Re-reading my last couple of blog posts, I think I need to lighten things up around here. I’m not all serious and gloom, even though I sometimes sound like it. One of the great joys in my life is laughing at my husband Juan’s corny jokes and terrible puns. His unique sense of humor is often evident in the titles to my blog posts. If my post has a corny title or a play on words, you can bet he suggested it, e.g. the titles to the last three posts.
Juan is also my tech guy. If I ever have a question about anything tech related, I ask him. In fact, nearly everyone in my family calls him when they have a tech question especially if it has anything to do with Apple. Yesterday he sent me a link about an article discussing how to make Siri, the Apple voice assistant, simplify my life. I looked at the article and just learning how to operate Siri was too complicated for me. Forget about it simplifying my life.
I am learning to use Siri little by little and thanks to Juan and his tech savvy, Siri is programmed to call me “Your Grace.” I didn’t program her this way but after watching several episodes of Game of Thrones, Juan thought it would be funny if she called me by a royal title.
Juan taught Nico how to program his Siri and now she calls our 15 year-old son, “Supreme Overlord.”
Diego and his friend are in on the fun too. One of his 3rd grade buddies recently programed his mom’s iPhone to call her “Poop head.” (He changed it back before he got in trouble.)
Last month Juan spent the afternoon helping my dad buy and set up his iPhone. Juan programed Siri on my Dad’s iPhone and wanted to have her call him by the family nickname, “Chuy.” I vetoed that idea. Then he wanted to program her to call him by his given name, “Jesus,” but in English. I vetoed that idea too. I think he finally programed her to call him “Jess.”
Juan used to have his Siri call him “Lord and Master.” I guess he figured that would be the only time he’d ever have that title. Now, Juan has taught Siri to call him by his given name, perfectly pronounced, with a throaty spanish “J” sound, kind of like Hwan.
One of the ways I like to use Siri is to dial my cell phone when I can’t dial myself. I will tell Siri, “Call Juan.” Siri will then respond, “Calling One.”
I think still have a lot to learn about using Siri. I guess I also need to learn how to pronounce my husband’s name correctly.