I live in a somewhat small town so I tend to see the same vehicles when I’m out driving around. There was a car that caught my eye one day. The guy driving looked to be in his early 20s and had his “I’m such a tough guy” music playing.
He pulls ahead of me in the next lane and his back window says . . . “Nor Cal Princess.”
The Great Awakening! Or, Am I too Reliant on my Cell Phone?
My friend had tickets to for us to see the Friends With Benefits premier starring Mila Kunis and hottie Justin Timberlake. The night (which was to be a relaxed evening out for just us girls), as well as the movie, ended up having us laughing all night.
Angela arrives at my house and then we get into my car so that I can drive us downtown. On our way there I grab a Chapstick (cherry flavor, if you care) from the armrest of my door. I’m a Chapstick addict and I’ve become quite adept at removing the cap, applying the Chaptick, and then recapping it with only one hand. Anyway, I remove the cap with my left hand (I’m so good at this that I can do this with my left hand even though I am right handed) and the Chapstick, which had melted in the summer heat, spilled out of the container and all over my jean shorts. I had to pull over and I was able to remove the wax from my shorts and because they were denim, it was difficult to see any remnants of the wax so we continued on our merry way to the theater.
We finally arrive and we are standing in line waiting for them to allow us into the theater. This is when the hired security guys tell everyone that we either have to leave our cell phones in our car or else they will provide us with bags and ticket numbers in order to retrieve them after the movie.
This was a new thing for me. Although I understand that they don’t want people recording or taking pictures of the movie, I was not happy that I wouldn’t have my phone on me. I have children and I prefer that I’m always accessible to them. But, I’m a compliant person so I run my and Angela’s phones to my car.
Upon my return they began to allow us into the theater. We go up the stairs and this is when we see that they are doing a search with the metal detector wands. This is when Angela and I start to panic a little. Not because we had weapons on us, but because we couldn’t tell if they were searching purses.
Ummm… I’ll just add here that we did not have sodas and candy hidden in my purse that we had not purchased at Target prior to arriving instead of at the theater.
It is finally our turn to be searched and… whew! They did not search my bag, if they had, it would have been ok because I was not carrying foods purchased from outside the theater.
We sit down and, totally out of habit, I reached into my purse to get my phone because I was going to check-in to Facebook and tag Angela. Ugh!!
So, now Angela and I started talking! Yea, real talking! Not texting or Facebooking! At one point during our conversation I tried to look at my phone again so that I could look at the calendar. Ugh, again!!
There were a couple of ladies sitting in front of us that were wondering what time it was and were commenting on the fact that since they didn’t have their phones they were at a loss as to the time. How many of us still wear watches?
This experience kind of made me more aware of how reliant I am on my phone for all kinds of things. It is one of my social outlets, calendar, address book, access to the internet, watch, to-do list, dictionary and thesaurus, camera, gaming system, notepad, and oh yea, it is also my phone!
Is this a bad thing or a good thing?
I think it’s both. I have everything I need in one compact source, my iPhone. However, this has also made me less apt to try to remember things. Waaaayyyy back when, a loooooong time ago, before cell phones and **gasp** before cordless phones even, we actually had to remember people’s phone numbers! A lot of people maintained phone books, but because we had to actually dial each number of all seven, we tended to memorize phone numbers, and all kinds of other information. I know right! Kind of an amazing ability isn’t it. ;)
I do think that that the advancement of technology has made us all smarter, and dumber.
So, I was able to obtain the first season of Fringe for only $19.00 (thanks to a sale and an amazing app on my iPhone), and the second season for only $22.00, both from Barnes and Noble. Season three comes out real soon and I cannot wait to get it because I missed the entire season. :(
Yea I know, no amazingly profound thoughts in this posting. lol I’m just a Fringe geek, that’s all.
Eddie Morra:[voice over] That was me not so long ago What kind of guy without a drug or alcohol problem looks this way? Only a writer. Strangely enough, nobody believed that I actually had a book contract.
Hmm… I found it ironic that root beer floats would be served at a meeting for diabetic children. I will admit that I’m not fully aware of the dietary requirements for this type of thing, but it still struck me funny when I read it. What do you think?
This clip is from the Appeal-Democrat. Unfortunately, I have forgotten which day and section, etc.
Ok, so like today at the college, I saw a younger guy wearing jeans that were cut off above the knee.
So, guys, seriously now, is this a new style for you?
I must admit that I’d prefer to see a guy wearing cut off shorts above the knee rather than sagging so badly that your butt is hanging out and you have to walk weird because you are trying to keep your pants up. That sagging look has got to go … like now, please!!