Monday, August 13, 2012

Harajuku Girls

I almost started this post with, "Well, tweeties..." I guess that shows you where I spend most of my time. Or spent as the case may be - since I've had no internet at home and little time or patience to be on my phone  all the time keeping with ally my internet friends. It's quite humbling how many appear to miss me; i.e. hardly anyone.  But I adore those who do, and even some who don't, and in the world of the internets you take it (or try to) with a smile and shake of the head and keep moving along.

Anyhow! Over the past few weeks I've had several posts built up in my head but never quite seemed to make it to a computer or even to pen and paper to get them out there. And now here I sit at what used to be one of my favorite places trying to remember what it was I had to say that I thought people might find interesting. My mind is completely blank. I blame the new meds 150%. And maybe the chaos in my life: separation, moving, etc. All things I can't write about right now but will in the future when they aren't so fresh and possibly painful topics for others.

So instead, I'll tell you about my new phone. The phone I HAD to have. The phone I spent a lot of money I couldn't afford to spend, trying to justify it with the fact that my old phone would go to my husband to either replace his phone with the cracked screen or our daughter's phone with the even more cracked screen.

This is my phone.
My new Samsung Galaxy S III. Not all it's cracked up to be.

 This is my phone case. I didn't realize it was a 3-d phone case. That swivels to show a mirror.
Super cute case from HD Accessory. Cost me a whopping $13, and I've already
dropped my phone twice today and it's still in good shape.

 I didn't pay that much attention. I thought it was super cute and just painted on the case. The gals at work are now calling me a 15-year-old girl. But only because they're jealous they don't have a phone case that is so freaking adorable AND also useful because it doubles as a mirror!  A real mirror - not just pretending-the-apple-on-the-back-of-their-iPhone-is-a-mirror mirror. Every time I look at the case I smile, and then I start singing Gwen Stefani's song about harajuku girls.

The battery is supposed to be better than my iPhone's was. Yah, that has NOT proven to be true.  The screen is fabulous. I was really looking forward to the 8 megapixel camera, but I'm finding most of my pictures are blurry. Operator error, I'm sure! I'm  partly loving the swiping keyboard thingie. (Yes, I know you love my technical terms.)  Except that it just flat out refuses to work on some words.  So in case you read my Facebook statuses, tweets, or I text you, here's a translation guide for you!

What I type vs What my phone decides I want

  • I'm = Jim
  • for = shit or good
  • you = Hu or tty
  • short = shot
  • hot = shit
  • stalk your house = stab good horse (don't ask)
It's a short list since I haven't had the phone long, but you can imagine what my texts have been like lately. Numerous people have asked me who Jim is... I don't know, people! I did NOT type Jim in my phone. The phone seems to come pre-programmed with certain names. A friend of mine texted me, "Um, I'm not Jim. I'm [insert name here]." I told him it was the damn phone; that it likes Jim more than I'm. I have a vague suspicion that he and many others don't believe me and are convinced I have a secret lover named Jim. Sorry, folks, that's just not the case. If only my life were that interesting - I'd have so much more to blog about. Except then it wouldn't be a secret. Oh, never mind!

So, if you get this message, "Jim going to eat", please remember that Jim means I'm. Jim is most certainly not going to eat. Or if you read, "Hu want to join me shit a coffee?", it means "You want to join me for a coffee?" Although coffee is a diuretic, so it could be true, but I wouldn't ask Hu to join me for that.

Well, now you all know that i haven't disappeared completely. I'm still around. And writing more random and awkward posts! I'll be moving this weekend and hopefully have internet at home next week, so you'll get lots more of my randomness soon!


  1. OMG Jacque, it's 11:40pm and I'm sitting on my couch, cracking up, all by myself! And I thought you loved your iPhone?? So now your texts are going to be green instead of blue? That's lame. ;-)
    Jim glad you're still finding humor in life as Hu deal with some for.
    xoxo!! Jody

  2. You can turn off the auto predict...that's what I had to do because it didn't work nicely like my galaxy I did.

  3. I hate the swype on my phone. Sean uses it proficiently but it always messes with my words. I think my fingers are too big which is kind of funny since Sean's hands are bigger. Oh well. I only have to fumble with it when I use his phone because I took it off of mine. LOL