I’m in love.
I know; at 42, almost 43 (July 22 – mark your calendars) I’m a bit long in the tooth to be experiencing love like this. Sometimes it just hits you though, out of the blue. I certainly didn’t plan it – definitely didn’t go looking for it. I mean, why would I? I’ve been quite happy all these years with the way things have been going.
But a week or so ago I got this text message, you see. It was provocative. It was quiet but intense, and it spoke to me in ways that… well, lets just say it’s been a while.
I didn’t respond to it. How could I? Definitely I thought about it. Seemed that I couldn’t think of anything else! In the end, I didn’t do anything for a couple of days, because… really? I didn’t think I was ready.
So many thoughts running through my head.
Could it have been meant for someone else? Well, no, I knew who it was from, and I am definitely well known by the texter. I should probably own up here: …we’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship for years. It’s true.
Was the text meant to “test the waters”? Most definitely, yes. Of that I had no doubt.
If I did this… was it going to cost me big time? Come around and bite me in the butt?
Girding my loins, I decided to go see what prompted that text to be sent. What could it hurt just to talk, right? Not like I was going to jump into a relationship at whim… right?
Welllll… maybe. It was love at first sight.
Ok, that was a big build up for a phone. Ok, “iPhone”.
Seriously though? What a phone it is…! It’s not that it’s slim, and shiny. It’s not that it allows me to be in contact with everyone via whatever means I prefer, anywhere and at any time. It’s not that I have everything at my fingertips, all the time.
It’s the apps, folks. The apps!
Gimme a second.
Ok, I’m fine now.
I downloaded several music apps for use with Main Street rehearsal, including ClearTune ($3.99), which had been highly recommended as a tuning/pitchpipe app – I really like it. I also got silly ones like a tambourine app that is totally useless but makes me smile.
Here are some (FREE!) cool, fun, or otherwise useful apps that deck out my 8 page (and counting) collection so far:
- CardStar – don’t bulk up your wallet carrying tons of loyalty cards, or weigh down your key chain with them! Generates different types of readout, including a scannable bar code!
- Fake Caller – want out of a date/party/chance meeting? This is for you.
- Naturally I got the Zippo lighter app.
- Google apps (Google Earth, Google search, etc.)
- Want to try GeoCaching? This tool kit is a must-have!
- GPS Lite by MotionX
Now we’re cooking! And “yes… there’s an app for that”, too. Hundreds of ’em.
There are SO many more, but for now I’d really like to hear about the apps that YOU can’t live without. Share?