1. Greg June 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Not to get too personal, well I guess we are beyond that aren’t we/you?

    Do you really “poop in a public bathroom”?

    I’m not shy or anything, I just don’t like sandpaper on my…well you get the picture.

    I guess I could BYOTP.


    PS I totally notice if a friend or facility has good TP or not, beware we are watching (and perhaps wiping)! lol

    • Mama Bee June 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

      Well, geez, I didn’t realize that my fan(s?) cared so much about my ass, but, really, I can’t blame you…

      Yes, I will poop in a public bathroom, more out of necessity than anything else. I’m not a hold-it-in kind of gal.

      But wow, I’ve never really analyze the TP situation before. Although I did notice the other day at Gene Coulon Park that they had the good ol’ fashioned Elementary School type square dispenser. Oh, the good old days…

  2. Mrs. J June 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    Word up to pooping in a public bathroom. When you gotta go, you gotta go.

    …ahem…back to what my original comment was gonna be.

    MamaBee. Seriously. You without email is like the sky without the stars, the trees without leaves…the bachelorette without douchebags. It is impossible! This I gotta see. Any bets to how long you’ll last? ;)

  3. Mama Bee June 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    Oh my fucking God, J. That very well might be my favorite comment ever. Literally had me bursting out in laughter, which is kind of awkward when you are pooping in a public bathroom…

  4. betts June 11, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    Wifi networks with an itouch are like public bathrooms when you’re pregnant.. It doesn’t take long before you know all the places you can take care of business. Once you connect to a wifi the itouch will automatically connect to it next time you’re there. So smart.

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