Cell phones

imageI am not a person who has to have her cell phone constantly in her hand. I will often go days without checking email or social media. Somehow, life goes on without it.

But I would be lying if I said I could live without it. I need it. I only have about 4 of the 125 phone numbers in it memorized. I turn to the calculator several times a day. I would be SUNK without my calendar – or, more accurately, calendars. I use it to do my banking, couponing and audiobook listening.

Imagine my horror when I watch my sweet baby fly out of my pants and into an outdoor bucket of dirty water and rotting leaves. I was frozen in shock as my precious device sunk slowly through the murky water. “Is this really happening?” my mind screamed.

Finally, I snapped to awareness, scooped her up from the water and rushed her into an emergency rice nap. Even after 12 hours on rice, I was able to blow water out of tear audio and charger holes.

I thought for sure I would be writing yet another phone eulogy, as my first iPhone faded away. (My first phone eulogy for my pre-smartphone Motorola is the top-rated post on my site. That. Cracks. Me. Up.) But after a few days on life support, she pulled through.

She isn’t quite the same. Her reverse camera no longer works and her regular camera is bit grainy. And her fancy cover is starting to show its advanced age. But she is hanging in there.

Thank goodness, too, or this post never would have made its deadline.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

This blog post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. As part of the challenge, I commit to visiting five new blogs a day, chosen from a list. I love doing this! It is so interesting to me how many bloggers are out there writing so many different types of blogs. Here are the blogs I visited today:

I am not required to share these blogs. I just like to find and support good writers.

Author: rosie

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  1. I’m making an effort these days to put down the cell phone more often. I was spending too much time staring at it, but trying not to now. Happy A to Z!

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  2. I have a love/hate relationship with my smart phone, I love everything it does, I hate being tethered to it!

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  3. I don’t even like our land phone. Neither does the Husband. That means we can find phone messages many days after they were left because we don’t look at the answering machine. As for cell phones, uh, we have a 7 year old disposable one that I finally figured out to answer. LOL

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  4. I really use my cell phone more for all of the other uses than to make calls. I seriously think I would carry it just for the calendar function alone. Having calendars with various people linked online has made me seem like I’ve had myself more together the last few years. Not true, but at least I am keeping up the appearance. 😉

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