Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 8: A bad habit (me)

Today's 30 Day Photography Challenge was just that...challenging.  Maybe not in the way you're thinking though.  It was easy enough to take the photo.  The challenge was admitting to the three people who read my blog that I do, in fact, have bad habits.  Many of them, actually.  But not any that I really want to point out to you. 

I finally decided to come clean on my addiction to my cell phone.  I know, I know...we didn't have phones in the stone ages, why do we need them now?  I didn't need a smart phone a year ago...I was totally fine with my little Envy (without the unlimited data plan).  I mean, I used that too much, was fun & easy to text.  I actually drug my feet, kicking & screaming when Don wanted to get new cell phones.  Mine was fine.  I didn't want a data plan. What a waste of money!  Then we hit the Verizon store & saw the Droids.  They were buy 1 get 1 free, so why not, right?  I really wanted an iPhone, but Verizon didn't have them yet, so we settled for Droids.  And I justified needing it because of the store.  You know, the one that I no longer own.  I could be connected to it always...and I was.  (Maybe that's why I don't own it anymore!)

Oh, how I love my Droid!  Look how cute it is!  I have a snazzy snap on cover with pretty, if not slightly pornographic, flowers on it.  I can surf the web, I can use Twitter (which I didn't care a bit about until I got this phone & now I'm addicted to can follow me @allshinyandnew).  My Droid tells me when I have a text message (with a cute little smiley face!), when I have an email (that M in the upper left corner).  I can check the weather with a touch of the screen.  I have fun apps like Angry Birds & Retro Camera.  I can actually blog from my phone.  The problem with all this connected-ness is that I check my phone constantly.  Even when the screen is asleep, a little green light flashes to tell me there something new to look at.  I keep it close by so I can check it at any given moment.  I'm embarrassed to say I check it first thing in the morning...and last thing before I go to sleep.  Come to think of it, I think I have a problem.  It might be time to unplug for a bit...hmmm...


  1. The first step is admitting you have a problem...I'm glad to hear you Vicki W

  2. I share the same problem. Let's form a group.

  3. Can we do it via our phones? Hahaha!

  4. Can I join the club? Just text me the address and I'll be there. But only if we're agreeing that we're not trying to quit this habit...