I just love that word! It comes from the theory that people are dependent on their cells. There was an article in the paper that described this feeling. They should have just had a small picture there of me. Fauxcellarms is a term that can be interchanged with "ringxiety" it's the feeling you get when you're walking along and feel your purse vibrating and it really isn't. That happens to me a lot. (On a (very) side note, I love when my mom says "just call me on my purse") Or when you think your cell is vibrating and you don't have it on you. They described it, as a phantom limb. A phantom limb is "an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated." Ok, guys that's going too far. As someone who used to do amputations I can't say that I agree with that. Phantom limbs are very real. That can't be compared to me feeling like my cell is ringing. Shucks, my sister used to fall asleep at night with her glasses on just because she forgot she had them on. I think that's more comparable. I can't say that I agreed with everything in the article (are you surprised?). It went on to say that the reason people have this fauxcellarm is that "as human beings, we're so tapped into our community, responsiveness to what's going on we're so attuned to the threat of isolation and rejection, we'd rather make a mistake than to miss a call" It also says "people feel the phone is part of them and they're not whole" Um, no. I'm afraid to miss a call like "Daisy, my invitations are in and my name is spelled wrong!" It has nothing to do with isolation. Heck, I have enough friends and family to fill those gaps. My best friend invites herself when she calls and says "Hey, Dase, I'm on my way, is that ok?" and I say "No, I have to clean my house" next thing I know there's a knock on my door and she says "get over it". Fauxcellarms will go down in history (in my book) as something I welcome, not loath. It keeps me in check. I think "do I have my Blackberry, is it charged?" I think that makes me a respectable and dependable business woman.