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17 November 2009 @ 02:12 pm
Day 17  
I like to pretend that I'm still young and hip and cutting edge. But let's face it. It's a sham. I've been putting an a false face to all of you for some time now. I'm living a lie, and it's time for me to come clean.

My name is Carrie, and I can't figure out how to work my damn cell phone.

About two months ago, I got a Blackberry Pearl. (I loatheloatheloathe the thing. With a deep and abiding malevolent passion.) I find myself looking at it and screaming, "AAAAAAHHHHH!" a lot. Nolan got himself an iphone (for business he says), but I got stuck with this damnable POS Blackberry. Today I tried to call Nolan, using the speed dial shortcut thingy, and ended up calling my cousin Beth instead. I mean, it was fantastic to talk to her, but, RAWR! Freaking phone. I feel like my dad, who is paralyzed by all things electronic.

I've watched the tutorial TWICE, and tried to read about what it is that I'm doing wrong. I can't stand when it guesses what word I'm about to type, I figured out how to stop that once, but can't seem to make it stop again. I've browsed the web, looked at my email, but I can't get the facebook app to work.

Don't even get me started on texting. It says I've received three, BUT I CAN'T GET TO THEM. I've yet to successfully SEND one. Bad words. Bad, freaking, punk-ass words.

It doesn't ring loud enough for me to hear, even on its loudest setting, it's so sensitive that I can't put it in my purse without having to lock the stinking keyboard (I will not even go into what a production THAT was) and the worst part? IT CALLS PEOPLE ALL BY ITSELF. I don't know; call me crazy, but I'd like to be the sentient being in the relationship!


1. Mexican Wedding Cookies are the best EVAR.
2. Nano word count is on target.
3. Ethan proclaims me acceptable for running lines for his play, saying that I'm better even than Blakely (10 year-old neighbor girl). He said, "But you probably have more stage experience." *cough* Just a bit, yeah, kid, thanks.
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: busybusy
I hear:: White Collar
Jessica K Malfoy: paris at sunsetjessicakmalfoy on November 17th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)

Your text problem is the memory. Do you have a memory card? If not you may as well just give up on the phone now. They need one. Also, once a day, holding down the shift (up/down arrow on the pearl I believe) & while holding it down, type L G L G. It'll bring up a list of stuff & then use the Blackberry menu button to delete it all. After you do that, take the battery out & let it restart. If you have too many apps, that's also going to use up the memory & the phone won't work well. I had a pearl for a few years & now I have a curve. For some reason the BB is a lot of work!
Brendan: Airplane! - Jive Ladybrendanm720 on November 17th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)

The Crackberry Pearl is a POS. Everyone I know who has had one hates(hated) it with about as much enthusiasm as yourself. I looked at the iPhone, but decided that the HTC Fuze would be a better fit for me... but you, not necessarily needing to remote into equipment from your phone and use a VPN client, should find the iPhone a perfectly viable phone.

Or you could check out the HTCs. I like my Fuze. The successor to the Fuze is called the Tilt2, but if you don't need an actual keyboard, then you can probably go with the HTC Pure, which is a bit like a iPhone, only not a MacIntosh. :-D

Also, I think Ethan may be correct in stating that you have a bit more experience on the stage than Blakely. :-D
Ayla: Cockabitofayla on November 17th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the phone has issues, not the user. I used to work in the warranty department for AT&T and those phones are bad news. I would tell Nolan to get you an iPhone, for sanity. lol. iPhones are really hand and easy to use.

Icon love ♥

Nano will be the death of me
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco gigglingdragonsangel68 on November 17th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
This is where teenagers come in handy! I just hand everything like that over to them and tell them to work it out ;) Good luck!
O Demanding One: Express: Grin X)  Snoopyheyurs on November 18th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)

Yup! I do that, too! ;D

O Demanding One: Express: Smiteheyurs on November 18th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)

Oops! That thing sounds like it belongs right up there with the woodland creatures...damned and despicable.   *nods*

deedsk_tx on November 19th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
First Time...Long Time
That means I'm a first time commenter....but a long time reader! Hey Carrie, it's me! Had to weigh in on the phone issue...which had me rolling around in my cubicle at work! You need to ditch the POS you have and get something more user friendly that will not only allow you to make phone calls to those folks YOU want to talk to but most of all, let you text with the outside world. You may have read my Facebook post about my Mom....she got an Iphone and loves it. As you know Kathy pretty well, she is not phone literate AT ALL! Well...2 weeks with her new Iphone and she's shooting me text messages at all hours of the morning (she still an early-freakin' bird). I'm so impressed by her! So tell Nolan it's time....you've tried to play nice with the Crackberry but it needs to be put to rest or else it will end up as a mark on your beautiful living wall. :) Hugs....I enjoy reading your notes each day....reminds me of our years living together in College!
Carrie Leigh: my idea of houseworkcarrie_leigh on November 20th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: First Time...Long Time

I't's so good to read a comment from you! I can so imagine Kathy sending texts at 3 am; that's just such a HER think to do.

I told him the phone sucked big time. But we work on a little thing I like to call "Nolan Time" around here. It isn't important, unless it's important to HIM. (So my job is to make it important to him.)

Hug back!