Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ode to Stupid Phones

Around the time I began courting Emily I had to make a decision – a big decision. No not “the big decision” rather, should I sign a contract with Sprint, Emily’s cellular provider, so I could save on minutes (granted, this was when cell phone minutes were higher in price). So I made the plunge. The service was better than AT&T and less expensive as well. I didn’t even use texting this was so long ago – we actually talked on the phone. I even gave a thankamony about how cellular phones helped me to connect more with my family since I was so far from Cleveland.

On I went from around 2005 to 2009 with flip phones and no land-line- although I do miss the old rotary phone my grandma used to have (it had a cord too). I did finally give in to texting. It was cumbersome at first – but then I adjusted once t9 came out. It’s hard to imagine but now I have been averaging around 1,000 texts a month.

On the eve of my birthday 2 yrs ago I went with Emily to the Sprint store to renew my contract and was interested in getting a blackberry type phone, but without the internet, I didn’t want to pay the premium. So I bought a “wantaberry” – Sanyo SPC- 2700– it looks like one but lacks the functionality. I learned to like it. The buttons were great for texting and it even predicted what I wanted to text. I also used the calendar for planning, so much so, that I said good-bye to my Franklin planner.

But times have changed and I have been delayed in changing with them. Shoot - I still have a fat screen tv when everyone else has a flat-screen. And although life is possible without texting, gps-ing, and internet surfing on a phone I am happy to finally receive the benefits of a smart phone.

On my birthday I will be upgrading to the HTC EVO 3D.

So long stupid phones, hello smart phone. I’m welcoming myself to the party!

• Brilliant 4.3-inch QHD screen - experience 3D without glasses
• 2 5.0 megapixel cameras capture pictures and video in 2D & 3D
• Superfast 1.2 GHz dual core processor
• 3G/4G speed with unlimited 4G data
• Preloaded with Android™ 2.3

Saturday, June 18, 2011

nine months

Liam turned 9 months old yesterday. I can't believe how fast my baby's growing up! It seems like just yesterday he was born. We can't imagine our life without him!

Liam loves to ...
swim, swim, swim
crawl around, climb up
snuggle with mommy
laugh at his sisters
eat baby food bananas & watermelon
read books

So far he has ...
1 tooth [on the bottom]
received 6 haircuts
wears size 3 shoes, 12 m clothes, & sz 3 diapers
weighs about 17 lbs