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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Cell Phone Saga

I interrupt this episode to bring you my current rant.


Yesterday, I left the children with Retro most of the day. I didn't feel like taking the 2 littles to church (I know, I'm a bad mother. Call DFACS) & I had a wedding shower that afternoon.


Here's the rant: He was able to lay around & watch TV the entire time I was gone. The children didn't bother him a bit. What the French Toast? When I'm at home with them, I could be on my deathbed & they wouldn't give me a moment's peace! I can't even write this post without being interrupted & only the baby is at home.


So not fair.


Now back to my regularly scheduled daily drama. If you remember last week, my POS, antiqated, SouthernLinc cell phone died & I was hoping for a SmartPhone from a company like Verizon or AT&T.


You those commercials where they fight over whose got the best coverage? And show maps like this-

Now let's look at SouthernLinc's coverage area-

Really, all that green is where they don't have service.  I can't even use the phone in my yard! 

Needless to say, I'm not a big fan of my cellphone provider.  Luckily, my OnStar has a phone.  But heaven forbid I have to call somebody because that stupid computer chic can't understand a word I say.  I have to repeat myself everytime. Lord knows if there is any background noise (i.e. children) I might as well forget about making that call at all.

However, the disalutional people that pay the bill (hubs & my FIL) think SL is the greatest thing since sliced bread because 10 years ago they couldn't get good service in BFE, where we live, with what was then Cellular One. Imagine.

Anyramble...

I got a new phone!!!
 

Another SouthernLinc.  But this one's got a camera!!! Woo-Hoo! I have no idea how to get the pictures off the camera, so not a big asset for me.  And it still has the 2-way radio, which I hate with a passion, but there's no way around that, so I'll just have to deal.  And die of embrassment when I'm in Target or even better, the doctor's office & my purse yells "What are you doing?" "Where are you at?"

The only positive part about this whole post is that while I was trying to get that picture of my current phone, I couldn't help but notice that SouthernLinc has the Blackberry Curve.

Now all I have to do is convince Retro as to why a stay at home mother needs a SmartPhone.  Ideas?

Oh & SouthernLinc people, if you are reading this, I will be glad to resend all remarks for that Blackberry, even with the 2-way.

On another note, I need a fabulous theme party idea for next month's Bunko, I'm hosting & running out of ideas! Any suggestions?

I almost forgot. How do y'all like my flavicon(the little thingy beside my web address), courtesy of Domestic Deliquent.

38 comments:

Shannon said...

Hilarious! Love the "What the French Toast?!" line. Reminds me of the one-liners from Tamara from Housewives OC. I'm a SAHM with an iphone and love it. Several weeks ago I was out and was able to video my lil' ones first crawling and email the video directly to my out of town husband. Pretty cool! As for bunco, here are a few sites I've used in the past...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2556525/bunco_theme_ideas_for_your_next_party.html?cat=25

http://www.lifescript.com/Body/Food/Entertain/Party/Bunco_Party_Three_Fabulous_Theme_Ideas_For_Your_Next_Game.aspx

http://www.free-bunco.com/bunco-party-themes.html

Happy Monday!

Babes Mami said...

One of my fav commercials, also "who are you calling a cootie queen you link licker!"

Anyway, I have Curve and LOVE it. It's frustrating at first..I yelled at mine for 10 minutes figuring out how to send a text..but I couldn't live without it. Tell him it will help with the blog? I can email everyone back from my phone as soon as I get it usually. It emails me when I get comments or emails and I really like that. You do have to pay (with Verizon anyway) 29.99/mth extra just for the data package it requires but I think it's worth it.

Steven Anthony said...

I love getting new cell phones, it makes me feel cool and hip for about a minute...lol

Jennifer said...

I don't know how to convince him. Beg? I love my Blackberry.

Preppy 101 said...

Your Flavicon is PRECIOUS! Your blog is just the hottest around. Theme party?? Month of April? Well what about something about Diamonds since that's the birthstone for April! Diamonds are a Bunco Girl's Best Friend. Just a thought. Love ya!! xoxo
P.S. If it's not April, I'll have to rethink :-)

Casey said...

We had the same problem with our first cell phone provider finally we just ditched them.

I love your favicon, too cute

Leiah said...

I have T-Mobile and cannot get service inside my house. In fact, the service actually stops about 2 miles from my house...argh!

One month when I hosted Bunco I made it into a pajama party. Everyone wore their cute pjs and we had so much fun, we did it every month for a year or so. Another perk -- you're ready for bed already, which was very convenient at our Drunko, eh Bunco games.

Jenn said...

...and the Number 1 reason a SAHM needs a smartphone...

1) Because when you've locked yourself in your bathroom to get the only 15 minutes of peace and quiet you'll get until tomorrow afternoon comes, you can take your phone with you and catch up on ANYTHING...AND, its not as bulky as the laptop, and you don't have to make sure that your crapper has an outlet close by.

I don't know how it would work for bunco...er...drunko, but McKenna's birthday party theme was "Candy Land". I had a candy bar set up and it was wayyyyy cute. I bought all different sized jars (in the candle section) of Michael's (hobby store, if you don't have one) and filled them with all sorts of different candies. Guests filled up their own goodie bags with whatever they wanted. It was mostly cute. Nobody really took the candy. If you want pics, I'll email them to you!

Messy Mommy said...

AWESOME favicon! I've never heard of SouthernLinc but that map sucks!

Crayon Princess said...

I feel your pain on the phone thing. When my students made fun of my phone that still had a pull out antennae, my husband broke down and bought me a new one.

Adrienne said...

Love the favicon....Why on earth would he make you carry that phone ...I am so so sorry tell him is so not 2001 anymore...Also for the party we just did a themed bday for a friend Cleopatra Queen of the nile (more like denial) but was fun

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

Laughed when I read "BFE" I had never heard that term until last week when my husband used it out of the blue. :)

mama of 4 said...

ohhh you SO need a crackberry...um blackberry! They are awesome! Yeah...as for bunco...no clue... I'm going to have to google wth that is in a min LOL

RN Mama said...

Bahaha! I had Onstar in my car and I cancelled it because that bitch could never understand a damn word I said! I laughed out loud when you said the same thing!

Oh, and my phone service is Nextel. Which is basically garbage. Yes, garbage.

CK said...

Hi there! I'm a fellow Sunshine Award winner from The Groschen Goblins and wanted to let you know that I'm your 400th (newest) follower!

Looking forward to your posts!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Congrats on your new phone! I love the title of your blog! Hilarious. I feel the same way "semi-slacker" haha. Found your cute blog on The Purse Blogger! I am your newest follower, and looking forward to coming back. ;)

http://www.gerberdaysblog.com

Helene said...

Okay, wait...I could hardly get past the part about you leaving the kids with Retro and they actually let him lay around and watch tv, so I kinda missed out on all the cell phone talk.

My kids do that too when Tim's watching them!! They'll run around the house destroying everything but leave him completely in peace to read a magazine or watch tv. Then I come home and the place is trashed and he's like, "They were SO well-behaved...I don't know why you're always stressed out".

Is it any wonder why you and I have to take anti-depressants and drink booze all the time?

Kim@SoManyKids said...

If you have picture text you can text the pictures to your email and download them that way. That is what I do, anyway.

Miss Janice said...

I am still laughing over 'BFE'! You are just hilarious! I have iPhone and I obsessed over it...it's like a drug! 'BFE'...I just haven't heard that in soooooo long:)!

Krystyn said...

Do you have April or May? If it's May, do Cinco de Mayo..Mexican and ritss, etc. If it's April...still do it!

Double Wide Mom said...

I have no suggestions on the party or your phone but your blog is so pretty! It makes me happy.

Double Wide Mom said...

I'm also adding your darling button to my collection. K?

Sarah Cook said...

Girl, I had Southern Linc for about four years and COMPLAINED the whole time-I never had reliable service! My husband (then fiancee) finally gave into us switching to Alltel and then we were transferred to Verizon when they bought Alltel in South GA. LOVE LOVE LOVE it 1000% more! I strongly urge you to at least get a verizon prepaid phone. When your husband sees it's pretty reliable he might consider switching.

Jane H. said...

Hilarious story! I can relate on so many levels as a mom of young kids.

I started a blog that I think you might like too. It combines fashion and giving back to charities. Each week, I will give away 1 Lilly Pulitzer dress (this week it’s the Pink Adelson Shift from Spring 2010) to one lucky follower, who raises awareness of the blog's selected charity through various ways such as tweeting about it or commenting with an interesting fact. I am currently also giving away some great Lilly stationary items too. Please check out my blog at www.shop4charity.blogspot.com because doing good is chic!

Miss Janice said...

This is too funny because you cannot imagine how many people e-mail me requesting ideas for bunko parties! Guess what, I've never played bunko and have no idea what it is. But with that said, I think I could still pull off a mean 'bunko party.' I would choose a color theme (for paper products) first; i.e., pink/green, light blue/brown, red/black...you get the picture. Then for the food, you could do a fondue bar, appetizers on sticks/forks/spoons bar, a candy bar--candy in jars with ribbon bows, or a pizza bar--frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizzas are always a big hit. Serve a signature beverage in addition to the usual sodas, beers, and wine.

2 Soul Sisters said...

what about game theme...twister and mr potato head and operation...i will think some more while i am at the educational institution that ur peeps attend.

Sam said...

Okay, here is why I love my Blackberry Curve.
I get my gmail on it. Which is great becasue I feel more up to date when I am away for the weekend or stuck in the carpool line or the doc office.
I am linked to google calender which is awesome becasue I can enter events on my home OR on the phone and they communicate to each other. I can set reminder, which I do all of the time. I can veiw my upcoming activities in agenda form which is like a to do list. NICE>
I am a chronic note taker. Just tid bits here and there> Ideas that hit me in the middle of the day when I don't have a scrap of paper. Blackberry notes! Voila!
I take a veiw pictures here and there. Blackberry wants you to have a memory card to take more than 15 I think. But I take a pic and email it to myself, then it is waiting for me on my home PC!
I am to texting, like sex is to a nympho.
Nobody likes a qwerty full keyboard like this girl right here!
You can cut and paste from contact list, to mail message, to text, to notes. Easy!
I can not go back, ever!
People ask me for info, and I say here, I'll email it to you, like my phone number!
Need I say more?
Oh and my kids play brick breaker on it and it keeps them quiet when I need them to be.

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The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Since when did SAHM's need a reason to get a smartphone?! Just bat your eyelashes. Worked for me. ;)

Fabulously Chaotic said...

Hilarious!! My hubby even laughed at your maps!! You are too funny. My hubby says he feels for you with Onstar because when he tries to get a number on his cell phone with voice activation the background noise from the kiddos makes it impossible.

Tracie said...

Tell him that using the SmartPhone to blog while you're out and about will free you up for more romantical adventures with him.

Angela said...

We did Wig Bunko and it was HIL-ARIOUS!!! Everyone wore a wig and we were all switching and trying them on all night. SO FUN!
I thought about suggesting Jersey Shore Bunko but this Friday is 80's Bunko!
Good luck and have fun!!! :)

pink green & southern said...

OMG, I am comment #37--girl, you are in high cotton!

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