I don't know why an anniversary date should be any different than any other day, but for some reason, it just is.
I guess December 20th marks the most defining moment in my life thus far. More so than getting married, having kids, or any other happy occasion. There is my life Before December 20, 2009, and my life After.
In all honesty, my life After doesn't suck. I have my family. I have my children. I have close friends, I have a job that I actually like on most days. I have my material needs met, and I have my health. I have a home. I would be the first to recognize that I have a wonderful life.
But Jesus Fucking Christ, I miss her. No more phone calls, no more laughs, no more adventures, no more her.
It makes me mad that the whole world didn't know her, and didn't know how special she was. I feel like there should be a national holiday or something. Crying mourners with candles should gather at the base of her statue each year. She should never be forgotten.
But, I can only do my part. I'll never forget.
Theonie Shoshana Taylor
December 26, 1974-December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 15, 2011
My phone broke. OK, i dropped it in the water. That's really not important. What matters is that my phone didn't work and AT&T wasn't going to care until May. Anytime before May, I was going to have to shell out retail price for a new phone. A new smartphone costs about $500, so buying a new one was not an option.
Luckily, a buddy of mine loaned me his old phone to use for a few months. An iPhone. I've always been an anti-iPhone, anti-Apple cult kind of person. I mean, they're all so pretentious. And my non-Apple smart phone was really nice. Really, really nice.
But now that I've been using this iPhone for two days, I have to tell you that I LOVE IT. It's simple, easy, and all the features are totally intuitive. I hate myself a little for caving in, but it's just a better product.
In May when I'm eligible for stupid AT&T to upgrade my phone, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a new iPhone. I'm drinking the kool-aid and it tastes so good.