Thursday, September 27, 2012

Caffeinated Randomness - Samsung Winning?


I've had a different week.  The boys have been up and down.  They've been sick and well and sick and well.  It's a see saw of sickness and I'm tired.  I've lost my usual get up and go.  All I want to do is sit on the couch and watch tv and not all of it has been good.  I've watched some great premieres this week (Grey's Anatomy had me sobbing).  I've watched some mindless tv (4 Weddings) and some really bad tv (Honey Boo Boo).  I know, how could I?  It was like watching a train wreck.  I couldn't look away.  I'm still a bit shell shocked from it and I think I may have PTSD from it.  Ok, its not that bad but it has been burned into my brain and I must wipe it from my mind.

This past week has also seen a lot of different things in the news.  There has been of course the uprisings around the world, but I won't go into that.  There was an important vote about when is life called a life in Canada this week (life lost).  I will go into that, but at a later date.  Last week the new iPhone was rolled out.  Yes, for all those that bought a new iPhone just last year, you must line up and get the new right away to keep up with the Jones.  Yes, I just said that.

I love watching American Pickers, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars and American Restoration.  I love seeing the old things that come up and learning about the history of them.   These things were built to last.  People took pride in them.  They didn't have to go out and get an updated version of it every year.   We don't buy couches every year or even dishes or houses, then why do we need to get new phones every year.  I know, I changes and we need to keep up.  But what did we do before cell phones?  How did we survive?  I know, we all had quarters in our pockets to use the pay phone.  Or we called people before we went out to meet them.  Or we actually had the weekends off from our boss, just saying.  Now that we have cell phones we are connected 24/7 and on the go just as much.  There is no time to just sit.  We are tuned in, but we can never be tuned out.  

With the new iPhone's release, I have seen close friends run out and buy the new one.  Even though the old one worked just fine.  I've also followed a bit about the Samsung/Apple legal battle over their tablets.  I've been cheering for Samsung.  I know it must be my Blackberry loving heart hoping that someone will take down the big Apple giant.  I was upset when Samsung lost the legal battle, but I don't think they've lost the war.  I saw the recent Samsung commercial.  It didn't just make we smile, but it also made me want one (only if it comes with a full qwerty keyboard though).    Watch it and let me know what you think?

Are you getting a new iPhone or are you happy with your cell?   What do you think about our commercial, instant gratification society versus making things that last?  Come share your opinions with the other java junkies this week.


Katharine said...

So, I just realized that I didn't let you know where to get the pumpkin K-Cups!So sorry!! We buy them at Dunkin donuts when we go to the states, but I am on a mission to find them here...
I am so not cool when it comes to my phone. I have a simple android(can't remember the make) and I don;t like the touch screen...I want the little buttons(can you see my kids all rolling their eyes)
Have a great weekend!

A Renaissance Woman said...

I have a little red Samsung slider that was a gift a few years back. It serves me well and I'm not changing it. I call and I text, I take a few picture - that's it. If I want to surf the web, I go on my laptop. All those bells and gadgets might be nice but to me they just get in the way. I love my little phone and I'll keep it as long as it works.

Jedidja V. said...

I'm not such a thing. I have a simple little phone and I annoy me of my husband with his Internet telephone. Even in bed, he can not resist to play Scrabble :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm trading in my Blackberry in November when I'm allowed per my contract to upgrade my phone, but only for two reasons: 1)so I can keep up with the apps Emma is using on her iPod, and 2)my Blackberry is a constant headache - it hasn't worked properly for months, and I don't feel like paying for a problem to be fixed that isn't my fault, but the fault of the phone. Blah.

Also, Honey Boo Boo scares me! I watched a whole episode once and my eyes are still burning. What really choked me was how horrible the kids are to their mom - they were talking about losing weight in that episode and the things they said to/about her just shocked me. Not cool.

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