Life without a Cell Phone…

February 27, 2013 in Just Me

This week, I was grumpy. Like good ol’ Grumpy Cat. (A recent guilty pleasure of mine)

Last semester, one of my classes called for students going 24 hours unplugged from all technology, AKA the death of a tech obsessed gal like myself. We had to write a sappy blog post about our experiences, and I can assure you, mine was one filled with anxiety and sheer crankiness.

But something happened last Tuesday (approximately one week ago) that put this dreadful experience to shame. My phone broke, for no apparent reason. I have a terrible track record with cell phones. I’ve dumped them in Coke, dropped them in cranberry juice, left them on the roof of my car, danced in the rain with them, and so on. But this time, I SWEAR, it wasn’t my fault.

The screen on my “dinosaur” phone stopped working on Tuesday night; therefore, leaving me with no means of communication. My dad had to send me my phone from senior year of high school (2010), which I didn’t receive until Monday afternoon.

Almost a full week without a phone caused some problems.

  • First of all, I was cranky the first few days.
  • Communication method resorted to sitting on Facebook and Twitter for as long as possible whenever I could find a laptop or desktop.
  • I had to search for the clock in most of my classrooms to tell me the time (which most of my classrooms are lacking, therefore resulting in me looking very stupid).

I know what some of you are thinking: “Cry me river, Tinsley” “first world problems” “you have a serious addiction” and so on…

And though I think “addiction” would be an exaggerated term to describe my love for technology, I do recognize I am much more obsessed with it than some of my peers. I’m more than okay with that. Heck, if I didn’t, I would not have the opportunity to blog for Drury. (I technically did hear about this opportunity via Twitter. Surprise, surprise.)

What are your obsessions? Are they weird like mine? I can assure you, technology and Bieber are not the only ones.