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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reluctantly Plodding into the 21st Century

Well, I've officially become "normal". (At least in the tech-y area of my life; other areas...different post for a different day.)

Behold, a cell phone. That happens to be mine. That took over my land line number. That I now have to carry on my person. (*Sigh* about that one.)

I didn't think that I needed a cell phone, but Pete did. Remember that time when Ivy cut her lip and needed stitches? Yeah, I was at the church when it happened, and Pete had no way of reaching me, so he had to leave our bleeding child at home with three other freaked out kids to come and get me and the minivan.

And that is exactly why Pete got me a cell phone for Christmas. For injured children. For when I've been gone running errands for 3 hours and he has no idea when I'm planning to come home. That kind of thing.

Thus far, I haven't had to use it, because our land line was still working. Until today, when my mom tried calling me about 80 times, and the phone was in my purse, or on vibrate, or something, and I didn't hear it. And my voice mail wasn't set up so I couldn't receive messages. When she came banging on my door wondering if I was still alive, I figured I should set up my voice mail, etc. And then the battery died on me. (I haven't been using it, remember? So, it's been sitting in my purse-turned on, because I didn't know how to turn it off. I'm cool that way.)

So if you try calling me, and I don't answer, it's not because I don't love you. It's because I'll be trying to find and/or figure out how to answer the dang thing. But NOW you could leave a message, and I may or may not be able to get that, either.

16 comments:

Soozee Carmichael said...

Welcome to the future. I fought getting a cell phone for a long long time. And now I work for a cell phone accessory company. So, if you need a charger, or a case or anything like that, just let me know.

Zoe said...

I still haven't got a cell phone either! They're so expensive so I think I might get a pay as you go one but I still haven't got round to it. Maybe one day I'll join you in the 21st century!

Amy said...

Uck! A necessary evil some might say. Jeff and I both have one, but opted to keep the land line too. I can't let it go. I would need so many minutes otherwise. And how's the babysitter supposed to call us- leave one home? I'm sure I'll get all that worked out sometime. Until then- good luck with your phone. I hardly ever hear mine either.

Mosers said...

Learn to text, saves time, both on the plan and the kind we have a hard time finding, and it's an easy way to ask a question without all the other hi how are you, how you doing, and not so awkward when you call someone and say what's so and so's #? You can just text it... :) Congrats what a great gift!!!

Steph said...

You're so funny :)
Whodda guessed you be behind me on this one...We've had cell phones instead of land lines for a couple of years now (though still no texting, so you might beat me there if you ever figure it out!!)
Who's your carrier? If it's Sprint, you can call me and we'll chat for hours :)

Mindy H. said...

I hope all of your cell phone related experiences are positive. They can really be helpful, but they can also be really obnoxious. opposition in all things, right?

Arin said...

Nat, you crack me up!

Momza said...

My cellphone is a blessing and a curse. The only time my kids call me on it is to say:
"where are you?"
"when are you coming home?"

Aprillium said...

Ok, I did the same thing about a year ago.... but since I knew I would rarely use it (we still have our land line) I got a tracphone. The reception leaves something to be desired, but it works for when the school has to call me because Goober needs a new set of pants/got into trouble etc.

Karlenn said...

Nattles, I'm so glad you got this phone. You'll get used to it. There have been many, many times when you've needed one. You won't regret it.

Janae said...

That's too funny...it is for all those reasons that you didn't answer your phone as to why Jay thinks it is pointless that I have one...but yet I still think it is necessary. You never know when you might need it when you are out and about and it makes me feel safer.

Robin said...

You are awesome! I am kind of the same way with my phone, but I am now trying to advance to texting with my teenager. I'm learning that most teenage conversation is texted. You were smart to get your phone now and learn it well before you are faced with texting teenagers.

jomama said...

you're hilarious! i'm glad you have a cell phone now but i hope you never have to use it for injured children!

megan said...

So glad you could join us!:) I can't believe you've lasted so long without a cell phone!! Soon, you won't be able to let it go:)

Tyson and Rachelle said...

Congrats! You will find it is the best thing ever! I miss ya!

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