I am finding myself on the brink of what could be the most catastrophic thing that has ever happened to me in my 28 years of living. This past weekend, both my blackberry AND my laptop have gone bonkers. They simply decided that they no longer wanted to work properly. This, my friends, spells disaster. I’m the type of person who, when asked what three things they would bring with them if they were stranded on a deserted island, would name my laptop, my blackberry, and my bible. And in all actuality I would probably think to myself that it’s possible to read the bible online off my laptop, so maybe a John Grisham book instead. But the laptop and blackberry…there are no substitutes.
Yesterday I spent the better part of two hours on the phone with the folks at T-mobile trying to figure out the Blackberry problems. On Saturday night it had shut off completely…no warnings, no smoke signals, nothing. By Sunday afternoon it was on, but it no longer wanted to be a Blackberry. Now it’s just your regular, run of the mill phone. The kind you get for free when you sign up for phone service basically. As of yet, the smart, educated, extremely helpful teenagers at the help center have not been able to offer me any solutions and I am at wits end. Or at least I thought I was…until last night. I mean, it’s a real bummer that I can’t use my phone to read emails or check Facebook status’s at every minute of every day, but if I really had to rough it, I can at least still get on my laptop and be ok. But God is playing an evil trick on me. My laptop went dead on me the same way my Blackberry did. And that is without a doubt the straw that broke the camel’s back. I went to bed last night and I prayed. I prayed for a miracle and for the computer Gods (by way of the real God) to bless me in some way so that I would wake up and magically everything would be normal again. When I woke up all I was granted was a blurry screen with a computer that has no ability to charge. It seems as if my prayers went through as a whimper.
So today I will be back on the phone with tech support for the Blackberry and scheduling an appointment at the Genius bar. I don’t know yet what I will do if I’m forced to replace these things. I suppose I’ll sell a kidney or something. You think I’m kidding…I’m not.