The top story on CNN right now begins, “The start of a new year can be stressful. The parties… But never fear. Smartphone apps will hold your hand through the whole confetti-splashed ordeal, from midnight Friday through those 2011 resolutions.”
Yeah. Thanks but no thanks. My smartphone will be OFF this New Year’s Eve when we’re out with friends. (Well, I say “out with friends” like we’re partyhopping, but what I mean is “over at a friend’s house sipping cranberry ginger ales and helping all our kids build the lego sets they got for Christmas.”) We’re going to savor every moment with family and friends, and look them in the eye — not at the tops of their heads while we alternate texting.
And then, after the kiddos are tucked warm in their beds, I probably will take to twitter to wish my friends-inside-the-computer a wonderful time and a wonderful year, and then snuggle up with my sweetie to watch a DVD and talk about our plans for the year.
Without our iPhones.
Do I want smartphone apps to hold my hand through the whole confetti-splashed ordeal? Nope, not me. I want my sweetie to hold my hand. How about you?
Edit: If you’re out partying tonight and find yourself without a designated driver, the cab4me (free) app will help you call a cab quickly and easily. USE IT if you need it. Or use it now and write down the phone numbers, so you can easily call if you’re out late partying and everyone has been drinking. Please? Please. Life is too precious to take chances on whether you’re “good enough” to drive home.