Could it be?!?

It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve last posted.  It’s not that I haven’t needed some bitching & moaning therapy, I’ve been really busy at the biz.  We are having a Warehouse Sale on Saturday, 13 June AND we are launching (finally) our ecommerce site (  By the way, Eliz and I will celebrate our 19th anniversary on Wednesday, 10 June.  Wow that’s a long time…

For the last week or so, I’ve wanted to rant about my frustrations regarding our mobile phones.  Our contract is up, so we are “free agents” looking for the best phone with service we’ll actually receive inside our business.  I’ve been told by Verizon Wireless that we don’t receive all our calls because our equipment is older.  Okay, it is nearly two and a half years old, which, in tech terms, borders on relic.  I’m not so sure that is the correct answer, but who knows.  All this is frustrating, but isn’t the main issue.

My main problem, of course, is that I can’t see the @$#%!! screen on my phone and most other phones that I’ve looked at over the years.  For the love of God, I have a big problem seeing the damn numbers to dial!  Fortunately, my current phone does have a great voice command setup, but it doesn’t work if I have to retrieve my voicemail, enter an account number, or other non-phone tasks.  I would also love to be able to text message.  I feel like I am being left behind by not being able to communicate via text.  I also think it would be cool to combine a mobile phone with one of those video magnifiers like these.

I’ve read a bit about the Palm Pre and would like to have a look.  The big drawback there is that it is currently available on Sprint only.  When we first purchase Salon Supplies + Interiors, they had a Sprint plan and it was bad.  Very bad.  Customer service was incredibly worse.  So we haven’t rushed out for a peek.  I also read rumors of a new iPhone.  I get excited whenever I hear that Apple is coming out with something new.  Primarily because there is a way for me to see it, but also because of my geeky side.

I’ve played with the iPhone 3G at the Apple store a couple of times.  I’ve wanted one since they came out just after we got our current phones, even though I haven’t figured out how to see it.  I’m so dorky, I watch the iPhone commercials even when I have recorded the show that they run in and could fast-forward past them.  For the past week I’ve been down about not being able to get a cool phone with lots of bells and whistles.

That is until today.  I received an email from Apple with all the cool new features on the iPhone 3G S!  Here is an excerpt of a press release from their website:

iPhone 3G S provides new accessibility features including VoiceOver, a screen reader that speaks what appears on the iPhone 3G S display, enabling visually impaired users to make calls, read email, browse web pages, play music and run applications. The new universal Zoom function magnifies the entire screen, and the White on Black feature reverses the colors on screen to provide higher contrast for people with low vision.

Want to buy me one?  It’s okay if you don’t, but you can help me save up for one by clicking one of the ads on the right when you want to make a purchase.

Tonight, I will go to sleep with a smile on my face.