Texting with Mom While in St. Croix

Jun 21

Texting with Mom While in St. Croix

In May my boyfriend and I took a trip to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands so he and some of my friends could compete in a half Ironman. I didn’t sign up so I was just there for a little rest and relaxation before starting a new job. Naturally, when I told my mom I was going out of town, she warned me to be careful and to make sure Jason and my friends were with me so I wouldn’t get murdernapped or something. When we arrived in St. Croix, I texted my mom a picture of the beachfront view from the balcony of the condo we were renting: Along with the picture, I let her know we arrived safely. After sending that off, I immediately received an amusing stream-of-consciousness reply: Of course she was at the farm. Those peppers aren’t going to pick and sell themselves! My boyfriend and I had a great time enjoying the sun and heat and getting some exercise. The race was brutal…for Jason, not for me. He suffered through 70.3 miles while I got drunk off $3 rum punches at 9:00 in the morning. Towards the end of our trip, my friends and I took a drive from Christiansted to Frederiksted, a city on the western side of St. Croix. We stopped at a beachside bar and enjoyed some Painkillers. Our friends snapped a picture of Jason and me in front of the water, which I sent to my mom: I let my mom know that it was our last day in St. Croix before returning home: She, of course, responded adorably: I gotta say, I’m enjoying these texts from Mom. They’re a pretty accurate reflection of her personality and never fail to put a smile on my...

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My First Text from Mom

Jun 12

My First Text from Mom

My last post broke the monumental news that my mother finally stepped for into the 21st century and bought an EYE-phone 4. She had previously learned to master sending picture mail but was incapable of sending text messages. The iPhone, however, became a game changer. So many technological opportunities for my mom to figure out! And so much amusement to go with it! The week of my mom’s birthday, I sent her a text message to let her know that I had ordered some gifts for her and that she should expect them to arrive later that week. I wasn’t anticipating a response from her since she had never responded to my texts in the past, and because I still didn’t think she knew how to text. No joke, about 90 seconds later, my phone lit up: HOLY SHIT. Mom responded to my text!! She knows how to text now?! THIS WAS A GAME-CHANGER. I ran upstairs and way-too-excitedly showed my boyfriend. He laughed and was more impressed with the quick response time. “My mom takes about a week to respond to texts,” he said. I sent a response to Mom along with a little happy face icon: A minute or so later came her reply: To quote Walter White, “You’re goddamn right” she...

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