Contact List Editing

16 Aug

I don’t typically welcome change very well. I blame it on the broken home. (Just kidding, mama! You know I loathe that term.)

My blackberry gave me a huge scare last weekend. I thought I had…wait for it…lost all of my “contacts.” For the few hours that my BB was on the fritz, it felt as if someone had stolen my purse. I kept frantically thinking, “How will I get all of my contacts back? How am I supposed to contact them if I don’t know how to contact them?”

Luckily my blackberry recovered, but when it did, I immediately started looking through my phone’s address book. I decided it was time to evaluate who to keep…and who I could stand to toss. Having had the same phone number (and same contacts list) since my freshman year of college, I found quite a few people who could be deleted, and one suspect “do not answer” number. (I’ve yet to recall who/why that existed.) There were times, though, that I’d see a person’s name and think that I could probably delete the number – but couldn’t bear to part with it. Sure, I don’t talk to one of my former colleagues that often (ok, at all), but deleting her just seems so…final. (And, one of the people passed away this year. Every time I go to delete the name and number, I just can’t do it.)

Maybe I’ll go old school and get an actual address book to write down the folks’ numbers I no longer use. Sort of a “gone out of my phone, but not forgotten” kind of thing.

4 Responses to “Contact List Editing”

  1. Chuck August 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Just wanted to let you know how much joy your blog provides me. I never had a daughter but if I had, I most certainly would have wanted her to be just like you ( I know your dad is proud). Thank you for sharing your thoughts and life.

  2. Mandi August 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Chuck-What a compliment! Thank you. That's very sweet of you – and you made my day!Oh, and my dad says he is (mostly) proud of me. :)-M

  3. Amanda August 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    1. I just cleared out my Facebook contacts. It felt good. 2. I keep all of my address in an address book, it is old school but it works. 3. I hope all is well.

  4. Al August 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    You do know you can download your contacts to a cd. That way if you do lose your phone or contacts you have them on a disk and can have them put back onto your phone!

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