Well I finally did it. I now feel as if I am up to 21st Century phone standards as I gave up my antiquated (which means it is at least three years old) boring ol’ cell phone for a new smart phone. I am now the owner of a iPhone 3GS (whatever the hell 3GS means). I can now text, tweet and access Facebook anytime I want. Good grief, did I just say that?
My old cell phone, an LG Shine, was okay, as long as I did not try to talk, text, or share photos; in other words it was awful! For about a year I hardly used it, never kept it charged and quite frankly quit giving out my number. I half jokingly told my family, it was for emergencies only, though in reality it was never charged, and no good to me. I thought about giving up my cell plan all together but could not quite bring myself to do it, you know, because of the emergency aspect of the phone. After all, when is the last time you saw a phone both around your town?
On Thursday my beau mentioned to me that AT&T had iPhones on sale so Saturday I found myself at the local AT&T store signing up for two more years. Now I have a phone that so far, sounds clear, is easy to operate and has some entertaining apps to play with. Don’t laugh but my beau and I spent far too much time Saturday night attempting to master the physics behind Angry Birds. Far more time than two grownups should. For those of you, who are unfamiliar with Angry Birds, be glad. It just means you are not pulled into the latest goofy fad.
As far as reading goes, I have yet to find something that pulls me in. I have picked up several books from my TBR pile only to find each dull and not at all what I expected. I tried My Jesus Year by Beyamin Cohen, Life Ascending, ten great inventions of evolution by Nick Lane and one other that I cannot even recall. I managed to finish The invention of air by Steven Johnson but event that one became dull and repetitive.
Now you can see why I had no problem going out and buying a new toy.
Tonight I am going to read some blogs, Watch BBC America’s Being Human and look for apps to add to my phone. The two feet of snow we got over the weekend is melting but I am still going to stay in tomorrow, hoping to find a book that grabs me. Wish me luck!