It’s all about being tech savvy, right? I Twitter, I’m on Facebook (kind of, I check it 1x a quarter) and hey, you’re reading my blog … I am able to do all of these things thanks to my wonderful media guru Nicole. But, I must confess – I am a little technologically challenged. Ok, well probably a lot. But, when I put my mind to it, I can figure out what’s vitally important to me. Not that my business isnt vitally important, but I know Nicole has me covered there. I’m talking about my gadgets – Blackberry, iTouch, iPod, Kindle … My friend Portia made sure I learned how to IM on my Blackberry (yes, something I was loathe to do initially but now I love it and have even figured out how to use the face symbols!). I try to get everyone I know on Blackberry Messenger (you folks with open invitations know who you are).
I was spoiled from working at a law firm and got quite used to having a FAB secretary who answered my phone and screened my calls for me – I didn’t realize how much time she saved me. No one could ever replace Michele, but PhoneTag does a great job of fielding my calls for me. I don’t have to listen to voicemails anymore (even Nicole had to ask me about this one) because they come into my email inbox as transcribed messages.
Now to me, the Kindle is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I read voraciously and I travel a lot. Schlepping books on flights is no longer necessary in my world. I have a cool purple pebble leather case by M-Edge for my Kindle that always garners a “wow, you’re case is so nice, I didn’t know they had any color other than black.” I’ve figured out how to buy books, download samples, archive my collection and search for my place in a book. Next on the horizon for me is adding periodicals to the mix.
So, what does all of this have to do with style? Loads. I hope you’ve chosen a ringtone that makes you smile and makes other people say, “ok, that’s hilarious – perfect for you.” If you haven’t, and you own a Blackberry, check out Crackberry for free ringtones and alert sounds. If not beholden to all things blackberry, just Google “free [NAME OF SONG] ringtone” – tons of sites will pop up. Choose wisely and be sure that you are getting a FREE ringtone and not signing your life away.
Does the skin or cover you’ve chosen for your PDA reflect you? What about your iPod cover? Whether you are blinged out like Kimora or have chosen to adorn your device with something a little more simple, what you chose speaks volumes about your personal style. And yes, if you’ve chosen not to choose something that speaks volumes too. Maybe go for the headphones with a little sparkle or a phone or headphone charm (you didnt even know those existed, right?). Or what about a memory stick that others salivate over?
Go ahead, take a step on the wild side. Get that new Black Eyed Peas ringtone and make sure you are “so 3008″ and not “so 2000 and late!”