Sunday, April 10, 2005


Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. - Immanuel Kant

Most women, when they are depressed, upset or unhappy...they shop. Most shop for clothes, some trinkets, almost all definitely find joy in an atrociously expensive shoe from Jimmy Choo. However, yours truly finds her joy in gadgets. Oooooh gadgets, got to love them.

So, being that I was feeling sorely upset about my job, the fact that for the past month I've been working in a locale that leaves me feeling underappreciated and underutilized at the end of the day, I shopped. On Ebay. For an atrociously expensive cell phone. And after about 30 minutes, I found my heart's joy.

The choice was between the slim and sexy Motorola RAZR, the new edition phone that cost $350 on the open market. And then the Motorola V80, whose link I included above. Stylish, has all the same features as the former, for a fraction of the cost. After doing my online research, and for those of you that know me know that I don't sleep on the online thingey, I called my resident techie, my sister's boyfriend in CT. I sent him all the specs and the pros and cons. He stated that the only thing super gravy about the RazR was the sleekness and thinness, and that is what the high price was all about. Plus, the V80 hasn't even saturated the US market yet, and it has the whole rhythm lights and vibration thing going on.

So I took the plunge, clicked on Buy it Now and ordered my atrociously expensive gadget. It came with all the accessories, bluetooth earpiece, leather case, car charger, and more, all for a whopping $250, S&H inclusive. Definitely a steal.

The only drawback was beautiful phone fell off the truck in France. The manual was in French, the phone's original language was in French..."Moi? Parlez vous Francais?" Hell no!! So I did what any woman in distress would, I took my gadgets to Cingular to get them to fix it.

Besides the fact that the store guys where rhapsodizing over my phone (Yeah baby!), they were able to synchronize my gadget with their network, change the language to English, find me a manual in English online, plus, he gave me a free SIM card. I don't know if all of that was in customer service or not, but Cingular guy...big ups to you.

So I have my new phone, and I just finished reading the manual. It can do waaaay more than my old phone ever had the capacity to do, plus it's sooooo stylish. I know that I will be standing out when I get to Silicon Valley, if only for this gadget alone. Plus, I was text messaging my girl Mary in Michigan. She's a tech junkie too, and she had just splurged on the Motorola A630, so now she is officially the fastest Text Messaging Queen. I still have to get a few more gadgets to catch up to her level of gadgetry, but Mary, know that I'm working on it.

My number is the same, so those of you that know it, give it a buzz, just so I can check out my new ring tones and such.

Ok, this post was totally shallow, but I just had to share!

1 comment:

Aunty Kathy said...

It's ok to be "shallow" as long as you're an entertaining writer, and you've got that down, girl. Keep writing about whatever comes to mind!