This is my office phone at school. It's practically an antique at this point. I mean, it not only has these old-fashioned buttons, but it also has a handset that rests in a cradle, and a cord! In my normal, everyday life, it's easy to forget that we ever relied on phones that looked like this and that couldn't be carried around with us at all times. But the ubiquity of cellphones is still relatively new, after all. When I was a kid, we had this kind of phone at home in the kitchen and, in my mom's bedroom, we had a rotary phone (you know, where you literally dial the number).
I am a teacher, grad student, writer, voracious reader, photographer, singer, feminist, and thriftstore fashionista. In no particular order.
I am Squirlaraptor. This name was originally created for my kitty to reflect her squirrel-like fur and her raptor attack skills and has recently been adopted by me to reflect my own curious nature and tendency to hoard as well as my (sometime) fierceness and my love of the hunt (at least, in terms of shopping and research--not so much in terms of killing and maiming, vegetarian that I am).