What did people do before they could carry their entire life in their pocket on their cell phone? Seriously, half an inch thick, not more than 5 inches long, and if I lost my iPhone I would CRY. (This coming from the girl who didn’t get all that concerned when I lost my wallet in July and then my purse in August. Annoyed with myself, yes, definitely, but once I canceled my credit cards, it turned into a laughing matter, much to the husband’s irritation.)
If I lost my phone, though, I’m not sure I would be able to recall my name (or my new phone number, come to think of it.) I’d lose 400-some photos that I really need to save on my laptop. Thirty or so ebooks that, as far as I know, I don’t have copies of anywhere else. Some of my favorite games (Text Warp, Sudoku, Poker, and Pee Monkey to name a few.) My instant weather forecast and stock report for days when I need to reassure myself that yes, the economy is slowly creeping back and isn’t going to suck forever.
My Shazam program that lets me find out what any song on the radio is at any time. (Because DJs STILL don’t tell you that ONE song you hear and love.)
My bug zapper (for real…and it works), my pedometer (you know, in case I ever get some exercise again) and my 24/7 link to, well, everyone else, on Facebook and Yahoo IM.
Ack, and I can’t forget my GPS and map program…without it, I would never get anywhere in my new city. Oh, and my calendar, which is the only place I “write” down my appointments. My calculator, my alarm clock (I no longer use the annoyingly hard-to-tune clock on my nightstand) and my weight loss program, you know, for days when I pay attention to what I eat.
And that doesn’t even include the most important functions…phone, email, ipod and internet.
Okay, panicking now. Just posting this feels like I’m tempting fate to make me lose my phone. Someone needs to create an app that will treat anxiety attacks brought on by the mere thought of losing one’s phone. And maybe one that will allow the phone itself to find its way back to me sans human help, should I accidentally leave it somewhere.
(And for the record, no, I am not receiving any commission from Apple for this post. Though maybe I should be….)
Please tell me there are others out there who have become so phone-centric. If not, I need an intervention.