For a person who tries very hard to keep up with technology (bought a laptop, joined Facebook, started a blog, created Yahoo groups), I have been resistant to getting a cell phone. I used to joke that I was the last surviving person who had neither acquired a cell phone nor been to Disneyworld. They my daughter became pregnant again and I realized it was essential that she be able to reach me at any time, at any place. So I bought a "disposable" cell phone. I learned how to use it, and after the baby was born, put it away. I wrote here about getting that first phone. Now with two expectant daughters-in-law, one of the tasks on my February goal list was "get a cell phone." The place where I'd bought the first one no longer sells the minutes needed to put on it.
So today I went up to The Mall and visited a couple of cell phone stores. There are no fewer than four and prolly five different cell phone stores at our mall. And the ones I passed had gobs of people in them. I couldn't figure that out. I imagined they'd all just come back from Disneyworld.
So I bought one. It cost $20 and came loaded with $10 worth of minutes. I bought some more. I can get more by going back to The Mall or even directly through the phone somehow. Then I came home and used it to call my sons and give them the number.
Joe says that I'll use it more than I think. He might be right. I'll be happy to have it when I drive out to White Oak next month. And I can think of a few more times it might come in handy. If I remember I have it.
So I'm back to keeping up technologically. But please don't expect that I'll Tweet.