Thursday, November 12, 2009

theme thursday - telephone

Well, I have to admit that I'm a little bit stuck on this one. I could have a rant about how the phone is taking over our lives. About how you can't travel in peace and quiet on public transport anymore, because people insist on bellowing into their phones, I'm on the train. Yes. I said, I'm on the train. No, I'll be about 20 minutes. Yes please. 2 sugars. while I'm trying to read my newspaper. But that would be my husband's rant and not mine. I commute by car. Insulated from other commuters in my little metal box, I can ignore my phone, if it rings, as I don't have a hands-free-kit. Ha ha!

I could probably write a piece about the development of the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell, wasn't it? Nah. Can't be bothered to look it up.

When I phoned my brother the other day, my nephew had just bought an iPhone and was struggling with the instructions, trying to work out how to use it. Who would have thought that a telephone could take photos, play music and videos, access the internet, play games, convert currency, navigate you from one place to another? (Actually mine doesn't do all those things. I have a camera and an iPod and quite like the fact that I can't talk or text on either of them!)

So. Yes. Telephone. What to post?

A telephone rings, doesn't it? Well, mine does.

I found a song by Blondie

and a photo of a ring

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I hadn't heard that song before - I was expecting "Call Me" - one of my ring tones.

e said...

That was a new one for me as well. Happy TT!

AngelMay said...

I don't like gadgets that do everything. Too many things to go wrong. And we all know that if something CAN go wrong.....

Tom said...

still got no cell phone...but i'll take rusty ring, please.

otin said...

"Call me...." Blondie tune!!

Wings said...

Yes, there were lots of ways to go with this theme! Good take, and I like the ring. :)

Poetikat said...

Funny post—the way you vacillated until you came up with Blondie and the fantastic photo. I love that photo!

JeffScape said...

I can see the creative frustration here... I think most of us went through this. "Telephone" was a rough topic.

Baino said...

Haha well done. I can't work an iPhone either and I think I'm pretty techno aware. Nice ring! Nice choice of Vid too. . .hehe your word capture is 'beamit' maybe the next step from the iPhone!

Megan said...

That's a ring all right!

...mmm... said...

I remember that Blondie song "Call me" well! Loved it.

My cell is very basic and that is just fine for me. I sue mine for telling the time and for emergency back up pretty much.

lettuce said...

the thought of a phone where i can check my emails makes me shudder

and i'm mobile-less this weekend, having left it at work

:-)

Jaime said...

i had trouble figuring out what to write for this week's theme too.

Dot-Com said...

Blondie rocks! And phones ring too much *lol*

Glory von Hathor said...

My phone came with a set of pictures of someone's row boat by the marina. Nice! Now I can pretend I had an actual holiday.