Hello, Desire Z

On Friday I mentioned that I was getting a new phone. I needed one in a BAAAAAD way. Why? Here’s what my old phone was:

Oh the hottness! It was also super slow to get onto the Internet and had no apps, which may sound ridiculous, but I need entertainment/a distraction from annoying coworkers during my coffee breaks.

So, after much thought and deliberation, I got myself the HTC Desire Z (Also called the G2 for you American folks with T-Mobile). It’s so purdy!

Let me tell you something: After using a non-smartphone for a bazillion years, this one was freaking HARD to figure out. Touch this, tap that, data, 3G WHAT? I’m pretty sure I’ll never figure it out completely, but oh well.

As far as apps go, I’ve already downloaded the manditory Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Foursqure. I’ve also got Words with Friends, which I haven’t tried out yet, and various other ones. My favourite pre-loaded app? Soundhound! Never again will I wonder for days what a song on the radio is.

Ah, how glorious the world of smartphones is!

Do you have a smartphone? What kind? Any app recommendations?

*Also, the opinions about the HTC Desire Z and any apps are my own. I was not asked to review them in anyway.

Dating in the Digital Age

Image from We <3 It

I think that if for whatever reason, if Kyle and I were to break up and I had to start dating again, I’d have no idea how to start. For one, I’d have to be less of a bitch to guys in bars.

And then, and probably the biggest thing is that, there was no such thing as text messaging when we started dating. Or Facebook. We had MSN Messenger and land-line telephones. We would talk on MSN for an hour or so maaaaybe and then talk on the phone for hours some nights. Other than talking in person, talking on the phone is probably the next best thing for me. You can hear a person’s emotions and express yourself better and more clearly.

Today, everything is about Facebook and text messaging it seems. I can’t remember where I read it, (but I swear it was from a reliable source) but they say that couples who only communicate via text or online when they’re not together are not as emotionally connected.

Really, that doesn’t surprise me. Emotions can be hard to read when it’s just black and white text on a screen. For example, if I tell you, “I hate you, stupid blog readers! Why do you bother with this shit??” you don’t know if I’m serious or joking. (Of course, I’m joking! LAAV YOU LOOONG TIME!!)

The Roommate and C never talk on the phone. They’re main form of communication is text messaging and I sometimes wonder how in touch they actually are. I asked them one day if they’ve actually talked on the phone, and they hadn’t. Then I ask how they have serious conversations, and they say in person, but I don’t know if they got what I meant. They were probably thinking, “Liberal or Conservative”, while I was thinking, “Where is our relationship going?”

Maybe I’m just being weird, but if I really liked someone, I’d like talking on the phone with them. Even now, Kyle and I both text each other, but if we really want to have a conversation, we talk on the phone, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. You can communicate more, and better, in a shorter period of time.

I don’t think I’d make it in the dating world today. Sure, Facebook and texting is good in the beginning, but when I want to have a serious conversation, I want the real deal.