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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Technology for the Elderly...I Guess

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I am not particularly tech-savvy. Sure, I get around okay on the computer and have actually FIXED the darn thing when it gets floopy, but for the most part, current technology is a mystery to me. Yes, I still have a Walkman and a portable CD player. There is still a VCR in my home.

But the one piece of technology that I thought I was "cool" with was having an MP3 player. That's right, a 2G MP3 player. Insert your "oohs and aahhs" here. So there I was, feeling all kinds of sassy with my little gadget that was the size of a cigarette lighter - it's red and very cool - and my teenager referred to it as a "ghetto MP3" player. Nice. Charming boy, really. Meanwhile, he's got a 30G iPod with video capacity and pretty much snickering at me each and every time he sees me playing my music. Okay, smart-guy, I KNOW it's not the greatest MP3 player on the market, but it was cheap and it does the job!

Except, that stupid, shiny, high-capacity iPod was just mocking me. Seriously, seriously mocking me with all it's functions. So I mention this to the boy and I'm like "You know, I would really LOVE an iPod. I just can't afford it." And then, sometimes the child just blows me away by how he listens to the small things, he FOUND me an iPod that his friend was selling. And it was only $30. Granted, it's not a 30G, it's still only a 2G but I was like "Look at me! I've got an iPod!! I am so totally rocking this decade!" I loaded it with all of my favorite 80's music and some current stuff to help maintain the hipness of my new technology and was on my way.

Kind of.

There was a lot of fast-talking instructions on how to actually USE said iPod and I was thoroughly confused and began asking myself "When did Nick start speaking Greek?" So in a very condesending way, my child informed me that he would explain. it. all. to. me. again. later. I should get an award for not smacking him in the head but I think I was still confused and thinking about how to make a playlist for his tone to truly be comprehended at that moment.

A couple of days went by and I really wanted to do some editing of my music and Nick was out at a friend's house so I called him and asked him what to do. Well, I didn't understand what he was saying, he didn't understand my questions and so he turns to his friend and he's like "Dude, your mom has a 2G iPod too, right?" WHAT? Is the 2G iPod like the official "Mom" iPod? And I still can't figure it out?? I showed some other kids my iPod and they were like "um, yeah, I had that one like three years ago. Now I have a 72 Flobbityjillion G iPod."

So I guess I'm NOT of this decade. My iPod is like some relic - some stupid, lame, "only losers who don't know anything" iPod. I was so happy when I got it...so, so happy...

6 comments:

Jack said...

At least you are one of the hip moms who have an iPod and actually know what it is. There is always that :)

Laura said...

Don't feel bad. I only have a tiny little Ipod, too. Only an 8GB nano. And, up until 2 years ago, I too had the cheap non-Ipod MP3. That has got to be worse coming from me than you :)

A Lil Enchanted said...

LMAO... Stace you do deserve an award and I left you one over on my blog.

And don't feel too bad... I don't have an iPod or even a Walkman or MP3 player. I'm finding it difficult as well keeping up with current technology.... both financially and wrapping my brain around figuring it all out.... so you are definitely not alone.


A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Tiff said...

I loved this post.... I can totally relate.

I've wanted an MP3 player for exactly two birthdays and three christmas'. This past Christmas, my husband (again) asked what I wanted.... I replied... "An MP3 player".

I got a Blackberry.... Yes, it's cool... I shouldn't complain... But, it's "not me". I NEED an MP3 player... not one that I can email with - nor one that rings when the kids can't find their other shoe...

I just want an MP3 player.......

An IPOD? HA! If I start asking for one now, maybe I'll get one in a few years........

A.Marie said...

What a funny post...I laughed my head off...You are hilarious! Seriously Hilarious!! :)

By the way, I have no iPod, no MP3, no nothing...Awe man, I just realized....I am a No-Nothing!

LOL

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Mine's only 4G, lol I am so not cool!