|This photo isn't relevant|
to the post at all, but I was
going through some old pix
and thought I'd stick this
one in. Also, look! A clean
house in view behind Stella.
So a year ago I bought a pre-paid cell phone from Target, the kind that flips open and was technologically advanced in 1989. (By which I mean 1989 B.C.) It did come in handy once or twice on the trip, and then when I returned home I threw the cell phone in a drawer and never used it again. I wanted to make sure that nobody called me on the phone, so I kept my phone number a highly guarded secret, which I did by forgetting what my phone number actually was.
The result is that when I first got the phone, I bought 400 minutes of air time, and now, a year later, I have...396.5 minutes of air time. So clearly it's time for me to upgrade my hardware!
But already there is trouble in paradise. The phone is a Palm Pre, which from what I gather isn't actually made anymore, and so the apps are limited. You might not think this would be a problem considering that the pre-paid flip phone had exactly zero apps, unless you count as an app the fact that it flipped open.
But here's the deal: if there is one single thing that I want to be able to do with my phone (other than text and call), just one single solitary thing, it's this: I want to know when the damn bus is coming. There's plenty of apps for that, but none that I can find for the Palm. It is the pinnacle of Western civilization to have your cell phone tell you just where the bus is, and it pains me deeply that I can't have access to it. Also, I would like an app that pets my cats for me. But that's another issue altogether.