resolution number 3: cell stupid

December 30, 2010

over the summer my beloved phone died a painful, dramatic, sylvia plath-like death.

my grief grew branches and bore fruit when i learned my cherished model was no longer offered,

and in addition i would have to switch phone companies.

enter the DROID.

let’s just say i’ve had migraine headaches more pleasant than this torture-bot.

apparently one needs a computer science Ph.D just to figure out ringtones.

let’s not even talk about composing an email……{M.I.T. graduates}

eleven trips to the verizon store and two replacement droids later i decided it wasn’t the phone for me.

did you know droid is a synonym for drone {what we call the robotic military planes used to kill people-hello???}

begrudgingly i moved onto a different kind of phone: blackberry bold.

enter a whole new set of buttons, appetizers, screens, cords, and problems.

this phone, although not as NASA as the droid, still would be considered a lemon.

but it’s ok. perfect actually.

it’s been almost 5 months of a super shoddy relationship with my cell phone and i LOVE it.

i used to be glued to my silly phone. now i rarely know where it is.

i have less paranoia, less anxiety, and more solitude.

i will stay in this verizon lair where my brain gets to nap more, read more, and pet the dogs.

my quality of life has improved so much i’m determined to become even more unhitched to my phone.

here’s to unplugging in 2011.

  • Katie – I've always been a verizon loyal customer because I had every service but I am a blackberry – oops crackberry freak. I need it for work because I average 100-150 emails a day. However, I was holding out for the Iphone which the rumor is February with Verizon. I came out of the gym last week and there sat my blackberry curve in a puddle of water next to my car getting raining on like no other. I went straight for verizon and had to trade my curve in for the new Blackberry Bold. Was looking at the global droid but my crack side came out and back to the blackberry. I love my Bold (were you a bb user before) and my bf has been yelling at me because I won't put it down. If you haven't been a bb user then welcome to the world. Takes some time but then your hooked. If you have then you get my point. It's faster, better, and I simply love it. I just wish it was white.

  • p.s. Also, I have a special sound for my FB and Twitter. Love it. I still will get the Iphone but not for practical purposes but for all the aps I'm dying to use.

  • Very nice. Perhaps you can also post on cell phone etiquette? I would but I only have 2 blog readers apparently. 😛

  • i concur with the unplug!! However, I would miss getting your lovely words the minute you post them.

  • Yay! I was very suspicious of the droid and have a blackberry no longer made, which has it's moments. But I just can't bring myself to upgrade and get even more attached to the thing that rules my life much of the time…life is so much better without the phone!

    xo Mary Jo

  • i love when I lose my iphone ~ I actually see the world, feel the wind, hear the birds, and dance a little longer with my beloveds! kudos for 'unplugging'.

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