Sunday, April 05, 2009

Lemme upgrade ya!

I made an epic decision yesterday and replaced all my digusting aging cut up stained plastic cutting boards with beautiful brand new hardwood cutting boards. Yay!
I got a set of three for $15. Gotta love Wal-Mart!

They came shrink-wrapped in plastic, so I got out a knife to free my brand new fun stuff!

As I'm putting the knife to the plastic to slice it open I actually had this thought....

"Be careful! Don't cut the cutting boards"

I immediately realized how stupid that sounded. As if to prematurely cut the cutting boards would be a travesty. THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE FOR!!! To get all scratched and cut on and damaged!!

I'm such a dork.

And anyone who ever calls me will appreciate this little upgrade. I FINALLY went and bought a new phone for the house! Yay!
Our OLD phone had a charge life of about 2.4 seconds and was constantly running out of juice mid-conversation. So annoying.
Plus since we switched to the cable phone we had only ONE phone jack for the whole house and the handset was constantly being left off the hook or would be clear across the house (yeah, the vast expanse) and we wouldn't be able to find it and the calls would go to the answering machine even though we were RIGHT THERE because we couldn't find the damn phone!

So today I went and spent the whopping $40 to get a brand new cordless phone with answering machine built in (I HATE voicemail) and an EXTRA handset with it's own charger base. So we can have a phone here by the computer where the modem is and then anywhere else we want where there's a plug!
This is a tiny thing I know, but I guarantee it will make a huge difference in my life.
And that folks, is just how old and sad I am!


Jessica said...

I totally agree- I HATE voice mail. I never listen to it. I TOTALLY need to get an answering machine again. I'm telling you, I haven't listened to VM in like 2 years. People think I'm insane. An answering machine might change my life.

Anonymous said...

I hate voice mail too, because I feel the need to check for the little fast beepbeep you get when you get a message, after I've just listened to my messages, because somebody could have called and left a message while I was checking messages.

Kenna said...

You are too funny:)

Susie said...

We just got new phones too. We got the answering machine base plus 2 handsets because i have to have one in the daycare room, but they SUCK! I think it might be due to us really having 2 houses, so we have a firewall between where the modem is and where our bedroom or the daycare room is. But they are all staticy and i don't like it :(

and I totally LOL at your cutting board comment...

and I so have that song stuck in my head now.

Denise said...

Ahhh I love the phone with the extra bases. What a wonderful invention! We've been in the new house for 3 months and I have yet to turn on phone service here. It's on my to-do list, thanks for reminding me. You'd think the phones sitting right next to the fridge would give me a reminder every time my fat butt opened the fridge...