Me Vs. Mom Vs. Siri

Siri voice command

Driving on long boring road trips, like I did the last weekend, really does wonders for writer’s block. Not that I ever get that. You really have no choice but to let your mind wander. I found my thoughts rolling on top each other, connecting and branching out into explosions of thinking awesomeness. I can only imagine the inside of my head as looking like The Symbiote but less scary. Lacking pen and paper and furthermore, the skill to write anything legible while driving down the highway, I had to use my cellphone. I typed my thoughts in the notepad app. I can feel the judgmental *don’t text and drive* stares. I get it. I only did this because I had a friend in the car, and I didn’t want her to think I’d gone all Whoopi Goldberg on her with my body being invaded by a spirit. I was afraid she would do a tuck and roll out of the vehicle (I’ve watched the movie Ghost way too many times). Anyway, had I been alone, the voice memo recorder is wonderful for capturing thought blurbs on the go.

Other efficient ways in which I use modern cell phone technology:

  • I couldn’t live without Pandora Radio. I open this app before I even brush my teeth in the morning.
  • It is super convenient and easy to send pictures from my phone to my e-mail or Twitter in seconds.
  • If I need to search something lengthy while driving, I use the Google app with the handy voice search.
  • I do almost all of my banking right there on my phone. I can even deposit checks up to $1000.

How my mom uses modern technology:
Note: She has a more advanced version of the Iphone than I do. Unbelievable.

  • Is afraid to say inappropriate things to Siri because she “is afraid she will get in trouble”. Seriously Mom?
  • Finally gets ballsy and makes me listen to her curse at Siri to evoke (in her mind) hilarious responses.
  • Words With Friends
  • Words With Friends
  • Words With Friends
  • Draw Something
  • Words With Friends

Doesn’t she know Words With Friends is so last year?

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About becca3416

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Adventures, Experiments, Humor, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. LOVE this post! Well, and your entire blog. I, too, cannot live without Pandora. I just wish I didn’t have to sit through those lame commercials :)

    • Thanks Sarah! And yeah, especially the same commercial over and over. I’ve heard Spotify is great also, minus the rude interruptions on your jam sesh.

  2. There is an iphone feature That puts a geographic location on your pictures. If you then send those pictures to someone, big brother can locate you. More than 1 criminal has already been caught this way. Of course you don’t need to worry about it, probably …

    • Oh shit! Delete delete delete. On second thought, I should probably just chunk this phone and high tail it. Why couldn’t you have told me sooner!

      In all seriousness, that is kind of creepy.

  3. At least your mother understands how to use a smart phone! Mine is cluuuueless.

  4. Oh, and I am still way obsessed with Words with Friends. Tell your mom she’s not the only one who is “so last year” ;-)

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