Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Curves.
Okay, Iâ€™ve been a little too plugged Â in. Last year, I turned down a Blackberry for email and a cell phone for the consulting part of my day job. No to the beeper, too. Pretty amazing when you consider how much I like new gadgets.
I was already carrying my personal cell phone, a digital recorder, iPod, and a PDA, though I wasnâ€™t allowed to connect the Â PDA to my office computer for fear of vi- ruses (grand pain). I couldnâ€™t Â see adding another phone (no personal calls and texts to or from my kids on the official phone) and a Blackberry. I was already in serious need of a holster to carry it all.
I lost my iPod and ditched my PDA (my 3rd), then traded my Â recorder Â for Â a Â more Â streamlined Â digital Â recorder with 27 hours of available dictation time on it. At the moment, Â Iâ€™m happier not Â being on demand all the time, but itâ€™s seriously time for a new cell Â phone Â and a new wireless service. I havenâ€™t been happy with Alltel for the past couple of years and honestly, changing phones is the biggest reason I havenâ€™t switched yet. Nothing on the market really suits me at the moment, and I guess I donâ€™t know what will suit me in the near future.
And then thereâ€™s switching over my cell phonebook.
Okay, so thatâ€™s the biggest block.
On the other hand, because my phoneâ€™s almost always within my reach, Iâ€™ve stopped wearing a watch. Call me a modern girl.