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ACK! ACK ACK ACK!!!!!
It's no big deal. It's a very big deal. Well, it's highly inconvenient at any rate. And I didn't need the added expense. Seriously, I just got my credit card down to a manageable amount, and have been fantasizing about paying it off entirely within the coming month. AND I have taxes on my car due shortly. AND insurance.
Oh, how I wish that my phone could have held out a little longer!
It's fine. I'm fine. I'm annoyed, but I'm fine.
I was a late adopter of cell phones—let alone smart phones—I can go without for a bit. It's still surprising how much I rely on the damn thing for everyday life. It keeps my schedule, my contacts, my passwords, my life! Now I have to go back to the way things were before I broke down and got the damn thing in the first place—relying on my memory! Or my paper planner and address book. Whichever.
Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe I can use this time to break at least part of my addiction to technology. I've actually been thinking about getting rid of my phone for a while now. Not seriously, of course. Just in that way we think of the mythological simpler past, you know. I don't particularly like my life being dictated by technological connectivity after all, but must needs and all that.
So for the next week I'll be living life like it's the year 2010. I've got my eReader, my car, and my computer to meet my tech needs, and my parents landline if anyone needs to get a hold of me. Yikes! Wish me luck.