Monday, October 5, 2009

Phone and Communication

I have an Env Touch. Let me tell ya - it's been the best phone I've ever had. The only problem, you have to stand on one foot, twist your tongue a certain way, and it MIGHT actually charge. Turns out, the port is loose. Not a big deal, right? They sent me a new phone. Whoo hoo, and stuff. But, now I'm out the text messages I've been saving when I need a pick-me-up. And, I have to re-download my songs. And, I got a new Micro SD card I've been dragging my feet about switching. So, I get everything tranferred to the new phone. Great. Took about 2 hours. (4g, people). And, I emailed all 100+ messages to myself to save on my 'puter. And, I got the new spiffy protective phone covers on there just right. Then, I discover that the card reader doesn't work. Do what? Really? So now they are sending me ANOTHER new phone, and I can start all over. The good thing, they're going to credit me the cost of the new downloads, as well as send me a pack of the screen protective things. Verizon may not have the iphone, but they've got the service part down pat, and I lurve them for it.

Here's what I realized today though. Text messages, while good for a quick fix, not so good for durability. I keep re-finding a letter Brad wrote me while in jail 10 years ago, asking me to be a bigger person and to forgive S. Each time I read it, I get something else out of it. So, are we shorting ourselves by not taking the time to actually read a letter? I laugh when I get a snail-letter from one of my parents, because it usually has something pretty heavy/thought provoking in it. But, I save each and every one, carry them with me for a while, read, re-read, ponder, and then put it in a safe place.

On another note, I have what J. calls an "ear worm", this song that's stuck in my head. I'm not going to over-analyze it, and just share the lyrics. I love it!
Call Me - Shinedown

Wrap me in a bolt of lightning
Send me on my way still smiling
Maybe that's the way I should go,
Straight into the mouth of the unknown
I left the spare key on the table
Never really thought I'd be able to say
I merely visit on the weekends
I lost my whole life and a dear friend
I've said it so many times
I would change my ways
No, nevermind God knows I've tried

Call me a sinner, call me a saint
Tell me it's over I'll still love you the same
Call me your favorite, call me the worst
Tell me it's over I don't wan't you to hurt
It's all that I can say. So, I'll be on my way

I finally put it all together,
But nothing really lasts forever
I had to make a choice that was not mine,
I had to say goodbye for the last time
I kept my whole life in suitcase,
Never really stayed in one place
Maybe that's the way it should be,
You know I've led my life like a gypsy
I've said it so many times
I would change my ways
No, nevermind
God knows I've tried


I'll always keep you inside,
you healed my Heart and my life...
And you know I try