September 15th, 2011

owl

about telephones

when i was a teen and had a phone jack put into my room (!!) i got a corded phone whose base was a cloud, buttons were tear drop shaped, and the receiver was a rainbow. it was incredibly uncomfortable to cradle. if you moved the base, your call would get disconnected because the plug was so shoddy. the ringtone was "fur elise", and it would kind of make this "dying" sound if someone else answered the phone before i did. the phone was usually not in use as it was shared with our dial up connection.

i realize now i have no idea what happened to this phone, and that makes me sad.

on a related note, nobody falls asleep talking on the phone anymore.
i have done this before, in my youth. "hello, are you awake?"

now our phones die in a different way.