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Friday, May 23, 2008

Fun Day Friday

Got to sleep in this morning (yay!) and then I ran some errands, one of which was stopping by the AT&T store to see about a new cell phone. I've had my trusty, but far outdated, Nokia for 4 years now, and lately I've had the itch to upgrade. So, I decided on the Blackberry Pearl, but I wanted it in red. Did they have red in stock? Nope.

The guy told me they could have one brought over from another store and I could go back later this afternoon for it, and I agreed, but then after I left the store, I was filled with doubt as to whether or not I truly need a new phone. I mean, yes mine looks like it's circa 1990, but it works fine, and it has been extremely reliable (much like my 1998 Honda Civic, aka "The Green Hornet," which I am reluctant to trade in -- something about trading in things that work just feels wasteful to me). Besides, I get like 5 calls a week on my cell and maybe just as many texts, so it's not like I'm yakking away on it enough to justify all the upgrades.

However, it's shiny.

Does anyone else have a Pearl? Is it wonderful? Will it improve my quality of life? Will it do my taxes and grade papers for me? Those are features I would gladly upgrade for.

Anyhoo...after the phone store and no phone (still gonna think on that so I probably won't go back today), I met up with Erin for lunch. She's in the last stages of preggy-preggerness and she's working from home a few days a week, so I picked her up and we had a nice lunch at Panera. Delish.

When I got home, I did about 40 minutes of yoga -- my own sequence -- and it was challenging. It's amazing what a few sun salutations, warrior poses, and chair poses will do for the heart rate. When I finished, I did a few sets of push ups and some ab work, and now I'm pooped. Plus, it's thunder storming out now (thank god! we need rain like the Mid-East needs a peace accord), and that, to me, spells "reading time." So, I believe I will plant myself in a reclined pose on the couch and read/take a nap.

I need my rest; a friend of ours is in town this evening, and I think the gang is getting together for some beers and Rock Band. Should be swexecellent. Oh christ on crutches! Some lightning just bolted across the sky and the thunder that followed sounded awfully close -- I'd best get off the computer before I get fried!

Happy Friday homies!


Viv said...

LOL Christ on crutches..I have never heard that before. I have the curve I like the full keyboard vs the 2 lettrs on one key. It is pretty small and has the same features. plus the have it shiny red :-)That's my phone review. Have fun rocking out tonight!!

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Betsy said...

One of the prime reasons I got the phone I did was that it is red. It's so pretty.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I have a moldy oldy too. For some reason I can't pull the trigger on an upgrade either.

J~Mom said...

I have the red Blackberry Pearl. It was a free upgrade or I probably wouldn't have done it either. I do love it though and I probably text 5x as much with it.

Firefly's Running said...

My next phone in October will be a Blackberry. Have fun!

SLB said...

Had a Crackberry for years, addictive, buy lots of texts or data otherwise you'll go over your plan. Broke the habit last year with a change of job but will be going back for more soon.

sRod said...

Swexecellent? That's fantastic! I may have to borrow that one. Christ on crutches too.

chia said...

I *heart* my blackberry.

I just found this application that turns your blackberry into a Garmin-like device that you can track your where-abouts and pace and stuff using the onboard GPS. I'll let you know what I think if you're interested.

I rarely talk on the telly or text all that often either. But with unlimited internet I just use the google talk application to talk to friends all over whenever I feel like it. It really comes in handy when in the office loo all alone after a massive dump when you inadvertently realize there is no TP for your bunghole. Just quick IM another mate in the near vicinity to come deliver some right to your stall.

Now if that's not a selling point, I don't know what is.