Sunday, November 11, 2007

Matterdays and Gadgets Just Don't Mix

About three weeks ago, I bought a new cell phone. This was a big thing for me - I'm not anti-technology, but I never intentionally spend money on new gadgets. Whatever I already have is just fine, thanks. (Yes, I have officially turned into my Dad).



Mmmmm .... purdy, ain't it ...



Last night, after Scott got home and before I made dinner, I was sitting at my computer with a glass of wine. My shiny new cell phone was sitting on the desk. One of the dogs had just been let into the house, and was going crazy and jumping around 'cause she was so happy. Do you see where this is going?

Yes - Stoli came bounding into the room, jumped up against my arm, and a full glass of wine went flying all over the desk - mostly on My Shiny New Cell Phone. I picked the phone up, and wine was literally pouring out of it.

I took it back to the Qwest kiosk at Northgate Mall today ... thinking (hoping) that my warranty covered stupid pet tricks. I seem to remember the guy who sold me the phone saying that anything was covered for a limited period. I was wrong. The phone I bought (which I love) is discontinued - I got it at a special price since it isn't made anymore. And since I was getting a special deal for renewing my contract, I now have to pay full retail to get a new phone. I passed. It functions - barely - so it'll just have to wait.

Also having to wait is my new digital camera, which I desperately need. I was kinda excited that maybe I'd get one today, just in time for 12 of 12. But, now facing the need for a new phone, I decided I shouldn't spend the money on the camera.




I guess I'll just pay the electric bill instead ...

8 comments:

Adam said...

That sucks. Thanks for reminding me about 12 of 12 though!

Paul said...

As always, I'm looking forward to your 12 of 12. Has it already been a month since we've seen pics of the pets?

That pic of the Samsung phone for Sprint is exactly like my mine.

somewhere joe said...

Ouch. Had you known the store policy, you could have removed the battery, rinsed the phone under the tap for a few seconds, and let it dry out... that usually works. It may still come back to life. Was it dry wine?

Steven said...

That is terrible. It's one thing that always seems to follow me is fate, right after I buy something new. LOL to Somewhere Joe's inquiry!

stevie.be. said...

oh no! I'm sorry about your snazzy new phone... I will say a prayer for the dog hehe

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Next puppy = Chihuahua! Is there such a thing as waterproof cell phones? ; )

Steven

Matt said...

Adam: Yeah, it does. Are you doing 12 of 12 this month?

Paul: Apparently I've been remiss in the puppy pic postings.

Somewhere Joe: Apparently not dry enough ...

Steven: Yeah, karma was not good to me this time.

Stevie.be: Thanks. The dog doesn't need prayers, though. She's sweet, and it's impossible to stay mad at her.

Sooo-this-is-me: I don't care about waterproof. Is there a wine-proof cell phone??

Lewis said...

Oh no, nothing's free any more. What a mess. Would white wine have been better? I hate this kind of crap.