My Love/Hate Relationship with Technology

On Technology: I have a love/hate relationship with technology. In part, because I’m one of those people who likes to keep my things forever. I drove the same van for 17 years. It’s not that I loved the van, it’s that it was a perfectly good van and I was comfortable with it. But when our kids started driving, I was nervous about them driving without the newer airbags and trying to merge onto a highway in an under-powered van. So, I ended up getting a new car.

The other reason technology gives me a headache, is how fast developers improve and upgrade it. Who can keep up? Just when I think I finally have my phone figured out, it’s time to upgrade? And *they* say everything will transfer, but it doesn’t, so there’s all that time spent reloading things. I wasn’t planning on upgrading my phone, but let me pass on this life lesson…

A puppy + a phone + standing on a hard surface = Top Gun, “Gutsiest move I ever saw, Man.”

A puppy + a phone + standing on a hard surface + a squirrel 20 feet away = Ghostbusters, “A disaster of biblical proportions.”

Yes, I cracked the glass screen on my phone last Wednesday which meant Thursday I spent 3 1/2 hours at the phone store getting a new phone. Not my favorite thing to do. The upside is the newer phone is faster. Plus my daughter has loaded some fun apps on it for workout music and more. (So that goes in the “yay” column.) Now, I just have to spend the next few weeks figuring the new phone out. (That goes in the “aaargh” column.)

Are you one of those people I envy who understands technology and can keep up with it? Or like me have a love/hate relationship with all things electronic? I need to cowgirl up, too, because it’s time to upgrade my old computer…

Today’s Musical Motivation: Dwight Yoakam’s, “Things Change