Here it is… My new phone. Mine’s in all black. Looks nice. A guy I work with had gotten one, so when I thought about getting a new phone, that one sort of jumped into my head.
My other phone served me well, but even after several battery changes, it was getting hard to charge. You had to fiddle with the charger (car or house) until it was just the right angle, and if the phone shifted (esp in the car, for instance), then it wouldn’t charge.
I also partially blame my brother Dahood–he got a new phone, and that inspired me (i.e., gave me phone envy…). Actually, Dahood has a problem with his elbow (it has a hard time bending–when he tries to reach his wallet 🙂 ) and I figured if he could finally break down and get a new one, it was past time for me.
The guy actually laughed at me when I came up to the counter and he looked at my “plan.” “Heh-heh… wow, that plan IS old… I haven’t seen one like this since… hey Biff, c’mere and look at this…”
I’ve had the old phone since late 2002/early 2003, and it was a good deal at the time. And if you think about it, it was money well-spent. The old Motorola’s lasted through a lot of time, use, and abuse. And it actually reduced my phone bill with my girlfriend at the time (it was a long-distance relationship), and friends and family who were also long-distance. So there! ( 😛 )
And there’s nothing really wrong with it, other than the charging problem. But I figured it was time to take advantage of the newer tech out there, with music, camera, and texting. Not that I’m a big text-er, but I still want the ability. Also, on my recent trip to Texas, it would have been nice to have some of the available features of the phone, email/internet, navigation, etc. That’s right, navigation…
So, I went ahead and did it–gaining much grief from my friend Nancy, who’s made no end of fun of me for having an “old phone.” I thought she was gonna have a connipition when she saw my new one.
I met her, her husband and other friends/co-workers up at Aquia (King Street Blues) for dinner at around 8:30pm. We didn’t really start eating until like, 9:00pm (again, after not eating anything all day). Felt like I was back in the Med, we started so late… 🙂
Earlier, after gaining the new phone, I stopped by another friend’s house. He was conducting a longsword training session, and asked me if I wanted to come by. I said, “Sure,” and hung out there for a while, joining in on the class. That was fun. I don’t have a “waster,” the wooden practice sword, but I did happen to have my jo handy, so that’s what I usd.
Earlier than that, I was able to hit the Y and do the steaming/sauna/jacuzzi thing. Even earlier, I dropped off recycling.
So anyway, it was a long, active day, with lots of good stuff and being friends. And that’s a good thing. 🙂