When we moved from the US, I gave up my cell phone kicking and screaming. Now, many of you are thinking, what amazing bells and whistles did she have that she wanted to keep her cell phone. Well… none. My phone was a vintage 1998 Qualcomm cell phone. It didn’t have a vibrate feature. It didn’t have a camera phone. I mean, really it had nothing. So why was I so attached to this phone? Let me tell you. My circa 1998 Qualcomm phone went through everything. My kids played with it, they pulled out the antenna and chewed on it. They suspended the phone from the antenna. They dropped it. Basically, they could have been a commercial for quality tests on the phone. And, they never managed to harm it in any way. It got great reception, few dead zones, rare dropped calls, and very little static. But, I knew it wouldn’t work here, so I gave it up. Since I don’t really care so much about cell phone, I borrowed (rather permanently it seemed) my in-laws’ pay as you go phone. It was a bulky Nokia phone and worked fine. But, I did drop it and it didn’t work quite as well afterwards. So, finally I decided that I would spring a bit and get myself a new phone.
I looked around and found the phone I wanted (which they don’t have available in Jordan). It was beautiful, a hot pink Motorola Sliver. How amazing this phone is. But, I couldn’t work it out to get one from the US and didn’t find one here. I like the slim profile of the phone, so I went with my mother-in-law and got a “special offer” (whatever that actually means) and got myself a spanking new Sliver. I love this phone. And, it has a camera in it. Not having had one before, I figured I wouldn’t really make much use of it. Was I wrong! Now, I’m pulling out my phone and using the camera constantly. It’s easily accessible, always with me, and takes decent pictures. So, like the above shot, as we’re driving down the street I stop and snap a photo. What a wild world it is. And, I think I’m addicted. I went to see Ragheb 3alama for New Year’s and was taking pictures with my phone… How sad is that? So, here’s another addiction I have, snapping photos with my camera phone.