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We Survived An iPhone-less Evening

Here I was going on and on and on about my grand weekend plans of doing abso-fricking-lutely nothing. Na to the da, zip to the zilch, fat chance for that, it turns out.

You see, my bestie Cassandra decided spur of the moment to drive up from LA. It just so happened that the rest of our friends were taking finals or had exciting adventures planned or were out of town and so instead of curling up on the couch and pounding through a to-do list

(okay fine, there was a fair bit of curling up on the couch still)

we did all the things we do best as The Dynamic Duo: cafe-hopped at our favorite stomps, drove around aimlessly in the rain, caught up with friends, all that jazz.
But hold up, there was one thing we tried that was slightly out of the ordinary.

For dinner one night, we traversed down a few blocks to a neighborhood sushi place... sans phones. Now, I realize that Cassandra and I are in the "very addicted, phone-is-the-third-arm, do NOT take it away from me" user category for iPhones and so many of you might be reading this and going all... really? You left your phone behind for two hours and now you're making a big deal out of it? *rolls eyes, muttering millennials*

I'm just going to say... my idea of a good time is laying around in bed watching Vine videos on my phone for three hours straight. That phone is my lifeline. Cassandra's too.
But we did that for kicks and giggles, mostly to see if we could live through this challenging time in our lives. There were a few tough moments: we wanted to Google something or other, and look at a funny old photo. We considered Lyfting home because there was a hurricane outside (it was drizzling) and wanted a machine to calculate some tip math for us. We thought about the ABSOLUTE WORST THING that could happen to us:

what if we got kidnapped?! OR WORSE

what if we saw a celebrity and had nothing to document the encounter with??

Buuuuuuuut I'm happy to report... we lived through this ordeal and were all the happier for it. We asked each other "what's something I don't know about you" type questions... which were tricky to answer because over the last four years, we've lived together, studied together, befriended the same people, traveled together, and even shared a twin bed when she was ridden with pneumonia and bronchitis. There's not much we don't know about each other, but we managed to come up with one or two things. We savored our food and planned for our upcoming trip and commiserated over, so when are we going to have our lives all figured out?

Afterwards, we picked up some champagne to celebrate passing this trying test. ...and then we Snapchatted ourselves drinking that champagne. #techddicted

How addicted are you to your phone?

10 comments

  1. So glad to hear you made it through a phoneless dinner! I have such anxiety just thinking about leaving without mine - I honestly can't imagine going somewhere without it which is funny considering it wasn't too long ago that the idea of carrying a phone everywhere seemed ridiculous!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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    1. Ain't that the truth! But yes, we had severe anxiety leaving our phones behind... but in two-hour doses, it seems quite doable :)

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  2. My phone died briefly yesterday when I didn't have access to a charger and it gave me serious anxiety. When I got home last night, I found that my stepmom had sent me one of those Mophie charging cases #iphoneaddictsdream. I'm tempted to try a no phone day but, like you, I pretty much see it as my phone as a third arm.

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    1. Fun fact: I've never let my phone die!! I have this fear of it haha... once, it went down to 1% but it lasted for like forty minutes... JUST in time to get to my friend's car charger!

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  3. Sounds like you guys had fun :) I have to say, I am definitely not addicted to my phone. Some days, I barely look at it. Other days, I completely ignore it. I don't know why that is, haha.

    www.deasynoel.com

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    1. Gah, you need to teach me your ways!

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  4. i totally have to try this! i am sadly addicted to my phone as well.. there's just so many cool and fun things on it! hehe but great to hear that you guys still had fun without it!

    www.dianamechelle.com

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    1. I know right? Snapchat alone could keep me busy for hours! A forcible removal is necessary :)

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  5. Hehe this was fun to read. I am SO addicted to my phone but like you I try to force myself to part with it every now and then. Jordan and I will go out to run errands and I will purposely leave it at home, there are always times it is a bit inconvenient (ahem documenting all my gorgeous outfits) but for the most part I find myself a lot more present in the moment.

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  6. I've been trying to detach from it more and more - mostly failing. I would be interested to try a phone less dinner though... see how it goes. Good job to you!!

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