ONE: My Verizon contract ended July 30th. Have I got an iPhone now? Nope. Why not? Because I'm not getting one. Why not? Because I don't have to, it's not the law that I have to have an iPhone. But don't I want one? Sure, they're great. They're awesome. But I don't believe something so futuristic should be so prevalent, they should be scarce and inspire awe and envy when encountered. By not buying one, I'm sacrificing my ability to Shazam a song in the burger shop in order to fight the dilution of the iPhone's awesomeness.
Plus, month to month they cost so much. I'm putting my pennies elsewhere.
TWO: My dear people, we're texting too much. I'm committed to using the nearly-forgotten voice function of my phone as much as possible now. You know, the feature that let's you bend an ear instead of a thumb? Also, I never thought I'd miss the day of the impersonal email. Thanks a lot, impersonal text message.
THREE: In a moment of what seemed to be pure genius I downloaded mp3s of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice." But one track in the story was so exactly what I had hoped it'd be that I turned it off. This one needs saving for a proper reading experience. It'll be my train buddy come, hmm, late-mid September?
FOUR: Mad Men. You can watch it and I appreciate that they dress sharp but I lost interest during season one. I get it, I get it: My Grandpa's friends were all probably terrible jerks.