Am I the only one who missed the memo that surprises were about to end?
There are no more "Hey, haven't heard from you in a while – let's catch up sometime." No "Sorry, you have been outbid on eBay item 48937721." Not even any more "Your mailbox is over its size limit," or "Great deal on solution to embarrassing male troubles."
No one told me that trading in my old cell phone for one that can surf the web and check email on the fly would leave me with nothing to look forward to when I got home to my computer.
My poor laptop! I used to learn things at my laptop. Heck, I used to open my laptop. A typical evening would find me coming home, kicking off my shoes, and taking a peek at my email inbox. These days the laptop sits at home, closed next to the couch. The emails or Facebook notifications that it used to hold have already been seen the second they arrived on my iPhone. Now it seems as if I only open my laptop to update my phone.