Saturday, April 23, 2011

Consumed with Technology

In today's fast-paced world, we are surrounded by all kinds of electronic gadgets and toys that make our lives "easier". Here are a few of my favorite:

1) iPhone - I can do the normal stuff that a phone can do (make calls, send text messages), but I can also check e-mail, browse Facebook, take pictures, and play games while sitting in a waiting room. With all of these wonderful
things the iPhone
can do, the biggest downside is that it's a HUGE waste of time. I find myself constantly checking for updates on Facebook and sucked into all kinds of games!

2) Kindle - No more packing five books for that week long vacation. Now it's just a small tablet that slides into my carry-on that holds all the books I could possibly want/need. While this is useful for packing, I still like the feel of a book in my hands, I like being able to mark up a book so I can look back at it later for reference, and I like the smell of old books.

3) Garmin Forerunner GPS - no more pulling up Google Earth and trying to plot out how far I run. No more trying to guess at how fast (or how SLOW) I'm running. Just a click of a button and I'm linked to a satellite that does it all for me! Yes, this is all nice, but there are definitely days when I leave the Garmin at home and just hit the road for pure enjoyment.

4) iPad - With the wonders of Netflix, I can now watch shows that I like without those stupid commercials. I can play games and draw pictures too! Haven't come up with any downsides to this yet!!!

5) Microwave - Now I know this isn't a new invention...but it's still one of my favorite tools. I cannot even count the number of nights in the l
ast two months that I've microwaved dinner (don't cringe Dody!). With the hours that Sean and I keep at work, sometimes this
is the best option and what a convenience! I suppose all of this "convenience" comes at the expense of the quality of the food...pretty sure if you can just microwave it and it's ready to go, 90% of the time it's not going to be very nutritious.

What are your favorite gadgets?


  1. The down side of the iPad is no longer having time to read the kindle! Lynsey says just send the kindle to her:)