Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Guess What I Bought Today

As most of you know - I have no cell phone. You read that correctly - I live my life without a cell phone. You can call me - at home. You can reach me - at home. I have voice mail - at home. I have email - at home.

We had cell phones in Alabama. I had one when they were new and we needed antennas on our cars. I remember falling in love with a guy who drove a truck - his cell phone antenna didn't seem to go with his F-150. But I got used to it and even rode in that truck everywhere we went. They seem laughingly big now.

We had cell phones in Arkansas. Both Jim and I had our own and carried them around - we were long distance whenever he was at work so we used them to talk to each other. We hated paying the bill. It was that bill that got us - so much for so little. And it came every month. Bottom Line - We hated it.

When we moved to Texas, we decided we could live without a cell phone. That was 4 years ago. I started a blog (one guy thought anyone with a blog would have a cell,) people have quit their land lines, both sets of grandparents have cell phones. I'm constantly asked for my cell number - everyone assumes I have one. We don't intend to be a fanatics - maybe we're just cheap.


Anne said...

So, you'll have to email me your digits!

soul and culture said...

So, I gotta wonder - what's the motivation behind getting one now?

Do you remember that ginormous one that was BOLTED ON A PEDESTAL in my Volvo?!

Oh, and MT spend the night with me a couple of weeks ago when she and Rusty were out here visiting. Fun times.

Unknown said...

Nuh-uh! You didn't! ...I guess that's kind of like my telling you to let Abbie grow her hair out and then cutting my own for the first time in 12 years. Oh well, Denise, sometimes change is good...

Anonymous said...

Denise -

I'm like you about cell phones, even though I have one. It's for emergencies only, and I absolutely WILL NOT give up my land line home phone for anything cordless that depends on electricity to keep operating.

Our house flooded twice and we were without electricity, but our land line worked. The same was true after hurricane Katrina (two years ago today) as soon as circuits got un-tied up. Tom had a land line at work that worked not 100% of the time after the storm, but much better than anything else.

That being said - cell phones are nice in emergencies and for dealing with kids and all.

Interesting post.


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Tammy M. said...

Hooray!!!! Now I can find you anywhere.