nope

2 years in America, my phone contract is up for renewal, and I am coming to realize that I just don’t want an iPhone, or any other “cool” phone. Maybe I want a Razr, they were cool phones once. It’s nice to know that my friend Kenan doesn’t really want one either.

Instead of playing word jumble or brick breaking games on the subway, I’ll read John Steinbeck (the other day a woman tapped me as I was reading East of Eden and asked if I was reading that for school or for fun. When I said for fun she was impressed; I wonder would she would have thought if I had been reading The Production of Space?)

Not that I am anti-technology, mind you. I very much appreciate my sewing machine, which I used to make a banner for the Crow Hill Community Garden, and am using to piece together some blocks for a quilt (one for myself and my home, this time).

garden banner
9-patch blocks

Also, I like my new dehydrator, gifted by Emily in her going-away-paring down. Sara, my awesome new roommate, and I made kale chips, with kale she grew in her friend Stefan’s garden.
kale

6 Responses to “nope”


  1. 1 kurt

    is it “crown hill” or “crow hill”?

  2. 2 kurt

    p.s. i’m jealous of all my friends who are able to say “no” to fancy things. i don’t have the will power (or rather, i have too much technology lust)

  3. 3 Niki

    For some reason I covet the iphone 4 - it is the first gadget I’ve coveted, though.

    ps. Production of Space! I’d read Lefebvre for fun.

  4. 4 Dory

    Crow Hill! It’s our little section of Crown Heights. I don’t know it’s origin.

  5. 5 Dory

    and Niki, sometimes I can’t tell what’s for fun and what’s for school. I think that’s a good thing.

  6. 6 Niki

    Totally! I think that means you are onto something. I’m finally working on a book at work that I like so much I want to work on it in my personal time. I think this is a similar thing.

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