Sunday, July 18, 2010


Wade's youngest son is on our cell phone plan and said that he needed a new phone. Apparently something is wrong with the one he has. Well turns out his phone isn't eligible for an upgrade yet but ours are. Perfect solution, WE get new phones and he inherits his dad's old one. Hey works for me.
So it's out with the old phone and in with the new.
 Now if I could just figure out how to work this darn thing.
Since I'm on the subject of upgrading I want to direct your attention to my side bar. I've been working on adding some of my favorite blogs over there. The list, of course, is not complete yet. I've broken it up into categories. Some of you easily fell into just one, while others I like for more than one reason. That brought about the category of darn good people. If you don't see your blog listed there, it's not that I don't like your blog. I've been going in alphabetical order from my google reader and haven't made it through the list yet. You could of course point out to me that you seem to be missing and it may get me motivated to work on that a little faster.

The other upgrade that I think is in order is my blog name and profile. Originally this blog was supposed to be about photography, photo editing and digital scrapbooking. It doesn't seem to fit that anymore other than the pictures I post. I need a new name but I just can't settle on anything. I've never been good at naming things. I also need to rewrite my profile since what's written there really does not apply anymore. Although how many people really read that anyway. Oh well, maybe I'll get around to doing that some day.


  1. We have Verizon too. I really like Verizon. I wouldn't know how to do anything with the phone thought since it's hubby's phone.

    I'm glad I made it on your sidebar. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

  2. Sounds like a good upgrade on the phone to me! We need to do that too but haven't taken the time to get it done. I like how your side bar looks and we made it in one of the lists!

    Hope you had a great weekend! Hugs to Duke!

  3. Well... here is to hoping I make it into a sidebar somewhere!

    Lucky you with a new phone, I don't even use mine much really...its usually lost or uncharged.

    I really am not a phone talker ... I can text with the best of them though.

  4. I hate getting new cell phones. I never use mine anymore and I really must find out how to turn off the "text" feature. We have the most basic of plans and I hate when someone sends me a text - cost me 20 cents! for nada...

  5. thats not cool got the same one as me.

  6. Thank you very much for including me in your list!!
    My wife just upgraded her phone about a month ago. Nothing fancy (no data), but it gets the job done.
    I need to update my meta description for my site. For over a year and a half it was mostly devoted to fitness and weight loss, but since I really can't think of anything else to say on the subject, I now post on just about anything.
    What about Duke's Den??

  7. I must be weird because I do look at profiles. Have fun with your phone, if you're like me it will probably take you a bit to figure out all the cool functions it has.

    Maybe after you get a few ideas for renaming your blog, maybe you can put up a poll, let the people decide! LOL

  8. Thanks for including me in your 'Crafty People', Ann! And have fun with your new phone.

  9. Great new phone with lots of new apps to explore :)

    And - wow - I'm on your list of crafty people. Thanks, Ann!

    have a great day!

  10. Hahahaha, I just read the "anonymous" comment!

  11. Enjoy your phone! I need to get my upgrade soon but we are an apple family so I might not be able to call you once I have my new iPhone 4 (jk);-)

    I love the comment by anonymous. I wonder whoever that could be???

  12. You will get the hang of that new phone in no time at all. I love the way you've organized the blogs! I will defintely visit some more of them.

  13. Ann- Thanks for the link! "Scrap" still works, because it's scraps of your life, and maybe edit too... always trying to mold ourselves into something better. Maybe just expand the meaning. At any rate, I like what you and Duke write.

  14. I am so simple apparently and my phone definitely needs to be also, it fits or maybe displays my personality!

  15. Learning to use a new cell phone is the pits. And like the typical woman...I REFUSE TO READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Pretty soon it'll be second nature. Enjoy discovering!!

  16. i am due for an upgrade too, but i kind of like my phone and not sure i want to get a different one. it is surprising to me that it is still working, haven't had much luck with cell phones actually lasting the whole contract. lol

    love the look of your blog ann, you are doing a great job. have a wonderful day!


  17. I have a Verizon LG Chocolate too :) It replaced our landline ph.

    I'm not on any list ... understood since I've been MIA lately :(

    Name suggestion - Ann out and about - AOA
    Ann Behind the Lens

    ;) just off the top of my head

  18. Nice phones Ann. I am not into Cell Phones. We use ours only when very essential. I like your blog header, maybe you incorporate Duke into the Blog Name. Thanks for adding me to your sidebar.

  19. I just found out how to retrive messages, having told everybody if you can't get me on land phone I probably don't have my cell on either. I talk more online.last winter i fell down a steep embankment in anice storm in the middle of no where. My phone was in the car.LOL

  20. Loving the phone! LG is a great phone! Enjoy it Girl!

  21. I upgraded my phone a few months ago. It took me a while to figure it out but now I don't know how I lived without it.

  22. I have never been able to work cell phones. I can call and talk period.
    I love your side bar with the blogs. I have been working on mine too but it isn't nearly as good as yours. Great job.
    I am terrible on names. Maybe something with the Duke boy in it.
    Good luck.
    Have a great week.

  23. Great new phone. Mine is an LG and it has been the best one I've owned so far.
    Thanks for putting me on your side bar. Give Duke a hug for me. :)

  24. Sandee, I rarely use my cell phone but it's nice to have. I was planning on putting you in the side bar but before I got to it Duke started in on my about why it wasn't there yet :)

    Beaded tail We probably wouldn't have bothered upgrading if it wasn't for Wade's son needing a new phone. I decided I wanted something different than the traditional blog roll thing. Of course you guys had to be on a list.

    Tanyia well of course you will make it on one of my lists. I hardly ever use my phone either

    Grace my daughter texts more than she calls so that's pretty much the only time I use my phone

    Amanda I think it's very cool :)

    tahtimbo you are very welcome. I'm sure that Duke would love the idea of Duke's Den

    char I look at profiles too but I wasn't sure if anyone else ever did or I don't know about the phone, I don't think I figured out all the things I could do with my old one

    Philippa you are very welcome. I love what you do with your quilling

    Duni oh gees, apps? I don't even know what those
    Of course you are on my list. You're bags are awesome

    Daisy yeah, don't you love

    DKMiller well I'll certainly miss your my lovely daughter is our anonymous "not cool mom" commenter.

    Sheri I'm sure I will I've figured a few things out already

    Sharkbytes you're very welcome for the link. You have an excellent point about the blog name.

    Miawa I really don't know why I even have the phone, I never use it but since Wade is the one who takes care of it all I just benefit from it

    Roschelle I can never understand the darn instruction manuals any way. I'm more of a trial and error kind of person

    PJ This is my third one, they sure have come a long way in just a few short years

    digiVickie I've been thinking about getting rid of our landline phone, it's pretty much useless. Good suggestions

    Russ I don't use any kind of phone much. I don't have anyone to My sidebar wouldn't be complete without you on it

    out on the prairie I keep my phone in my purse and usually don't hear it ring. most times it is in close proximity to me though. I was glad I had one a couple years ago when I hit a deer on the way to work

    Donna it seems like a pretty cool phone so far.

    Anne I could probably very easily live without mine

    Marg I'm still working on getting that side bar finished. I didn't realize how much work it was going to be to redo my whole blog

    Leeuna well so far I like the phone, no complaints. you are welcome, we had to put you over there, we love your blog :)

  25. My son has the LG phone too! He really likes it for all the texting he does to the girlfriend :)
    Me - I just need a phone that can make calls, don't need all the other stuff.

  26. Nowadays most of mobile phone are switched into touch-screen interface. You will get used to it sooner or later.

  27. Audrey I hardly use my phone. The only time it usually gets used is when my daughter calls or texts.

    Vanilla seven oh I'm sure I will. And it's nice to have a new toy to play with.

  28. Ann, when it comes to cell phones, I'm a dinosaur. I'm not a phone person so I have one of those pay as you go tracfones which is basically just a phone. It is not internet capable which is a good thing or I'd be on the phone all the time :D

    I like the new look of your blog and I also still like the name. I know how things change and mine has gone from writing to photography though the names sort of combines both which is good, I don't have to change it. I like what you've done with the place :)

  29. poetic shutterbug I don't get much use out of my phone, seems like a waste at times. Yes the blog has evolved in to something much different than what I had originally intended but I suppose the name can still fit just with different meaning.


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