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New Phone

Posted on 2010.08.12 at 10:44
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Call Me - Blondie
Way back in 2002, I was cast in a little show called Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. It was an open-ended commitment and I wound up staying for over 5 years. Upon being cast, I immediately realized that there would inevitably be nights when I would be on a train or bus that was broken down, or some other unforeseen circumstance would make me late for my call time, and I would need to have some way of calling the theater and letting them know what was happening. I therefore decided that it was time for me to get my first cell phone.

I selected a modest, no-frills Nokia. You can see it to the left. Yes, it looks pretty beat up – Nokia nameplate long gone, numbers wearing off the buttons, scratches galore. That’s because I never lost it and it never broke, even after 8 years. Heck, I never even had to replace the battery! I should probably contact Nokia and offer a testimonial to them.

Well, the phone still works fine, but I’ve gotten to a point where I want more. Eight years ago, I didn’t have a blog; I wasn’t on Facebook or Twitter; I didn’t send text messages. I worked on a computer pretty much every day, but I wasn’t truly Plugged In. And the best cell phones in 2002 couldn’t do half of what they can do now.

So I’m going for it. In a week or so, I will be the owner of a shiny iPhone, and I do believe I’m going to be having a lot of fun with it. And probably spending more time and money on it than wisdom might deem appropriate. Judge me if you must. You can text me your judgments if you like. Better yet, get a hold of an iPhone yourself and call me so we can be looking at each other while you deliver your judgments.

Comments:


beth_green
beth_green at 2010-09-20 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
iPhones are evil because they are impossible to turn off. You should give yours away - to me.

I generally only post to Twitter for fannish purposes when people request that I use my awesome Google-Fu. (It's amazing how many people don't know how to properly refine a search.) I currently don't have a cell phone, so as with your Livejournal, I play catchup from time to time and read other folks' Tweets on my PC. Can you Twitter me your URL at watsammatta_u? Thank you kindly.

The wallpaper on my Twitter account may be familiar to you. And if my icon text seems familiar, that's because it is a song title.
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2010-09-20 20:10 (UTC) (Link)
I will definitely find you on Twitter, though I don't tweet a great deal -- I'm usually much more active on Facebook than Twitter, probably because my natural verbosity is a poor match for the 140-character limit!
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