way back wednesday is becoming increasingly difficult for me, so this may be my last edition. unless, of course, i happen to run across some old goofy pictures of me. in which case i will definitely share, way back style. :)
but i got to thinking about way back when today, and i started wondering about what my life was like before modern technology. i'm not as tuned in as some, but i email, blog, twitter, and all of that these days. i mean, i can remember when getting my own phone line at home was a huge deal and how hearing it ring would make my heart beat faster, knowing that someone was calling me specifically (or megan... we shared a line... i mean, we're twins and all... beside the point). and when i was 16, mama and meg and i all got cell phones, and we gave up the land line. and i can remember thinking how rebellious and maybe sort of crazy that seemed. i mean, that was our PHONE. i guess i didn't really understand how a cell phone would change things. and now, i rely on that sucker more than i care to admit. i hate being without my little lg and all its lovely ringtones and notices of voicemails and text messages. and i wonder, what would happen if i didn't have it? what would my life be like without a way to communicate at any time in any place? and what about this blog? would i still keep a journal if i didn't blog? probably, and i bet it would be a LOT more personal. i'm on twitter, i'm on facebook, i'm fully exposed. there are clearly pros and cons to the last decade or so's technological explosion, and this is a way bigger topic than i am willing to commit to discussing now, but i guess i'm just saying that this way back wednesday, i realize that, while my parents bored me with stories about life before color television, i'll be boring my kids with stories about letters that came with stamps on them. crazy, right?
OMG! I had my own phone line too! I thought I was so cool when I got my own answering machine! HAHAHAHA! Wow. Times have changed. :)
what's this "cell phone" you speak of?
Dude I thought I was so cool with my own phone line too! It rang approximately never. Clearly I was not as cool as I'd thought.
I WAS, however, pretty slick with that pager. UNLIKE a cell phone, it was easier to lie about where you were with that bad boy. mine was pink. HAHAHA.
oh yea i had the pager. mine was CLEAR. god i was cool. also, i forced my parents to get call waiting b/c they could NEVER get through after school unless they broke through with "an emergency."
i have just revived my journal - like PEN ON PAPER private journal. it's funny b/c i write in it LIKE i am blogging. but not. (and i am digging the extra personalness of it. and the smell of the pen of the paper and the hand crampiness.)
dude, i remember our phone line. i think i even remember the number. i love my cell phone and all, but if you and i shared a landline again, life would be complete.
I got my own line for christmas one year and it might have been the most awesome thing ever. I even remember the number and i had a super cool pager. I wish I was still that cool.
YOU CAN'T GIVE UP ON WBW...I BET YOUR FRIENDS CAN DIG UP OLD PICS OF YOU :)
i love that you don't type in caps. dig it.
580-762-1313 was my very own phone line and i got it when i was 13.... because i needed it, i am sure.
i cried the summer we moved to prague because all of my friends had pagers and my mom would not let me get one since we were departing. ha!
i did not have a cell phone until i was a sophomore in college! when i went downtown on the weekends in prague my mom would let me take her phone and i thought it was super super cool.
now i cannot live a second without my phone.
why did i just give you all of that information? i'm lame. it is saturday night. this is me.
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