Tuesday, February 12, 2008

“I am consistently inconsistent."

I don't own a Polaroid instant camera, and I don't really know anyone who does. In fact, I don't know a single person who doesn't own a digital camera. I saw a lady at the zoo last summer who had a wind up disposable camera, and hubby and I privately mocked her endlessly for the rest of the day. The only time I even come across the word "film" anymore is if it comes after the word "porn."

Yikes, that was odd.

Ugh, but true.

Back on point, I don't own a Polaroid camera, but I read today that they were going to stop being produced, and it made me sad. How dare they stop making these. If I ever need one, where the heck would I get one now? I mean, I doubt I will ever need one, but I like to feel I always have the option of getting one. I am sure Outkast is gonna be pissed by this sad turn of events, futures generations not quite sure how to "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

Death of old technology saddens me. My in-laws only have toys at their house from late 70's early 80's. Not that there is anything wrong with that, other than some of them being clearly dangerous and would no way pass any childhood safety test standards today. But nothing that a few stitches and a tetanus shot wouldn't fix. Anyways, they have one of those old toy rotary phones that you pull around by a string. My sons have no idea what the crap it is. Seriously Mother-in-law, no matter how much you squat down and pretend talk on it, they are not connecting that it is, in anyway, a phone. That's when I pull out my cell phone, their eyes light up, and they spend the next 30 minutes pretend talking on it (BUY! SELL! BUY! SELL!...and other important conversations). They will probably never even use one in real life, aside from when they are in some seedy hotel in Georgia with a vibrating bed (totally random example I have no real life knowledge of), but we have years before we need to worry about that (Note to self: keep boys up to date on those tetanus shots).

My husband find endless humor in all this, as while I am, for the most part, extremely old fashioned, and staunchly against change and new technology of any kind, I refuse to have phone conversations with the majority of the human race. HELLO...if it's that important, just freaking text or email me, Jesus. Why do we need to have an in person conversation on the phone?

I don't even call to order pizza myself, mom, quit acting shocked that I don't answer my phone when you call.

Ugh, just check your email.


Michelle said...

Britt, I actually own one... so if you ever have the need for one...

Brittany said...

I may have to take you up on that! I wonder if you can still find the film for it?