How quickly we forget…

26 Sep

I was in LA all last week for work, turning in 12+ hour days while battling a cold. This week I’m off to NYC for more of the same, so I took it easy over the weekend. By which I mean: I spent all of Sunday rolling around on my couch, reading and napping, which is completely out of character for me.

Before I tell you this next part, I would like to reiterate: I was VERY tired. And I was alternating between a hard copy of Bon Appetit magazine and an iPad version of Vanity Fair, so what happened next is somewhat understandable.

Instead of turning the page of the magazine, I took my finger and slid it on the article, trying to get it to move up the page. Except, it turns out that only works on an iPad. Not on a real magazine.

As soon as I did it, I was a bit sheepish because it called to mind more than one dumb blonde technology joke: Using white out on a computer screen; Asking someone to fax over a blank piece of paper.

I am convinced: technology is making me dumber.

9 Responses to “How quickly we forget…”

  1. Lorna's Voice September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I think you’re confusing dumb with confused–which would make sense if you’re already confused. Are you as confused as I am right now? I was trying to say that technology isn’t making you dumber, it’s just confuses the situation sometimes…

    Wow, that was way harder than it needed to be! 😉

  2. skippingstones September 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    First I laughed out loud at the lady putting white-out on the screen, then I kept reading. Thank you so much for TWO laugh-out-louds tonight!!

    I don’t think that’s dumb, it’s just that when you’re doing a few things at once, sometimes the wires get a little bit crossed. At least that’s my excuse. But you can use it too.

    Wait – I just pictured your finger flicking up the page of that magazine again. THREE lol’s. Thank you again and again.

    • pithypants September 27, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      I’m just glad it happened in the privacy of my home. I realize the day will come when I pull that move in public, but I’m not ready for that just yet.

  3. sara September 27, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Ha ha it is ok. When I’ve been playing with my phone and reading on my Kindle I try and do my Kindle like it’s a touch screen. It isn’t.

    • pithypants September 27, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      Whew. Glad I’m not alone on this. As Ali G would say, “Techmology is confusing!”

  4. Ms Mary October 2, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    How about texting a person’s name (on your cell) instead of typing in their phone number – which is what you meant to do? D’oh!

    • pithypants October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am #

      Been there. Done that. Multiple times. 😦


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