Thursday, January 26, 2012

iPhone Testimonial

I've never had the "latest and greatest" when it comes to cell phones.

My first cell was a Tracfone. Remember those? You buy prepaid minutes each month, and if you forget to do that ... your service is shut off. Good times.

Then about 2 years later, after my husband purchased the first generation iPhone, I moved up to a flip phone.

I was feeling pretty good about the upgrade ... until texting became more popular than talking.

Yeah ~ texting without a keyboard is about as fun as a pelvic exam with a Russian doctor (you remember that story, don't you?) And to make matters worse, my phone would just shut off in the middle of a text for no apparent reason (other than to drive me completely insane.) That's right, I'd be about 6 words into a reply text (which on a flip phone takes like a half hour) and the phone would turn off. So I'd turn it back on and start the text over. I'd get another 3 or 4 words pecked in, and so help me if it didn't turn off AGAIN - 3 MORE TIMES. By then I would be so disgusted that I'd give up and just reply with: TTYL.

This went on for a couple of years during which time my blood pressure went sky-high. Now at the time I thought the blood pressure thing was due to stress at work (okay, and maybe lack of exercise), but now that I look back ... I'm pretty sure it was because of my stressful texting situation!!!

Okay, fast forward to Christmas 2011, and my husband starts talking about how after 4 years, it's high time he upgrades to the iPhone 4S. I agreed, wishing I too could upgrade to something with a keyboard at least, but because I knew he was already well aware of my texting torment, I said nothing else.

Then this last Friday (January 20, 20
12 if you'd like to write it down) it happened. He told me he was going to upgrade his phone and trade mine in for something a little better too.

And he did not disappoint.

I am now the proud owner of an iPhone!!

It's been 7 days and I'm still in shock.

I'm telling you, my life has completely changed since acquiring this magnificent bit of technology!!!

For instance ...

A cough that had been lingering for a week with no other symptoms has completely left my person. Now my husband might try to tell you that it's because we finally had some measurable rain over the weekend, which cleared the crud out of our valley's air, making it easier to breathe, but I say "NO! IT'S THE iPHONE!!"

I also lost 3 pounds! Oh sure, you could correlate that to water weight and the end of my "cycle", but again I say "NO! IT'S THE iPHONE!!"

Now I know this may sound a little over the top to some, but when something this big happens to you, you know your life will never be the same.
Kinda' like when your first child is born. You know how all you want to do for hours on end is just hold them and stare at them? Yeah, that's exactly what getting a new iPhone is like. I'm not even kidding.

1 comment:

  1. omg, this is too funny. And I can totally relate. (Thought not with the Russian doctor thing.)