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Welcome to the 21st century — I now have a smartphone! I figure it'll take me weeks to learn how to use it. So if I don't answer when you call or text, I'm not ignoring you; I'm just fumbling. I had to promise Dave I wouldn't stare at it through dinners with him.

I got the smartphone because my laptop shopping struck out. I was at the store with the big yellow tag for a logo, and I realized that the laptops I was looking at had no CD or DVD drives. I confirmed with a sales associate that manufacturers were indeed leaving out these drives because, of course, everyone downloads everything now. I find this actually horrible, except that external CD/DVD drives are really cheap now. I should get one before they disappear, whether I get a new laptop or not.

Meanwhile, the old laptop no longer boots; I get that weird frizzy screen hang error before the Windows logo displays sometimes. I've been trying to figure out whether to fix it or buy a new one, but repairs could be costly and it also needs a new battery — meanwhile new laptops are pretty inexpensive. But they have no CD drives. Also, Windows 10 is coming out at the end of July. It's just hard to know what to do.

Don't even ask me about a new car. I'm in denial.

There's medical stuff I could mention, nothing of a terribly critical nature, but I think I'll save that for later if at all. Don't worry, I'm not gonna diiiiie.

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jjfmi
Jun. 8th, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
What kind of smart phone did you get? (chants: "One of us... one of us... one of us...") ;-)
songdogmi
Jun. 8th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
A Samsung S5 running Android. I can hear the sighs of disappointment that it's not an iPhone now. :)
jjfmi
Jun. 9th, 2015 02:12 pm (UTC)
No one's perfect. :-D

Actually, I know quite a few folks who swear by the Droid models, including Caitie. And many of the available apps are coming out as cross-platform.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 15th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
I have a Galaxy S4 and I approve this post.

Fran

(with a pink case to keep Hubby from mixing it up with his.)
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