I have a new addiction.

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  1. Principessa

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    Good evening ladies and gentleman,

    My name is njqt466 and I . . . I am a textaholic. :redface: I didn't realize it until I looked at the detail of my cell phone bill, online today. I've heard some people, (men in particular) complain about girls who text too much.

    FWIW: Texting is not my only form of communication. I have friends in other states who will contact me daily via text, but we only talk on the phone once or twice a month. I have other friends to whom I only talk with on the phone, and sometimes via e-mail; and others who only communicate via e-mail.

    What I want to know is:
    What constitutes too much texting? :confused:
    Is texting really something only straight women and gay men do?
    Is texting a left or right brain activity?
    How much do you text?
    My Monthly Texting Totals
    June 552
    May 650
    April 565
    March 919
    February 926
    I have unlimited texting on my cell which is only $14.99 a month I could save $5.00 a month if I went with the 1000 message plan but I am afraid I will go over. :redface: I vaguely recall a few months last year when I had 1000-1500 texts a month. Is that too much?
     
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    I can't text, a 12" notebook is the smallest screen & keyboard I'll use. I bought a used cheapo Palm Zire 21 and it's just too difficult ergonomically to use.
     
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    nj i dont really know what would be too much texting. i dont text unless i have to. even then it takes a long time for me to do.


    on a diffent note i am starting to have an infatuation with you. sorry for being strait forward, but, i dont really know how to do it any other way.
     
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    I generally text 700-800 messages a month. I know lots of people who text over 1000. It sounds like you are in the normal area. :smile:
     
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    Well...it seems that I've heard that you tell the size of man's penis from the size of his hands. And since this is a big penis site, I'd think most guys here would have some problems texting on those tiny, little phone keyboards.

    So...this might not be the best place to get your texting standards from. And hell...it's your money! Text yourself until you drop!
     
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    Holy Cow NJ!

    I used to text my boyf a great deal, but since he took the job of my ex, I rarely text anyone anymore. I guess it can come, and go...
     
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    I must be a real dweeb. I've never texted in my life...lol
     
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    Hi NJQT,when is an addiction an addiction? When you're no longer in control, when the addiction controls you, when you had rather be servicing your addiction than engaging with the present, or relating to people you need to relate to etc.etc.

    So it's a tricky area when the addiction is to something like food (coz you gotta eat, no matter what) or to talking, (coz you gotta communicate) or to sex ( coz making love is what most of us want to be doing anyway).

    Does texting help or hinder your ability to relate to other people? Sounds likemyou're a great communicator, so you've nothing to worry about. Do you break off in the middle of a live conversation with a present person to reads or send a text? If so, you havew a problem. But the solution's easy. When you're with people, turn off your cell phone.

    Texting is by definition left-brain, because left brain (for right-handed people) processes all languiage, reading, articulating, and engaging with the outside world. Googhe "Jill Bolte Taylor" on Youtube. Brilliant.

    Hands are no indication of dick size. I should know, my hands are huge, my dick a little over average.
     
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    We had to make texting and cell phone use banned at my work. Working with many high school teens who can't even work a 2 hour shift with out texting every other minute. Drove me crazy.
     
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    It definetely seems to wax and wane. I can't believe I was texting 1200 times a month, just last year. Though to be fair, at least half of those are messages which I received. My carrier gives a total for sent and received messages. I tallied them in my OP. :cool:

    :yikes: Never?!? Do you at least have a cell phone? Do you do e-mail?:confused: I used to be an e-mail-a-holic. Apparently I've upgraded. Parents should be warned that e-mail is just a gateway drug to text messaging. I would say it's a generational thing but I am only 11 years younger than you.
     
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    LOL, Yes I have a cell phone, but rarely use it. I do e-mail a lot though. If I ever decide to text, you can give me lessons. :)

    Side note* I'm retired, but my career was in IT. I kinda dropped out of the technology world when I left Intel. Now, I'm about as low-tech as you can get.
     
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    ah well if it includes recieved messages then nah, i wouldnt say you text all that much. nothing to be considered text-addiction lol :biggrin1:
     
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    I average 4 texts a day. Three of those are sent to me automatically and not a reply type text. The 4th is one I always respond to.
     
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    I don't even use half my minutes on my cell phone plan, and I never text. I do email.
     
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    I have weather alerts automatically sent to my cell but that's not an every day thing. Who is the one person whose texts to which you always respond?


    I average about 400 my faves minutes a month.

     
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    lol

    You are an even bigger weather addict than me!

    I've never texted a dang thing. Don't even know how to do it. My personal cell phone account doesn't include text and I'd probably get in trouble if I tried it on my work BlackBerry.
     
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    I have always loved the weather reports on the news ever since I was a little girl. When I lived in NJ and had XM radio in my car the only stations I listened to were Comedy, Traffic, and Weather. Yup, it's true I am a geekette who trys to masquerade as a sex kitten. :redface:
     
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    I don't mind texting, it's convenient sometimes. I HATE talking on the phone unless someone's dying, graduating, or gettin' married and with text, I don't have to be an asshole and say "quit wasting my time" and hang up, I can just not respond. I don't mind texts like "party at my house at 8" or "I'm running late do you want me to pick up something to eat?" but shit like "whatcha doin? I'm bored" gets of my nerves.
     
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    I have 1000 for $9.99 on my phone. I generally text about 200-300 a month - half of them being from me sending a pic of my foot on the gas pedal in the morning to a friend of mine that has a revving fetish - if it makes him hard he'll text back "DAMN" he loves to be teased, so it's a match made in heaven I text, he gets hot, we're both happy. Sometimes I'll text him every half hour to keep him up. He loves that. oh, wait texting... yeah, back to topic.

    there was a couple months when i was getting to know someone and he never wanted to use the phone - always txt. thats when i had to go from 400 to 1000. It was like he couldn't communicate in real life. I don't think you have that problem, I think you just have double the normal number of words that you need to use a day and texting helps you out with that. LOL

    no, you're not addicted.
     
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    I've never texted anybody and probably never will, it's difficult enough entering the names into the address book with the spaces and all. Of course, in the years since I got my first cellphone, I have been tortured by text messages. I find the screen to be too small to properly read anything and have no patience for slowly scrolling through. 9 out of 10 I end up deleting without reading-if it's really important, they must have my phone numbers and can call and speak with me instead of hiding behind a bunch of pretty letters.


    Do you have an addiction? Only you can answer that, and if you are there are steps which you can take towards recovery:

    Step One-Admit that you adore your cellphone almost as much as bubblepack.

    Step Two-Purchase pens and stationary with lovely designs to write letters.

    Step Three-Throw out your cellphone (but not before step thirteen).

    Step Four-Take up a hobby-basket weaving, stamp collecting, thimble collecting, coaster collecting, glass-blowing, knitting or some other hobby.

    Step Five-Join a sports team-Curling, croquet and badminton are always looking for new players.

    Step Six-Join a game team-Yahtzee, Hi-Ho! Cherry-O, Parcheesi and Mumbly-peg are all guarenteed fun!

    Step Seven-Admit that you have an addiction.

    Step Eight-Start calling people at all hours day and night-learn their schedule and try to call when they're asleep-this way you can also check on their sleep patterns and even though you woke them, you can console them on their inability to get a full night of sleep.

    Step Nine-Wear eyepatches-two of them so you can't see the keys for texting.

    Step Ten-Become a volunteer at the local hospital. hospice or nursing home-you will be too tired to text after that.

    Step Eleven-Read all Ernest Hemingway works and then write a report on each one.

    Step Twelve-Spend more time on this site while your cellphone collects dust.

    Step Thirteen-Don't pay your cellphone bill. They overcharge and let them know this (after a final two months of excessive texting and talking).

    Step Fourteen-Take apart all the major appliances in your home and then attempt to reassemble them.

    Having done those things, you will know a new joy and freedom as you trudge the road of happy cellphone free destiny,
     
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