Thursday, 28 February 2008

New toy

Oooooh.... I am a bit excited. I had a spanking new phone delivered yesterday to try out and it's rather gorgeous. I must confess to being a bit rubbish at gadgets - my current mobile is the sort that people snigger at openly as it is *sssshhh* quite old and not very cool and can't take photos or anything fancy like that.

But this...oooh. It's gorgeous. Nice to hold. Shiny and clever. It feels lovely - very soft and smooth to the touch. I've only had a little fiddle around with it so far but I can feel myself getting sucked in to gadget-world. I can see why people go a bit bonkers over phones. I am never going to be one of those techie sorts who gets excited about mega-pixels and HDSPA ( I don't even know what these things mean I'm afraid) but I am swayed by aesthetics - ie as I was opening up my parcel, I thought, "Ooh, lovely packaging - nice boxes" (does that make me a bit sad??? or just a bit of a crap phone tester???).
The only thing I don't like is that it's called the Orbit II. To me, Orbit is chewing gum. Or maybe even a rocket. Or a new razor; I can almost imagine the macho Gillette voice-over now. But anyway. I will save my other phone-related stuff for this blog over here...

PS I reached 59,874 words by the end of yesterday...so tantalisingly near that 60,000 word mark yet I couldn't quite get there (I found I was just churning out waffly dialogue so as to up the word count which is never really a good sign of 'quality writing'.) So I stopped and went to the pub instead. But today...yes, today I will definitely get there...

26 comments:

Lane said...

ooh nice phone! My daughter's got one with a stylus thing and even I can text with that:-) Have fun!

Almost 60,00!! Yay. You're on schedule:-)

JJ said...

Oooh, not at all sad. I just love gadgety things. I was just a bit sad that you didn't post a photo of it. I think that makes ME officially sad.

Excellent on the word count.

JJx

JJ said...

Gosh, lots of sads in there. I'm still ill and didn't read it back. Sorry.
JJx

Lucy Diamond said...

Hi Lane, yes it is a bit strokable and lovely. I am enjoying texting with the stylus thing too!
And I've hit 60,000 words, yay!!

JJ, I wish I was brainy enough to do that posting photo thing. I just can't. I have tried. I am a failure. (But you can see it on the blog I linked to if you want a nosey! - and if you are very gadgety-minded and interested in such stuff, then other people have posted much more coherent, techie-sounding reviews which you are probably clever enough to understand, unlike thicko in the corner here!)
Hope you feel better soon xx

Caroline said...

Ooooh I have phone envy!

I love gadgets but always refuse to read instructions!

Please tell me that you are not at 60,000 words of a new novel? If so I am SO behind on the race. I'm at 11832 of new novel and it isn't all doomy gloomy!

x

CTaylor said...

oOOoh I love packaging and gadgets too. My current phone is a bit of a disappointment. It's got a great camera and a bit of a touch screen thing going on but it's soooo ugly! I want my boyfriend's phone which is all smooth and sleek and shiny. Only another 16 months until I renew my contract and get a new phone. Grrrr.

In other news...WOooooooo! For nearly reaching 60,000 words. That's brilliant! Have you got an overall wordcount you're aiming for? 80k 90k 100k?

Lucy Diamond said...

Oooh, I'm glad I've got you both Ooohing! :)

Caroline - yes, 60,000 words of the new novel! But I was already up to 40,000 or something when I started this year's race - I'm in the Finishers category, not the Starting From Scratch one, so it's not as impressive as you think! Feel better? ;)

Thanks for the woooooh! Cally - I feel a bit woooh-ish about it myself! I am estimating my total will be about 100,000 so am well on the way now...

Pacha said...

oooh! can you take photos with this one?

I don't buy gadgets because I know I will get sucked into that world and never return.

I don't trust myself.

THAT is sad :)

Hooray on the word count. You're a very clever gadget girl!

Lucy Diamond said...

Oooh! Yes, you can, Pacha! So far I have taken one photo, of the fireplace in our bedroom (just practising). All a bit exciting. I think I'm getting sucked into gadget-world....aarrrgggh...yes, I can't stop myself...cannot resist....

lolly said...

Hey Lucy,

I am also part of the seeding programme - I totally agree about your point about its name.... Any idea how we could call it instead of Orbit 2?

Lucy Diamond said...

Hi Lolly,
Hmmm...good question. I'll have a think - let's see what we can come up with between us!

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ChjpHunter said...

ery soft and smooth to the touch. I've only had a little fiddle around with it so far but I can feel myself getting sucked in to gadget-world. I can see why people go a bit bonkers over phones. I am never going to be one of those techie sorts who gets excited about mega-pixels and HDSPA ( I don't even know what these things mean I'm afraid) but I am swayed by aesthetics - ie as I was opening up my parcel, I thought, "Ooh, lovely packaging - nice boxes" (does that make me a bit sad??? or just a bit of a crap phone tester???).
The only thing I don't like is that it's called the Orbit II. To me, Orbit is chewing gum. Or maybe even a rocket. Or a new razor






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