I just read an old entry and, while I don't have time to write much here and now, I feel compelled to rectify certain emotions.
1. The phone isn't that bad. I have had, shall we say "hang ups" about getting on the phone, anxieties over dialing (yes, I am one of those), and overall negative experiences with others on the phone in my previous lives, but I am starting to learn how to use it, essentially, in a way that fits my personality and my life. All it took was a little getting used to and some growing up.
2. I was PMS-ing. The motherload of all excuses.