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A day without a cell phone

"Have you gone a day without your cell phone?
Isn't it awful? Describe how you got by (or didn't)."

Actually, it is something that I really try not to do. I have had a mobile since Orange first started their digital cell technology in the UK - the original Orange Nokia. I have stuck with Nokia ever since until getting my iPhone because I like their user interface - an opinion reinforced by brief flirtations with one Samsung mobile and one Motorola.

I even carry my iPhone (and the previous mobiles (cellphones to the USians) in their day) around the house with me. That way if I have a fall or anything I can call out for help. Also, I do not have to run around trying to find it if hubby, mum or someone calls me - it is in my pocket.

I am even tempted to try to find a bum-bag (fanny-pack to the USians but fanny means something else in the UK) that has a strap long enough to go around me. That way it would always be at my side. Ooooo another thought - a bum-bag would make a great portable sock-knitting bag!

<pedant>Ugh. I always have to edit my Plinky entries on LJ because Plinky inserts loads of </br> tags and, on my layout, that translates to loads of unneccessary whitespace. I also usually have to fix the HTML to make it easier to read in the source. </pedant>



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Feb. 13th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
I've seen (although I can't recall where) a knitting satchel that straps to your waistband so you can carry your knitting around.

Great story, which I hopefully haven't told you before:

A friend of mine's first marriage was to a Brit. The first time she flew over to meet his family, someone asked her how her flight was and she said 'Long and now her fanny really hurt!'. The in-laws-to-be were just aghast and her fiance had to explain to her what it meant over there :)
Feb. 14th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I have seen similar satchels but rarely wear a belt. I use toiletry pouches normally for my knitting but a loose fitting bumbag would be ideal for the iPhone, etc.

Great story, BTW!
Feb. 14th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
The subject of "bum bags" just came up this week in one of my favorite comic strips, though of course they use the US term. I think the only place you can find them over here is in thrift shops and second-hand stores since as the comic suggests, they've gone the way of the mullet. Anyway, here's the comic - http://comics.com/janes_world/2009-02-09/
Feb. 14th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, I am thinking of using it in the house only - I have a handbag/purse and purse/wallet/coin-purse for when I leave the house and/or I use a rucksack. My hair is often untended in the house as well and so may, when it needs cutting, even resemble a mullet! Hmmm. Does that mean I am getting old and un-hip? ;-p

P.S. Do you know what 'fanny' means in the UK, other than a very old fashioned girls name? I really think that I should start to write an English-American, American-English dictionary - a bit like the Spanish-English, English-Spanish one I used to use at school. ;-p

Edited at 2009-02-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
Feb. 14th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
I don't think there is such a thing as an accidental mullet and I know we're both older than you so I dowanna hear about being unhip just due to age!

And yes, I think I have a pretty good grasp of UK slang, at least the stuff that's been around for a while. I used to do a bit of work for HM Navy and came over there quite often.
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