We are in full fledge sorting and packing mode around here. Won't be very long now 'til that moving van is backed up to our door and we gotta be ready.
At one point today as I was sorting, I came across an old phone charger. Now folks, I am not one to keep up with current technology, but this charger even made ME laugh. It looked big enough to float the Titanic.
I pulled it out by its cord and said to Fisherhubby, "What in the WORLD is this?" We both had a good chuckle as I threw it away.
I had plenty of time - - - with all that sorting - - - to think on some of my past technology.
For years my cell phone was the size of half an army tank and had an extendable antenna. (Wait, what am I talking about! My cell phone STILL has an extendable antenna, though it is a small one now.)
My students loved to laugh at me for my HUGE phone. During a trip to Washington DC with one 8th grade class, at the Korean War Memorial the boys noticed this figure:
"Look Mrs. Broyles!" shouted Jared, a particularly precocious young chap, "HE'S got YOUR cell phone!"
Years later, long after I assume he had forgotten the incident, I GAVE Jared that cell phone for Christmas. That'll teach him.
Today, just as my toast was popping out of the toaster, I got a call on my current cell phone. (You can't see the extendable antenna in this photo, but the "bling" is hanging from it)
It was my M-I-L. After ten or fifteen minutes of chatting, what HAD been my lovely toast was all cold and soggy.
I don't like to waste food, so I ate it anyway - - - but it was FAR from satisfying.
As I popped a NEW piece of bread into the toaster, I told Fisherhubby, "I don't CARE if my phone rings, I'm NOT answering it until I eat a lovely, crisp, warm, buttery piece of toast!!!"
Sure enough - - - the MOMENT I began to butter that toast, my cell phone rang.
"I'm not getting it!" I shouted to hubby, hoping for his permission to ignore the call until after my toast.
But my natural curiousity got the BEST of me and I just HAD to glance at the caller ID to see who it was.
That's how Fisherhubby shows up on my caller ID. He was phoning me FROM THE COUCH!!!
(Korean Memorial Photo from wingettephotography.com)