February 17, 2008

Familial Conversations

With my sister this afternoon:

Me: I am thinking of hiking the Appalachian Trail eventually. I want to do parts of it. Would you come with me if I did it?

Mo: No. That does NOT sound fun to me.

At the end of the conversation:

Me: OK. So I want you to think about this Appalachian Trail thing…

Mo: Umm. OK. I’m thinking. NO.


And TGOO’s knees are shot. He would have been perfect! But his knees can’t hack it. I told him when they get bad enough that he gets them fixed, we have to do a portion of the Trail. I don’t understand why they just can’t shoot foam into people’s knees to give them back that cush that goes away with time… in particular when you were a marathon runner like TGOO.

(Sidenote: YES, I'm aware of all the planning that goes into hiking the Appalachian Trail.)

With my husband, yesterday:

Me: Wow. You’re 48 today. You’re going to be 50 in two years. You know that in two years you’ll be the same age my Mom was when we got married.

My husband: Hun, I’m the same age NOW that your Mom was when I met her for the first time.

Me: *blink*

My husband: That’s what happens when you’re together for almost 20 years…

That was kind of humbling. Luckily I’m 5 years behind him. I’M not the one who is my Mom’s age when we met! Heh.

And tonight’s conversation… a little background. I bought him an iPhone for his birthday. He needed to download all his contacts from his old phone into this new phone. ATT made it sound like it would be easy.

“We’ll download your contacts from your sim card onto a stick and then just plug it in your computer and it will sync up and they’ll be in your iPhone.”

Right. That’s not how it works. After four hours of struggling with it on my desktop, I finally got it done, but that was by calling iPhone support and having them send me a link to an ATT site that had me download MORE software onto my desktop so we could then load his contacts into Outlook and then sync the phone.

Anyone see a problem here?

Other than all the frickin’ time?

MY Outlook has TONS of MY contact email addresses and in following the yellow brick road, now his contacts were merged with mine and now his iPhone has all my Outlook contacts as well as his old phone contacts.

‘tis easier to delete than to add. For sure.

Also, I don’t clean out my Outlook contacts. Once you’re in there… you’re in there for life… and death. That computer is about 8 years old.


I finally downloaded the kajillion contacts and started to flip through them.

Me: Hun. You have dead people in your contacts.

My Husband: NO, Hun, YOU have dead people.

So just so you know… if you’re in my contacts folders on my computers, you’re there forever and ever and ever… AMEN.

Oh and a side note, I went to take my anti-biotic today, I'm on a 6 month dose for my Rosacea, and I accidentally grabbed the Ritalin that Bones is on. Luckily his is a capsule and mine is a pill... no confusing.

But it made me wonder, Good Lord, can you imagine ME on Ritalin? I'm frickin' 90 mph hell on wheels as it is, and exceedingly focused. I'm not the one missing the stimulant. I sure as hell don't need it added!

Holy crap. It's dizzying thinking of it...

Posted by Boudicca at February 17, 2008 10:33 PM | TrackBack

You on Ritalin? haha!!

Your dead contacts reminded me....There's a friend of mine that has known me since I was 14. She's had every address I've ever lived at since then. Instead of erasing my address (as it would wear a hole in the page) she put's address labels over my old address each time I move. It's a pretty thick page.

But it has come in handy when I needed to know where I lived 5 years ago :-)

Posted by: Sissy at February 17, 2008 11:27 PM

Phht, can you imagine? I'm bad enough on coffee...

I do that with Mo. In my address book, i can tell you every single place she's lived starting in college! And my best friend in college, she married a Marine. I have every place they were stationed as well. Mo and she take up PAGES in my address book.

Posted by: Bou at February 18, 2008 08:56 AM

Careful making fun of the (almost) 48-year-old's. We'll beat you with our walkers!

Posted by: Jerry at February 18, 2008 09:02 AM

Jerry- His parents are about 15 years older than mine. (Well, his Mom is gone now...) So I said to him, "48 is young still. Looking back at my folks now, do you realize how young they were?"

And he said, "Bou, I have NEVER thought your parents were old. I was very aware of how young your parents were THEN."

Then again, he's also the man who always says, "Do not use your Mother's aging as a yardstick for the rest of society. Its not fair to society."

Oh man, and you joke about the walker, but his sister is 50 this year and is about to have hip replacement! Too much aerobics in the 80s and 90s...

Posted by: Bou at February 18, 2008 09:14 AM

i have an idea...do one of those ritalin's and then POST! THAT will be some READING!

oh by the way...the SEC sucks.

just kidding...see my comment
to yours.

Posted by: Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at February 18, 2008 10:34 AM

Imagine the blog post you could write while on Ritalin. *grin*

The one thing I've always hated about changing phones is the horrid - changing of the phone book. ACK! I'm glad you got it working... but what a mess. LOL.

As for the 50 and hip replacement thing... that might have been me this year. Except for the fact that I stopped doing tae kwon do when my hip got sore and didn't feel better after a month. When it hurts to push the gas pedal, maybe you're exercise isn't doing you too much good. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at February 18, 2008 10:48 AM

heh- You on ritalin would be hilarious.....

As for the phone contacts? I just transfer mine one by one....and I had over 150 on my old phone.
My contacts...I STILL have dead people in there. I just cannot get myself to delete them.

It's like if I delete them, I will forget them. And then I'd feel horrible. And I cannot do it.

Posted by: Rave at February 18, 2008 06:38 PM

I totally agree with Rave - I absolutely cannot delete the deceased. It just feels wrong. Of course, I also have a huge stack of prayer cards from all the wakes and funerals over the years. I can't throw those out either. Sometimes I shuffle through the pile and pick out a few names and say some extra prayers for them. Good memories.....

Bou: How's your foot doing? Better, I hope?

Posted by: Mary at February 18, 2008 08:47 PM

Jay- Them there's fightin' words! All my readers know, I LOVE the SEC!

Teresa- My eyes would be bugging out and I'd be typing 200 words a minute while fidgeting in my chair. Good Grief.

Yeah, that's why I hate switching phones. They always tell you, 'Oh we can do it right here for you..." and then for some reason they never can. I have NEVER switched phones where my provider could xfer the names in my phone book. NEVER.

My sil is in Bad Bad shape. They just did an article here about how people who did high impact aerobics in the 80s and 90s are suffering.

Rave- Yup, he had over 150. I don't think I know that many people. :) But I can't delete the dead people either. I just can't. It feels so... final.

Nancy- I think its the memories too as to why I don't delete. And my foot is GREAT! I respond very well to very low doses as I'm drug sensitive, so the low dose Advil and adhering to his orders and keeping with my orthotics, I was dismissed today and told to just keep doing for 3 more days. Life is good! He also said that maybe I should rethink the running thing again for awhile...

Posted by: Bou at February 18, 2008 09:30 PM

I had this great comment about how I always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail and neat things about going to the bathroom in the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but MuNu decided to turn on their spam filter so it all went bye bye. Arrrggghhhh!

Posted by: Denny at February 18, 2008 10:36 PM

have you considered asking some of your blogger friends if they want to hike the trail with you? I know one that might want to do that.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at February 19, 2008 08:33 AM

Bad joints - I look forward to the time when I can get my hips and knees replaced, has to better then they are now.

They actually do have stuff you can inject into your knees that is artifical joint fluid stuff.

We are actually doing a little part of the Blue Ridge Parkway for vacation this year. Smokey Moutain area.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at February 19, 2008 09:39 AM