Good Friday Five today, must respond...
Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not?
, from whom I ganked this survey, I just totally HATE phones. I hated them long before I had means (Internet) to avoid them but now that I have means, GAH, my hatred has grown so much worse. Using the word hatred in that last sentence does seem a bit wrong though, since I guess the real way to describe it is strong dislike coupled with angst -- is there such a think as telephonophobia? You think I'm kidding but... Nope.
2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone?
Caleb. He called from home to chat and arrange lunch. Afterward we met up at Baroanda.
3. About how many telephones do you have at home?
Two -- a beautiful heavy black 1930s-style phone from Pottery Barn, which I indulged myself with years ago living with Caleb, and then a cordless one I bought so I could cook dinner or be on the computer and still talk. The cordless is especially useful for dealing with someone like Caleb who might call five times in 30 minutes; if you can just take the phone with you everywhere, you don't have to run across the apartment to get the other phone. I also have a mobile phone but I don't ever have it on and mainly use it for calls of convenience.
4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners?
Besides telemarketers who'll call me at 8 p.m. on a Saturday? Um, no, not really.
5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not?
99 to 1, I'd rather write an email. The "1" are exceptions, like if I know the person won't get my email in time or if it's a right-away call (arranging dinner) or if it's my mom where I actually want to have a conversation.
P.S. I need to do some new icons. I don't see to have any happy ones and they are ALL showing my face. I should do Buster Keaton ones or Storm ones or something. Maybe Wraeththu ones... Ooooh, I like that idea!