Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm back! And I brought George with me

Hello friends! I'm very glad to be back with all of you in the land of internet. How have you all been? Good? I'm glad.

For my first post back after my incidental hiatus, I thought I'd tell you all what I did today. But first, a little story...

As a Seinfeld fan, I've always considered one of the tragedies of cell phones to be the fact that I could never do this:

I mean, there's nothing stopping me, but this really works best with a landline. For example, I can still answer calls when I'm not home because my cell phone is with me! Maybe it's just the English major in me, but the idea of something not making sense like that sort of eats at me, so I never did it.

I've been complaining about this for several years. Finally, while attending a football game with the family, I brought up the subject to my brother, Bret, a fellow Seinfeld fan. His view was that I should just get over myself and my English major pretentiousness and record the dang message. We discussed how most of the calls I miss come while I'm at work, aka not home. So while the message is slightly inaccurate, it's not wrong.

So I did it. Of course, I had to go about it very carefully. After all, people would be hearing this when I'm "not home". I watched the above video several times, studying the melody and words. I did a few dry runs, singing to myself (and perhaps creeping out my downstairs neighbor). Finally, I took a deep breath, recorded the message...and then sent a text message to my sister that said, "Quick! Call me and listen to my voice mail message. Let me know if I sound like a total idiot".

She called, listened, and approved. Of course, I'm sure it still sounds kind of goofy, and probably a lot of people won't get it, but I think it's fun.

So there it is! I finally did something I've been considering since I got my first cell phone. Yay me!

After a long, long absence, thanks for reading.