My phone is smarter now
Kristy is still showing up regularly, but not quite as much as it was the first couple weeks. I think she's just desperate for attention, and while I'm friendly towards her, I try not to engage her in conversation too much. I just don't want to hear her talk more about herself and all her complaints any more than I absolutely have to.
I feel like I'm about five years behind, but I finally got my first smart phone! When I came back from Edmonton, I had hoped to keep the flip phone that I had used there because I liked it and I didn't feel like I needed anything more. But because of the way cell companies work, I couldn't just buy a new SIM card and put it in the phone, so I had to get a whole new phone. This was just a week or two after I got to Ohio, and since I didn't have an income, I didn't want to pay for a big new phone and big new phone contract. So I bought the cheapest phone they had, which was $15, and have been doing the prepaid month-to-month things since then.
Well, once I realized that I was going to be staying in Ohio permanently, I decided that I wanted to get an Ohio cell number. Different area codes aren't such a big deal any more, but it was going to bug me to have a Lexington number without ever having lived in Lexington. Plus, I hadn't even given my cell number to that many people yet, so it wouldn't be difficult to have a new one again already. In addition to that, the cheap crappy cell phone I bought only five months ago was already falling apart. I'd be upset, but what do you expect from the cheapest one there? I thought about changing my number and not yet getting a brand new phone. Brother got a new smart phone not long ago, and the phone he'd had before that was the same flip phone that I'd last used in Canada. I even got his old phone from him, thinking I might just put a new SIM card in that one, still going month-to-month, so that I wouldn't be shelling out a bunch of money right now.
I decided against it.
After doing a little research, I found a phone that wasn't going to cost an arm and a leg (with a contract), so I ordered it evening and it arrived yesterday! It's so exciting to have a nice phone. I'm not even sure what all I can do with it yet, but it'll be fun to figure it out. Since it's my first smart phone, I feel like I have a little catching up to do, but that's okay. I'm happy with it. :-)