Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 30, 2010

I'm Officially in the 21st Century!

For many years I have fought against acquiring a cell phone! I see too many people with the critter glued to their ear, talking in line-ups oblivious to the fact that everyone can hear their banter. Cell phones in cars, while driving. Cell phones at the dinner table, very rude! Cellphones on vacation and 24/7. How I fought against this movement!

Well, Elaine picked up one of the latest and greatest phones along with a texting package and asked if I wanted her old one. In a weak moment I agreed.

She is always worried about blizzards, me going off the road or getting tossed by a horse. For the latter, my response was" If I can crawl, I will get out. If I can't you can find me by the circling crows and buzzards". Somehow, that did not go over very well.

Anyway, I now have a slightly used cell phone with no apps (whatever they may be), no texting capability, and my very own, unique phone number!



I don't intend giving out my phone number as people may be upset when they phone me and find out my phone is not turned on.

The only drawback, is that the dial is too small for my big fingers.

Alive and kicking in the 21st Century! Amazing! Who would have thunk it?

I will have to develop a code or something for my coffee buddy, so that I will know when he is at Timmie's.

Are you caught up in the cell phone rat race, where the rats are winning?

What hints and tips can you supply me with, so that I don't get too far into technology? Is it cool to use a pencil to dial?

Help!
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7 comments:

Terry said...

I don't like cell phones either, but I keep one in my car for emergencies.

texwisgirl said...

Ha ha! Love the dial!

I have had a cell phone for years and years. But I rarely turn it on (unless I'm in the car for longer trips than just into town), most folks don't know my number, we get lousy cell reception here at the house (you have to go outside to make a call), but I sure wouldn't live without one. Back in the day that I had to commute over an hour into Dallas, it was a comfort to know I could call for a tow truck if I needed one!

Amanda said...

Haha, I don't have one, my friend, so I can give you no advice there... :)
They are good for emergencies though - as a "just in case" item.

Farmchick said...

I have a cell phone, but don't really use it. I have no apps and don't text. I do feel better about having it in my purse in case of emergency.

Melodie said...

Yes,I have a cell phone.Hubby keeps me with a current one.I never answer it,lol! I only use it to make my calls! I just hate talking on the phone.Oh ,I do use it to play scrabble on when I am stuck waiting somewhere!

Gregg said...

My daughter just bought me a Rumor LG phone with apps and texting. I had never texted until a couple of weeks ago. It has GPS which has saved my behind a couple times already with bad directions. I love the GPS Navigator! So I joined the 21st century. Minutes? On my old phone which was just a phone with no capabilities I use to roll over and then loose thousands of minutes. I never talk on it. But my daughter is generous.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Ian, you beat me! I still don't have one!

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron