Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Think I Thought I Saw You Try

Here is some graffiti of a boy.

I think tonight I'll just talk about a few of our obsessions. The first one is Stinky's cell phone. She is so obsessed with texting, that she made a fatal error last night. I've told her a million times NOT to bring her phone into the bathroom. There's no need for it there and there are too many things it could drown itself in. Of course, since she's 15, she didn't listen to me and it fell into the bathtub as it was draining. Oops!

Then I told her to take the battery out and put both the phone and the battery in front of a fan to dry out over night. Her sister suggested putting it in the toaster oven to dry out. She said it was faster. I told her that didn't sound like a very good idea. Guess which one of us she listened to? That's right. Stinky put her phone into the toaster oven until both the battery and the phone were starting to melt and turn into Shrinky Dinks. Um, duh. Of course, Stinky was horrified and started trying to shame and blame her sister. I told her to knock it off. She had made two bad decisions in a row. She was allowed to be upset about it, but not to direct that anger at anyone else who was mistaken, but still just trying to be helpful. Stinky told me she couldn't see anything positive in the situation.

After she went in her room and calmed down, we were able to come up with a solution. We do have insurance on our phones (I know how we all are). It still costs $50, which I refuse to pay, since I wasn't the one who made the wrong choices (that time, anyway). Stinky had $25 that she was going to bring with her to her church group's trip to Adventureland to pay for her food there. I told her I would spot her the rest until she could pay me back and we bought a bunch of healthier snacks for her to sneak into the park when she goes. I also refused to deal with the cell phone insurance company, since I hate doing that kind of practical stuff, and again, I didn't kill my favorite obsession (that time, anyway). So, Stinky had to go on the website and figure out how it all worked. She did a great job and her phone should be delivered to my place of business tomorrow.

Here is some graffiti of a girl.

LauraB. from What Fresh Hell is This blog, turned me on to the show Nurse Jackie on Showtime. It stars Edie Falco, who I've always loved and it is awesome. I watched the first 5 episodes in one sitting and am jonesing for more. It's about a woman who is really great at taking care of everyone else's needs and fucked-up situations, but not her own. It looked a little familiar. Hmmmm...

I've also started watching the first episode of the first season of Dexter and it looks really great too. It's a damn good thing I don't have anything else to do, or I would be in big, big trouble. Ahem.

Oh, and one last obsession. FMDM has been bugging me for a while to try a game on XBox called Peggle. It's kind of like pinball, but so much better and bigger and gayer. When you finish a level, there are fake fireworks noises, and giant rainbows and they play the Hallelujah Chorus and I get to celebrate my wonderfulness at video games again and again and again.

Okay, those are enough obsessions for now. Laura B. tagged me to do a meme about obsessions, but I'm not very good with the structure right now, since I've apparently been piddling all my time away staring at glowing boxes. I still may try to do that meme, but if I don't get around to it, this is my lame-ass attempt.


laura b. said...

Oh, I feel Stinky's pain. Two years ago, I dropped TWO cell phones in the pool. I'm just that dumb.

Nurse Jackie, yay! Isn't it great? Edie Falco is so cool. And Dexter! Very creepy. Michael C. Hall is amazing.

Thank you, Churlita...I think this post perfectly fills any lame meme requirements:-) This is officially a Lovely Blog. More yay!

Ananda girl said...

I think you handled that cell phone situation well. (I hate dealing with those folk too.)

I don't have Showtime right now... will have to see if I can get someone to tape Nurse Jackie for me.

Dexter I adore. I like creepy stuff.

Remiman said...

I've drowned my phone twice; once in the river and once through a complete wash cycle.
First time a hair dryer and time rescued the phone. Second time the rep recommended burying it in a bowl of dry rice. It works!
I now have a waterproof phone. :)

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm afraid Stinky will not like the TRUE answer to the drowned cell phone problem. You did right by telling her to remove the battery, but as far as drying it out? Try letting it dry out for about a week. Sorry, but that's the general rule of thumb, one week.

I love the graffiti pictures, makes me reminiscent for Tuesday Tags.

Susan said...

I used to be a bartender. Ask me how many phones I lost to the water depths...

NoRegrets said...

It's a wonderful response. And love the graffittii

Tara said...

I was careless with my first digital camera when I first got it. Dropped it on the linoleum floor one day after my mom gave it to me for Christmas. Thankfully she bought insurance for it and I could replace the camera free of charge. Then I dropped the second one on the floor of a haunted prison and also slammed it in the car door. So far it still takes photos.

booda baby said...

Wow, you are rockin' the Mom thing these days!

DJSassafrass said...

Peggle had a grip on me for a while. Until you get through adventure mode and beat all the is your master. Situations like that are why I can't be on FB--another time suck I don't need!

Mnmom said...

Good choices on the phone, your choices that is. I always watch in amazement when their poor choices make them mad at ME! They alternately want me to disappear completely AND solve every problem with a wave of my Mom wand - I should start dressing as Glenda the Good Witch.

Churlita said...


Sorry, I didn't do it in its form, but I did it myyyyy waaaaay.


I'm sure the season will come out on DVD in a few months anyway.


I believe it about the rice. Someone else suggested that for drying something else out too. I just can't remember what it was now.


I love graffiti, but it's hard to find good stuff in Iowa. We're just not street enough here.


I was a bartender too, but it was back in the days before cell phones. If I had one when I bartending, I bet I'd lose one a week.


Thanks and thanks.


That's great. I definitely need an indestructible camera.

Booda Baby,

Thank you. I don't know how well I'm rocking it, but I'm trying to keep it together.


I like to balance out my obsession between running, games, Facebook, and movies/shows. That way I don't get too crazy about any one thing.


Oh, I know. It's so much easier to blame someone than it is to sit down and try and fix the situation and we are such handy scapegoats.

mighty jo said...

dexter is awesome.
ive heard to put a wet cell phone in rice?? maybe??