Let me just tell you…
You see… back in my day…
Hold on. I’m having trouble not dating myself here. I feel like anything I say is going to reveal my true age and everyone is going to laugh really hard. Not that they aren’t already, but I feel like there’s going to be enough laughter as it is without that tidbit helping out.
I finally got my phone. I was so paranoid about missing the delivery that I didn’t really sleep. It was sort of like Christmas, if on Christmas you smoked a lot of crack and then watched cartoons for 10 hours straight. That should give you a good idea of how the rest of my day has felt. Not that I smoked crack. I just feel like I did. The guy came about 2:30, and I didn’t need to sign for my box. In fact, he didn’t even knock on the goddamned door. That shit could have been sitting out there for hours. Or gone. Luckily I was sitting, awake, eyes burning, with the front door open (screen closed) when he got here.
The last time I got a phone, the box it came in was huge. HUGE. For just a little thing. So, apparently, companies have gotten better with their waste. Cause all my shit was crammed into this little box that fit into one hand. I also feel like there used to be a lot more in said boxes. But who am I to say? The last time I bought a new phone was 4 years ago.
Also a lot different? Setting up a phone is exactly like setting up a new computer. For obvious reasons. But it took me a really long time to get everything perfect. I’m sure a lot of people just run with the way things are right out of the box, but not me. Oh, no. Of course not. I have OCD to cater to. Bastard. So I had to have everything perfect. Not a single mistake could be made. So of course I made some.
Putting in all my contacts by hand was a bitch. Again, it’s been four years since I’ve done anything of the sort. And I keep my list pretty damn clean. Even so, I had about 30 minutes of sitting and typing information. I can’t even imagine how long it would have taken if I’d had to input all the people I actually know and should have numbers for.
The keyboard for my new phone, the Samsung Epic, is a hell of a lot bigger than what I’m used to. I’m coming off of a LG Lotus keyboard, and my hands aren’t used to having so much space. The virtual keyboard is fun, but I can’t rely on it, since the screens on these things routinely decide to ignore me. (There’s a rumor going around that I might be dead. Or a robot. Possibly reptilian. Or a dead reptilian robot.) I’m going to have to get used to having keys that actually work properly, as well. Instinctively, I’ve been not pushing hard on buttons that on the Lotus would have multiplied their letters, but on this one it means that I’m leaving letters out entirely.
The screen is super pretty. All the shit I can do on this phone is astounding. I’m blown away by how much more functional this thing is than my Lotus, and I’m thinking back to before it started to shit out on me.
I haven’t played much with the camera yet. But I have received a couple of videos, and now their contents don’t look like blobs. I called my mom to see how it sounds, and it’s pretty clear. Not having a flip cover is throwing me off a little, but I’ll get used to that pretty quick. I have an action to substitute for it anyway – screen unlock.
Oh! And I’ve already dropped it. Actually, I dropped it within the first 30 minutes of having it. It might be a new record, I’m not sure. But luckily it was on carpet, and there was no harm done. It does go to show that I’m really good at dropping my phone (or prove, probably prove, since I’ve mentioned this previously), and I really wish my case was getting here before Saturday.
Also, I need a screen protector.
Also, maybe a safe. And some guards. Barbed wire. Dogs. Big, mean dogs with rabies.