I just have to make fun of myself a little bit today when it comes to tech toys and keeping them recharged. It is a much larger task than it should be, brain fog and all.
My iPod is showing a little red bar? Hmm. Wonder where my charging cord went to? How did that happen? Digging through a tangle of cords in a box: Is it this one? Wasn't it white? This one's white, is this it? Where's the adapter for the wall outlet?
My laptop only has ten percent power left? But I swear I left it plugged in overnight last night. Oh... I have been on the computer twice today blogging. Maybe the battery really does need a recharge.
Then there is my kindle, one of those lovely devices you buy because you love to read -- and with PEM and other things gone, I finally get to read and enjoy it again. Hmmm, is my Amazon account still valid? Ooo, it is... but the credit card on it expired like three years ago. How do I update my account? How do I even NAVIGATE this STUPID WEB SITE??? (This, coming from a previously moderately techno savvy woman who did secretarial work.)
Sidetracked now to another issue... I have to download ANOTHER software update to get this to work? Oh, now gotta get on and check the bank account. Ouch.
Oh... I see. But now my PayPal account says it will not jive with my bank account on this other online site to order my supplements. It takes me three days and who knows how many hours to figure that one out.
Oh, it's three days later. Did I ever finish downloading the books I wanted to read? Where the heck are they on this kindle device? The power died... you mean, if I turn off wi-fi and 3G, I can read for a month?? REALLY??? Where was that written? Thank you for telling me. But now... where did my power cord go for the kindle? Where is the power adapter? Help!!
So last night... I got smart. I plugged in the iPod. Charging... check. I plugged in the laptop. Charging... check. Is my kindle charged and ready to go? Check. Smugly, I get up this morning, gather up my tech toys and head for work. (I have chunks of "down time" during the day, always like the tech toys with me.) While waiting for the bus, I realize I need to make a phone call.
My cell phone is dead. I forgot to charge it up last night.
Wonder what the heck happened to my power cord?
No wonder people switch to iPhones.