As I continue to just get older, the number one thing that makes me feel old is my free fall into stupidity regarding technology. I am currently writing this blog on my new Microsoft Surface Pro 2, basically a tablet that can have a keyboard attach to it, my wonderful (and technologically advanced) bf’s Christmas gift to me…
When I opened the gift, my first reaction, surprisingly to some…wasn’t joy or excitement. It was fear. A lot of fear. I can’t believe I’m at this point of my life already. Already terrified of the future and it’s advancements in computers and technology. It was like when I went from my archaic Blackberry cellular phone to my very first iPhone about a year ago, I felt the same terror that I did yesterday when I got this tablet. It’s not that I’m stupid. (I just literally spelled stupid wrong and had to correct it and laughed, so ironic.) I’m not stupid, but I think I have a fear of looking stupid. So, I didn’t really even look at my new tablet Christmas gift yesterday. As soon as I couldn’t remember my Hotmail password to log into the system, I was already beyond frustrated…I just told my bf there was a lot going on and I didn’t have time to spend with it yesterday…or this morning…or this afternoon…but, this evening, I ran out of excuses and was pretty bored, so I asked him to show me how it worked. (I think I also have a fear of people teaching me things, because I haven’t had the most patient of teachers in the past….also why I do not drive standard shift automobiles….sorry Dad…love you….) But, my bf is very patient and just gave me a smirk when he asked me what were the three operating systems for tablets and phones and some of my answers were, “iPhone, iPod, Samsung, T-Mobile…” Thank God he loves me.
Like many experiences in life, I am humbled and have realized that I mustn’t make fun of my parents who have a tough time with things that are simple to me, like texting or Instagramming. They are simply just behind the technology curve like I am.
What am I going to be like in 10 years?? Am I going to still be using the word “dork” and being made fun of because I like Lady Gaga’s music and the kids will think of her as I think of say, Donna Summer or Crystal Gayle??
Getting older. It’s stressful in so many ways. Today’s way, technology. But, here I am, writing my very first blog on my new tablet. The keyboard is super thin and I’m messing up more than I normally do, but I’m going to stick with it and keep trying and not get frustrated. I am going to keep up with technology and when the next thing comes out to replace the Blu-Ray, I won’t call it “The DVD player”….you know what I mean? I think my Mum might still call their DVD player a “VCR”…
Speaking of advancements in technology, I am currently watching “Pretty Woman” on Lifetime and Richard Gere (aka Edward Lewis) has the World’s BIGGEST cell phone. It’s almost the size of a VCR.
“You work on commission right? Big mistake. Big. Huge.”
Heart you, all you smarties (and dummies) of technology…
– Chick A
P.S. Found this while looking for my post picture and laughed out loud. I didn’t LOL, I laughed out loud. I don’t LOL.