So my cell phone sucks it raw. No kidding- it is the worst piece of junk ever. I can make two 5 minute calls, send 3 text messages and then I have to recharge it.
It is only 3 years old and when I got it I hated it instantly. I used to have this cool sprint phone. It was big and silver and had a speaker phone and was easy to dial. When I moved from the west coast to the south I discovered that sprint didn’t have great cell phone coverage. So I switched. And with the switch I got one of those rectangular cell phones. You know the kind every one and their mother had. And I was fine with that.
But then the carrier merged with another carrier and I got sucked into their advertising that promised me a life with fun, swank phones. So I got one of those flip phones with the camera built in. It was a pain to program and didn’t even have an option to switch my ringer to vibrate. And a girl’s got to have her vibrate.
However I started using my cell phone less and less. As my life became more shut in and less social I began leaving my phone in the car or in the kitchen. And the battery would die and it would be weeks before I even thought to recharge it. So clearly I wasn’t super involved with my phone.
This recent trip up North was pure hell with my cell phone. I literally traveled with both of my chargers- including the car charger. Every moment I was in a vehicle I was charging the phone. Even at the 2nd annual IVP convention I was chasing down bloggers asking if I could charge my phone in their car.
I started to realize that maybe if I had a better phone that maybe I would call people more and be better at that whole keeping in touch stuff. Plus- how fucking cool is texting? Not that I can really do it on my current phone without sucking two bars of battery juice…
So advice request #1: What cell phone should I get? I don’t care what carrier the phone is with as they all work the same around here. I am drawn to the smart phones but I do not want to pay extra monthly for something like a blackberry. I also won’t/can’t use anything that is window or pc based. What I really like is the new palm centro phone. But I think I like it because it is pretty and red. Do any of you guys LOVE your phone? Tell me all about it. Any phones I should run away from?
Advice request #2: Any mac users here? What are your thoughts on the leopard upgrade? Have any of you upgraded already? Was it worth it? Anyone refusing to upgrade? How come?
Advice request #3: There are 500 sales going on this weekend at local furniture stores. We have decided that we should take advantage of that and invest in a good (but not million dollared) recliner for GM. She spends, on average, around eight hours a day in her chair in the den. While it is a comfy chair it is not after 8 hours. She naps on and off through out the day and she likes to put her feet up on the seat of her walker, but then after a while her knees hurt. A recliner sounds like a good thing. But where to begin? Anyone have a recliner that they worship? Or maybe your parents or grandparents have one they could endorse?
And lastly, because this one post took me most of the day to compose, we have just had a series of trick or treaters. Only one child above the age of two. But FOUR families with babies in costumes. Nothing quite so lovely as answering your door to baby after baby after baby after baby. After I tossed the last twix bar at the last customer I felt like screaming, “ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING BABIES!” Must the Universe ring my door bell and flaunt my failures? Seriously- one more baby and I am just leaving the bowl of candy outside. Or maybe I will just leave the milky ways and keep the butterfingers and the twix…
ok- now tell me all about your cell phones, computer upgrades and recliners pretty please.