Monday, 16 November 2009

Losing my mind

It has happened again. Ebay has lured me in and is exploiting my soft head. A lack of blog posts is in part due to spending hours "shopping" on Ebay and then, because I have spent so much money, I had to spend hours working out how to sell stuff back/get photos onto my computer from the Blackberry... Four years ago I bought a lot of china, in about 10 different lots, which I then gave away.... It is a dangerous pastime.



Then there is the Blackberry...I "upgraded" and am still trying to work it out..After 10 days I worked out how to put voicemail on. After two weeks I worked out how to get the ring tones I want, or at least ringtones I can stand. Elby said forlornly to Pig when I came home with over-specified mobile phone "Sigh, it's just you and me now, Pig"...I have worked out that people are not actually addicted to their Blackberry, they are just trying to remember how to get to their photos/messages/contacts...

Update: This guy is a prankster or what. Funny.

20 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Poor old Pig! I will look after him if you lose the will to :-)

I don't have a Crackberry but I have a Googlyphone. I am totally unaddicted to it. I find it irritating and clunky. It tries to do too much so ends up doing much of it badly.

But faced with the possibility of switching back to an ordinary mobile when the contract runs out welllllllllllllllllll..........

Calfy said...

Virginia Woolf: I'm losing my mind!

lilith said...

That's just it Blue Eyes...how do we downgrade? I have started keeping my own work diary (reception cover having got so erratic) so I tell myself this gadget is essential...but what if there is a power cut?

Elby sticks to his mobile..it doesn't take pictures and only stores about ten messages...even then he ignores it for the most part.

Calfy, are you suggesting that I am crying woolf?

Elby The Beserk said...

Sweetheart,

If you've lost your mind, have you had a look in the Crackberry?

Kisses xoxoxoxoxo

Scrobs... said...

You've still got your mind Lils, it's just that it's been uploaded to another plane...

Beware costs on these infernal beats, I signed up to BT's Anybloodywheresunshine account and when I eventually found out how to email, I spent ages on it.

Then the bill came in.

Sod 'em from now on; I'll wait until I get home!

(Prepare Elbers for a post on slide rules - I think I can do one now...! It's all fun here isn't it!)

lilith said...

Supposedly I have "unlimited" access to the interwebby thing, Scrobs but "excessive use" charges apply...it's too bloody small to see so I tend to wait till I have got home too! Slide rules? What about the swings and roundabouts? (Sorry)

Scrobs... said...

"Slide rules? What about the swings and roundabouts? (Sorry)"

Ha ha ha - tea-sur-keyboard...

That's 'Playgroundist' that is!

Ask Mr Mollybind, he makes rules for sandpits and bananas. Or is it Ed Balls...

electro-kevin said...

I don't like using techno stuff much.

I'd like to upgrade to a camera phone though.

lilith said...

I love having a camera phone, Kev. A proper camera is wasted on me...

lilith said...

Ed Balls, Scrobs? GRrrrrrr!

idle said...

A black beret, synchronised to Outlook Express and one's diary/calendar, capable of accepting one's vodafone email address emails as well:

Brilliant, but onerous. Clever, but invasive. Miraculous, but infuriating.

One thing, though - it gives a mahhhvelous impression that one is at the coal face, badgering away, when in fact one is standing behind one's peg waiting for the second drive to start. (types)"Yes of course, Johnny, Scotland for two days next week and push Geneva back to December....." partridge! bang, bang, bugger x 20.... lull... "... and have the strategy meeting all afternoon before the Crimbo party on Dec 19th"

Did you see what I did there? Johnny thinks I'm on the case, and meanwhile I'm back to picking up my birds and heading off to the wagon for bangers and bullshot.

Couldn't do without it.

lilith said...

It is that ability to receive emails and synchronise with outlook that is the clincher, isn't it Idle? I particularly like the way I can make a little bell ring when people are talking too much and they need to leave :-)

Philipa said...

Blimey. My phone rings and I can choose to answer it or not and it has an ansaphone and I can text too. Can't use the camera. Did once. Forgot now. I'd prefer the bakelite ones you pressed button B to get your money back *sigh*

Idle, I thought that's what secretarys were for.

lilith said...

Pip, I think secretaries were phased out. Even lawyers do their own leases these days...apparently it saves sending them backwards and forwards to have commas removed.

Hemulen said...

he's also lost a son, now Hemulen has an iphone...

lilith said...

Hemulen :-) I thought about the I-phone but I was scared of being blown-up or getting a Rick Astley virus :-) I look forward to sharing time with you staring at our respective gadgets whilst Elby sighs and throws a strop when he serves dinner because they are still on the table ;-)

Philipa said...

Lils - um yeah I was.. never mind.

mutleythedog said...

I buy all my xmas presents on ebay - would you like some second hand shoes at all?

Philipa said...

I keep wanting an awning and bidding but everyone always has more money than me :-(

I think I'll have to try selling stuff too :-)

Scrobs... said...

"apparently it saves sending them backwards and forwards to have commas removed."

Marvellous!

Lils, can you give Pips some idea of where to get this blasted awning pretty soon please? I'm getting nowhere on Awningbay, Ikeawning, Awnings are Us, and the latest catalogue of Awning Traders has sold out her size!

I could get one run up by the local knitting circle, but they demand far too much Earl Grey and tonic, and the Long Wheelbase just can't do what it used to these days; something to do with the gribble shank on the lateral camsplite, and the parts are stuck in a shed in Tilbury Docks!

I might as well sign this off as Doris, as the soft fronds of the realms of fantasy are beginning to enclose me like a shroud...

Toodle Pip! x