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The end of an era [May. 3rd, 2009|11:29 pm]
Lupe
So it's happened, finally, and with deep regret and much angst.

I have a cell phone. But not just any cellphone, bitches - oh no. I have a Blackberry. A silver Pearl to be exact. One of the lower end models, but I don't need much more than that.

I had been looking at all the different services and models around town, and had decided that I was going to get one from Pocket Communications, with web access so I could check my e-mail and jump on ebay when I was scrounging for resale items at various stores (i.e action figures at Target, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us). But my ex-wife recently had some financial issues come up that's going to require me to help her out, and I had determined that I wouldn't be able to get one.

Then my dad, who is still trying to make up for being a crappy father while I was growing up, decided he was going to get me one. Which is kinda cool. I forgave him for his assholery years ago, but I understand how he feels. Despite the fact that, by most estimations, I'm a good father to my own son, I always feel I could do a little more. I can only imagine what it must be like to have a REAL sense of guilt about parenting.

So now I have a Blackberry Pearl 8130, and one more tether to the people in my life.

Dammit.
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[User Picture]From: mindlgrrl
2009-05-04 03:56 pm (UTC)
The chains! They are so heavy! *maniacal laugh*

I, too, am on the cell phone shopping hunt. My current phone is on its last legs and has exploded many times from being dropped. My battlefield surgery has always managed to patch it up and send it back into the fray; but its days are numbered and few, i'm afraid.

I enjoy having a cell phone, tho, and don't harbor the same issues you seem to have. Texting is handy when you don't want/can't talk to somebody; and if you don't want to talk to ppl-- silent! I'd like the internet like you say-- it's handy; but i can't afford to be that fancy!
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2009-05-04 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a real phobia about cells. I think it has to do with my sense of privacy, that I really prefer to be alone most of the time. Cell phones chip away at that because now others expect me to keep it on all the time and be available for SOME manner of communication. The upside to getting a Blackberry is that my geekiness is somewhat appeased by the tech of the handheld. I've been downloading free apps and tweaking the settings since I got it.
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[User Picture]From: la_luna
2009-05-04 07:31 pm (UTC)
Just get a phone with shitty reception like the one I had for two years. And then forget to turn it on. And then let the battery go dead.

You're off the hook!
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