My flip phone donked out on me back in October. I loved my little flip phone, even tried to find it on kijiji because it had been discontinued at Fido. Around the same time, my computer came down with a virus ... actually, 29 viruses to be exact. We can argue about this for the rest of our lives as to who infected the computer, but between T-Bone and his bad judgment in adult sites (yes, youporn is safe), me and my desire to switch poker sites to try to strike it rich in the Caribbean, and Sydnerella's addiction to downloading music, we will probably never know the exact cause, but it would appear that maybe we all need some education in computer maintenance. Anyway, it didn't matter whose fault it was. I was left without the internet at home for a few days, hell weeks ... and I was choked. Enter the idea that blackberry would solve all my problems. I used to hate the crackberry. Maybe it was just jealousy when I watched the business people running around downtown with their faces down towards the little screen smiling. They all looked so happy. Them and their crackberries. But I started to weigh the pros. Never again would I have to call around begging people to look up soccer schedules, never again would I have to ... gasp ... do my banking at the bank ... So began my mission to get my hot little hands on some crack(berry). I had two options ... use my Fido dollars towards the full price of a bb pearl, which from the reviews I had read, was not a great choice, or I could hit up kijiji. And that's what I did. Within days, I found a red bb curve ... RED. Red is my signature colour people. It had wifi, was almost new and only $220. But I was took ... left in the cold with a bad hit and a craving so intense for internet in my palm that I could barely stand it. I should have known better .... I mean the guy was selling phones out of a back pack. I chalked the $220 loss up to experience and moved forward. I resigned myself to keeping the fake blackberry as a regular phone / texting device and decided to wait until May 2011 to get a free phone upgrade from my provider. And I figured that when that happened, they'd have a better selection of blackberries and really, good things do come to those who wait. Well Merry early Christmas Stacy because when I took Sydnerella's phone in for repairs last week, I saw it from across the mall ... a brand spankin new blackberry curve sitting on display at Fido. The sun was shining down on it and sparkled like Edward Cullin. I left Sydnerella in my dust and made a run for it. Not only was the phone beautiful, I was also told that they have a promotion that would get me that phone for $0 for March only even before my contract was up. I know "promotion" really means they need YOU to do something for THEM, like get their sales up because they are losing somwhere else, I know it doesn't mean THEY are doing YOU the favour, but at any rate, I was all like, you mean today? You really mean it? You'll do that ... for me? Now? He was all like, Yes, but no. I was like, WTF? He told me to call customer service and ask them to change my contract date by ONE day, or I wouldn't get the phone for free, something that I don't understand, but whatever. I can do this ... Fido loves me. I love Fido. So I made the call the very next day, they changed my contract date for me, and threw my new blackberry in the mail. It arrived Monday and it's everything that I ever imagined it would be. I love to download, I never knew this about my self. I have a facebook app. A weather app. And even a dictionary app. I figured this would come in handy when playing scrabble with T-Bone and sometimes, you just need to know the meaning of a word someone just said so you don't look stoopid. Oh and today's Word of the Day is hugger-mugger if anyone's interested in that information. I have every type of messaging option, which is probably going to be the death of my relationship with T-Bone because he hates texting and facebook and everything related. But life is all about sacrifices. And the best part about my beautiful blackberry is I have texas hold em for free. Free! I wasn't sure if I was going to share this, but that's a great way to kill time when you're sitting on the can ... I got carried away the other night and sat there for half an hour, talk about sore ass. My legs were even sleeping ... but I was up $1000 chips. I've killed the battery once and it never leaves my hands. I don't know how I lived before my blackberry. I don't know how people live without them now. Even the day I found out I had a million dollars worth of work to do on my car, I didn't care. I had my blackberry. What more do you really need. It has filled a void, I am finally complete.