- Nokia — You had practical and sensible parents. Or you are old and probably not reading this article.
- SideKick — You liked to text. A lot. You probably got yelled at for going over your texting limit for the month more than just once. You have entered a Hot Topic before and possibly even worn a pyramid belt before. This phone was your identity.
- Razr — You had a pretty happy childhood. You usually got what you wanted for your birthday and definitely had side-bangs at least once in your life. You were willing to deal with TERRIBLE call quality and ever-crashing cell service to keep up with the trends.
- Blackberry — You were also dedicated to keeping up with the trends, but decided to do so in a much more practical way
- LG EnV or EnV 2 — You also liked to text a lot. You wanted a flip phone with a big keyboard that also took pictures and this was it. Your friends with Blackberry's made fun of your less-mainstream phone but you adored it.
- Palm Pre Plus — You liked palm pilots and didn’t have an iPhone so you had this phone. You now no longer use either.
- Sony Ericsson — You are probably also way old to be reading this article, or you were very high-tech and savvy to own this phone which had two-way MMS, T9, predictive text, email, web browsing, bluetooth AND the ability to edit Microsoft Office docs with your stylus.
- LG Chocolate — You were a pretty average kid. You were normal and had nice friends
- iPhone — You always had the latest, no matter what it was. Hate it or love it, the original iPhone changed mobile phones forever.
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My brother is only 18 months younger than I am, but he's also at least a foot taller than me. Growing up with someone so close to my age has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. Yes, there was a time when I thought every single little thing he did was annoying and his feelings towards me were mutual. Yes, we still get into arguments and disagreements. But for the most part, we enjoy each others company. When God gives a girl a brother, He gives her...
1. A listener
I always have someone to talk to. No matter what, when, or where. Some of my favorite moments are spent chatting my brother's ears off while he absent-mindedly nods and continues to play x-box. Sometimes he just listens and doesn't say anything. Sometimes he gives me long replies. He always knows just how to react to what I am saying to him, which is why I tell him almost everything.
2. A protector
When I think about the man that my brother has become, it seriously brings tears to my eyes. He's so big!! How did this happen? I can remember when I was little and could boss him around and he would actually do whatever I said. Now I'm scared that if he hugs me too hard, I might break in half. My brother cares about me, and lets me know it. I'm so thankful to know that he is there for me no matter what and would do anything to keep me from harm.
3. A dance partner
Another favorite memory is dancing to Juju on that beat in the kitchen while mom is cooking dinner (or dancing with us). Or any other time any other song is on... in any other place... LOL. My brother and I are different in a lot of ways, but we both have no problem busting a move together.
4. A Sonic date
"Hey, wanna go get a sonic drink?" "Yeah, if you're buying!" This is a typical conversation for us, and he actually really does usually buy my food! (With mom's credit card sometimes, does that still count?)
5. An example
Being the older sister, I sometimes feel like I have let my brother down in a lot of ways in that he is probably an example to me more than I am to him. He is incredibly smart, talented, and hard working. Kids FLOCK to this guy, and he has the most creative mind ever. Seriously, I'm so nervous that my future kids are going to like their funny uncle more than me. He's way cooler than I am, and I want to be just like him when I grow up.
6. Comic relief
If you've never heard a "Lane Prevett story," pull up a chair. I will be glad to make you cry from laughing so hard. There's no way you can spend time with him and not laugh. And that, to me, is the best kind of person to be.
7. A best friend
My brother is a lot of things, but my favorite thing about him is that he is my best friend. Yes, we aggravate each other. Sometimes he plays his music too loud, and sometimes I take up all the internet so that he can't play video games. But I know that he would do anything for me, and he knows the same goes for him.
I use my phone as much as the next young adult but I don't use it for reasons beyond social media. I check my accounts, YouTube, music and maybe reply to emails. I don't use it for school work, work in general, or even side projects. It's become such a norm to use my laptop that I convinced myself I need it in order to do work that needs to be done.
I use to write around 300 words a day before I was given my first laptop. I wrote stories and blog posts every week for my small group of readers. Writing on a phone wasn't easy but it was the only way I could read stories and write to them as well.
Since I first got a laptop, I stopped using my phone as a way to write. My laptop was more accessible and it was easier to catch mistakes. It made more sense to look for a larger screen. The con side was that because it became more accessible, I didn't feel such a weight to write.
I wasn't writing stories so much as I was writing a blog post and strange poems. My mind was too into reality with all of high school and college that fairytales could only be explored through other people's stories.
Recently I was left without a laptop at my disposal but my major is a huge reason I continue to have to constantly write. I have to grow with my writings and expand my thoughts from what I learn and what I realize about myself. For a long time now, I convinced myself that my laptop was my only way to accomplish a task. I had completely forgotten that I have the world at my fingertips with just a tap of my phone.