Friday, February 29, 2008

My newest addiction: Texting.

There are many good reasons I don't drink alcohol. Probably the best for me personally is because I have something of an addictive personality. Getting bottles of booze into my hands probably isn't a good thing!

Here's my latest addiction: text messaging. I'm not totally new to the world of texting, but my texting activity has reached new heights in the last few months. It really got started in November, when I asked friends to send me lots of texts, so I could see how many I'd send and receive in one month. The total? Somewhere around 1,900. Not bad -- my highest month before that was just over 1,500 (incoming and outgoing combined).

In December, the number grew to more than 3,400. In January, I passed the 4,400 mark. And this month? Well, by the end of this day I expect to have received or sent more than 5,100 messages.

This actually puts me into the realm of some students at our church. I talked with one teen yesterday, as I was reaching the 5K mark, and she was around 5,900 at that point.

"Hi, my name is Rob." "Hi, Rob." "I'm a textaholic."


Jen said...

Rob you are a textaholic. How many people do you know? I guess I should say how many people do you know under the age of 40? I have unlimited text on my phone and I have sent about 10 messages in the matter of the 4 months I have had it. I guess I need to either become more important or know more people. I don't know how you do it. It drives me nuts.


P-Rob said...

i think i have a core of about 20-30 regular text friends. some r students from when i was a youth pastor. others r in their 20s, and a couple of them are in their 30s.

i love texting! but i also have a full keypad on my phone which DOES make it much easier!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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