On the occasion of my birthday, I have come to realize that there is an innate personality, at least for me, that is resilient against the environmental effects of aging and the lessons learnt thereby. It certainly does not make particular emotional states any easier to deal with. I see "maturity" as the gaining of a certain mercenary attitude towards one's relationships, and an impassive and rather crass accounting of one's needs and of how well those needs are being met.
Was curious about my data usage -- I have an unlimited (non-smartphone) text and data plan from AT&T. They will soon be changing to a dual-tier plan, with caps at 200MB and 2GB. The ridiculous bit is that they want to charge you and additional $20/month for tethering, something I commonly do when I travel with my laptop already. iPad owners get really screwed: the unlimited data plan they were promised is now the 2GB plan. This only very shortly after the 3G version was released.
Anyway, here is my usage for the last several months.
My Sony Ericsson W760a died over the weekend: would not boot. Re-flashed the firmware and it seems as good as new. Unfortunately, the phone deletes all apps saved on the memory card when it boots up for the first time.