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In which my contacts list is screwing with me

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Can I just bitch and moan for a few minutes about my CONTACTS on my Apple products? The proper answer is of course I can because this is my blog and you guys read it because you want to and not because you’re forced to.  Well, that’s what I assume at least.

 

So, the other day I was looking through my contacts on my iPad and I noticed that I had duplicates of all my family members.  Well actually I had duplicates of many other people but I happened to be looking through the family members section (in this case MacDonald peeps) and there were duplicates.  That seemed strange to me so I decided to check them out and sure enough, they were straight out duplicates down to every single piece of information.

 

Seeing as this was ridiculously inefficient and if there’s one thing I can’t tolerate it’s inefficiency so I did what any human being would do, I deleted the duplicates.  I don’t think anything of it and went about my day, which probably involved me spending the day playing games on my iPad.

 

Speaking of which, do you guys know any more great puzzle type games on the iPad?  I just finished all levels of Flow and I need a new game!

 

But I digress.  So sometime later I get on my phone and I get a call from Andie.  I have my conversation and I notice that it doesn’t say “Andie MacDonald” on it but just has the number.

 

What the hell? It turns out that I deleted my entire family from my iPhone which is incredibly annoying because a) they are the people who call me the most and b) I had personalized ring tones for all of them and c) I would now have to reenter them into my phone and d) what makes you think I have 4 reasons?

 

So I fixed it all up and the entire process confounded and annoyed me but this actually happened a few weeks ago.  BUT today I decided to be a really nice human (rare but occasionally happens) and call my in-laws to check on them and I can’t find them anywhere in my phone.

 

I’m thinking “god damnit” because I have an awful mouth and a dirtier mind and I decide what the fuck I’ll just plug in the number because I’m all awesome like that and have it memorized.  So I plug it in and it shows up as MacDonald Home which I totally don’t understand because to me MacDonald home is MY HOME and they don’t live in my home (thank god … but nothing personal John and Allison) and I personally think my contacts just fucks with me by constantly changing stuff on me.

 

Ok, rant done.  I’m finished.  I just typed this up and now I have to figure out where all this contact information for in-laws is hiding.

 

See ya!

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16 Comments

  1. Julie
    April 2, 2013

    My daughter chose an interesting ring tone for me ~ the music when the shark is about to attack in Jaws.

    • Lynn
      April 2, 2013

      hahaha…i have gone with the wind for andie

  2. Jester Queen
    April 2, 2013

    Android is evil, too. I keep trying to link my contact list to the place where it can somehow be backed up online, but instead, I link them all under one person so that when I dial ONE NUMBER, the damned phone then dials ALL of them. I hang up up up 141 times any time I want to call a single phone. (Note – I unlinked)

    • Lynn
      April 2, 2013

      that’s hilarious

  3. Theresa
    April 2, 2013

    I know your rant was not looking for a solution, but if it happens again, power down all related apple gear. Not sure why it happens but once in awhile my email doubles up and completely rebooting solves it. Rotten apple!

    In other news my daughter Ali has been chatting with Keely… Driving home on Easter, Ali says she is always looking for writers…. I mention your daughter, and she says… Oh yeah.. We have been chatting for months and will get together soon…WHAT? Had I known I would have kidnapped her for a day in the sun on Easter! Anyway, fear not…she is soon to meet in person a lovely so cal girl who is quite nice. Maybe they will make an epic movie together, and will have to thank your blog for bringing them together!

    • Lynn
      April 2, 2013

      what? Keely never mentioned this…i’m going to ask her

    • Lynn
      April 2, 2013

      i just asked her and she said “oh yeah, i forgot to tell you” … that’s so funny

      • Theresa
        April 2, 2013

        Yep…they should get along perfectly… Ali did not even mention it, and says oh so casually… “you mean Keely? oh..we have been chatting for a while now. we are trying to get together”…. PUNKS!

        • Lynn
          April 3, 2013

          I know right? I talked to Keely last night and she was very matter of fact about it. Kind of funny and cute

          • Ali
            April 3, 2013

            What can I say? We get stuff done! ;)

            • Lynn
              April 3, 2013

              hahaha…it was just funny because i talk to her every day and she never mentioned it. WTF???

              • Theresa
                April 6, 2013

                I also talk to Ali every day, and sometimes twice…not a word…I brought Keely up in the car, and it was oh so casual in response… Watch them become besties and give us none of the credit!

                • Lynn
                  April 7, 2013

                  Keely has written a short she’s hoping to get produced…the beginning? Who knows?

  4. Name *
    April 2, 2013

    I’d beware of the Apple cloud drive. We only have one iTunes account that my whole family shares. I wanted to pay for (and monitor) my daughters’ iTunes purchases and my wife never buys anything.

    The evil Apple cloud combines all of the contacts, emails and music of any of us dumb enough to turn on syncing with the Cloud, cluttering up everyone’s devices with everyone’s info. That only had to happen once before three of the four of us turned off syncing. We let my youngest daughter, who is the heaviest Apple user, take ownership of the Apple Cloud.

    • Lynn
      April 3, 2013

      I’m the only one in my cloud…

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    April 8, 2013

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