Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Siri: The Virtual Third Wheel

I'm not sure if I've mentioned my love of all things Apple before. Ok, I might have mentioned it just a couple hundred times. The iPhone 4s came out recently and I actually didn't race down to the Apple store to wait impatiently in line for the latest phone. I'm holding out for version 5 that should come out next year. (Please, tiny baby Steve Jobs lying in a manger, let that roll out not be delayed.)

I have long said my iPhone has replaced most of my real life interactions. A few people have commented on how sad that is. I always respond with "Not for the people I used to have to talk to all the time." It's best to keep a thick wall of technology between me and carbon-based life forms.

someecards.com - I'd be sadder losing my iPhone than losing the friends whose numbers are in it

Maybe my friends should learn to organize my e-mail, keep my calendar updated and store funny cat pictures.

I was a little nervous when I heard the 4s came with a personal assistant named Siri. I assumed they were talking about Suri Cruise and I couldn't figure out how she would have time to organize my life AND be groomed to become next Scientology leader. I figured she had a full day of sacrificing goats or jumping on couches. (This will probably be the post that gets me killed.) As it turns out, Siri is a virtual assistant who can pretty much answer any question you throw at her. I need that! "Siri, did I leave my flat iron on?" "Siri, where can I get Skittles?" "Siri, what's my husband's name again?" 

I don't really remember when we started doing it, but Mr. TK and I often sit on the couch next to each other and text back and forth. Does anyone else do that? We thought it was funny at first and now it's just become habit. I must be easily entertained because it cracks me up to receive a text from six inches away that says "What are you doing?" or "What are you wearing?" Yeah, I'm a twelve year old boy. 

It was Mr. TK who sent me the video below and I was dying laughing. Again, maybe I'm easily amused.

Does anyone else have an unhealthy a close relationship with their phone? If you have a 4s, have you used Siri in an unusual or inappropriate manner? Do tell.

someecards.com - Sorry the only successful female relationship in your life is with your iPhone's digital assistant


  1. I do love Apple products but I have a dumb phone. No internet capabilities, no keyboard, no camera. Despite the fact that I am old and creepy, it is not a Jitterbug phone (Old people cell. Google it).

    I did program the banner on my phone to say Mrs. Cullen but I can only chose the preloaded pictures that came with it so I chose the hotdog.

  2. Loved the video..."is the washing machine the only thing she's been sitting on lately?"

    "Oh dear."

    Poor Suri/Siri!

    FYI if you tell Siri you're drunk she'll find you a cab. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

  3. I don't have a Siri :(
    Weirdest thing I've done with my phone...I took gross pictures of medically stuff and message my squeamish friend until she started taking pics of dead birds and sending them to me...Freak found a lot of dead birds!

  4. If you ask it where to hide a dead body, it asks you if you would prefer a swamp, mine, foundry, reservoir, or dump. If you ask it where you can kidnap a child, it gives you a list of kid-friendly restaurants in the area. Not that I've ever used it for that...

  5. My husband and I don't text each other while we are sitting next to each other but we do if we are in different rooms. He says texting me is the only way to get my attention!! He's probably right.

  6. When Siri couldn't answer my friend's question, she asked it "why are you such a dumb bitch?" and it replied "I just am":) Later, she called it a doofus and Siri said "you are certainly entitled to your opinion." Brilliant!

  7. I loooove my iPhone. It bookmarks my FF smut and doesn't judge me about my porn selection!

  8. Too funny, a few of us were having a huge condo about this on twitter the other night. I have never had an iPhone, but wanted one for the past 6 mos or so. My boss just bought me the 4S for Christmas, and I have to say, this thing freakin' rocks. It's become my fifth appendage. As for Siri, she's pretty sweet. At the encouragement of @Jaymes805, I asked her if she was Team Edward or Team Jacob, her response - "This isn't about me, this is about you." Classic.

    I love her so far.

    xo J

  9. PS Saw that video..a friend showed me last weekend. HILARIOUS.

  10. My husband's friend at work has it, and when he went to show my hubby how Siri works, he asked it "what are you wearing" and it replied "why do you keep asking me that". I about died laughing. :)

  11. I have a Droid, so no witty Siri. However the Droid may be my best friend in a weird sort of way. I use it for fan fiction, reading books, Facebook, Words with Friends, texting, checking e-mails and even the occasional phone call.

  12. I let my dh have an iphone first because his phone was horrible (see how giving I am). I have to say I was jealous so when I was able to upgrade, I got one. If I wasn't already married, I would marry it. I LOVE IT. It does everything and while I might like to have Siri, I can wait until next time around. It truly has made me a very happy person because everything I need is in one spot. Used to have a blackberry and pretty much everything I hated about it is fixed on the iphone. Now if I could just pry the macbook pro out of the hands of my 11 year old, all would be well.

  13. MyHeartGoesPitterPattinsonDecember 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    I finally got an iphone when the 4s came out. I think Siri is a dumb bitch. Half the time she "can't connect to the network." I probably haven't given her a proper chance since I've only tried her a handful of times and got that response for most of them. So far I'm fairly unimpressed with her. I do like the little microphone button near the space bar on the keyboard when texting so you can just say what you want to text but I think it is part of Siri b/c again, it only works half the time. These are all first world problems, of course, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't complain about them nonetheless. Siri < a perfect memory recall Edward who could store your numbers, calendars, alarms, reminders, etc. in his perfect brain behind his perfect face.

  14. I'm officially sold.... I need something that doesn't get it's feelings hurt all the damn time. My husband is such a girl...

    What happens if you call it a twatwaffle?

  15. I NEED a Siri. Stupid Android... Well, "supid-doesn't-have-a-personal-assistant-built-in-Droid" - lol...

    Oh and @mmMoxie - yup, my dad has a Jitterbug.

  16. I'm a bit of an Apple whore also. OK, that's a lie. I'm a HUGE Apple whore. So there.

    I asked Siri if she was a prostitute. She said "We're talking about you, not me." That fucking bitch knows everything.

    Then I told her I loved her. She said "you don't even know me."

    LOVE this fucking phone!!

  17. @myheartgoespitterpatterson- Siri won't work if your phone is locked. It gives me that message when I've forgotten to unlock it. Give it a try. You will love her too!

  18. I am scared of Siri...mostly because her name resembles Tom Cruise's daughter's name.

    That video is hilarious.

  19. MyHeartGoesPitterPattinsonDecember 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    It wasn't locked. I'm not sure what the deal is. When she works, she works great but she appears to only want to work at random for me. Kind of like a real assistant. Perhaps I should fire her for spending too much time on Facebook, Twitter and Rob blogs.

  20. I hear enough voices, I don't need any more thanks ;)


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