last night, kath (blogger extraordinaire, and my friend, too!) announced she had ditched her iPhone for an HTC aria. the comments were passionate! some cheered her decision, while others actually admitted disappointment. are people so enamored with their particular phones that it saddens them when another person chooses a different one? i am both impressed and confused at this phenomenon.
the time has come for me to replace my RAZR (i know, don’t laugh), which starts making the world’s most annoying ‘low battery’ beep after just minutes of use. i’m eligible for a new phone with contract renewal through verizon, the only service i’ve ever used; alternatively, in september i could elect to switch to AT&T to get an iPhone.
normally, it’s easy for me to make decisions like this — while i may act all rational and left-brained when it comes to planning, i’m a gut-feeling type of decision maker (ESFJ, last time i checked!). but i don’t know: every time i start thinking about getting a smartphone, i can’t even decide why i even would want one in the first place! everyone who has one seems to love it, but why? what would the functionality be for me?
■ i could have medically-useful software on there like uptodate or clin pharm so that i could look up medication dosage easily . . . but really what i need access to when i get outside calls is patient records, and i am pretty sure i can’t pull those up on a mobile device due to security reasons
■ GPS . . . although i already have a unit in my car. while not quite as convenient, it gets the job done.
■ apps? the idea of using apps is enticing. except when i try to think of an app that would truly enhance my life, i come up with a blank. anyone who knows about an amazing app, convince me otherwise!
■ i could check email, facebook, and the like on my phone. there ARE times when i am fishing for some useful tidbit of info and it would be useful to be able to pull up my email or a web browser when i’m away from a computer.
■ another thing to get stolen in my bag
■ i could check email, facebook, and the like on my phone (ie: DISTRACTION!)
■ $$$ that i could otherwise be spending in other ways
■ i’ve heard bad things about dropped calls from AT&T and i’ve never had a problem with verizon.
hmmm. when i look at it like that, it doesn’t sound like i really need (or even want?) a smartphone. but maybe i’m being naive?
if you have a smartphone (iphone or otherwise), what has been your experience? what do you truly find useful about it? i’d love to hear your thoughts.
my weekend on call
turned out pretty well! i did get woken up by a page from an outside ER at 4:37 AM this morning, but i honestly was drifting in and out of sleep by that point anyway so it wasn’t a big deal. yesterday, josh and i drove out to raleigh to make a brief visit to our friends who just had a new baby!
bonus: i got to take my new straight semblant shorts (snagged on sale!) out for a spin.
brand new dad shot!
josh tries his hand at various baby holds.
so cute, so soft, so NEW! we brought this little prepster-in-training the world’s cutest outfit from babygap: jean jacket, striped polo onesie, plus a plaid button-down shirt that looked straight out of a j. crew catalog. LOVE shopping for baby clothes . . .
aaaaaand it’s monday!
it will be busy, but hopefully a good day!
workout: 6 miles on the TM, 0.5% incline, speeds 6.3 – 6.7 mph
scallops sensational: we had leftover jambalaya we could have eaten for dinner, but i had planned on making scallops and could not get that idea out of my mind!
i’m glad i went with my craving. the scallops with blackberry-chipotle sauce from the jul/aug clean eating hit the spot! josh felt the sauce was perhaps a little strong for the mild scallops, but i honestly loved it. served with couscous and salad with strawberries, blue cheese, and a drizzle of honey-mustard vinaigrette.
HP: it wasn’t a great weekend for my resolution to get things together with my work projects! i plan on sitting down tonight and really laying things out . . .