Sunday, September 6, 2009

I’M IN BLACKBERRY HELL


It’s official. I’m an idiot. Who knew, right? Yeah, yeah, I hear you out there uttering, “No surprise to me. I knew that from hello.” Yeah, well……..oh never mind, I’m so flippin’ frustrated, I can’t even come up with a comeback to your SMARTMOUTH remark. *sigh*

I think that I mentioned about a month ago my beloved blackberry was killed in a freak accident that involved a bottle of water, a flying library book and a pick-up truck. A new blackberry was purchased and just as I was beginning to bond and really get close with my new device……………………..another freakish disaster developed. Don’t ask me how it happened but my precious electronic dream was found making one heck of a racket in my washing machine…….with a load of whites. Now if you think water is bad for electronics, try adding detergent and bleach. Aigggghhhhhhh!

You know the damn thing is called a “smartphone”. Wouldn’t you think it would know how to swim?

Thanks to the miracle that is twitter, I was surrounded with beaucoup sympathy and even some advice. MrsK suggested I put the device in a bowl of rice overnight. That did dry it out some and the light comes on but alas no real signs of life.

I pulled out my old blackberry that was murdered by the water bottle and LO and BEHOLD, the darn thing worked just fine………………for about five minutes. Then the keyboard decided that it wanted to type 2s and 5s regardless of the commands I gave. It finally completely refused to respond to any command at all. Stupid, stubborn “smartphone.”

My Harley Stud cleaned it with alcohol and by the next morning, it was working again like a dream. Oh sure, every once in awhile it refuses to cooperate but for the most part, it’s working. That’s MUCH better than paying full retail for a new one. I will live with the inconvenience of it’s stubborn drama queen moments. It is after all a genius in a box and with genius comes moody, manic behavior. Everybody knows that.

All weekend long I’ve been thinking that I’m living in Blackberry Hell. This reminds me of Tim Wilson. He is a guilty pleasure of mine. Tim is a good ole boy. I must warn you, he is politically incorrect but I think he is a comic genius.

MHS and I still haven’t given up on the very clean blackberry. He has submerged it in alcohol and we now have it sitting in rice for the next month. While I live out my weekend in Blackberry Hell, please allow me to introduce you to my friend, Tim Wilson who is living his own personal hell.






Enjoy,
Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad

22 comments:

Pwn Star said...

You'd think they'd make an app for that: The My-Owner-Forgot-About-Me-and-is-About-to-Turn-on-the-Washing-Machine-So-I-Should-Beep-REALLY-Loud-to-Thwart-My-Own-Demise application.

midlife slices said...

I've lived in Chuckie Cheese hell before....back in another life. Ugh.....it's bad.

As for smartphones...I have a brand new iPhone that committed suicide by taking a swim into the bowels of public toilet hell which did a great job of ending it's life. I look at that shiny piece of smartphone crappola and cringe....but i can't make myself throw it away.

You'd think if they can make a phone that can run your entire life, they could make it waterproof!!

otin said...

Go to my blog and read that little statement right under my blog title! LOL!!!!!

Michel said...

I'm soo sorry for your loss. I really hope someone can fix it and/or figure out that they should purchase a new one for you so that you do not have to go without.

Someone should call the Harley guy. I'm too lazy, ask someone else. but SOMEONE should.

croneandbearit said...

I thought I dropped strange things in the washer but you have me beat. I still use the piece'o'crap cell phone I've had for about 4 years now - it does nothing smart at all except cost me a monthly fee. I can't decide if I want an iPhone or a crackberry - I'm such a klutz; maybe I need to wait. BTW I love Tim Wilson! Hugs!

darsden said...

Smartphone should be able to scream HEY I am in here don't put me in there...OR watch out you are about to ruin my day which in turn ruin yours if you spill that water on me... I'm melting...LMAO

only a movie said...

Honey, it might be worth it to pay for the insurance the next time you replace one.

Also, I heard that putting things in the freezer might work.

xxxxoooo hang in there.

Stepping Thru said...

I did insure my phone when I bought my Blackberry because of some stupid things I did to my other phones.
The Chucky Cheese Hell video was HILARIOUS! That's exactly how I feel when I take my grandkids to one of those places.

Fragrant Liar said...

Time to exorcise the demon from your crackberry. I know a guy. Just say the word: ebay.

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Mrs.C said...

Oh my. You sound as hard on your phones as I am. LOL

Deb said...

Chuckie Cheese is HELL! Especially since they stopped serving beer:( I seriously dislike that place and will be glad when the grandkids are too old for it.

I hope you survive Blackberry Hell!

Beth said...

Sheesh! I'll add you and the Blackberry to my prayer list. I would hate to be without mine. Fortunately, it is a legal addiction.

♥ Braja said...

I just don't get all this Blackberry stuff.

Yeah, sorry, I live in a village....
:)

lisa said...

Love the blackberry - hate the addiction.

blueviolet said...

I've done that 3 times with my son's phone. I didn't even know that there was a way to save it. Somebody needs to write an entire blog post or blog about saving us from ourselves when things like this happen!

LiLu said...

This is why I ALWAYS get the insurance... I have been through, like, 900 phones in my life. Sigh.

Hit 40 said...

I washed three different cell phones this spring that belonged to my youngest. I insure both my boys phones. THANK GOD!! I totally understand how it could get washed. You just get rushed and...

then shit!!! happens.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Odd. I had seven children..all 13 to 14 months apart...and never been in a Chucky Cheese..and now that I know that it is a a Hell of a place to go...perhaps I should be glad! Ya know?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Re your ..what was it? A blackberry? See...I have already forgotten. Midlife slices is right. They should be water proof and you know. Like one of those watches? So...whatcha goin' to do now Batwoman? :)

P.S. Does a Great Grandma need one of those? Is there anything I can push that would keep me from turning 73 in October..because I REALLY don't want that to happen!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Ooooh - that's bad! I can't live without my blackberry. And no, I don't think even the smartest of phones has learned to swim ... yet. I do think you could make a fortune if you invented a water proof blackberry!

Tony Letts said...

Makes me feel glad I own a dumbphone. Hope your Blackberry gets well soon