I have been called many things in my day (no surprise there) but “techy geek” is usually not one of them. You will not find me camping outside a store, waiting to purchase the latest gadget that will be obsolete next week. When my computer has a serious problem, I usually cannot fix it. All in all, I am about average, comfortable with technology, but not a slave to it.
That being said, I will admit that I do have my fair share of “high-tech” devices: multiple computers and cameras, etc. I like to tell people this is because I am “picky” about what I buy, but the truth is closer to the fact I don’t have enough money to afford everything.
Lately I had been debating whether to invest a few dollars (or more) in a better laptop, a tablet, or an iPod touch. It was too hard to choose. None of the options seemed to fit my needs. So I waited, which was apparently a brilliant thing to do, since my family chipped in and bought me the iPod touch for my birthday. (I assure you this was NOT a ploy to drive everyone crazy until they relented and bought it for me.) So, while I may be years behind the times, and what I have will no doubt be obsolete tomorrow, I still marvel at what it can do – plus I finally got a chance to speak with Siri!
Alas, now I have another affliction: Siri anxiety. I pressed her button and she spoke to me. I didn’t know what to ask. The pressure! After all, she might laugh at me if I asked something stupid, wouldn’t she? I panicked.
Finally, like an idiot, I asked the first thing that popped into my mind,”Siri, if I eat another piece of birthday cake, will it go straight to my hips?”
Needless to say, my status as a “techy geek” has not been enhanced one bit. Case closed.
“Siri, may I please stop blushing now?”