Friday, April 23, 2010

idk, my bff chloe?

Random fact of the day: My hearing aids used to buzz right before I got a text message. I think they were picking up the signal but part of me likes to think I was just a little psychic.

Hearing aids: Speaking of text messages, let me introduce you to Chloe. Chloe is my faithful sidekick... literally, my Sidekick III from T-Mobile. ;-)

(I got that photo from the internets but you get the gist). I love her. I (obviously) don't have a voice plan (I can't talk on the phone unless it's a CapTel or similar device), but for $29.99 per month, I get unlimited text, web and email. Not too shabby, friends. It seems to have been a pretty popular choice among the deaf and hard of hearing community when it first came out but I'm wondering if improved technology (iPhone, iTouch, iWhatever) has changed things. Anyway, I love my Sidekick and yes, I named her Chloe after the character in 24. I'm a nerd. Just go with it.

Before the Sidekick, I had a Motorola 2-way pager:

Literally all it was good for was sending texts. I was glad to even have that option at the time but I'm so thankful for how far technology has come in just a few short years!

In other news: I feel like a senior in college. Caged, a little burnt out, ready for the next big thing. Except this time, there's no First Real Job to look forward to. No Living On My Own For the First Time lurking on the horizon. Those were the Next Big Things after college. What's the Next Big Thing(s) after those? If you say marriage and/or babies, I'll face palm you. (I'm not saying I'm against either one. I just have trouble seeing myself as a wife or mother. Or as soon-to-be sis-in-law called it once, a "wother." Or a "mife," I suppose. I digress.)

So tell me, friends, is this the elusive Life we all speculated about in college? Going to work, paying the bills, connecting at church, stalking people online? (Maybe that last one's just me. Hm.) In between all of that, making friends, hanging with the fam. To be brutally honest, I'm bored. For now, I'm okay being a little bored since last year was so un-boring, but I'm getting restless for change again. I think spring does that to me.


  1. oh goodness, just wait. boredom always precedes the proverbial dawn of chaos! at least in my life. oh! and i love that you're on twitter. :)

  2. You named your Sidekick???
    I love mine too, and I as a kid I had names for lots of inanimate objects. Soooo, help me think of a name for my baby.

  3. Hi Luc.

    I think I feel this way too. I have lots of thoughts about it, but I think I'll save that for a Panera discussion - which, I think, is about time for one.

    I think it has to do with 1) passions (or lack of living out of them), 2) all of the choices we have as women of the 21st century and 3) just not really being sure of what we want to do when we grow up.

    I'm going to blog about this one too some day... some day. :-)

  4. WOW! How incredible is that! So your old sidekick's still with you? It's really nice to see how these phones evolve from not-so-nice, to FABULOUS! Well, I'm glad to have my sidekick too! Maybe I should name my phone too! =D