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Foot, meet mouth

Remember when, back in June, I said I despised text messaging? (If you don't, go back and read my ranting.)

Yeah, I think I need to retract a few statements.

In January, my husband and I officially joined the texting universe. (Cue shocking background music here.)

We were up for a new contract (and new phones), and Kyle had been wanting to add texts for a while. I have to admit, I was longing to try to it out. I don't know why I cracked, but I did.

Thankfully, the nice man at the store said we could do the unlimited plan for a while and then take it back later if needed.

So we tried it.

And we were hooked.

I don't know if it's just our lifestyle, or our crazy work schedules, or our addictive personalities, but I haven't been able to go a day without texting something to someone. It doesn't help that many friends and family members are on the same band wagon. Heck, I can even text my editor when I need to!

It's just so quick. And easy.

Plus, there are a lot of occasions that really don't warrant an actual phone call.

Lately though, I have been trying to cut back. I've been trying to stop sending so many status updates (hello, mobile Facebook and Twitter), and I've been trying to have real conversations with my friends.

It's been working, and I feel a little better. I can't say I'll ever cut out texting out altogether, but for now, I am least trying not to let my life be ruled by a slide-out keyboard.

Thank goodness we didn't spring for the iPhones. I don't know if I could handle apps too.

Do you have a texting addiction? Is your cell phone running your life? Leave a comment and let me know I'm not alone. Or if you have my number, text it to me. Oh wait...

Edited to add: I should clarify that texting and driving is something I have not fallen prey to. With yesterday's mock accident for high school students, I was reminded of why the phone is dangerous in a car. I hope you all see the dangers as well.


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