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.