Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Welcome to the Modern World, Self!

I got my first cell phone when I was fourteen years old.  I was working at a vet clinic at the time, and I convinced my parents to let me get a cell phone after a Golden Retriever named Shane backed me into a kennel run when I was alone at work, and I was stuck there until one of the techs showed up for the night shift. My first phone was one of these Nokia bricks:


Aww yeah, I was one cool middle-schooler.  I customized that phone with a dark brown cover and a metal antenna with bright rainbow lights that would flash and flicker when the phone was in use. 

Over the years I upgraded my phone, but I never kept up with the latest trends.  I was always several years behind, and didn't even get unlimited texting until a few years ago.  For more than a decade, the extent of my phones' cababilies were to "just call people."  I was very proud of myself in 2011 when I actually got a phone with a keyboard!

(Let's take a break, so we can all laugh at that image.  Me, strutting out of Jordan Creek Mall, feeling awesome because I had a phone with a slide-out keyboard.  Wow.)

Fast forward to a few weeks ago.  My buddy Jess mentioned that we could all go in on a phone plan to reduce costs, and it ended up being a pretty solid plan. So this past weekend, I finally crossed over to the dark side and got an iPhone.  It's just a 4 - I couldn't stomach paying $200+ for a 5, and I couldn't justify spending $70 on a 4S just to get Siri.  

I feel like a technologically impaired individual. My friends keep laughing at me because I have no idea what I'm doing with this stupid phone.  But I shall learn.

Here's my first iPhone photo. Not exactly a masterpiece, but it was late and I was tired.  I figured a photo of a cat would be fitting, since the internet loves cats.  That's not my cat, by the way.  She belongs to Jess.


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