At 33 I feel like I am totally behind the technology curve, despite the fact that some members of my family think I am tech savvy, I am basically inept. Sure I own an ipod (a 1st generation - or 1G - Nano) and have a blog, but I only learned how to text message a few weeks ago. And it was out of necessity. And I had to ask my friends how to make a space.
I called one of the aides at LP's and AK's school to see about arranging to have her babysit. She promptly asked, "Can you text me the info?" I stammered a bit, but confirmed I could fake it. It took my at least 5 minutes to text:
9.17 Bbsit [LP&AK]? 6 To 9. [Our street address]. thx amy btw how much $/hr
I was so proud of myself! Even if I did stress over what I could abbreviate in order to make myself still understood. Of course, she did text me back about 2 seconds later.
Then, today I had to text her to cancel. It only took 2 minutes:
Im sorry need 2 cancel will resked soon btw im gettng good @ txtng
Seriously! I feel like a kid with sore thumbs, not a 33-year-old dork!