Friday, September 27, 2013

The Place Where A Crossbow Can Turn Into A Smartphone

I thought about talking. . . about how out of touch I am in some markets.  Specifically how much I am lacking in the crossbow department.  Why crossbows when I have a perfectly good compound bow sitting not 10 feet behind me?  Because I happen to have left eye dominance and right everything else.  And, I've come to the realization that even with a lot of practice, my aim when pulling back with my right hand wasn't great.  I could still hit the groinal region of Bob (6 1/2 foot bipedal target) from maybe 30 feet, I never measured the actual distance.  I would then proceed to miss the head shot and hit the fence the point being, this is not what I was originally going to talk about.

The market that I was initially going to "briefly" mention was that I am now entering the world of smartphones.  As is the case with some aspects of the technological realm, I'm late to the party.  I acquired my first cellphone in 2005 and that was a flip phone because I liked the idea of my phone not accidentally making calls on my ass'/thigh's behalf.  Two years later I got another flip phone for the same reason.  I wasn't looking into smart phones because I didn't want to have the obligatory +$20 for message/data plan tacked onto my already $45/month phone bill.  Two years later, another phone, this one a slider, which I found out are not washing machine proof.  I was then given an old Razor/er/ar? by Conklederps Dad which I used until I thought I lost in San Francisco.  Roughly a year and-a-half later, it was then replaced by the same slider phone that is 15 feet away charging.  

I only decided to look into smart phones because my current phone's ear piece speaker is starting to get all warbly.  After a bit of research, I discovered that I would be paying about the same amount that I'm currently paying, even with the data plan.  So now, or at least by tomorrow, I'll be the newest member of the smart phone universe.

All that context has brought me to wonder if I'm going to start reviewing cellphone games.  I might, but I don't see myself turning into a cellphone gamer.  I of course say that now, but then I also gave the Game Boy Players Guide to my neighbor (we'll call him PvW) because I didn't own a Game Boy and never saw myself owning one.  Look how well that one's turned out.

That's pretty much all I've got at the moment.  If I don't post anything on Monday (9/30), then send a search party for Conklederp and myself as we'll be around Crater Lake this weekend.  And someone should also tell my work that I won't be coming in.  Now to make sure our tent is still functional and my 3DS is charged.

And Steam's got new stuff too.

Have a good weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Let us know if you get into any Android games. I bought the Humble Bundle for Android at one point, but I haven't really gotten into any of the games- on the phone that is. Some, like Sword and Sworcery, can be played on Steam.