Old School Rulez

Old School Rulez

Hi! A charming quirk that you might not know about your girl is that I absolutely refuse to get a smartphone. Rather, I opt for my tough as nails slide up keyboard phone which I can make calls and text on:


This shocks so many people, especially since I work in social media. However, I just have always failed to see the point in a smartphone because of my equally old school iPod Touch that I can access the internet on if there’s WiFi and take pictures. This system has worked for me since I was a teenager and as the saying goes: If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it. But, unfortunately, my old school wayz might need to be altered sooner than later. -_-

When I first moved into my apartment two years ago, I had excellent reception and can recall being able to text or make phone calls from any location inside. Fast forward to the past several months and, slowly but surely, it has been getting harder and harder to send a text and I can no longer make phone calls from my apartment whatsoever. In fact, for the first time last evening, I couldn’t send a text message despite trying to over half a dozen times.

I always knew that this day might come – I just didn’t expect this change to happen so abruptly. It seems like just yesterday I could be a Chatty Kathy from anywhere in my apartment! My lack of reception is, admittedly, insanely inconvenient and I finally have thrown up my hands and agreed to my first smartphone.

While this will certainly be a different change of pace for me, I am just a tiny bit excited to be able to have a phone that takes better quality pictures. This will be awesome for lifewithlilred and for snapping precious memories with my family, friends, and husband. πŸ™‚

Old school has ruled for so long for me but it is going to be out with the old and in with the new before summer is over, I’m sure. Keep it posted here for more updates on this shocking development! πŸ˜€

What is something that you are old school about? Which smartphone has the best camera? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

7 responses »

  1. Oops… guess I’ve been slacking over the weekend and not keeping up with LR!! Well, sort of πŸ˜‰

    The big three are slowly phasing out 3G, so that might be your reception problem at home if your “old standby” isn’t “smart enough” to pull off a very specific 4G trick and the V has turned off 3G in the cell you usually hit. I got bit in May, and had to bite the big one; I now have a new phone which I do love. PM me if you’d like a smart phone suggestion that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and right now is delivering more than 5 days of life between charges!!

    One of the things that I love about you is that when we have coffee, (tea, drinks, food, whatever) the phone stays in the purse (as does mine). It’s all about “girl talk!” The phone can wait!!


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