Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm ALIVE!

Yeah, yeah I know. I haven't been on here in a while. It's probably been over a month!! Sadly, this is definitely the sign that high school is getting to me. I come home, take a nap or just lay around, and then I do homework for 3 hours, then dinner, then sleep. It's pretty sad.
 But today and for the rest of the week, I am OUT of school to do as I wish. So this morning, I took Sam over on the greenway, where we met up with Hannah and Halley and we all walked to Dunkin Donuts. It was a lot of fun! And of course there was a twist. Their neighbor's dog followed them out of the neighborhood and then followed us all the way to Dunkin, but me, being the resourceful person that I am, found some rope around a tree and tied it around the dog's collar. It was one of the weirdest dogs I have ever seen, because it like walked sideways. It was probably skitzophrenic or hallucinating because it walked around like it was looking for someone who was following him. Anyway, that was just weird.

We're not doing anything for Thanksgiving, as usual. But it's a very pretty day here, so I think I'm going to enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Missing Piece

I had a very sad yet interesting experience on Sunday. Don't worry, no one died. We went up to visit my grandma a few days ago, and during that time, Dad and Landon decided to go golfing. Let me get something straight right now- I ABSOLUTELY HATE GOLF. Almost with a passion. I just don't get the fun of swinging a club and trying to hit the ball into a tiny hole. It is SO boring and SUCH a waste of time. Just playing 9 holes took days!! (ok, 2 hours...)

Anyway, the course was basically against the mountains, and I had my phone, mp3 player, and camera with me for entertainment. I was excited because I was going to get some great shots of the fall leaves and everything. And as weird as it sounds, I was walking along before tee time and saw the most beautiful squirell I have ever seen. It had a really thick coat and a really full chestnut tail. I whipped out my camera to snap a picture when to my disappointment, I was out of memory. There was no way!! I had tons of space on the memory card.

 And then bad thing #1 happened...

I realized that I had left my memory card in the computer.

I had just taken off pictures from Halloween and it was still in the slot. Which means that I was at the mercy of my camera's internal memory... which is four pictures. Needless to say, the gorgeous squirell disappeared.

I shoved the camera back into my pocket and got in the cart.

The 2 hour ride wasn't too bad. My brother gave me some scares with his crazy cart driving, but I had Taylor Swift blocking out all other sound, which for the most part was quite fun. After they finished playing, I went and sat in the car while they got their clubs. I reached for my phone to see what time it was and then...

Extremely, horribly bad thing #2 happened..

My phone...was gone.

Not the kind of "Oh I just misplaced my phone" kind of gone, beause I never do that. When I say gone, I mean gone. And in this case, it was the my-phone-got-rocked-out-of-my-pocket-and-is-now-somewhere-on-the-course kind of gone. I charged out of the car and toward my brother in the cart.

We ended up searching for that phone for an hour or so, retracing and retracing our tracks until it was no use anymore.

That was three days ago, and no one ever found my phone. So tonight, I got on my phone insurance website (yes, I suggest you insure your phone) and I'll be getting a new one sometime tomorrow. Of course, this is great, but I lost all of my contacts.

And the entirely ironic thing about this is that I went up with them to see a certain person.. well, people... and they weren't there. I missed discipleship, lost my phone, and got home too late to do my homework for almost nothing. It was good to see my grandmother again though!

Try to imagine losing your phone for good, losing all of your contacts, AND then going without your precious cell phone for 3 or 4 days. At first, it was like I was just missing a piece of the puzzle that is myself, but after a few days, the only thing that really sucked about not having it was being at the mercy of using other people's phones to secure a ride or find out what was going on. From this terrible happening, I discovered that I did not need my phone as much as I really thought, and I am definitely going to buy a grippy cover so it doesn't fall out.

So..

Pros-
I got a new phone- same kind!! YES!!
I learned to keep my phone in a different pocket.
I learned that phones are a privelidge.
I learned to always buy insurance. With it, the phone was only $50.

Cons-
I lost all of my contacts.
I had to learn all of the above lessons the hard way.

:) Have a great day!!  :)