I generally don't consider myself a materialistic person. I love fun new gadgets as much as the next person, but I'll spend my money on a big boozy weekend or an exotic overseas holiday long before I insist on having the badass new speakers for my mp3 player that everyone's talking about.
The same has generally applied for mobile phones -- I won't get the cheapest phone in the store, but I also don't need to spend more than $200 on one since god knows I'm going to drop it 8 times within the first week of owning it.
However I was in a certain mood last week and decided that since I have extra spending cash I may as well treat myself, and instantly fell in love with the new LG Chocolate phones as soon as I saw a picture of one. Even though it breaks my rule of not needing a phone to be a camera, mp3 player and who knows what else at the same time, it was just too pretty and I couldn't help myself. Naturally it will be months before I figure out how to use it properly without accidentally calling people via the touch-sensitive keypad, but at least I look hot holding it.
Of course getting them to successfully port my number from the old phone to the new one was easily more of a hassle than getting a 4-year work visa to remain in Australia. After the first two completely failed attempts, I actually went through about 36 hours where some calls were going to my old phone and some to my new phone, and believe me, when you're a black guy with two mobile phones the drug dealer jokes never stop. I had to call my old service provider and break up with them, since apparently signing a contract with someone else wasn't enough of a sign that it was over between us. I think we're both moving on now though, and we'll be better off for it.
Anyway that's it, just bragging about my new toy. And of course I'll want a new one in 3 months when every idiot and his dog has one of their own. Ah well. I think I'll go accidentally delete vital files from it now.