I used to have a whole list of blog topics on my Blackberry. Whenever I found myself at a loss for words I would pull it up, and find the perfect thing to wax rhapsodic about. Actually, I would pull it up and think "Jesus, am I using crack without knowing it," and then post pictures of Meg in order to get people to look at my blog without really doing anything, but you get the point. It was my safety net. A safety net that is now gone.
Two weeks ago my Blackberry gave up the ghost. Well, not really, it was still alive enough to haunt me. It would take calls, and light up the screen, or alert me when new email had arrived -- it just wouldn't let me do anything about it. Oh, unless I was really frustrated, and then it would randomly allow the "answer" button to work -- usually when a torrent of f-word varietals were pouring from my lips. Luckily, my Mom already knew I swear like a sailor.
There is an upside to the story: I got an iPhone and, because I got it so recently, will be able to trade it in for a 4G. However, the fact I have a better browser, and endless distractions that can be downloaded in an instance, is tempered by the fact I lost all of the information on my Blackberry except for contacts. I mean, important stuff. Not just blog posts, but appointments, grocery lists, and various gift ideas. I also had random ideas for novels (I mean, I have a blog, I should be working on a book), and all the things I want Ryan to do in the yard this summer. It may not se much, but now I wander around the house, wondering what I'm missing -- if I should be meeting a long lost friend for lunch, or buying a birthday present for a friend who's birthday I only know because of Facebook. I am awash in a sea of not knowing exactly what's going on, or what has been on my mind -- because I had it all on my Blackberry. Damn technology.
Well, at least I go this blog post out of it. That's much more than I ever got out of that list. Oh, and here is a picture of Meg.
Eh, she's really the only thing y'all want to see anyway... I mean, at least if you have taste...