Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

So Steve decided he needed a new cell phone. And actually he did. When one has their cell phone antennae duct taped to their phone and the phone can only be charged in a certain position in one's truck, it really is time to get a new one. I haven't had one for years now. I used to have one when I commuted so far to work. But then I started working from home and it just seemed like an unnecessary expense. And I figured I grew up without having the convenience of a phone on me at all times, so I wouldn't succumb to society's pressure to get one. Yeah. That's it. That's the reason.

Anyway, so he decided he needed a new one and also decided he needed one that has the whole walkie talkie feature that Nextell has. But his current plan was with Cingular, so he decided he wanted to get one from them. He also decided (for reason unbeknownst to me) that I needed one too. Um, OK. Never mind that I pretty much only leave the house 3 days a week (4 if I'm lucky), and that when I do leave, it's for 30 minutes at a time, tops. If you say I need a cell phone, Hon, I'm all for it.

So we headed to Cingular and bought ourselves some new phones. Sweet! So this leads me to my Thursday Thirteen. Without further ado...

13 Things About My New Cell Phone That Make Me All Giddy

1. It matches Steve's. We have identical phones. How gay (and yet irresistably cute) is that.

2. I can take pictures and video with it. So if I ever find myself in a situation like Amber, where I forget my camera and I'm in a particularly photo-worthy situation, I'll be golden. ;)

3. It's its own little light show. Pretty blue lights flash around the rim whenever it rings. What's even cooler is that I can set the lights to flash differently depending on who it is that's calling me.

4. I can download ring tones and set a different song to play for each person that calls me. I told Steve I'm downloading "Loser" by Beck as his ringtone on my phone and he wasn't nearly as amused as I was.

5. I can set a picture of a person's face to appear on my outside screen whenever that person calls me. I asked Steve if I could have a picture of another part of his body appear when he calls me. That would be weird, huh?

6. I can play Tetris on it. This translates into entertainment when I'm sitting at the girls' gymnastics classes twice a week.

7. It has voice activated dialing. I can say, "Call Steve," and that's exactly what it'll do. How come the people in my family don't listen as well as that? Now if I could just teach it to drive to the beer distributor and grab me a 30-pack, I'd be golden.

8. I didn't pay for the phone, nor will I be paying the montly bill. You just can't beat that.

9. It has a calander in it. No more missed birthdays, people. Woohoo!

10. I can email people wherever I go. Email is my life people. I'm a happy, happy camper.

11. I can prank call all of the people I can't stand since no one knows the number yet.

12. I can be one of those cool people that talks on her cell phone in totally inappropriate places like nice restaurants and movie theaters. (I'm kidding.)

13. It fits in my pocket. And I can set it to vibrate. Enough said.


Today, I remembered some other commercials that I love. The Capital One credit card ones. Seriously, whoever works in Capital One's advertising department should never be fired. First, we had the positively hilarious ones with David Spade and that chubby dude that worked in the office. The one where the weight lifting dude comes into the office and chases the chubby guy over and around cubicles literally made me piss my pants every time I saw it.

And now, let's throw in their commercial last year where they talk about "block out dates" on their credit card rewards program and the family shows up at the grandparents' house and try to celebrate every single holiday in like, a weekend. And the family that goes to the ski resort when there's no snow and the dad and mom go hurtling down the mountain, smashing into and flipping over trees. Oh... my... god... To flippin' funny.


And to summarize my take on the Thursday night shows I watch (no spoilers)...

* Meredith continues to be a whiny, wishy-washy loser who I wish would fall off the face of the earth.

* I used to like George's girlfriend. Now, I'm beginning to want to bitch slap her.

* The gray-haired photographer dude on "Six Degrees" is friggin' HOT! Mmmm... Sweet. (I've always had a thing for older, gray-haired dudes. Just shut up.)

* Ozzy on Survivor is totally the type of guy I would've dated in college and right after I graduated. What a fine, fine speciman.


Chelle Y. said...

I just finished watching "Survivor" and thought the same exact thing about Ozzy. Yep, he's hot! :)

Chelle Y. said...

Oh, and I like the commercial where the guy's bill gets blown into the vent, he crawls in to get it, and the workers screw the vent back on. That would so be a bummer.

Mary said...

congrats on the new phone! I need a new one soon, mine is resisting being charged....

I LOVE that one with the holidays all at once, made me laugh every time. I like the Mac ones the first time I see them, usually giggle at them.

tj said...

YEAH for a new phone, I haven't played Tetris in forever, wonder if I can do that on mine..;-)

The grey haired dude on 6 degrees is Campbell Scott, son of George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst...serious lineage...;-) He was the dying guy in Dying Young with Julia Roberts (it was her wasn't it?)

Alien said...


Oh my god. I'd stare at him every week and think, "I know I know him. Where do I know him from?" It really was kind of driving me crazy. I guess I just didn't recognize him with gray hair (or any hair for that matter, since I remember him from "Dying Young". LOL!).

I don't think I realized he was George C. Scott's son. Interesting. (Off to Google who the heck Colleen Dewhurst is... LOL!)

Chelle: I like that commercial with the guy in the vent too! Funny stuff!

September said...

I always remember Colleen Dewhurst from playing Marilla in the PBS adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables"--I love that movie.

tj said...

If you like Campbell Scott then you HAVE to rent the movie The Spanish Prisoner, it's also got Steve Martin in it but it's a suspense not a comedy....

tj said...

oops, here's a shorter link

Amber said...

LOL, your list made me laugh! You so funny. I swear I would pay you to put an inappropriate picture on for him! LMAO.

And I can take pictures with my phone, too...but, um, I am too retawded to know how. *snort*


hepmomto3 said...

ITA - Meredith is friggin annoying. Your new phone sounds cool! I'm having cellphone envy.

I love those Capital one commercials. Can I add another I hate that I forgot about? The Valtrex commercials!! OMfG - it is so not fair if you have to take that medication for other reasons!! I had to take it when I had shingles and the pharmacist had a shocked look n her face when I turned in my perscription. Good grief.

Hey Ren - if you read this...get a blog girl! I wanna get more updates from YOU!

Belynda said...

I saw the Nuva Ring Commercial last night for the first time...after I read your entry from yesterday! I completely agree! Who thinks up that stuff?? And why on earth do they think that will sell their product???