Thursday, October 6, 2011

Siri: My Genie in a Bottle


I don't have a "smart" phone which, by default, means I have been walking around for years with a "dumb" phone sending deadly radiation into my noggin.  No wonder my children laugh when I send text messages

Wheree in the heck  iis th comma key i cant live w/o comas 

Now that I finally figured out that my phone is dumb I'm going to trade it in for a "smart" phone.  I asked for one for my birthday a couple months ago and my technical advisers on all things Apple, namely son Cody and daughter in law Breaelle

advised waiting until the new iPhone came out.  

Now generally, I do not believe it is in my best interest to delay receiving birthday presents because when it is my birthday I demand honor, cake and a pile of presents before the clock strikes twelve, but this year I pouted and waited.

Finally, Apple made their big announcement, which turned out not to be not as big as everyone hoped because the new iPhone 4S does not test for DNA or have a laser for hair removal.  Sigh

 But

 it does have an itty bitty "personal assistant" whose name is Siri. Suddenly I have the potential to be Larry Hagman on  "I Dream of Jeannie" with Siri as my own personal Jeannie, only she lives in a phone instead of a bottle and she probably doesn't have a bun on her head or wear a scarf that does not cover cleavage. 

I am already composing a list of commands to give Siri when I finally get my smart iPhone 4s

  • Siri, cast an illusionary spell so my jeans don't make my bum look big
  • Siri, warn me before I step in dog poo
  • Siri, tell me where Moammar Gadhafi is so he can be brought to justice
  • Siri, what shall I do with my stock portfolio
  • Siri, what is a stock portfolio
  • Siri, I feel like cranky mcscooter pants.  Cheer me up
  • Siri, which checkout line is going to be faster
I just can't wait to boss Siri around


15 comments:

DebbieLP said...

I still have a dumb phone too..whenever I look at smart phones, I get a little freaked out.

Holly said...

So many things....I have a dumb phone, I'm afraid of a phone that is smarter than I am. My DVR is smarter than I am and personally, I don't need the pressure. Did you know you look like I dream of Jeannie AKA Jeannie. You should be her for halloween. I can't wait to see how long it takes you to figure out how to use your phone.

Sue said...

Gosh, I got my iPhone two months ago, and now I'm wishing I'd waited!

;)

The Bipolar Diva said...

you'll have to let us know how Siri works out. I wanted the new iPhone, but not sure if I should wait until next year. I hate waiting.

lauren @ our big fat farm wedding: crazy ever after said...

Oh you crack me up. I have visions of you being like my mom when she got her iPhone. Mind you, I don't even have an iPhone, but my mom got one. Pure comedy will ensue as you learn how to use it. I hope you blog all about it.

lauren @ our big fat farm wedding: crazy ever after said...

PS--are you sure it's not Suri Cruise in your phone? Maybe TomKat sold her to Apple. The Scientologists made them do it I bet.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My phone is a something-or-other that isn't an iPhone but is supposed to be smart anyway. Since it has yet to provide me with winning lottery numbers I don't think it's as smart as it thinks it is. Or as smart as I want it to be.

Pondside said...

I have a Borderline phone. It's not a Smart Phone, but it's not downright dumb either. It has issues and sometimes seizures, but most of the time it does the necessary - rings, allows texting and delivers purse calls.

karen said...

I love my iPhone - even if it isn't the latest one! You will love yours too. Perhaps it will be your "Precious" - that's what we call LaMar's. He is never without it. Never.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday, Larainy! (I love commas too, and semi-colons.)

You are lucky to have Siri to boss around. I just have two dogs, and only one minds.

My phone is only kind of smart, but I like it. I don't use it to go online, but I could. I figure that I am online enough as it is. It has a slide out keyboard, so my texting has gotten much better.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

rory said...

great blog! I like it! :)

jen said...

And my phone is on its last legs. Lucky mee!!!!

Pearl said...

I went to elementary with a Siri. Always wondered what happened to her!

Glad to hear she's gainfully employed. Hey, time's is tough!

Pearl

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, man. I have the Siri-free "regular" iPhone 4 and I'm totally jealous!

Especially of the bum-reducing function.

Dangit.

;-) Anna

Michelle Teacress said...

You're really getting one? Ooooo. You are lucky.