Wednesday, June 16, 2010

iPhone Angst and Angry Bees

Becky posted yesterday about wanting a new iPhone. And I will admit that I sorta want one too. Mostly for the video calling feature. Webcamming is a big part of our lives here, and it would be amazing to be able to just video call our families from wherever we are.**

However, I am not quite as obsessed with the whole idea as Jason is. A couple of weeks ago, when iPads finally became available in Oz, Jason had to go visit them a few times at the store. I think he went 3 or 4 times that first week.

I think it's love. I took this photo and texted it to my sister. "It's a good thing this iPad doesn't have lady parts," I wrote, "Or I think I'd be in big trouble." He is already scheming ways to justify buying one. "I get that it's really cool," I told him. "What I don't get is that if you have an iPhone, and a laptop, why would you need an iPad as well?" He gets genuinely frustrated with me when I say things like this. Maybe it's how Edison felt when folks were all, "We got kerosene! We got candles! Why do we need light bulbs?" Clearly, I do not understand.

Then, one day last week, I walked into the kitchen and saw this:

He's showing them the promo video for the iPhone 4. Jason is indoctrinating the children, though Grace looks pretty skeptical. Ava loved the video, though, and wanted to watch it twice. Which is hilarious to me. The apple doesn't fall far and all that. Ha ha--get it? Apple? Get it? I am hilarious.

You'll have to excuse my randomness. I'm typing this with the World Cup on in the background and all these people in the crowd have some kind of horn or buzzing thing they're using. Have you heard this? It sounds like a massive swarm of angry bees. Actually, that sounds like the setup to a joke: What do you get when you cross a manic soccer fan with an angry swarm of bees? (Leave your answer in the comments!) It's making me a little mental. I just looked it up and apparently they are African horns called vuvuzelas. Soccer fans, I gotta tell you. If you are looking to interest more people in your sport, this is not the way to do it. It makes me want to hurt someone. Clearly, I do not understand.

I need to go lie down now.

**Jason read my post this morning and his only comment was: "Actually, for video calling to work you have to be calling someone else who also has an iPhone 4." He said this while adjusting his array of ballpoint pens in his pocket protector. Well not really, but practically! And I was like, "This totally proves the point of my post. Nerd."


  1. Q. What do you get when you cross a manic soccer fan with an angry swarm of bees?

    A. I don't know, but I wouldn't eat the honey.

    A. I don't know, but it's really loud and only stings about once an hour.

  2. I don't get the iPad thing either. I have been coveting the iPhone for quite a while, but I haven't been able to drum up the desire for an iPad. It makes me feel sort of old, actually, like I'm being all "oh, these kids and their new-fangled technologies..." but I really don't get it. Oh well.

  3. That text was hilarious.

    We got kerosene! We got candles! LOL.

    Those pictures both say so much about Jason. His hotness, his love of technology, and his equal sharing of child-nurturing duties. Love it!

    Tell him I said he deserves an iPad. And you get an iPhone 4! And I'll get one and we can video each other.

  4. Oh, and those are good ones Dad.

  5. Dad--I knew I could count on you! I like the last one especially.

    V--I feel old, too. I guess old people know they sound old?

    Beck--Jase says that's a good plan. Don't worry...his wheels are turning, I'm sure he'll find a way to make it happen.

  6. Amy. very funny post! I had read that little tidbit that Jason added about both parties have to have the new phone for the video calling thing. Also, I think you both have to have 3G (if not WiFi). So we may be doomed. My hat is off to you though. I don't think I could sit in the same room with all that soccer nonsense going on.Precious pictures of the girls.

  7. Chris and I laughed reading this whole post - you are actually hilarious!! :)

    I'm pretty sure we're having almost the exact same conversations you and Jason are having, right down to the Nerd comment! hehe :D