Sunday, November 16, 2008

i drunk me some iphone kool-aid and now i'm in love...

There are so many things I could write about since I've been offline for a few days. I could fill you in on our second trip to the Great Wolf Lodge and how I'm a little nervous about what a professional watersliding mom I'm becoming.

Or, I could tell you about how Boaz was home when we got back from watersliding, and how incredibly delicious it is to be a two parent household once again.

Or, I could even tell you about my Korean Full-Body Scrub at the Olympus Spa this weekend after my 8-mile run and brag to you that after being massaged with what I think was sandpaper for 3/4 of an hour, my skin may now be even softer than Naomi's.

Or, I could even do some complaining about how my blasted Blackberry failed me yet again, and how AT&T cheerfully gave me the news that I was one month past the phone's warranty date, but I'll hold that for yet another day.


Because my friends, I am now the proud, proud owner of a iPhone 3G. How did I wait so incredibly long for this?

I'm pretty cheap and willing to wait for a deal, so I'd decided to wait until March when I could renew my phone contract and get a discount on the phone. But the charging function in my little Blackberry Pearl somehow broke and it left me with little choice. I did check out all of the cheaper alternatives and read more reviews than I needed to. And then I bought my new phone.

Let me tell you how many seconds it took me to set up my two email accounts: 30

It took 30 seconds, people! Apple definitely has intuitive user interface down to a science. And I'll bet you've been wondering where I've been. Well, I've been to the PC side and while I'm still a PC girl, I am definitely am converting in the way of mobile phones.

The apps... I'm speechless. I can use this phone for everything. The RunKeeper app tracks my runs with GPS so I don't need to buy Nike shoes just for the Nike+ system. The Facebook app keeps me up to date with my Facebook crack all day long. Urban Spoon recommends restaurants in my area and in case I ever get a babysitter, I'll be ready with dinner plans. And these I've just found during the thirty minutes I allowed myself to go all gaga over the phone before getting some work done.

I'm off to go synch all four of my online calendars... Is it even possible that one device could do everything? It seems too good to be true, but I'll let you know. For now, I just heart my iPhone.

7 comments:

Jen said...

I've switched from RunKeeper to Fitnio and haven't looked back.

Fitnio is so much easier to use and gives me really cool info like how many calories I've burned during my run.

Check it out, it's free :)
http://www.fitnio.com

Sheri said...

dang it! and here i thought we should get an espresso machine...

Shelly... said...

I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am that you have the iPhone. Everytime I see a commercial for the iPhone I look at hubby and say I want one and he says go get one but I'm to cheap to cancel the contract with Verizon right now, so I must wait a few more months! I have a Blackberry Pearl and I hate the stupid thing. Something is always going wrong with it!

amy said...

LOL, Sheri! I think I would get just as excited with an espresso machine!

amy said...

Oooh, Shelly. Coming from someone who is so very glad her Blackberry Pearl is dead, I can tell you that you will LOVE the iPhone. It actually works when you want it! All the time!

amy said...

Jen, I'm going to try out Fitnio today! So excited! Thanks for the tip!

Shannon said...

The iPhone is a gateway drug...you'll be over here in Mac Land soon enough :)