Flashback Friday: Make a Phone call!

On the radio the other day I heard a survey that peaked my interest. They surveyed a bunch of people and asked them what they use their phone for the most. Listening to the answers I got curious so I posted the same question on Facebook and the answers were basically the same.

Answers were mostly Email, Facebook, Apps, and texting. But clearly there is one thing missing. Making phone calls!

I don’t know about you, but as a kid I was the queen of the phone. I would spend hours upon hours talking to my friends about everything under the sun. I would stay up at night watching scary movies with my friends on the phone. We would get the same magazines and read them over the phone. Anything you can think of to talk about we would talk about over the phone.

Looking back my phone time was more than excessive. If the cordless phone was missing in the house it was certain to be somewhere in my room. It was even a battle many times on Christmas because the one gift I wanted but never got was a phone in my own room. My parents felt I didn’t need a phone in my room and it would just encourage me to be on the phone too much.

Looking at kids now it seems amazing I even talked on the phone at all. Most kids have not made a phone call more than a handful of times and if they do it is because an urgent text went unanswered. There are so many ways to communicate now that the phone call has become almost feared.

But I still think a personal phone call is an important part of any relationship. Nothing beats hearing someone’s voice and knowing how they are feeling. So that is why I chose today Flashback Friday to post this.

I charge all of you reading this blog to make a phone call today. Then to make this a little bigger than just this blog I want you to post a picture of it on a social media of your choice and let me know you did in the comments below.

If we can get even 10 people to make a phone call today that would have normally been a text, Facebook message or nothing at all, I think we accomplished something.


So go make a call!


10 Random Phone Photos

So for today’s post I decided to join in on my blogging friend Dana’s Tuesday Linkup (on Friday). I know I am a bit late but I loved the idea she had and I thought it would be fun. So here it is!

The topic for the link-up is 10 random photos you find on your phone. Now when I set out to do this I planned on posting pictures that didn’t make it to ANY social media. But then I realized I am an addict! Even the worse photos have made it to some sort of social media site. So instead I have rounded up photos that never made it to blogland, so basically “new-to-you” (am I a car salesman?). Well without further adieu here is what I found lurking in my phone:





Bath time with the pooch! Clearly she is not a fan of water- or me after the bath. Still couldn’t help grabbing a photo of her. She is still cute when she is mad!


carBefore you start worrying, NO THIS IS NOT MY CAR! However we passed it when going into a store and I thought to myself “damn that person must have really pissed someone off.” I took the picture to remind myself that things could always be worse!






Now this photo sucks! But if you look REALLY close on the top left corner you can see smoke coming from that building. This was taken at the mall where we went to celebrate my birthday. The parking garage (that we parked our car in) was on fire. After some research we learned that a car essentially blew up in there. Yup, these things only happen when I go out!



So this is my shower head- notice the hole around it? Well long story short our shower was leaking into the apartment below us. This was the “fix” that occurred. Still have the hole to this day…

5) jet ski

This was taken last week. My first time riding a jet ski! Don’t mind the love handles!


This was one of my many Saver’s finds! A Marvel version of Monopoly! Look closely, see the penny and quarter? That is the draw back of Savers shopping- no game pieces were included. Still overall a pretty cool find for a few bucks!


So on Tuesday nights my sister and I get together to watch Pretty Little Liars and very often we experiment with nail art. I will be the first to tell you I am not artistic. But I was pretty happy with my minion nails!

8) surprise

One random day I came home to this surprise from my boyfriend. Flowers and scratch tickets! Sometimes he can be a real sweetheart 🙂


This is one of two $100 winning lottery tickets I have gotten since my boyfriend and I got together. Does that mean being with him is like winning the lottery? 😉


And this was the view from dinner a few weeks back! We wanted to watch the sunset so after dinner we walked down the beach that the restaurant was on and found this little spot. Loved the colors of the sky!


So there you have it! A little bit of me through the lens of my camera (on my phone). Did you learn anything new?