• A Random Memory from High School

    December 5, 2012

    Well, hello, new coffeemaker!


    Since we bought the exact same coffeemaker as we had before, we kept the “glass carafe” from the old coffeemaker and designated it the “decaf” pot, so now we can have both caffeinated and decaf iced coffee in the fridge at once.


    Mal and I are just a tad excited about this.


    I’m still lovin’ the Dandy Blend, but I’m all about switching it up with decaf Milk Way from Marylou’s!


    This morning’s breakfast was a French Toast Breakfast Scramble with blueberries and almond butter and a glass of Dandy Blend with almond milk. (Sadly, my Marylou’s wasn’t cold yet.)


    Over breakfast, Mal triggered the most random memory from high school. Maybe it was a Littleton thing or just being teenagers and not having any money, but do you remember calling your parents collect after practice, rehearsal, or hanging out with your friends, and when the automated message asked for your name, you’d say something like: “Mom, pick me up at the gym” as fast as you could and then hang up, so you didn’t have to pay $0.25 for the call? It was such a random memory and something I haven’t thought about in years (probably more than a decade now), so I had a good laugh about it this morning.


    Did anyone else do this? When was the last time you used or even saw a payphone?

    I can’t even remember the last time I used or saw one!

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    Heidi December 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    LOL! That reminds me of this commercial from like, 1993 lolol



    Mandi @ Miles and Mascara December 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    @Heidi: Haha, YES! This was the FIRST thing that popped into my mind after reading this!


    stephanie December 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    i have never done that but i think its hilarious I honestly cant remember the last time i used a pay phone of if i ever have. Cell phones were pretty popular by the time i got into high school.


    Annette December 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I dont have alot of time to cook breakfast in the morning and I was wondering if you have ever made your breakfast scramble the night before and then warmed it up the next morning. Do you think it would dry out too much?


    Lizzy December 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    It’s funny because I always point out pay phones when I see them. I live in LA, so there are actually quite a few still around. I don’t remember doing that, but I remember being a little kid and trying to figure out all of the sex hot line phone numbers and giggling because we knew we weren’t supposed to do it. Please tell me I’m not alone on this!! Haha


    Heather December 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Not only did I just see one this morning, someone was actually using it!


    Tina December 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Haha! That’s awesome!


    Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Haha that’s awesome. I don’t think I have ever used one before! But I see them around Atlanta all the time


    Deb December 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Remember when most payphones would take incoming calls so if you had the number, you could talk as long as you wanted- for free? LOL


    Sara @ sarasmiles December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Sometimes I pin things but then fail to ever look back at it again. A few months ago, I got a little “pin-happy.” I created this board called “For the Mind” and pinned inspirational quotes not just for fitness, but emotional well-being as well. I had never looked back at it until the other day when I was feeling a little blue (which tends to happen to me this time of year) and it immediately lifted my spirits. I swear it works!


    Patty December 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    YES! I absolutely did the collect call trick with my parents. I recently got locked out of my apartment in Boston with no coat, no cell phone, no money and needed to call my landlord. I ran around looking for a payphone to call someone collect and it was $15 to place the call! Although I was freezing, I couldn’t justify the $15 and hung up. Thankfully, a police officer took pity on me and handed me his cell phone!


    Erika December 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I have used payphones but not for quite awhile. The last time I saw one was this past weekend when I was walking thru Central Park.


    katey December 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    We have the same coffee maker – got it for our wedding! It still works, well, except that it only will turn on when the timer goes off. The on/off switch doesn’t work anymore. Random, right?


    Annamaria December 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Funny you mentioned payphones actually.. I’m 18 years old and have never had to use a pay phone before in my life. I live in downtown NYC and when hurricane Sandy hit last month all the cell power was out for days… it was so chaotic, I didn’t know how to reach my family in Jersey! I had to figure out the pay phone for the first time to call home… what an experience. The irony is that my mom had insisted on teaching me how to use a pay phone in case of emergencies and I barely listened…


    Karen @ Runner Girl Eats December 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    bahaha! I used to do that allllll the time! I haven’t seen a payphone in forever. It’s one of the many things that my kids will never experience!


    Joann H December 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    There are 2 pay phones at the long wharf / aquarium in Boston right across from Legals, i noticed them today…I have the same coffee maker, also love it!


    Jacki December 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    LMAO. I knew I was that old (class of 1982), I didn’t think you “younguns” were!


    Caroline Augliere December 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I went to Littleton and did the EXACT same thing in Middle school- used to be the high school- forgot all about it!


    Dawn December 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Totally made that “collect” call from the gym after swim practice. My mom and I thought we were SO clever when we figured that system out…


    Steph @ Steph Stays Slim December 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    It’s the little things, right?! I’m super excited about my Tupperware mini’s 🙂 They’re just the right size for salad dressing and they NEVER spill! Awesome, right?!


    Emily December 6, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I definitely used to do that with the collect calling. In fact we had a “code.” They would ask for my name and I would say “Emily South” and that meant pick up Emily at South high school. Of course my mom would then not accept the charges and come pick me up. Oh pay phones…


    Robin December 6, 2012 at 4:12 am

    That’s a great one! My dad and I had it arranged so that when I called him, he wouldn’t accept charges, but he’d call me right back.


    Alaina December 6, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I remember doing that too, Tina! The poor LHS pay phone probably never made any money, lol.


    Amy @ Seeking Amy December 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Haha! I totally forgot about doing this! I did it all the time from track practice…:)


    Amy@healthyandfitforreal.com December 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I would always just say my name and my parents would know that was code for come get me and then deny the charges. I didn’t realize people in other places did this too! Oh high school…. 🙂


    AlisonJ December 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Yes!!!! My high school was actually “long distance” so the calls were 95 cents, so I definitely did the collect thing!


    Jen @ Such a Funny Fat December 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

    We absolutely used to call collect and hang up before anyone had a chance to accept the call. My Mom always knew what it meant but sometimes Dad would forget and accept the charge – oops!

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    Shelly December 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I definitely called my parents collect! Can you even do that anymore?


    Mandi @ Miles and Mascara December 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Oh gosh, then came all the 10-10-321 commercials. That comic reminded me that I saw a little blip on the news this morning, and apparently NYC is trying to help payphones make a come back…


    Kelly December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    OMG – I totally forgot about that!! I absolutely used to do that!!

    The other day, hubs was supposed to meet me for a drink and the place I picked was closed so I went across the street. His phone was broken and I couldn’t call or text him so I just sat there waiting. When I got a call from an unknown number, I answered it and it was him from a payphone!! I couldn’t believe he even found one!


    Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    There’s a random phonebooth outside the new Trader Joe’s by me…and it’s one of those red London-style ones! I definitely do not live in England, so I get a kick out of it every time I see it.


    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    haha! Love the memory – I haven’t used a payphone since middle school, and we would do the same thing!


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