Yesterday I had a mom moment.
You know what that is, right? It’s when a 50-something mom is flummoxed by technology. And not just any technology …
I mean, truth is, we 50-somethings were PC and laptop pioneers …
I’m talking iPhone technology.
I’ll admit, I resisted the iPhone for years. Instead preferring my flip phone. And then a phone model with a little pull out keyboard for texting.
I eventually waved a white flag and gave in a few years ago.
And from the moment I received my first iPhone, it’s been one mom moment after another as I figure out how it works. Much to the delight of my kids. Well, not delight per se. More like much to the mocking of my kids. 😉
And when I finally thought I got it. Had mastered it’s inner workings …
I decided to venture into the world of Podcasts.
Yes, I can hear some of you 50-something moms shuddering at the mere mention of Podcasts. Like a brain freeze after taking a huge bit from the ice cream cone.
I found the podcast link on Twitter. And successfully followed that link. And subscribed to said Podcast. But then …
I couldn’t figure out where to find the Podcast I subscribed to one my phone.
I thought it would be like my audiobooks with an app.
And then I hit Google. Typing in mom-like searches like “where to find Podcasts on my iPhone”
I know, I know. Embarrassing.
After much Googling, I eventually downloaded the Overcast app.
Though, in another mom moment, forgot how to download an app.
Luckily the kids weren’t home to witness this mom moment madness. 🙂
Speaking of the kids, they rarely if ever (as in never) let me share photos of them on the blog.
And not just the blog. I need to get their photo approval to share them on Facebook too!
But in a rare moment, my daughter has given me the okay. Only because I volunteered to take photographs of her old clothes she’s selling on a thrift-store-esq site call depop.
And the irony here is while I struggle with new iPhone technology, my daughter’s fashion style is a throwback to the 80’s …
back when cell phones were the size and weight of a brick. 🙂
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Karen Heath says
Oh man! I’m so in to podcasts. I would rather listen to them than music. (except for Hamilton, of course) Wondering if you have listened to Pantsuit Politics? I love it. Two Kentucky women. One from the left, one from the right. they are young, but not stupid. Very down to earth. The good thing for now is they both despise Trump. Give it a listen.
Thanks for the suggestion! The Podcast that first caught my eye was the one Preet Bharara just started. I saw a funny promo video he made for it and was intrigued. I also follow him closely on Twitter because he has some really keen observations. I’ll definitely subscribe to Pantsuit Politics too — sounds just up my alley! 🙂
your daugther is lovely, and her clothes remind me of being a teen in the early 80s.
Thank you! And, yes, she’s definitely has that early 80s vibe. Who knew 80’s fashion would ever re-emerge! 🙂
I’ve found Siri and YouTube and search engines to be my helpers about tons of stuff oh!! Forget how to download an app? There’s an answer for that on SIRI too😂 PS. I’ll bet your daughter insists that she’s doing her style soo different than you!!!!