I finally did it. I got fancy and bought a smart phone. I've officially joined the rest of the world. It was never that important to me to have one because:
1. Who really needs a phone that does fancy things? All I need is something I can call and text people with. (aka: I'm cheap)
2. I struggle with keeping up with technology. (Why do I need a cell phone? I have a pager and can read pager code. Helllloooo)
3. I would rather spend my money on more important things. (Like supporting my shopping habit)
Which all leads me to my breaking point. This was the exact moment I cracked and decided it was time.
I was in line on Black Friday at one of my fave stores. It was about 7am and I was clutching my treasures that I felt like I was basically getting for free. (50% off!!!) I waited for about 1/2 hr and realized the line had not moved. I began to estimate the time I had left to wait by counting the number of people ahead of me and multiplying that by 8 mins... maybe 5 if there were more cashiers open!!! It dawned on me that if I had a smart phone I could be searching my treasures online and buying them as I waited! This meant: saving time + saving money + gaining sanity = I NEED A NEW PHONE!!!
So I walked out of line and spent the money I would have spent on my treasures to finally get a smart phone. I couldn't be happier... I have a new fancy phone that does fancy things AND takes fancy pictures.