So…Something happened.

I got my iPhone wet.  Thankfully it didn’t go in the toilet (or else I may have just abandoned that ship and tried to flush it down [sorry sewage company / pipes in my house, but gross is gross]).  It did, however, get doused with an unhealthy dose of water c/o my water bottle.

It worked for a couple of days, giving me a false sense of hope and calm.  Then the tricky wicket wigged out with a simple software update.  Its been in an iPhone coma ever since.

In order to stay connected, I posted a request on Facebook to borrow an old phone, preferably an iPhone.  Somehow, in my iPhone grieving period, I convinced myself that all of my Facebook friends were super flush with cash and always had a surplus of iPhones; one in the car, on the desk, two in the toaster, one for the baby, another for the ferret, another under the table leg to prevent wibble wobbling…etc.  They would totally help me out!

It turns out, they would help me out….if they had extra phones…but they didn’t.

So, I went to Wal-Mart (a horrible horrible place where no one should ever have to go…ever).  And I purchased a $20- ATT Go Phone.  I call it the Drug Dealer Special.

I know, I know.  You are all super impressed.  So is my 14-year-old self who thought flip phones were just the kooooolest.

If you look at the photo and think, “Hm, maybe that little outside bit is a fancy screen that can do super high-tech things like display the time…” You are wrong, it’s just plastic.  The time is barely distinguishable in the top right corner of the inside screen.

After discovering the low-tech lameness of this phone, I felt sad.  I missed my Instragram, my weather updates, my ability to research anything on a whim!  What’s the capital of Romania you ask? Let me find that out!!!

No more.  My little phone has no tricks or treats.  It can make a call (barely).  And it can sometimes send or receive text messages.

It doesn’t even have games.  I don’t really play games on my iPhone, but I got a little excited at the prospect of playing Snake again.

[for those who don’t know what Snake is, it was the equivalent of Pong to cell phone games]

Anyways, it has been an adjustment.  But I am happy to say that after a week, I’m kind of liking it!

Here are some perks:

I barely charge the thing because I hardly use it… Its tiny compared to by Otterbox covered iPhone monster… I don’t worry about destroying it, but I’m pretty sure it has the endurance of a cockroach anyways… I don’t really like talking on the phone, so when the connection is bad, I don’t have to!… And I have spent much less time doddling away on it and have forced myself to do other things like say, speak to the person next to me.

In general, I think it is good.  It is making me separate myself from the digital world a bit and be more present where I am (like sitting in front of my computer writing a blog 😉

I’m off to go outside, enjoy some sun, and walk my pup.

One thought on “Low-Tech

  1. Totally feel your pain, Court, but I have a Go Phone (for almost four years) and I love it, especially since it’s so freeing. (I also love WalMart but that’s another story.)

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