ALOHA, Telephone!

Let me just start this post by saying you will probably be shaking your head at me by the end of it. But it's {kind of} funny, I promise!

On my way home from Las Vegas on Monday, I had to find a way to shove a whole week's worth of clothing into what was supposed to be a carry on suitcase (they made me check it on the way over since it was bursting. Dang it!) in addition to all the info and goodies I picked up at WPPI. I packed a carry on bag filled with a bunch of  luggage spill-overs as well as magazines and a book to read while on my plane. Well, once I finally got into my plane, the first thing I did was stuff my carry-on bag in the luggage compartment. It was a heavy bag, and I just wanted it to not be on my shoulder anymore. And then I sat in my seat by the window.

It wasn't until all of the seats next to me had been filled when I realized I had made a mistake. I turned to my husband and said, "Brian! I put my bag in the luggage compartment!" He then looked at me with a look that told me he wasn't sure if he should congratulate me on this small feat, or if he should be worried about something. Once I explained to him that my reading materials were in there all he said was "It's an hour and a half flight. Just play with your phone or something." This would sound reasonable to someone who can sleep on a plane, or relax at all on a plane, or could focus on one thing for an hour at a time, and easy for someone that has decent games on their phone... none of which I can say about myself.

But I did use my phone. I played a couple games for a few minutes. Played with some silly photo filters on some random photo app, and then I found it... The Language Settings Screen. YAY! My first instinct was to make my phone be French, but then I realized that it would display the currency on my phone as euros instead of US Dollars, which is too difficult for me to process. And then I saw that I could make my phone Hawiian. Something in my brain clicked and said, "AloooooooHA!" 

So I did it. I clicked the button and made my phone Hawaiian. I wasn't quite sure what that meant at the time, but all I knew is that I love Hawaii, and maybe seeing Hawiian things on my phone would transport me back there. What I wasn't prepared for was the fact that I actually don't know any Hawaiian. Now, it tells me the date in Hawaiian, and my calendar alerts tell me not that I have an appointment on Friday, but that it's coming up on Po'Alima. When I turn my phone on it says "Hello" usually, and I was hoping that it would start to say Aloha instead, but sadly it does not. 

It's been cloudy and rainy in the bay area for the past few days, so seeing that little reminder that Hawaii, with its warm, sandy beaches and cool breezes is out there somewhere, makes my day a little brighter... I think I'll keep my Hawaiian phone for just a few more days...

That is what the screen of my phone looks like when I turn it on from sleep mode. I'm pretty sure it says "wednesday 20 march"

That is what the screen of my phone looks like when I turn it on from sleep mode. I'm pretty sure it says "wednesday 20 march"

And in case you are wondering, yes, that other one is a photo with some horrible crazy camera-phone filters. This is the original (also taken with my phone in a dark bar so please excuse the lack of clarity). It was taken in December while we were in New York. There's something a little gritty and gross about it, but I kind of love it!

And in case you are wondering, yes, that other one is a photo with some horrible crazy camera-phone filters. This is the original (also taken with my phone in a dark bar so please excuse the lack of clarity). It was taken in December while we were in New York. There's something a little gritty and gross about it, but I kind of love it!