For those of us with iPhones, we spent last week trying to make "I" statements like grown up people are supposed to do but every time we typed "I" it turned into an "A" with a question mark in a box. I was amazed at how many times a day I tried to type "I" on my phone. It was maddening! Thankfully, it has been fixed.
And last night, I received an email from December 31, 1969. Happy new year everyone!
At least those technology issues were not of my own making. I pride myself on keeping up with digital life and would much rather Snapchat than churn butter (and I hate Snapchat) but I make a surprising number of digital mistakes.
Let's take a moment to review some of my Technology Mishap Lowlights:
1. Just this morning, I uploaded over 200 of my personal family vacation pictures to a shared album devoted to my friend's birthday party last weekend. I hope they all enjoyed that picture of Luisa posing with Captain Picard at Madame Tussauds in London.
2. I accidentally turned off my cell service while traveling and then spent an entire layover complaining to Luisa via text (Thanks airport WiFi!) that my phone was broken.
3. I wrote an email complaining about someone to send to a friend and sent it to the person I was complaining about instead.
4. I sent a FB message to a group of friends explaining that I got a "bad vibe" from an acquaintance we all had in common. At least I thought I sent it to my friends. If you are having flashbacks to #3, I had those too. I sent it to the person with the "bad vibe" instead.
5. I left a comment on my friend Nancy's podcast* and somehow, the comment was attributed to a screen name created and used by my son years ago. Just call me Awesomeface303!
I know that I should be more careful and probably stop doing things on my phone on the fly but technology sets us up for this. Technology gives us so much but why oh why can it be such a beyotch?
*You should all subscribe to my friend's podcast, Midlife Mixtape. It's incredible.