I was just thinking | p/phone #atozchallenge

I was just thinking | whatsandrathinks


I was going to write about my ongoing back pain, but I decided that I didn’t really want to. I mean, I’m always ‘just thinking‘ about it because it always hurts. But fuck that.

I got a new phone about a week and a half ago. Not because I felt like it, but because I had no choice. My battery started dying way too fast. And instead of the low battery warning, it would just turn off. Super convenient!

I kind of hated my old phone, though, so this turned out to be a good thing. I mean, besides the money. My last phone was big. I never liked that. The new one is a little smaller. It’s amazing what a difference a few millimeters can make. (No, I said this post is p for phone, not p for penis. Put your millimeters away. I don’t know why this made me laugh. At least I’m entertaining someone, even if it’s only me.)

At the risk of this becoming a controversial post (which would be ridiculous, let’s face it), I’ll just say it. I have an android phone. I always have and probably always will.

I don’t like iphones because of all the things you can’t do with one. And they are insanely expensive [unless you buy a really old one, I guess?]. Maybe people justify the cost or live with it by paying in monthly installments? Or they’re just rich. Don’t know. But I don’t need another monthly bill. Of course, there are plenty of pricey android phones, too. I wanted a Pixel for its amazing camera, but I was not paying, like, $800 for a phone. My phone is important to me, but so is eating.

I’m happy with my $200 moto g6. It’s awesome. And it’s all glass and shiny and pretty. It’s beautiful in every way. Haha… but, you know, it’s just a phone, people!

Stock photo. Not my phone. How do I take a picture of my phone with my phone?

 

p.s.— My kids get teased for having androids and not iphones. WTF? So many of their friends got new iphone x’s when they came out. I’m sorry, but I disagree with parents who spend $1000 on a phone for their kid. That’s fucking nuts. I wonder if they all got a fucking pony when they were younger, too.

p.s. 2— This post is so fucking boring. And I keep swearing. My apologies.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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42 Responses to I was just thinking | p/phone #atozchallenge

  1. Judie Sigdel says:

    I’m an android girl all the way.

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  2. Were you swearing? I hadn’t fucking noticed!

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  3. Ogden Fahey says:

    Woo-hoo! I have a motorola G5, its a bit weird with my address book tho, it didn’t migrate from my windows phone properly, so hardly anyone can phone me! Weird! 😀

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  4. Hope they bought the insurance plan on those kids’s iPhone X’s. They WILL need it. 😏

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  5. I accidentally ordered an iPhone last July, and honestly I kind of love it. Like I did download as many of the apps that I had on my android to the iPhone, maybe that’s the difference? I have chrome, and Gmail, and I have google photos so when I take photos on my iPhone, I just open google photos after and let it sync and then delete all the photos off my iPhone so I don’t take up memory. It’s amazing!

    I think one of the main reasons I kept the iPhone instead of returning it was because I didn’t want to go through the hassle of returning such a purchase. Like it’s a phone. And I got it online to get a deal and I had SUCH a hassle trying to get the deal I was promised on the website that when I finally got it to work, I didn’t realize that it wasn’t the phone I had originally wanted but the iPhone instead. And of course the cute cases. I know, I know, that’s such a horrible reason to keep it, but I love that I can get cuter cases and more variety of cases with my iPhone.

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  6. Miriam says:

    Looks good to me! Enjoy your new phone Sandra 😊

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  7. Prior... says:

    Well having the phone just cut off and ide had to be annoying
    – and my favorite ever was the red Razr from motortola – and I had a qualquam (?) in 2001 and thought I was a bad ass because I took a call on the beach in Florida — that was when few folks had a phone that could get that reception
    -and also – I know a few folks who hated their “too large” of a smart phone (and so yes- you went there – bigger is definitely NOT always better – hah)

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  8. Yay for the new phone!

    Ugh. Who are these people teasing your kids over an OS? They need to get liiiiiiiiives. Like, yay, you overpaid for a phone that Apple paid some harried overworked factory worker twenty cents to make. Good for you. Ugh. I hate iPhone snobs.

    I’ve always been team android because when I need to download a song, I need it to be playable. Not plugging my phone into iTunes to sync it on. Plus EVERYONE and their dog has an iPhone and who wants to be like everyone anyway? Besides Facetime and iMessage, android and iOS do the same thing.

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    • I am usually one to not be like everyone so I’m with you on that. It’s ridiculous the things kids tease other kids about. The wrong brand of sneakers… the iphone thing… the wrong style of clothing. I wanted to buy this one outfit for my daughter… and she said, ‘I can’t wear that. Everyone will make fun of me.’ I was, like, so what? Be your own person. She said no way… she didn’t want the teasing. Maybe people were making fun of me when I was a kid, but I didn’t know about it. Now the kids do it right to their face. Mean!

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      • Well, kids will be kids…some are mean brats. Lol. I find that the kids with uppity parents that carry that attitude onto the playground. You have parents busting their balls to get little Jimmy the best clothes and gadgets just to compete with other people. It’s ridiculous. However, we live in a society that’s obsessed with status. It’s sad.

        It’s a shame that your daughter felt that way… Bless her. Kids can be so cruel. 💜

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  9. Can you believe kids tease each other over what kind of phone they have?? And, yes, size does matter 😉

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  10. Liam says:

    Ongoing back pain, I can relate. Fuck that shit! (I swear a lot too).

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  11. jrvincente says:

    We’re an Android family all the way! ❤

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  12. With you 100%. Android all the way!
    Found you through AtoZ.
    Doesn’t Speak Klingon

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  13. Bill says:

    I miss my generic old flipper. I did pay as you go with T-Mobile and managed on about $50 a year. I now pay more than that for a month and the phone was like buying new tires for the car. I feel like I gave in to the pressure. I have an iPhone cuz the guy at the (android) store insinuated that I was not astute enough to figure it out. There are snobs on both sides. It is a waste of money, but does all that I need (6).

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  14. mydangblog says:

    The type of phone doesn’t matter as long as you can get all the apps you need! I have an iPhone but that’s just because it’s a company phone. The only line I draw is at the Blackberry–Ken has one and I tease him all the time about being an old man with its actual keyboard and his inability to see Google Maps on its tiny screen:-)

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    • Okay, yes. The Blackberry warrants teasing. One of my sisters has an iphone through work. Mom has one, too. I just can’t go there. My android has a lot more flexibility, I guess. Actually, maybe that’s not the right word… My brain fails me at the moment!

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  15. Hunida says:

    I’m on team Android all the way, too. I’ve tried iPhones plenty of times but Androids are just so much better! Can’t believe your kids get teased for what kind of phone they have… wow! & I agree that the prices on all the newest ones are a bit ridiculous. 😛 Happy to hear you found a nice phone at a decent price!

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  16. Monique28 says:

    I got my son his first Iphone and no it wasn’t a x it was the oldest of old the 5 i have a 6plus . One he doesn’t pay the bill and 2. Only people he calls is (me ,granny,grandpa and uncle) oh and gets on youtube and play games 3. He’s been through so many phones I said next good phone he gets he will be old enough to buy on his on…

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  17. I am just falling love with this Post!

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