... for the loss of my iPhone. Don't laugh, it hurts. Deeply. I've had my beloved for just over a year now, and it's been my constant companion for the 365+ days. I take it everywhere with me, some days even to the loo. TMI? Perhaps, but it's just the facts people. I eat breakfast with it, take it with me to work and place it lovingly on my desk so that each and every time I get the urge I can pick it up and fondle it. I even sleep with it and it even has it's own plush pillow. I'm not ashamed to admit it one bit. I have the deepest love for my iPhone.
It's been one of the most dependable items in my life to date. At a moments notice it can tell me what the weather is going to be for the next 7 days in; San Juan Capistrano, Boston, and even Beijing. It can help me determine what that song is playing over the loud speakers at the grocery store that I know I know, but can't seem to remember the name or artist. (genius app by the way) It has also helped me increase my scrabble skillz, cocktail making skillz, to see in the dark so I don't stub my toe, to keep updated on the news in El Paso, make plane reservations, find a local restaurant when we just can't seem to decide where to go to eat at night, tell what the water temp is at all our local beaches as well as Kiawah Island, South Carolina AND Newport, Rhode Island, just because I like to know, Oh and for a little giggle I can even hold it up to my face and make it look like I'm drinking a beer or a glass of chocolate milk... Not to mention, all the photography fun I've had... I'm telling you this thing is and will always be my most favorite possession.
Or should I say was. Basically what happened was...(and I'll try and keep this brief due to the pain it's causing me to even talk about it all) You see, I've only got 2 hands and I had 4 things to carry out to the backyard, so (and I thought I was SO genius for even coming up with this plan) I stuck my phone between my boob and bathing suit top as a way to free up my 2 hands to carry out my (stupid) cup of iced tea and my (stupid) towel and my (stupid) library book. Once I got all settled in my chair and all ready to begin my day out in the sun I decided to take a dunk in the pool first so I could be all nice and cooled off... are getting a mental picture yet? Yep, I took that dunk not remembering that the phone was so strategically stuck between my
Long story (not really) short, it's a goner. I've tried various drying methods; rice bag trick, blowing on it, talking dirty to it, hugging it, promising it vacation time and an even more luxurious pillow to lay on at night while we both sleep, all to no avail. It's just done.
Bye bye little buddy. I will be getting a new phone, but you'll always be my first and only true love.