Monday, June 16, 2008

I admit it--I am a 20th century gal

I never thought I would be one of those moms. You know the one kids can say slang words too and the mom is utterly clueless. But here I am in 2008 thinking The Hills are something that makes biking better for your butt and Twitter as something that 'saw that puddy cat'. I admit it.

I am trying to catch up. I text on my super fancy phone and look up different words to text to keep up with my husband who 'textes' with every client under 30. He had to learn text or he'd tell a client who messaged 'IDC U SOB' with 'gr8'  (lol). I am going to watch Camp Rock with my daughters and try to pay close attention to the jargon that seems to be so popular with the kiddos these days.

The technology however is getting to be a lost cause. Last week, the transmission on my SUV died (don't worry--we bought the extended warranty) and we got a loaner without keys--just a rectangular black thing you push into a slot and then you press a button. Apparently you turn off the car the same way. Oh and you have to tap the break and pray to Jesus each time or it does not start/turn off. I've had the car for a week now and I am still confused.

I really never planned to be the clueless woman....




14 comments:

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

That is funny. I totally get where you are coming from. There just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with diapers and what is "in."

just jamie said...

I have no idea what that text message said. It took me about a month to figure out "LOL" Our new pool key is some wand thing. I kept looking for a place to put it, like a KEYhole, but no, magic wands are the thing now I guess.

Amanda said...

You are not alone Lisa!
My husbands car is a Renault and it has the credit card type key and a start/stop button.
To think we didn't have mobile phones and computers in what feels like just a few short years ago!
C U L8R !!!
Love Amanda xx

Brian and Staci said...

Girl! You are so not a clueless woman :) If this makes you feel better...I don't even know what Camp Rock is?!!? Feel better?

Elizabeth said...

that car sounds awfully confusing?

i like to text but end up using my own abbriviations or typing out the whole word...i don't know enough of the modern ones either...but most of all, the people i am texting don't know them!

Beth said...

Umm, I own a tracphone, from probably four years ago. It doesn't even have texting abilities, how that for 20th century.

I'm such a cell phone loser

Blessings From Above said...

Too funny!

I must admit though, you are ahead of me. I still do not know how to text. Embarrassing, I know.

Formercitygirl said...

OMG. And here I was thinking I was cool until I saw that text message. What does it mean?

mamachristina said...

I had no idea people text that way. I can't remember to take my tea out of the microwave let alone all the short hand.

mamachristina said...

Hey Lisa I will try to answer any questions you have on your garden. just e-mail me.
malibumarie77 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

IDC U SOB is I don't care, you son of a *****

(not something you say 'great' to!)

mah-meeee said...

lol. i totally understand! i had to learn to text just so i can keep up with my cousins!

that car thing must be really cool to try... i have never seen the keyless deal on cars.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I still don't know how to text...at all. I think I've sent one ever. I love Twitter, but most of the blog jargon (Stumble Upon, Technorati, Feedburner) is BEYOND me.

CC said...

I don't text at all (didn't even know where that function on my phone was until last week).... so I'm pretty clueless too...