Monday, May 16, 2011

Life without a cell phone

We went without the use of our cell phones all weekend.

And you know what? I actually didn't mind at all.

I rarely use mine to talk anyway. I did miss checking emails every 5 seconds. But I got over that too. Ok, so yeah, I did check it for like two hours straight to make sure it wasn't really working.

It wasn't really working.

My observation? Being able to reach people 24-7 kind of sucks. I sort of miss the old days. We had more freedom and were less stressed out. I was slightly less freaky.

I've had a cell phone forever. I was one of the first of my friends to get one. But I am the worst cell phone user ever. I always forget to turn on the ringer. I also forget to call back right away. I have a terrible habit of accidentally deleting messages before I hear them. I leave the phone in the car when I go shopping. I don't really do it on purpose. But I guess I kind of do. I mean really, I'm in Safeway for 10 minutes. What could you possibly want to talk to me about. I was just with you one minute ago.

What about you? Are you a cell phone lover or hater?

Who do you call the most? I call Don (the hubby) and home the most. We have the same conversations:

1) I forgot something and call Don to see if he will pick it up for me.
2) I call to see what he wants for dinner.
3) I call Don to let him know I'm running late and need him to pick up Elli. He hates this call because I waited until the last second to call him. Sorr-rry.

I'm kind of surprised he ever answers when I call. 

I think our phones will be back on today. Which is a good thing. Because I would hate to miss that call telling me I won a year's supply of pickles. Just kidding. I did not register for a contest to win pickles. My dream house? Yes. Pickles. No.

In the meantime, just shoot me an email or a tweet @kmulkey007. My laptop is never far away.

1 comment:

  1. I hate the cell phone too. I feel like it's robbed me of those quiet, peaceful times I'm supposed to have throughout the day. They may have only been 5 mins here, 10 mins there, but they were little breaks in my hectic life where I was unconnected and forced to be alone with my thoughts. Now that I have a smart phone, I'm constantly connected and available. The brain is going, going, going, non-stop. Worrying about this, anxious about that, checking this, checking that, blah, blah, blah. Maybe I'd still be all strung out even if I didn't have a cell phone. Who knows. I'd just like to think that my life would be a little calmer and people would be more patient and know how to wait for what they need from me.


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