"I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell: and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself." -CS Lewis, The Great Divorce


Thing #76: The iPhone

I'm pathetically in love with a gadget. It's cute. It's functional. It's fun.

I'm addicted.

How did I manage for so long without a phone that allows me to both text and time a soccer game? How did I make it through a workday without a device that allows me to peek at the latest Facebook news feed? How did I tolerate walking to my computer to look at weather.com when I could have done so in bed?

These (and MANY MANY more) are the quandaries that I have found myself facing in the past 4 days since the purchase of my latest love, my iPhone. It is incredibly fabulous. I am instantly connected to my Facebook friends, many of whom I'd never speak with ON the phone, thus making it a more practical "communication" tool than a traditional phone. I have discovered that if a call comes through while I am broadcasting my iPod through my speakers, that the caller can ALSO be broadcasted through the car's speakers (though this is a bit creepy, admittedly). I can make really lame pictures look REALLY cool with a free app I downloaded. I can download apps. I can look busy when doing absolutely nothing on the internet to which I am immediately connected. Really, honestly, if I were to go on about the things that I find amazing about this phone, I would likely run out of room and I would certainly exceed your attention span.

I also admit that some of my infatuation with this phone is a result of my lag time in phone upgrades. As one of the few members of the 20-something American population without a phone that did more than text and call, I was a bit behind. I am simply mesmerized that I hold the power to define words, look up a Bible verse, and track my workout in the palm of my hand.

And it's cute. Did I mention cute? It's white, with a delightful pink cover that is no doubt less damage resistant than I require.

Ahhhh...iPhone, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.