I’m one of those people – I would be lost without my phone, and I always have it with me. Some people hate to feel tethered to their phone, but if I forget mine at home you can be sure I’ll turn around to go back and grab it. I’ve even got a cute little case for it.
Of course I use it for its primary purpose – talking on the phone – and I’m also a BIG texter. Brian always says, “You know, that conversation would take half as much time if you’d just use the phone for what it is meant for!” but I love that I can send exactly what I want to say without the need for small talk. What do you think – do you text? I grew up when AIM first became popular, so maybe that’s part of the appeal of texting to me – it’s got the feel of chatting online.
Aside from actually communicating, my phone serves a million other purposes. I take a ton of photos with it, and have a pretty extensive photo album – over 2,000 photos:
I am absolutely in love with the calendar feature. I set reminders for myself all. the. time. I don’t know if I’d remember to do anything without it!
See? Yesterday I had to buy an apple. For a horse (really!). I’d have totally forgotten if not for the alert from my calendar.
I have a ton of applications on the phone. My personal favorite is Words With Friends (if you play, let me know your name – I’m always looking for new games!) but I also have the Bible, the Weather.com app, Facebook, Tweetdeck, and many toddler games to help us survive any instance of having to sit still and wait. Brian even got one app that lets us use our phones as a remote for our DVR.
Last but not least, I love that I always have a photo of my boys with me wherever I am. If I’m having a stressful day, I can just click my phone and get a glimpse of those two adorable faces, and that makes just about any day better instantly.