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Android vs.Oatmeal

Let’s talk about cell phones for a minute. Most of us have them. If we don’t have them, we call them. Cell phones are capable of amazing things. You can talk, text, check your email, update your Facebook… I can even write this blog from my cell phone (I don’t, but I could)!

Cell phone cameras take awesome pictures. The pictures you see here? Yep. Taken with my cell phone. They’re not professional quality, but they get the job done.

If you have an Android phone, it’s almost like having a tiny little tablet computer that fits in your pocket. You can play Sudoku. Or scrabble. There are apps that make it function just like a nook color from Barnes and Nobles, or Amazon’s kindle. Android phones will scan bar codes in stores and find you a better price on Ebay.

Your Android phone can work like a walkie-talkie. It can tell you the forecast. It will blast Pandora radio to your heart’s content. It will function like a tiny little gps every time you get lost or need a gas station AND it will find you the best price.

It works as a flashlight. A remote control. A newspaper. A television.

Technology is so amazing.

But not amazing enough.

Because no matter the provider, no matter the price of the phone, or the plan, or the blow-your-mind capabilities… I have yet to find a phone that I can talk on in the house. Not just this house- ANY house.

If I can read the New York Times, diagnose my kid’s cough, play Angry Birds, and navigate my way around road construction with this thing, WHY OH WHY can I not have a conversation?


Wanna know what else an Android can’t do? Bake cookies. And that is why oatmeal, at least in this instance, will always win.

Beat together butter, brown sugar, and honey. Mmmmmmm… honey.

Mix in an egg. Yes, just one.

And then some flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Now for the oatmeal. Yummy, reliable, never-fails-me, oatmeal.

Stir, stir, stir and drop by little rounded teaspoons full onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes.

Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before cooling completely on a wire rack.

Honey Oatmeal Cookies


1 stick of butter, softened

1/2 cup backed brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1 egg

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups quick oats

To Make

Preheat the oven to 375.  Beat together butter, brown sugar, and honey.  Then beat in egg. In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly beat in the flour mixture. Once combined, stir in the quick oats. Drop by rounded teaspoons full onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or two and then cool completely on a wire rack.

This post is dedicated toChad, my mom, and Shasta-Cola, all of whom I have yet to have a complete conversation with without dropping the call 7 times.

Peggy Campbell

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

That is the truth! I am saying uh-huh many times when I have no idea what was said. Not a good idea for most people, but ok with my daughter!