Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's getting worse

I thought by being open about my new problem it would make it go away. The first step to rehab is admission that I have a problem, right? Wrong...

This weekend, while on a lovely getaway to Bend, OR with my roommate Ashley, I left my cell phone at the pizza/salad buffet where we were having dinner. Luckily it wasn't stolen and I was able to retrieve it when we went back.

Not that the cell phone would have done anyone a lick of good. Ol' celly is nearly dead and is fast approaching the grave. In fact, I think tomorrow she'll go to that great place where all cell phones eventually go (the mouth of a friend's baby...what is it about babies' fascination with cell phones?). I've been meaning to get a new phone, and a new phone number, and a new provider for almost a year now. I get no cell phone coverage in my house, I'm still paying taxes on a California number, and my phone doesn't hold a charge for half a day. Now, aside from the charge problem, I'm not able to send text messages and the phone doesn't notify me if I have incoming calls or messages (until I see the little voicemail icon). The alarm didn't even work this morning. The screen also freezes and it looks like I've stayed connected on a call for 10+ hours. I hope I'm not being charged for this!

So tomorrow, I shall finally make the great switch from Sprint to Verizon, thereby being able to chat endlessly to my family and friends (Desiree...don't wet yourself, I'll still be on my way somewhere when we talk...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY if you happen to be reading this today). I'll somehow let you all know if I end up getting a new number with my new phone...but that might be too much change for me in one day. Besides, at the rate I'm going, who knows if I'll be able to remember it.

10 comments:

Anna said...

I don't think the problem is you. I think it's your cell phone! I hope you get Verizon because that's what I have!

Tiffany Garfield said...

I agree with Anna, even though I don't know who she is. I think you leave your cell phone because it's a piece. You kind of want it to "get lost" so you can go right ahead a buy a new one. There are many days I wish my piece of crud cell phone would disappear--it's one of t-mobile first models, I swear. It resembles a brick! Well, good luck getting the new phone, bet you don't forget it anywhere.

Brecken said...

You are so funny! I understand having an oldie for a phone. I just got my first upgrade since my first cellphone purchase this past year. The guys working the both totally made fun of it. Be prepared to be mocked by dorky 20 somethings with Iphones. Trust me, it will happen. love you.

i'm courtney said...

i think i told you i left my purse in a movie theatre, from which point it was neither seen nor heard from again (i'm pretty sure the whole things is in a dumpster somewhere, totally in tact except for the ipod some hoodlum is plugged into right now, listening, i hope, to "mmmbop"). so, the only economical thing to do, when put in the position of needing a new phone and a new ipod at the exact same time as a certain much-lauded launch, is to purchase the new iphone. which i did yesterday. it makes the whole thing smart a little less. but it's too bad i severed my verizon contract just in time to get free in-calling with you. luckily we never seem to catch each other at the right time anyway...

longest comment EVER. holy H. my apologies.

cheyney webb said...

Now you will have NO excuse to call us all the time. Verizon to Verizon.

xoxo

Brittany said...

Seriously you always make me laugh... I love you! Hope you're doing well and hope you get a new phone asap!

J Diehl said...

I love that you leave stuff everywhere. Reminds me that we are all a little loopy.

Orla said...

Ha, ha - you still have your CA phone? Well, until last week, we lived with no light in our closet. Yes, that's right - a whole year of looking for clothes in the semi-dark.
you should definitely fly next time in LA. http://www.iflyhollywood.com/
Or there is one in SF
http://www.iflysfbay.com/

Kristen said...

i'm stoked you have verizon! that's what i have and now we can talk for free! we miss you here in sunny LA! i hope you come down for jimbos wedding in october! - kristen

Brecken said...

How is it that you remember my family memories better than myself? How do you do it? I'm very impressed. What was my favorite color when I was 9? and who did I have a crush on in 7th grade? You probably know the answers!