My phone, which happens to be a Blackberry, went dead. For whatever reason, the device would not power up and if it did it would act as if there was no power in the battery. Hoping it was the battery I went to the Verizon store, after talking to a customer service rep, and got a battery. That didn’t work. I then had to call customer service again and order a replacement device.

Why am I telling you this you may ask? It’s not the fact that my phone went down…it’s the wake up call that I got at how dependent I became on this form of technology. I had not memorized many numbers so without my outlook on my computer I was lost. While I was out of the house I had no way to contact anyone and couldn’t keep up with emails or voice mails. OK and yes, not being about to text, Tweet and Facebook was also a bummer. Just maybe five years ago, this would not have drove me crazy, but today…geez!

So being disconnected for about 36 hours was more like 36 days. I always said I wouldn’t get this dependent on technology, but you can see this is not the case. So the moral of the story is 1. always back up information on you computer and 2. don’t forget to use your mind and don’t forget good o’l fashion pen and paper will never grow old.

until then…

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