I remember it like it was yesterday. MLK weekend of my freshman year in college (2001), and I had flown home for a “romantic weekend” with the guy I was dating before I left for school. He didn’t have a cell phone (or knowing the dudes I dated back then, it was prepaid and he had used up all his minutes), and he said his brother might be calling me if he needed him (and then this song came to mind). So we’re driving down to a hotel at the beach, and my pink Qualcomm phone makes a foreign sound and something pops up on the screen.
Me: “Wait, what’s this?” (Hands phone to dude).
Dude: “Oh, I think that’s called a text message.”
(Please note he didn’t say that in a condescending, are-you-stupid manner. He said it like you’d tell someone about that new restaurant that just opened down the street: “I think it’s called Taco Palace or something…?”)
And that was my first text ever. My ex-boyfriend’s sketch brother. What…a milestone.
Obviously things have progressed since then to picture messaging, group texts, sexting, and MOST IMPORTANTLY….Emoji.
So, what does this have to do with anything besides me reminiscing about The One Who Got Away? Wellllll, I’m giving away THREE of these super-cute cell phone tanks that badass NYC designer Suno made for Glamour magazine and is selling exclusively via my fave online shop, Les Nouvelles ($95)!
Wear it alone while it’s still warm (I love it with boyfriend jeans and wedges), then come fall, this talked-about top is perfection for layering. And it’s guaranteed to start a conversation or two (uh, kinda’ like your phone).
Now TO WIN! All you have to do is leave a comment on this entry with the funniest and/or most random text or textchange in your phone right now. Tell the story behind it or let it tell itself. If I need to see it to get the full effect (ie. if there are Emojis) feel free to email it to me (email@example.com), but that’s totally not required. I know it’s easy to lie or embellish with a contest like this, but 1) Witty + Pretty readers are awesome and funny without embellishing, so I really don’t anticipate much of that, but 2) I may be turning on my BS text radar anyway, and if you win, 3) I may need to see the proof (you can cross/crop the name out of course) of the winning SMS. Also, to win, you MUST like Witty + Pretty on Facebook (duh). Two winners will be chosen randomly and one will be chosen based on hilarity. The submissions end Friday, August 23 and I’ll notify the winners by Monday!
Here’s some inspiration from my phone to get you thinking (Yolanda is the housekeeper we both use; and PS, for you Atlantans, she is GREAT):