Why I Decided to Get an iPhone (or “I Am Funneling the Kool-Aid”)

I did it. Yesterday, I walked into an AT&T store and plunked down the plastic for a 32G iPhone 3Gs. Once again, Steve’s Reality Distortion Field was in full effect, and my past hatred for Apple was but a distant memory as I happily test a unit at the store and accessed familiar websites with ease.

Given that I live in Vermont, other options simply are not options here. Sprint and the Palm Pre are non-players, as the coverage in this area is non-existent. Verizon Wireless is owned and operated by Satan (or monkeys… I am not sure which) and due to my past experience with them, I refuse to use VZ again. T-Mobile? Not an option. They won’t even sell me a phone here.

That leaves AT&T. I’ve been a Unicel customer for years, but since they got gobbled up by AT&T, that was the path of least resistance. Also, I’ll be able to keep my Nokia e71 as a backup phone which I can use when I go biking or hiking or whatnot, or in the even that the iPhone fails in one way or another.

So for the next two years, I’m an AT&T customer. God help me.

Calorie Counting (or, “I Lied”)

Last week I decided not to count calories anymore, and to just track my weight unless I felt the need to “diet” again.

That resolution lasted about 6 hours. I decided after 4 straight days of weighing in at 170#, enough was enough, and I needed to be more careful again, so I never stopped tracking my caloric intake. The result is, four days later, I was back down to 166.9# this morning. Still not exactly where I want to be, but back in my “comfort zone.”

I’ll stop counting again next week.

Maybe.