Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Five: Things You Can't Do When You Forget Your Phone


Wednesday morning I flew out of the house with no makeup, too many days worth of dirty hair thrown atop my head, and no phone.

This has happened more than once and MFD gets a frantic call when I get to work. I just need to know it's at home and that it didn't fly off the hood of my car somewhere along Woodhaven Road, isn't baking in the sun at the train station parking lot, wasn't lifted by a shyster on my way in or something equally foolish. On the days I forget it, it's not like a phantom limb is missing, although there were times on Wednesday when I reached for it.


1. Take a photo of the man meticulously wrapping his thumb in duct tape on the train. Like, a lot of duct tape. So that it looked cartoonish. He was dead serious though. Humans are fascinating.

2. Take a photo of the acid wash denim shirt The Gap thinks we should be buying this season. Did you know when you google "acid wash denim Gap" it takes you to vintage denim images? That's how it should stay. Vintage. I can't find the shirt on the website but here are some gross jeans to feast your eyes upon. Gap is also featuring a ton of boxy tops this season. Welcome back, 1988! I also couldn't photograph the worst undergarment situation I've seen in years when I was trolling the streets at lunch.

3. Text MFD obsessively asking for photos of the tree trimming progress that's happening that day at home. I emailed him asking for more photos but he's always all oh I didn't see that email. I had to wait until I got home to see the tree. I hope we don't lose all the shade but I won't miss raking 402398409830498 more leaves up in a few weeks.
4.  Check the weather while I'm outside. Yes, I know I can just look around. For some reason if it feels hotter or colder than it's supposed to be I have an obsessive need to stop what I'm doing and check the temperature.

5.  Tell time. No watch, no phone watch.

Most of my needs could've been met with a camera but alas I didn't have my point and shoot with me that day either. And it's a lot hard to take secret pictures with an actual camera.

How are you without your phone? Are you all good or do you get the shakes?

Happy happy birthday to my long-time friend Melissa today! Get it girl.

Have a great weekend you guys! Any fun plans?
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31 comments:

  1. this cracked me up. i always see the most amazing (like the duct tape guy) things when my phone isn't around. and omg i will NEVER wear acid wash again unless it's for a costume. not happening.

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  2. I totally consider turning around and going home for the day when I forget it. It is like a missing limb. Such a bummer. Acid wash jeans, just no!!

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  3. hahahahaha! the one thing i do before i leave the house erryday: go through my purse and check the following: wallet, phone, lipbalm and work badge. everything else is whatever.

    the ONE time i forgot my phone, we left the house, had been driving for a good 15mins or so and i made my husband turn around and drive back for my phone because my phone LOL

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  4. I have to wear a watch because I can't use my phone during the day. I just know the day I forget my phone is the day something catastrophic will happen and I'll be stranded without it.

    I check the weather a lot too.

    Omg, the acid wash. There is no reason that we should EVER have acid wash sold in any store, ever again.

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  5. I thank the universe at least once daily for these smart phones. I am 58 and this is so far off from anything I ever imagined. It is this mother hen's dream come true. And communicating with my people all of the time is priceless.
    I do not even care if you think I am a weirdo or do not answer. The picture-taking capabilities are marvelous. If I go to the store 5 minutes away without my phone, I am not happy. It is a dream come true. Thanks X 50 million gazillion
    trillion for our Smart phones. Keep a note taped to your front door PHONE. #dontleavehomewithoutit
    Love your MOMMA hen

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  6. Acid wash jeans are not okay. At all.

    I have forgotten my phone and while I'm okay with it, I do get panicky that my car will choose that time exactly to break down and I won't be able to call for help or there will be an issue at the child's school and I won't know about it. Also, I'll never know what time it is so that might be a problem.

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  7. I don't remember the last time I've gotten too far to turn around and grab it and that's only happened 2x. Usually I grab my phone within the first couple of blocks because I'm so paranoid about forgetting it. YEs, being sneaky with a real camera is so hard! Acid wash jeans...I had a pair and now I don't so that's all everybody should be able to say about that.

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  8. i really should get my watch fixed. i literally never know what time it is when i forget my phone. and wow gap, that is pretty hilarious.

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  9. When I leave my phone at home it feels like I forgot to put one of the children in the car on my way out!

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    1. Ha! It's funny to think we never even had these phones until our late teens. Now they're like extensions of ourselves.

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  10. I always feel so nekkid without my phone. I went to ShopRite the other day, left my phone at home, and in the parking lot saw a brand new Acura TLX (easily a $40K+ car with all the fancy stuff it had on it) and it had a custom duo-chrome blue and purple metallic paint job. It was so bad, and I HAD to take a picture. And I forgot my phone :-(

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  11. I leave the house without my phone more often than I leave with it, Tyson has started picking it up and putting by my keys if he knows I'm getting ready to go somewhere. The thing I miss most when I forget my phone is my take pictures anywhere ability, I love pictures.

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  12. I actually feel like I'm missing something all day - not having that luxury of checking my phone when I want - it's the worst feeling and at the same time a bit liberating - when I get used to it lol!

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  13. i feel kinda helpless without my phone, like something bad will happen and i cant call 911 or something. when i'm with KC though, I never have my phone. If one of us has a phone, i'm good. I want to know more about the duct taped thumb, lol. and acid wash? EW.

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  14. #4 — I do that ALL the time. And, I have four watches, but I don't wear them, because my iPhone is my watch, too. I can't tell you that countless times that I have driven back home to get my phone... cause I'm lost without it. What if Avery does something cute, or I need to call for help, or I need some social media distraction while waiting to check out? In other words, I can't be without my phone!

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  15. The funny thing is if I forget my personal phone I usually have my work phone. I've never had one without the other which is odd but I usually have both. lol my work phone acts as my "ipod" since its an iPhone and I dislike them but it's useful when I don't want to waste my phones battery :) Otherwise, I think the next thing I miss is just using google chat on my phone and checking emails. Always something to keep my attention on my phone! Hope your friend has a wonderful birthday and have a great weekend Stephanie! -Iva

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  16. I check the weather ALL THE TIME. I can't see out a window when I'm at work so before I leave for lunch or at the end of the day I have to know what it's doing outside. I don't really text or call people and people rarely text or call me so leaving my phone isn't that big of a deal, I just use my office phone if I need to call my husband...he doesn't check email on his days off, either.

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  17. Haha all oh so true. I'm an obsessive weather & time checker.

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  18. I am completely and utterly lost without my phone. My phone tells me where I need to be, and when. Without it, I wander about aimlessly, missing appointments and wondering what day/week/year it is. If you see a meandering befuddled lost fool od a woman, please check to see if she is me, and send me home before I find myself at the end of the world as I understand it.

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  19. I just got the new iphone 6 (plus) and it's like a whole new world. I had the 4s so it was time to upgrade. The phone is so awesome, I haven't stopped playing with it. Oh I constantly check the weather!! Its crazy! Have a great weekend.

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  20. No phone?!?! I have anxiety just thinking about it!

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  21. I should probably GET a watch- bc without my phone I have no sense of time at all!

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  22. How does one live without their phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE HORROR

    and those acid wash jeans gotta go. No. no. NO.

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  23. But really... duct tape? WHY? Though maybe I shouldn't ask because one time in college I was drinking and fell and cut myself and instead of going to a Dr (it was pretty deep) I decided to clean it out and duct tape it up. I've learned since then!

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  24. Omg NOPE. I need my phone with me at all times. I even freak out when it's in my room charging. (Yes I know it's a problem). I've even turned around when I'm already halfway to work to go get it haha. I just feel naked!! And seriously...I'm not going to miss raking thousands of leaves up. fml

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  25. I don't like being without my phone. I wrote about it before on my blog. I was being ridiculous about it. My husband was all, "Really?" He doesn't really care about his phone.

    And those are some scary jeans.

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  26. We are all so attached right? I don't even like driving without my phone.....paranoid something will happen and then I won't be able to call someone. I would obsessively ask about the tree process as well ;-)

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  27. Do you ever use your phone as a way to check your makeup? It's the only way I can tell if my eyebrows are straight! haha

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  28. I used to panic when I left my phone at home, even when I knew exactly where it was. I felt like I felt behind part of my body or something ha ha! Now I don't mind as much and have even gone as far as to purposely leave it at home. Weird!

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  29. haha I'm actually fine without my phone. I suck at using it anyway. Pretty much, I text John. So if he knows I don't have it, no big deal.
    When I go out at night, my friends know to text whoever I'm with and not me. Because I won't even look at my phone once I leave the house.

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  30. Taping a thumb with duct tape at least involved no bodily fluids. I'm so grossed out by so many people on public transportation.

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