Cell Phone Love

Sometimes I feel emotionally involved with my cell phone.

It's my best friend.

And I like it that way. I especially love my car battery charger. I named it Dave. Do you even remember life without a cell phone? (All you young things--don't answer). I do.

I was lost.

Driving in an area I did not know and it was getting creepier around every corner. I had my kid with me and that freaked me even more. I saw a gas station and pulled in to use the pay phone. Dilemma? Lock my kid in the car, or get her out in a shady parking lot to wait near me? I left her there. I made a mad dash for the phone, made the call, and vamoosed it out of there. All was well.

Today? When I'm lost? I call up my husband, who googles my lost self and gets me out of creepy-ville, no endangered 2 year olds this way.

Heck, I call him when I'm not lost, mainly to tell him that I am in the van all ALONE, no kids! The closest he will ever get to an obscene phone call. My best friend is a 3 inch gadget with ringtone.

Remind me next week to tell you about how fun it was to NOT have a phone in NYC during 9-11.


Claremont First Ward said...

You were in NYC during 9/11? I really want to hear that story.

I have a love/hate relationship with my phone.....no, it's more like an indifferent/hate relationship. Whenever I need it, I don't have it the batteries are dead, and I really hate getting calls on it when I'm out. BUt, I don't like my house phone either. I think I've pretty successfully got the word out.......people, don't call me unless you need something or need to tell me some useful information. If you want to chat email me.

Claremont First Ward said...

WOW, sorry about the typos, missed punctuation and words.......didn't mean to sound like english is my second language.

Threeundertwo said...

I'm with Angie- I hate talking when I'm out, and come to think of it, when I'm in as well. My cell phone is a revved up pda though and I have my entire brain in there. I can't move across the room without it. Obsessive much? You bet.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Yes. Lived in New Jersey during 9-11. It will take me a few days to compose a post about it.

Jaime said...

Wow! The 9/11 story I definitely want to hear!
I love my cell phone too! I use mine all the time. I don't even have a home phone anymore. I can't live without my cell! Remember the first ones? They were like carrying around a freaken brick!

Laura said...

I am addicted to my cell phone. I cannot live without it. I am also interested in your 9/11 story.

Jillybean said...

I love my cell phone.
It's pink!
I don't even know how to use most of it's features, but I really don't know how I did without it.
I love that my kids can contact me no matter where I am. True, this isn't always the best thing, especially if they are home fighting and want me to referee, however, I can always send them to my voice mail.

You should get a car with Onstar navigation system. It is the coolest thing ever invented! You just push a button, a real live person comes on the speaker and you give them the address of where you want to go, and then the car tells you how to get there. It even tells you if you have gone off course. We used it for the first time on our trip to Disneyland last year. We never used a map, and we never got lost.

I would also like to hear your 911 story.

Anonymous said...

I hate when I call my wife on her cell phone and she (1) doesn't have it turned on, (2) doesn't answer it, and (3) lets a gazillion voicemails pile up without ever listening to them. Life would be better in general if we only had cell phones for use in real emergencies (911 emergencies, not "I can't find my keys" emergencies).

I'd love to hear your 9/11 story too, you and Rudy Giuliani.

Melissa Ann Browning said...

jgI know I'm echoing the voice of many here - but I simply hadn't put it together that you were in NJ/NY during 9/11 !?! I'm so glad you are all okay - a bit belated, but relief nonetheless... also looking forward to reading about your experience - but take your time with that posting!

(ps - I hate Hate HATE texting. It's what makes me feel old - because generationally, I totally missed the boat on that one. I just don't get the point - I'd rather call quickly or drop a short email. When I see my cousin Nathan (he's 15), that damn phone is permanently attache to his hand, and I swear, at best he's only half-paying attention at any given time because he's always watching his phone/texting. DRIVES ME NUTS.)

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!