Friday, April 17, 2009

Is It Still Crack If I'm Not Yet Addicted?

My beloved pink phone and I parted ways on Monday. She got sick and died. I laid her to rest and promptly carried myself to Alltel. I came home with a silver phone. It was a fraud. Seriously, it sat in my purse and mocked me: "I'm a Gloria Vanderbilt phone hidden in an Armani casing," I heard it scoff. It really was that proud!

The phone also had execution issues...it just couldn't follow through when I needed it most. When I gently and lovingly suggested a round of performancing enhancing drugs, the silver pretender proclaimed, "It is more common than you think and it does happen to the best of us."

Alrighty then.

So I kicked that silver nonsense to the curb. I mean, I need a phone that gets the job done, every time. Don't we all? And, sensing my utter despair and desperation, a very cool Alltel dude came to my rescue. He hooked me up with this:



Hooray! I have a new BlackBerry!

I am now utterly and completely lost, y'all. You BlackBerry owners out there--help! Please! I'm an instant gratification kind of gal (that's what she said). I don't wanna spend an entire weekend with my nose in an instruction manual.

Yes, I'm whining. Don't judge.

Any tips, info, and advice you can impart will be appreciated. Because honestly, I have no clue as to what I'm doing with this thing. Other than curling into the fetal position and singing the Clapping Song, while attempting to text S.O.S. messages to Jason-My Super Action Hero-Statham.

"3-6-9, the goose drank wine, the monkey chew tobacco on the streetcar line..."

*Thanks, Nikki, for being available when I'm in dire straits and need your expertise. And for selling me on the Curve. I'll send you an extra surprise for your birthday next month. His name is Bobby.


30 comments:

Sticky (not too) said...

Oh baby!

I have the exact same phone and it rocks!
There is a facebook app and a twitter app, both are great. Most of the google apps are great; google maps uses the gps in your phone to show where you are on a map (satelite or street map), without having to buy pricey GPS packages (up to $14 - google is free) Go to m.google.com on your phone and download. I also have my google reader on my phone with all my blogs I follow. I have 4-5 ebooks on my phone at all times - mobipocket is great with Blackberry...and go to crackberry.com for lists and lists of free apps and cool apps to buy! I have been using for almost 2 years - write me if you need anything! If I don't know, I can probably find!

Shannon said...

I do have to say the silver phone did have issues. I didn't tell you last night... but I got the same text from you three separate times. Each one about 30 minutes apart.

Apryll said...

OH YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!! My blackberry was the hardest phone for me to learn how to navigate, but now I love it and couldn't possibley live w/out it. It is crack, oh honey, let me tell you.

I have the apps Sticky wrote about. Love having fb and twitter available at my every whim. :) I also love being able to catch up on my google reader any where.

The crackberry.com website she mentioned would be my biggest tip. When ever there was something I couldn't figure out, I could find a quick answer there. (I'm not an instuction manual girl, either.)

Have fun. Email me if you need help. apryll dot lopez at gmail dot com :)

Shannon said...

Oh, and guess what ringtone you are on my new phone?

Blue October, baby! ;)

Becky said...

Oh I love Blue October too! I have it on my playlist.

I have to wait until 5/21 until I can update my phone cause of my deal thingy with our program...was looking at all the phones and overwhelmed! Let me know how that goes! Tatum is just now teaching me how to text! lol!

Gina said...

As long as you don't get it microchipped into your forehead, I think you will be OK.

My Front Porch said...

oh, leigh anne--wes had a crackberry for work. you are going to be soooo addicted. they are awesome!

CaraBee said...

I have phone envy. Sigh.

Lauren W said...

Ooohhh! New toy, what fun! I'm up for a new one, but the hubby wants me to wait till the new iPhone comes out. He's convinced that they're the greatest thing since wi-fi... Anyway... have fun learning and playing :) I'm sure you'll love it.
p.s. two episodes left. I'll be watching them as soon as I get home from work tonight :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am no help. I finally got a flip phone about two years ago. Before that? My cell phone was from 1994. Yes, it was as large as most home phones receivers now.

Heather said...

Oh, I'm green with envy.

I'll let you figure yours out, then in July you can teach me. Maybe I can convince Joe that I NEED one of these babies by then :)

Good luck!

Amy said...

By the time I have one of those, they will be obsolete. I have a good 'ol Razr and I am sticking with it!

Elena said...

Okay, I'm not evey kidding, but I am having this VERY same dilma. My beloved Crazer died (on Monday), my hubby just got a blackberry and it's a buy one get one deal. He's trying to talk me in to going an getting mine, but I just don't know if I can use it. I mean, I hardly knew how to get to the calculator on the Crazer. So you let me know how that Blackberry thing goes. And I can't WAIT to read all these tips, b/c I think I'm going to get my own today. (And I'm almost sad.) How dumb is that?! It's a Blackberry for crying out loud!!

Elena said...

delimma, not dilma. But a dilma sounds serious.

Brandy said...

~nananananana~ Nope not listening to this because I just got a new phone three months ago and this will make me want it. ~nanananananana~

Christina said...

OK... I can offer you no help. I am sans Blackberry bling. :-(

Cool phone though. It happens to be one of the ones I'm looking at now. Decisions, decisions.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

I just got the same phone this week and it did take me some time to get used too. I am going to check out crackberry.com to see other apps avaliable. I love this phone so far.

Bekah said...

as long as it keeps the good texts coming (you know which ones i'm talkin' about) i don't care what kind of phone you have!

Kori said...

Ok I have no idea about this blackberry cause I have the touchscreen blackberry storm. Which I love very very much.

My only question is do you have a new number. If so I need it! Pronto!

Oh and I love you and miss you bunches!

jori-o said...

Ugh. Jeff is at Verizon right now "checking things out" which may very well mean I may be in your shoes this afternoon!

Heather said...

I could help you if you'd gotten an iPhone. But you didn't. I hope you enjoy the dark side. I still love you, though.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

You suck. And you rock.

Enjoy it!!

Jen said...

Yeah for you, Welcome to the world of the Cackberry!!!! Didn't the store set it up for you? My store did, take it to them and make them show you how to use it. ;)

Oh and I was wondering if you saw the Haydenism post. It was made with you in mind as you are the fan club president and all I thought you would enjoy it. :)
Oh and there are some pictures of him and all his cuteness.

~Michelle~ said...

This totally isn't related to the crackberry, but you should check this out:
http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/2009/04/zac-efron-vs-jason-statham-whos-the-hotter-flag/

You will thank me, I think! (at least, for the one photo)

angie said...

Mines not a blackberry, but it looks VERY similar, albet silver. I check the traffic.....gas prices......my email.....send texts. Oh. I also talk on it. :)

Angie's Spot said...

I'm so envious. I want a Blackberry in the worst way. Enjoy your new toy!

Rhea said...

I'm jealous. I want an iPhone in the worst way though...

Lauren said...

You crack me up!

I am no help with the Blackberry dilemma - except to say that it truly is crack-a-licious. My husband's may as well be glued to his hand.

The Royal Family said...

my condolences... For the old phone and for you getting a blackberry. Sorry but I HATE my blackberry I would do anything to have a phone back and not a mini computer... but if that's what your looking for then enjoy it! I would recommend getting a removable memory card before it crashes and putting a backup of your whole phone on your pc for those days your phone dies.

Marrdy said...

Sorry, I can't help you. I still own a Razor....but it is PINK!!!