T9 Knows Best

November 7, 2006 at 5:36 pm 2 comments

There are often times where the T9 feature for my cell phones amuses me with its unusually fitting guesses.  My old phone in particular cracked me up– everytime I referred to Larry, it’s initial guess for “Bowman” was “Bozo”.  🙂

At the Virginia Tech-Southern Miss game, I was messaging about an annoying drunk guy in front of me.  His intoxication level was insane.  Apparently I had a bit of an intoxication level too– I accidently missed a letter while I was typing, so instead of “annoying” the phone guessed “boozing”   The guess just happened to fit the context of my complaint.

Well, my favorite of the T9 guesses emerged at my work’s parking lot.  I was returning home from a trip and stopped by work when I exited the interstate.  Before I continued my very final leg home, I messaged Sean, “I will be home soon.”

I proofread my work and saw that T9 provided a slightly revised version:

“I will be good soon.”

I couldn’t help but smile.  The phone was absolutely right.  Whenever I travel, there is always a joy and peacefulness that accompanies coming home.  Now, I may not be thrilled about having to return to the daily duties of my life and I may lament about missing my distant friends and family.  But even with that, when I walk through garage door to the living room, I’m happy to be home.  Happy to see my dogs and my husband and get to lay on my very own couch and watch my very own Tivo recordings on my very own TV.

I found out last week, there isn’t a time or distance prerequesite to that sensation.  Last week was the Qualtrax User Conference in Roanoke Virginia.  I spent a total of one night away from home…and only 45 minutes away from home.  I had tremedous accomodations in Roanoke– great down pillows and an array of fancy Neutrogena toiletries (including a facial moisturizer than included SPF protection!)

Nonetheless as I returned to Blacksburg Friday evening, I was happy.  And I knew my phone’s calculation was correct.

Home Equals Good.

Entry filed under: Larry Bowman, Sean.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  November 7, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Ooh. I’m all about the Neutrogena facial moisturizer with SPF protection. I read a NYT article over the summer about how Neutrogena’s sun protection is head and shoulders above anything else on the US market, and I won’t buy anything else now.

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  • 2. tgaw  |  November 7, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah I’m very impressed with the “Daily Defense” moisturizer I snagged from the hotel. I do believe that product will become a permanent presence in my morning routine!

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