October 8th, 2010

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Some days it's just not worth it!

Seriously - ever had one of THOSE days? Where it seemed Murphy was in charge?


This day is already cursed. It started off OK....we milked fine, got 1/2 gallon, everything worked great. Kids got up pretty much on time, Herself was in a GRAND mood (this is good - she had a Doc. appt, and got to miss school)......everything seemed well.

Until we got to Starbucks...and I dropped. My. iPhone. On the tile floor.

Yup - the screen is SHATTERED. Toast. The phone is still usable - as a phone - but you can't read the screen very well, so all the apps are basically worthless, and I can't really search for phone numbers and stuff. :sigh: and :sob:

Yes, it's JUST a phone. But......they're not cheap. We do have the funds to replace it - in savings - but that's gonna take away from the tax payment (maybe this is a sign? I gotta have a phone....yes, I could downgrade, but I'm sure AT&T won't let me out of my contract (which should be up soon, but.....) and....... I LIKED my phone. I had it figured out. I don't WANT to have to learn a whole new system.

I'm trying to look on the "bright" side - I can upgrade to the iPhone 4.0! :sob: I can...you know, I'm having to stretch here....I didn't WANT to upgrade. I was HAPPY with my phone - the screen had a teeny-tiny chip in it, but it worked, it was my "friend", and.....damnitall! (In case you haven't figured it out yet, I do NOT do change well. I had to be convinced to go with the iPhone to begin with....and now? I don't want something else. I LIKE Apple products (I am NOT a Jobs' fangirl!), I like how intuitive they are, and....I don't want a new phone! I want MY phone!)

Sweet Geek has time before the doc appointment, so he's got my phone and my Debit Card, and he's heading to the local AT&T store. I'm sure they'll have to talk to me.....but....:sigh: At least I sync'd it Wednesday evening....so everything is backed up to the Dell (which probably just went belly-up, as well. That wouldn't surprise me, what with everything *else* that's going on!)

In other news, both my scales died last night, too - in the MIDDLE of measuring out the oils for soap. I have to toss at least 2 pounds of oils - the "good" scale got to 12.3 oz and quit. No matter what I did, everything weighed 12.3 oz....adding oil, removing the bowl and putting an empty measuring cup on it, still - 12.3 oz. The new scale, the one that isn't calibrated right? Said everything was 9.5 oz...or 9.7. It couldn't make up it's mind.

Oh, and my Cuisinart stick blender was full of rusty water when I went to set up for soapmaking. :big sigh: Fortunately, I have a KitchenAid one.....but......

I think I need to step away from the electronics for a bit, what do you think?

Huh. Maybe this'll push SG to move my iPhone stuff to the MacBook, off of the Dell......I'd like to have my phone sync to the Mac.....I need to do some reading and see what needs to be done. Probably have to haul both laptops to the Apple store....it'd be worth it....(I'm still trying to find the bright-side, here....not working, is it?)

OK....umm...Oh! Found a software I think I'll be getting: Eurotalk's Learn Hebrew. SG downloaded the freebie Gaelic version on his iPad (don't think I'll play with it today - I'm cursed!) and I was looking at it on the drive in. I like the format, I like the games (the Easy one, anyway!)....he's gonna download the freebie Hebrew one for me to play with. Sunday. I'm NOT going to touch his iPad until this......until Murphy decides to move on. :sigh: (The full version is $29.95 on eBay, so it's not a huge investment. I might do that on payday, after all this crap is past.)
Disney: L&S Stitch bonking head

In which the day gets marginally better....

We went to the Apple Store. :sigh: That place....is weird. Seriously weird. You have a greeter, who takes you to a....I dunno....concierge, who takes down your info and hands you off to a "genius". :snerk: You then wait...and wait...and wait, for them to "order" your phone from the back.

They didn't give me the option of the 3Gs, so I ended up with a 16GB 4.0.

After you get your phone, you go with the "genius" to pay, etc, then you're handed off to someone *else* to "transfer contacts"

OK.....*I* can transfer my own damn contacts, thank you very much! *I* wanted them to transfer other stuff - photos, ringtones, etc. (Yes, I have a custom ringtone for almost everybody on my "answer" list. If you have the generic ringtone, then.....I can ignore you with no problems. :lol:)

We got there at 12:15.....we got *home* at 2:45. It took over a freaking HOUR for the above to happen....and I STILL had to sync with iTunes to get the thing updated. At least the phone was fully charged and capable of making/receiving calls! (My beloved 3.0 arrived dead...and I couldn't use it until I had sync'd it the first time, which took over an hour.)

I decided to try and be smart - I first sync'd my old phone to the Mac - see, not only did I get a new phone, but I decided to move everything to MY laptop - I'd been sync'ing to the kids'. Not very convienent.....Anyway, when I did that, it wiped out the old phone. :grrrrr: OK, plan 2..

I sync'd the new phone to the Dell....it did it's thing, and I got everything EXCEPT ringtones and Apps. OK....I fiddled, figured out how to authorize the Mac, and now have all my Apps. I am going to have to manually transfer my ringtones...but I have to remember how/where they are. :lol: (OH, I also lost Dr. Horrible.....so I had to rebuy it. $4.99.....:sigh: Ah, well....)

So, I have a shiny new phone - that I did NOT plan on getting. It's nice.....but honestly? I prefer the feel of the 3.0 model. The 4.0 is more.....square. Flat. It...feels weird. :sigh:

We did buy the warranty this time, so MAYBE I'm safe. :fingers crossed:

Now, off to see if U-talk has a free laptop download - SG downloaded the iPad app, and I like it...but the phone is too small to use it on. So....laptop. If they offer it. :nods:

Have a Happy Sabbath!
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