Tuesday, April 26, 2011

this is so not an i-phone


this, folks, is my new cell phone. let's admire it for a moment, shall we? it hinges! it is industrial black and silver-toned with no pretty cover. it has a standard keypad, with letters on the numbers you push to text. no keyboard. the screen is maybe, maybe two inches long.

no, no, this isn't an archived post from 2002. no need to look around for your n'sync albums. "hot in herre" is not playing on the radio. rather, this bad boy became mine just yesterday, when i finally gave into the sad realization that my other cell phone, whom i refer to as "old trusty" simply wasn't trusty anymore. there's only so many times you can stick a water-logged battery in a bowl of rice before that trick just becomes gross and ineffective.

so it's not an i-phone. not a blackberry. not one of the glossy, sleek devices shoved into the back pockets of just about everyone i work with. but for a girl who hates the phone and finds any excuse to use e-mail instead, it's just right.

i don't embrace technology the way i should, i suppose. robert had to get me a new laptop for my birthday because he knew i wouldn't buy one for myself. i kept trying to tell him, "babe, i can buy HUNDREDS of vintage dresses for the price of a new laptop." the parallel was lost on him.

but just because i'd rather find my joy in nature, and my expression in writing, doesn't mean i don't feel a little twinge of jealousy when someone pulls out their version 5380183018.0 apple phone. it just means i'm rooting for the underdog in this case. plus, the phone was a free upgrade. i was looooooong past due.

19 comments:

MADMommy said...

I had a blackberry for a week and I took it back, I cannot handle being connected ALL the time.

Jennifer Rod said...

you are cool in my book! :)

Laura Darling said...

I was the proud owner of that very phone for two years. We were very happy together. Ha! Good luck with it!

Blondie's Journal said...

If it weren't for my hubby, I'd never have anything fancy. I've 'grown accustomed', as they say!

XO,
Jane

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

It took me a REALLY long time to convert to the iPhone. I had a hangs-on-the-hinges, old-version, FREE phone for years. The only reason I converted, though, was because I would get lost way too often (I'm horrible with directions), and I needed to access the internet to find out where I was and how to get home. I probably should have worked on my direction skills (or studied a map). But I opted for the iPhone instead :)

Chiara said...

You are so cute, this made me laugh, you should see mine.... My best friend told me " Flinstone called, he wants his phone back" when she saw it... and then it fell in the toilet bowl accidentally at the Starbucks last Thursday.... so I am now debating what to get!
xo C.

Amber Blue Bird said...

My phone looks about the same. I just dont get the whole fancy phone trend. I dont need internet on my phone, just a phone that can do simple phone duties. :)

kimbirdy said...

yup, this is just like me. i have an old flip phone, only mine is from 2004. it's beginning to drop calls and freeze up when i'm texting. but there's no way i can afford a iphone. i pull it out with pride. we're such true hipsters. :)

heart like mine said...

this is so stinkin cute.

i'm with you--technology is overrated while vintage dresses are not. ;) don't make too many people jealous with your stylish new phone!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!
I like your new addition~~~ Simple yet effective and useful too:)

Lauren said...

I have an old phone too!
Those i phones are cool...but really I just don't care! haha
I'm glad you found me, because now I found you ;)

Krystal said...

it's cuuuute...that is how mark is - he only recently got a nice phone, haha :)

sarah nicole said...

I only ever get the free upgrades too! But I do feel a little bad when people post amazing Instagram photos on Twitter and arsty iPhone photos on their blogs. Oh well... More vintage dresses for us. : )

xo,

Sarah

DACIA {THE RUFFLY OWL} said...

it took me a while to get a "smart phone" but i've had my iphone for a while now and i love it. it's convenient for me because i can check email and respond, google, and the gps feature comes in handy pretty often. im sure i would be fine with a flip phone, but i'm happy with the iphone! i dont mind being connected all the time, haha. when i wont want to be- i just disconnect myself.

Simple Summit said...

Love your post! You're awesome :)

our next phones will be similar - smartphones can be great, but let's face it, we don't have to be online all the time, right? :)

Ashley said...

HAHA! THis post soooo made me smile. ;) Especially the part about NSync and Hot in Herrre. You had me reminiscing, girl. Enjoy your new "old trusty"!

Grace said...

i have a phone that's looks similar to yours too. boyfriend keeps telling me that he could buy me an iphone if i really want, and i keep declining. this old phone of mine is just want i need. it has endured thousands of drops on hard concrete, it's scratched, it's old, but yet strong and durable. i would feel really bad if i dropped one of those spankin' brand new phones- after having paid a couple of hundreds for it. plus i don't need the internet on my phone when i already have internet at home. we're just happy and content with simple things, and that's totally ok. :)

Stephanie said...

Hahaha! I have that same phone only in red. I HATE talking on the phone.

viagra online said...

That is one ugly cellphone, I prefer the Nokia models.

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