Last night after working all day, I raced home to make jewelry for a client and was in a bit of a rush. I pulled up to my building to grab my mail and when I got back inside my car, my beautiful 3 month old blackberry slipped out of my lap and right into my to very full open to-go cup of diet coke. I tried to remain calm as I yanked the cover off, which kept most of the liquid out (I thought) and ripped the battery out, banging my phone against my pants to shake loose any diet coke and then I waited. I backed up the driveway of my building, but I didn't care.
A few minutes later, I put it back together and the screen lit up and then faded. Holy cow. I went up to my apartment and hit the computer...google told me to put the phone in a bag of rice, to absorb any moisture. I did that and sat back on my couch. On my coffee table, I noticed my very beat up old blackberry, which I never sent back to T-Mobile for a rebate. I have looked at that old blackberry so many times and wondered how I could have used such a beat up phone, so thankful for my pretty new one. So, I popped my sim card into the old one and it worked. Procrastinating sometimes has benefits.
Update for today: tried the phone this morning and now there is nothing. I am still in shock that such a small amount of diet coke would destroy my blackberry. I have to come up with a plan soon, I can't use this old one much longer. The rollerball-which was replaced twice sticks so badly, it is going to give me arthritis!
So, is this all an exercise in karma? I really should have stayed off the diet coke!