11 Things I Learned After Finally Getting My First Smartphone

The iPhone 5 was my first, I mean my VERY first phone with photos and texting and the internet. Though my girlfriends chided me for my lack of technological advancement, I held out to the bitter end.

Now, I’m no techy expert. For technology trends, go see Evolved Mommy. For real blogging & website assistance? Follow Blogging With Amy.

But I still have a VCR  and a landline phone, so my perspective isn’t one you’ll hear every day. What I’ve discovered about this ridiculous little contraption:

1. Up until now, I have saved quite a bit of money.

2. Best feature so far: I can make a grocery list, and never, ever leave it at home. Bonus: I can send it to my husband, who can go shopping on his way home.

3. Taking photos, and sharing them, is waaay too easy. I’m in danger of becoming one of those parents who over-shares their children’s cute moments/accomplishments/faces full of pasta sauce on Facebook. Sorry.

4. Being able to answer emails in the car line at my son’s school is the greatest thing in the world. Yay for productivity and time management.

5. Texting is cool and all, but fiddling with all those little buttons makes me feel like an old person.

6. I’m really glad for the little spell-check text feature that changes, “mert” to “meet.”

7. On the other hand, it can change the word “friend” to “grieve,” so I still have to proofread.

8. iTunes is better than a mixtape. I’m old enough to remember those. Are you?

9. On that note, iTunes is probably where I’m going to lose my life savings.

10. Siri isn’t all that impressive. She won’t obey commands to cook supper, fold laundry, or sort mail. Seriously, that chick needs to take on some chores.

11. The best tech support for a smartphone? Tweens. Those 14, 13, 11-year-olds are better than an online tutorial, and handier than an app.

What’s the best thing for you about your phone? 


stock xchng photo by Loraw2000 (because I don’t yet know how to take a photo of my iPhone, with my iPhone)


  1. I got my first smart phone last year, and it definitely changed everything.. For a while there, I was a bit addicted to the phone, and it drove my hubby NUTS. Thankfully, I ‘m much better about the smart phone addiction. And you’re so right- the little ones are the best tech support in the world!

    I would love for you to stop by and say hi sometime! leslyni.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Leslyn!

    Yes, that gadget has changed much. I can see the addiction temptation; it’s something to manage, certainly. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I sometimes just have to turn mine completely off! Then again, it does save me lots of time – at times! Happy Thanksgiving:) I’ve a great giveaway going on now. Come link up:) http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/merry-merry-munchies-2012-week-2.html

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