Rather than further derailing Mags' thread, starting a new one.
I could not be happier about how text-based things are these days. Case in point...
Sozlet and her friend Dee are off gallivanting around. Dee has a cell phone (sozlet doesn't, yet, maybe soon). Another friend, Kay, texted sozlet on the iPod next to me here at home. I saw it but I don't respond to texts directed to sozlet. Kay has my cell phone number too though and after a while texted me to ask where we were. I told her sozlet was out. Kay was sad.
(They hadn't seen each other in, like, 14 hours!!)
Sozlet, Kay and Dee are all friends and sozlet and Dee had spent most of the day together yesterday one-on-one, so I texted Dee to ask what they thought about Kay joining them. They were enthusiastic. I told Kay, made sure they all had each others' numbers, and they were off.
Meanwhile Dee was texting me random stuff while things were getting figured out. ("The person ahead of me just ordered FOUR scoops of ice cream!!")
I LOVE being able to communicate with everyone like this. I don't know how long the text-based moment will last but I'm really enjoying it for now.