Ring a ling a ling

I’ve always been very proud of my cell phone.  It’s the very bottom of the line phone only being able accept and make phone calls.  It doesn’t take pictures or text messages or anything fancy like that. 

A while back I dropped my phone.  When I  picked it up, I found that I had cracked the crystal.  (OK, it probably isn’t called the crystal, but if my phone were a watch it would be) Shaun was sure that I would finally be willing to get a replacement phone.  He underestimated how attached I was to my phone.  I merely decided that I now had “star power” because of the crack.  (Yes, I will do anything to avoid change!)

You have to look closely to see the star.

About a week ago, my phone started to emit a high pitched squeal every time I went to use it.  Apparently, it really was time to get a new phone.  (I’m not quite sure how, but I know Shaun was behind that squeal!)  So this weekend we went to go get  a new phone for me.

We walked into the phone store and told the helpful sales clerk that I wanted a bare bones  model that had blue tooth capability.  The clerk grinned and graciously informed us that all of their phones now came with blue tooth. 

He looked up our plan and told us that if we renewed our contract for another two years we could get new phones for free.  We like our provider (and I hate change) so we readily agreed.  We were shown the available selection.  I tried to be objective, but the one I loved the best was a pretty pink one. (Shaun doesn’t need a new phone.  He has a really fancy one that does everything but wash windows.  Oh, and it’s not so great at taking phone calls either). 

It turns out that my tastes seem to run exactly the same way as a teenage girl.   When Mimi saw my new phone, she burst into tears and  nearly turned green with envy on the spot.  She may have mentioned that the phone was wasted on me.  (and it probably is) Apparently, my pretty little pink phone is one of those Razrs she has been wanting so badly. 

Lucky for her they had a bunch of pink phones in stock.  We all have one. 


Lucky for me, I now have two kids that can teach me how to use this new-fangled thing….

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26 Responses to Ring a ling a ling

  1. Cute phone! I just canceled my cell phone service. I hardly use the phone especially during the summer months when I’m out of school. I don’t have cell service where I live, only in the town where I work.

  2. photowannabe says:

    Hubby and I just got new phones too. I haven’t a clue how to use its many features that I’m told I can’t live without. I will probably have to break down and read the instruction book…

  3. photowannabe says:

    Oops…I meant to say how much I like that wild pink color too.

  4. Cute phone! I just canceled my cell service. I hardly ever use my cell phone especially during the summer months when I’m not in school. I don’t have cell service where I live, only in the town where I work.

  5. mjd says:

    I am smiling. As usual, you have interwoven something seemingly mundane like a cell phone and ended with a warm, delightful story. I guess that this is an example of one of those little moments to be treasured.

  6. Wow, I love that type of motorola. How cool having the same phone together with your kids.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Welcome to the new world of newer cell phones. I still don’t know how to do half the things on mine…but I can take pictures and vidoes with it which makes me happy :o) I am so easily amused these days! Good luck on trying to figure it out. The girls will know how to do it in like a day. Gotta love that.

  8. Lynne says:

    How are you going to tell them all apart?

  9. Tink says:

    Mark the phones now. Otherwise it’s going to get REALLY confusing. Hoop and I have the same two-way. Last weekend, while on the way out, I grabbed what I thought was my phone. Turned out, my phone was already in my purse. It wasn’t until I was 45 minutes away that I realized I had both phones. Hoop and I don’t have a house phone, because we have cell phones. So I couldn’t tell him until I got home later that day. Meanwhile, he was turning the house upside down looking. At least he cleaned while he did it. πŸ™‚

  10. tommiea says:

    I just got that same phone! The one thing I love about it is the shortcut to make it go from ring to vibrate.

    I also use it as an alarm. I sleep with it under my pillow.

  11. Diesel says:

    Phones today seem to be all about colors. I just saw an ad for a red Blackberry pearl chocolate phone with bluetooth. How many different colors can you jam into one phone?

  12. mrs darling says:

    Yep my cell phone is ten years old at least. My 24 year old daughter has one of these little pink things and now my ten year old wants one. How do they think we ever lived without cell phones!

  13. Susan says:

    AKSongbird~we had really BAD cell service until they put in a new tower a couple years ago. Now, I’m really tempted to get rid of our landline.

    Wannabe~don’t bother with the book. Just go find a kid, any kid will do and they’ll figure it out in just a couple of minutes!

    MJD~Thank you…

    Pretty~As long as nobody thinks I’m a “poser”!

    Stephanie~YOU can take pictures! I’m so impressed πŸ™‚

    Lynne~Well, we traded KT’s in for a black one. Mimi and I have different backgrounds…besides just TRY to pry that out of her hand!

    Tink~You mean I might be able to get the house cleaned out of this? No way am I going to mark them!

    Tommiea~Wow, that’s a handy shortcut. I can’t wait for the girls to get home from school to show me how to do that!

    Diesel~Oh no…I think I got my phone too soon…

    Mrs. D~ I love having a cell. (how did we survive without them?) And I really like the kids having one. Although it was a hard decision to let them get them in the first place. It seemed so decadent, yet it’s quite useful.

  14. Hm…I love my RAZR…but I have gunmetal gray. No pink for me, thanks! It’s a surprisingly sturdy phone, considering how slim it is. As much as I love it, though, I may switch to a smart phone on my next turn. I love electronic gadgetry, though!

  15. Jay says:

    My cellphone is old, but it does accept text messages. It’s one of those pre-pay ones too.

    I really think that I need a new Backberry that can be used all over the world though. I don’t know why I need one, I just do.

    I know …. need .. want …. what’s the dif?

  16. Lynne says:

    oh yeah, forgot to add that I have the same phone, only in black.

  17. Peggy says:

    Love the new phones. Mine is exactly like your old phone. Ive had it for years. I’d hate to have to swap stuff across for a new one.

  18. Cheryl says:

    Sassy, sassy phones. Who doesn’t like change? Not you? Now, how will you tell them apart?

  19. Spider Girl says:

    I’ve never bought a cell phone, but if I DID it would have to be cute like that. πŸ™‚

  20. Lynne says:

    oh my, the lemons are back. When did that happen? How did I not notice immediately?

  21. Michelle says:

    What a very hip and kind mom you are! πŸ˜‰

  22. Cazzie says:

    What a PINK phone!! My phone is a drab silver..but I heart the ring tome, I recorded the musc from Dhoom 2, Bollywood, gotta love it

  23. Jocelyn says:

    You’ve gone from being Amish to Paris Hilton in the space of a day.

    We have a cell phone like your old one, only a step or two DOWN. Yea, it’s that bad.

  24. Keshi says:

    now why do I feel like changing my fone all of a sudden! Love that PINK.


  25. Kell says:

    Those are cute phones. i don’t like my phone, but it’s just not worth the hassle to get another one right now.

    Also wanted to tell you that I just love your blog. I love coming over and reading something funny and interesting and sweet. It’s always a highlight of my blog reading.

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