From Qualcomm to Lands End: A Day in the Life of an NYC Mom Blogger Part 1

For a Mom Blogger in NY, the possibilities are endless.  There are breakfasts at big toy retailer’s, lunches at Tech pop-ups, and evening events for everything from Apps, to Zoos. (Seriously)  Which is how I found myself, one day a few weeks ago, hitting a high-tech press conference for Qualcomm in the afternoon and a fashion/lifestyle party for LandsEnd, hosted by MomTrends, in the evening.  My blog-cup runneth over.

First, Qualcomm. As one of the Blogging Angels, I often talk tech.  But here’s how the conversation usually goes: Angel Amy: Have you seen the latest version of WordPress  that lehetővé teszi, hogy szerkeszteni seo ismerete nélkül CSS kódot??

What?  You don’t speak Hungarian? Well, neither do I. And that’s what it sounds like to me. So I, the “can-you-please-explain-that-in-non-tech-English- Angel” will say something incredibly insightful, like “Huh?”  And get tech-smart Angel Amy (aka SelfishM0m) to explain what she’s talking about so I and the rest of us less-than-technically savvy proficient listeners can know what the heck she’s talking about.

Works well, I think.

But this Qualcomm event wasn’t for Bloggers, it was for actual tech journalists, who I think were speaking Urdu, Chinese, and maybe Guajarati. And none of them would have thought it was funny if I said “Huh?”

But I went, I listened.  I took notes.  And then I very carefully read the (luckily mostly in English) press release.  It was almost as good as Google Translator.  Or Amy!  Here’s what I found out:

More than 60% of mobile phones are powered by Snapdragon by Qualcomm.  Who knew?  I mean, seriously.  Do you ever think about what powers your phone?  Real techies do.  And there are reasons they do.

Like apps.  There are about a bazillion of them.  And since Droids are all different (unlike iPhones, which all use the same operating system) it isn’t always easy to know which apps or games will work best for your device.

Qualcomm’s Game Command to the rescue. Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm’s chipset division, told us all about it. The soon to be released app from the chipmaker itself will give phone and tablet owners running Qualcomm chips instant access to a list of játék, amely a legjobban a telefonon van.(oh, sorry, Hungarian again: games that will work best on the phone you have.)

Cool.  Because let’s face it, we only use our phones for communication once in a while. And almost never for talking. Mostly, they’re just fun.  And this will make them funner. (try Google translating that!)

So maybe I “got it” in the end.  Still, it was a relief to head straight from there to the Lands End Showroom for the MomTrends Lands End Holiday event. I was going to be a Mom-Model (said my daughter, when she heard: Do they know what you look like? -Ouch.) Fashion I know.  Parties I know. Lands End – I buy it for my kids every year. No translator needed.

Until I got there.  I was subbing for another “model,” and I had her clothes to put on. Size 2 and size 4. Translate that.  On a good day, I’m an 8.  On a lot of days, I’m a ten. Even at Old Navy, where Vanity Sizing rules, I can only sometimes fit into a 6.

Forget me not being able to get my head around the tech.  This was about me not being able to get my arms through the arm holes.

Wanna hear how I got outta that one? (or into it, as the case may be) Come back tomorrow!


  1. says

    OMG, the funniest thing about referring to me as “tech-smart” is that if anyone who actually was tech-smart read that and knew me, they would die laughing! I know enough to sound smart to people who know slightly less than I do. It’s a highwire act.

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