Thursday, September 16, 2010

To Do List: Clean Out My iPhone Contacts

An unforeseen downside of Audrey's texting hobby is her firing off messages to oldy moldy contacts that are still in my iPhone.  Because they are still in Yahoo, from which I have never erased anything for going on 15 years.  Audrey has more than once started a dialogue with someone that I really wasn't looking to re-kindle a friendship with.  And before anyone gets all neurotic that I'm talking about them, it's not anyone that would read this blog.  Unless somehow Kristin from the spin class that I took in the early 2000's has tracked me down and is lurking amongst my readers.  Hi Kristin!  I really, really need to clean out my contact list. 

One time the kid that cuts our lawn showed up for the second time in a week.  I found him in my text list, but the messages were erased so I couldn't see what she'd said.  I'm thinking that she may have given him her stock "I got mad when I had to say goodbye to the roses at the funeral home" and he took this as some sort of veiled, landscaping-related threat.

Yesterday, Audrey started up a conversation with an ABA therapist that we had ended on sort of shaky terms with.  She was super smokin' hot and had a perpetually Snooki-caliber tan.  She was a big beach-goer as well as a golfer.  During the time that she was on our team, I would always check the weather forecast for the day of her session, and if it was to be a nice day I could count on her calling in sick.  She even called off on what was to be our very last session, and blew off a final goodbye with us.  Fine by me, because I owed her money and was holding the American Girl bed that she had lent us hostage.  In addition to all of the other reasons for hating her, you can add to the list that she was young enough to have played with American Girl dolls herself.

She had been off of our team for more than a year when we heard through the grapevine that she was pregnant and due in July.  HA!  I'm guessing that she didn't get much golf in this summer.  So Audrey's opener to her, after not speaking for more than a year:

"Heather has a baby right now"

I was driving and Audrey was in the back seat mumbling about Heather and playing with my iPhone.  I figured out pretty quick what she was doing.  So I went with it, and told Audrey to ask her if she'd had a boy or a girl.  She feverishly typed away, but then wouldn't tell me if Heather had answered.  When we finally got home, I saw that she also had a text convo going with Lauren and had asked Lauren "Did you have a boy or a girl" in between scheduling visitation time with her kitties and asking her what her favorite planet was.

Later on, I looked up Heather on Facebook and saw that her profile pic was of her and her new baby, who appeared to be a boy.  Meaning that I've gained at least a couple more years before we have to commence hostage negotiations over a doll bed.

21 comments:

  1. I want to share my number with you only so I can get Audrey texts lol.

    I ran into one of our old ABA workers in TJ Maxx a few weeks ago- can you saw awkward? It's so weird when they don't really leave on good terms....

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  2. When Butterfly was little, I bought her a TOY phone. ;o) Too late for you now tho. It would PALE beside the real thing. o_O

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  3. I don't think you can clean out your contact list yet...Audrey could start some really interesting conversations we'd all love to read about!

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  4. Does the Iphone have the pattern lock like the Android? My son kept calling people so I installed the lock. Then he messed with the pattern too many times that Android locked my phone, permanently, as a security thing. I went to Verizon and all they could do is entirely robot, meaning I lost all contacts, etc. Hey, wait a minute....now there's an easy solution to your contact problem.lol

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  5. I am thinking I may be the only person on the planet that Audrey hasn't texted. Should I be insulted?

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  6. Audrey is such a hoot! Hopefully, you have no ex-boyfriends on your iPhone! Awkward!

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  7. Oooh, I hate awkward moments! It's like nails on a chalkboard for me. I've been lucky so far that Georgia hasn't figured out how to text anyone yet but she has taken several minutes of video footage with my phone while I was reading blogs (bad mommy for ignoring her!). Thankfully the hubs never saw it.

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  8. Anyone who wants on Audrey's text radar, feel free to pass along your cell number!

    @Autism Mom Rising: Sounds like a risky fix. I'm thinking that I should just break down and get her her own iPhone. Then she could create her own contact list full of fictional people and kitties. She might eventually get wise when no one texts her back.

    @Cheryl D: Ex-boyfriends go back significantly further than 15 years.

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  9. Thanks for the warning!
    Dan doesn't speak all that much except for his 1 word food requests but his aide told me she's teaching him how to e-mail. Better check my address book for links to Dominos. :)

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  10. She is so bright and savvy with that phone!! She deserves her own iPhone! Haha! See if they will sell you a bare bones text only package.....with video games applications............and YouTube.............and audio recorder so she can continue to send me texts with her cute little voice........
    Yeah, no way around it..... your gonna shell out the cash for this one.

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  11. OH MY....you guys just made my day! I love reading your blog....Audrey makes me smile and we've never even met. I look forward to many moments with Allbri that you are having with Audrey!!!!

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  12. For me, the most telling part of this post is that the only reason you cared whether Heather had a boy or a girl was to see if you could hold onto the ransomed doll bed a little longer. Bravo.

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  13. I think it's AWESOME how great Audrey is at typing, reading and maintaining text conversations. She's way ahead of me on that front! Maybe I should let Billy do my texting. He can't really spell ... but then most of my texts look like I can't either.

    When Billy learns to spell, maybe he can text Audrey. I hope she's reeeeeaaaally interested in Alvin and the Chipmunks and road machinery.

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  14. What a fantastically funny post! My son did the same thing a few years ago! He was sending jibberish messages to someone that I NEVER wanted to talk to again in my life! I wonder why I never erased her? She is still in there so I MUST do that today : ) Thanks for reminding me.

    PS Your daughter is as cute as can be!

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  15. as usual I am laughing here especially over the tanned aide...we have had some shaky aides too and I don't know where they get them from. the ones we have now i LOVE. but, yeah the first time I heard the word "american girl" I had a 5 year old and ppl had to explain them to me. I thought they were new. then some mom friend of mine and I were talking and she was telling me of her own american girl and i was like...wait? how far do these things go back...? LOl. I had no idea.

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  16. lynne
    I almost choked on my Kashi Crunch
    at this
    "I'm thinking that she may have given him her stock "I got mad when I had to say goodbye to the roses at the funeral home" and he took this as some sort of veiled, landscaping-related threat."
    NEVER stop writing - pleeeze

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  17. Hi - over visiting from The Claw. Love your blog. :-)

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  18. Hysterical!

    My daughter racked up a $17 phone call to a foreign land while she was hanging out at my parents' house. She was maybe 18 months old and didn't think she knew how to push the 'talk' button. Little did they know! ;)

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  19. PS Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend!

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  20. ""I got mad when I had to say goodbye to the roses at the funeral home" and he took this as some sort of veiled, landscaping-related threat."

    As usual, I am laughing so hard I am going to wake my son from his nap. Thanks Lynn. Thanks a lot.

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  21. I have not laughed this hard EVER at a blog post!!! That poor kid that mows the lawn! Lauren is very lucky to be getting all those Audrey texts! I LOVE this one!

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