I did it. This Christmas I entered the modern age of smartphones. Personally, I miss the time when I could exist with a phone that only made phone calls. Living on an island helped me exist in that world a little bit longer than I think I could in the regular universe. But at some point in the last year the regular universe found me and group texts sent from certain smartphones began being sent as data. And suddenly my PTWJAP (phone-that-was-just-a-phone) couldn't receive them. This meant I was regularly having to text my boss with super professional requests like, "Can you resend that. It didn't come through for some reason." Which is professional-ish when it happens once in a while perhaps. But sending it every two out of three texts? Okay, fine. I'll get a grownup phone with a grownup data plan. But I get a phone case that glows in the dark. That's the deal. Take it or leave it.
Here's the good news that comes with my new smartphone. Pictures. All the time. Pictures of the cheese I'm eating. Pictures of my dog doing things way cuter than other people's dogs do. Pictures of my baby nephew stolen from my sister's Facebook page. And, here's the one you'll like (unless I lost you at PTWJAP), pictures of bizarre island happenings. Previously I could only photograph them when I happened to have my camera with me and handy.
Here are three moments with horses that I could have captured for you if I'd upgraded to a smartphone earlier. Because at the time I only owned a PTWJAP, you get to experience my hand drawn illustrations of the events instead.
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