If you haven’t heard of the national phenomenon called the iPhone…you have been hibernating. Welcome back. Anyway, the iPhone is being touted as one of the greatest electronics debuts this decade. It has been hyped into being the #1 story all over news stations and talk shows…besides maybe a couple items on Ms. Hilton. It is one of the most forward thinking creations Apple has ever come up with. It is actually getting great reviews. Today is the day the iPhone debuts and is available for purchase!

So, when we stopped by the mall today, I thought I would chat to the Cingular guys about it. The iPhone is only being sold at certified Apple dealers, so you won’t find one available at the Cingular store…even though it will run on Cingular’s network. I guess it is an Apple thing. Anyway, I noticed first of all that there were not many people in the Cingular store. I thought maybe the store would be busier than normal trying to get info on the iPhone. Nope!

After talking to the guys at Cingular for a while about the phone, we headed across town to run some more errands. Out of curiosity, the family allowed me to drive by Connecting Point…our local Apple dealer. The Cingular guys said I could buy one there…which I am not planning on doing at this time. Wouldn’t you know it. The biggest…most hyped…most popular item in America today…is of no interest to our local community. (see pic) There are no lines…no big banners…no news crews…NOTHING!

MEDFORD IS SERIOUSLY BEHIND THE TIMES! I notice this all the time. Sometimes even more after I have been out of town for a little while. I was talking to a couple last week that just moved here from Dallas and they were actually getting a kick out of the fact that we are probably 5-10 years behind the rest of America in culture. I guess that is good for those who think they can see into the future, we could really take Medford by storm.

In conclusion…all this to say, I think it is pretty funny that there have been lines forming around the country for days and there is ZERO hype at all in our little community.

On a side note, I think I read somewhere that this month is the inaugural iPhone/Pastor appreciation month. So in light of this, I would be happy to receive any and all gifts of cash that would allow this Pastor to purchase said iPhone 🙂


10 Responses to “iPhone”

  1. 1 Simone & Marcus' Mom


    Here’s my gift to you! 😀

  2. 2 bran muffin

    OH my word this cracks me up! AH HA HA!!!
    I was watching the news tonight thinking “seriously? people are seriously standing in line for a phone??” heehee
    This coming from the girl who just cancelled her cell phone b/c it was overtaking her life!
    Medford is behind the times?? And to think, it’s getting too big for me and I miss good ‘ol KNOB, MO. I hope you get your toy! 🙂

  3. 3 Anonymous

    Wow! Wouldn’t it be awesome if there came a day when people showed this kind of attention and enthusiasm over our Lord. Standing in lines just to pack our churches, worship and hear from His word. I’s stand in that line any day! I so want to make my Jesus famous…

  4. 4 Deborah

    Oops! I’m not anonymous….I’m Deborah 🙂

  5. 5 Brent Hodge

    Cheryl…that is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I guess I should say thank you?!?

  6. 6 Brent Hodge

    Bran…yes, Medford is backwards. it doesn’t matter how big it’s getting, it just isn’t making any progress into the immediate future. we are definitely backwards. So are you going to cancel your computer next??? Also, anyone who can actually miss MO needs counseling.

  7. 7 Brent Hodge

    Hey Deb, I agree with what you say. Although, Medford didn’t seem too excited about the phone either. Well I know I would stand in line for anything “Him” related.

  8. 8 bran

    Okay now let’s not get CRAZY here…. the computer stays. LOL

    Yes, I miss MO, I need help.

  9. 9 Brent Hodge

    Hey we missed you today. I was wondering if there was a new little one in the world? I am sure you are ready for this one to be here!


    You may have missed me but I saw you… standing on stage and all! LOL heehee
    We didn’t have the boys today so we came in right before service and jetted out of there right after. I was sitting behind a HULK HOGAN size man so I was hidden…haha!
    Been gone running “pre-baby errands” all day.
    Believe me, EVERYONE will know when I go into labor… I will shouting for joy! 🙂

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