Tuesday, November 18th, 2003
9:41 pm - Normalcy  
Gorgeous day today. Still sniffling and coughing a bit, but I seem to have weathered the cold better than last year. Yay for better health. Had blood drawn this morning for my annual cholesterol test. I celebrated that fact tonight by making sauerbraten for dinner, and having dulce de leche ice cream for dessert. I am currently watching the EE (extra Eowyn) version of The Two Towers. I call that a good evening.

I picked up TTT-EE at Sam's tonight as a birthday present to myself. I also bought a cell phone, the first I've ever owned. Welcome to the 21st century. It's a Tracfone, so there's no plan, other than you need to pay a fee to keep it activated (I get a year of activation with the phone), and the calls are paid for by phone cards. It's all I need. I really only plan to use it for emergencies, and on those odd occasions when I need to make a call on the road. I've always sort of considered it a point of honor that I've never owned one, but there are times when I can see the need.
 
 
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Hugh Likes Carrotstheodosia on November 18th, 2003 - 07:11 pm
Oooh! A pinky-toe into the 21st Century!

Good to hear that the health tide is turning....
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Perkinsla_perkins on November 18th, 2003 - 07:39 pm
That's how it starts you know. Sure, now it's only for emergencies, but a year from now, you'll be walking around with it, and a sidekick, and a blackberry, and all three will be on at once.
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DXMachinadxmachina on November 18th, 2003 - 08:38 pm
You forget that I am an uncommunicative cheapskate.
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Perkinsla_perkins on November 18th, 2003 - 09:09 pm
Weren't we all, once upon a time?
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on November 19th, 2003 - 09:58 am
DXMachinadxmachina on November 19th, 2003 - 11:25 am
I got mine at Sam's Club. It was $80, which includes one year of activation and 10 minutes of time. I also picked a 150 minute phone card, which was $35 or so. The cheapest plan I saw was $20 a month, so that's $240 a year. My average regular phone bill is only about $14 a month, so paying even that much for cellular is silly for me. I just don't use the phone enough to make a plan worthwhile.
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