Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I've Adopted A Vice

Well, it had to happen eventually. The cell phone I had been using for 4 years met a predictable yet untimely end last weekend when it threw itself off the shelf and onto the floor, thus ending our relationship together in a cataclysm of shattered plastic and strange buzzing noises. It was a shocking event, as you can imagine.

But I jumped right back onto the cellular horse and bought a Samsung Vice. The ability to take pictures and create videos is so new and facinating to me that I haven't even been responding to calls or text messages. Sorry if you've been trying to get a hold of me, Mom.

God knows what else this contraption can do. I half expect to press a button and have some sort of digital genie to appear and grant me three wishes, the way the girl at the Virgin Mobile store described the phone. All I understood was 3G (translation - faster downloads) and cheap mobile internet (translation - friends hate hanging out with me. "I don't care if you want to talk about your problems, this cat walks on two legs, LOOK!").

Just like the beginning part of most of my relationships, there has been a lot of swearing and confusion, ("We're dating?") but hopefully this could be the start of something special.


Heather Howell said...

I'm in the market for a new boyfriend, er, I mean phone. I feel your pain.

Annabelle said...

After cheating on my Blackberry with the iPhone (or at least apple.com) for a few months I finally came clean and pursued my one true love.

Annabelle & iPhone, happily married since December.

Kinsey said...

Haha, I love your description of your phone dying a sad and untimely death. May it RIP

Allison said...

I have an abusive relationship with my phone. But I always fix her - she (I think my phone is a girl, so I guess I'm in a lesbian relationship with my phone) has been sporting several pieces of tape for over a year now.

I change her bandages every so often - so I'm not that mean.

I'm holding out to replace her with something better when my contract is up in October.

Rob said...

Heather Howell - In his defence, I'm sure he has features with which even the latest cell phone cannot compete.(He can play Mp3s right?)

Annebelle - Congratulations on your new relationship. Freedom for your thumbs is the best kind of freedom.

Kinsey - Why thank you. Yes, it was sad. But to be fair, he couldn't have asked for a more spectacular exit.

Allison - Ah yes, the love of girl and her bandaged phone. The best you can do is keep her stable until October I suppose. And then throw her out.