Monday, October 06, 2008


I have decided to purchase an iPhone. My current plan runs out very soon, as I am month-to-month. I am going to quit it on the day before it's up, or two days, and transfer over my phone number.

This is so wonderfully insane to me.

Since it first came out, I have wanted an iPhone. The first ones were too expensive, however. They are still expensive, but they have dropped the price IF you buy the 2-year cell phone plan. This is how all cell phone plans work, really--that's how you got that phone for "free." They got you to do their phone plan for two years.

But I digress.

This is wonderfully insane to me because I don't buy things for myself. I buy things, but they are all practical, generally: groceries for my family, gas for the car, supplies for the soap business, shoes for my daughter. I don't "shop." And I certainly don't spend enough time relaxing--all of my time is taken. If you want to see me, schedule it. I'm happy to socialize, but we have to schedule it.

I've talked to friends who go with AT&T for their cell phones, and they are quite happy with it. I've had one friend tell me not to go with them because they were uncooperative when she tried to cancel. My longing for this toy overrides a lot.


Why is it so hard for me to do something nice for myself? Why do I have to blog about a purchase?


  1. With the exception of books, I'm the same way. I can't even bring myself to order some soap for myself. I mean, it's soap, yo. To clean ma body. Ridiculous...

  2. Not Hannah, you should order some of Amy's soap. Especially the shampoo. It's fabulous.

    And you'll be contributing to a good cause (Amy's iPhone).

    Glad you're getting one, Amy! It's not just a phone, it's a way of life. Or so I hear.

  3. I am the same way. I have a really hard time buying myself things-- part of it being that there is not a lot of money but the larger issue of not feeling like your needs/desires are not as important as others. They are! You work hard!!! You deserve it! Go for it!!!

  4. You have to get one. I use mine constantly, more for the other features than actually making phone calls.

    E-mailing photos, checking e-mail, websites, I don't know what I'd do without mine now.

    Morgan Mandel

  5. morgan,

    I, too, would use it for everything but a phone, probably. Well, if it rang, I guess I'd answer it. :)