image via Pencil Shavings Studio

I hope everyone had a great holiday break! You usually have to drag me back kicking and screaming, but this year I am excited to kick things off. I think great things are in store for 2012.

Sadly, my new iphone did not kick the new year off on the right note. Just a few minutes after midnight, she took a plunge… in the toilet! That ‘splash’ had to be one of the worst sounds I have ever heard. *Note: Don’t keep your iphone in your back pocket, ladies.

After grabbing her out and quickly drying her off, I stuck her in a bag of rice and waited… and waited… and waited. The wait was the hardest part. I would walk by the little bag of rice and just give it a little pat every now and then. So sad to see her buried there.

After 36 (long) hours later, I took her out and pressed the power button. YAY! It worked! I have never been happier to see that home screen. Whew!

So, to celebrate her ‘re-birth’, I thought I pass along a special savings to you. Leave a comment telling me about your worst phone nightmare, I know you’ve got some good ones. I’ll pick a name at random to receive a 20% off coupon to the adorable Pencil Shavings Studio. I ordered the super cute yellow+white striped phone case pictured above, it puts me in a good mood every time I pick up the phone.

Can’t wait to hear your stories!

Posted 1/4/12, Topic: Blog

  • becky
    January 4, 2012 at 2:28 am |

    Ask my daughter … Complicated Kai … I'm sure she's got about 5 or 6 sad stories. I can't believe that rice thing actually worked. I did drop mine in the tub once. I guess that counts. I use my laptop while in the tub too… I'm just waiting for the day that goes for a swim. then I'll just have to shoot myself. I don't think my apple laptop will fit into a bag of rice.

  • Lesley
    January 4, 2012 at 10:47 am |

    Um, did you see my post today? These covers would have been perfect to include. I've had two broken screens. Shattered. One because of me and one because of my little pea. Not fun! Your case is adorable.

  • Graceline
    January 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm |

    Hhhhmmmm, I did the same thing you did after mistakenly sending my phone through a washing machine cycle…. Bag of rice, 2 to 3 day wait after removing sim card and battery. It seemed to be okay at first, but it soon declined by not recharging. I ended up switching to a non-smart phone and I pay for usage, no contract. Recommendations? I have read it all over the Internet …. Insurance for your cell phone so it can be replaced if it is dunked or washed. Mind you, my phone went through a complete wash cycle.

  • amanda fleury
    January 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm |

    Love the case! I work retail and just last week I misplaced my iphone somewhere in the Boxing Day madness of our back room. After an hour of fruitless searching, I sent a message out to all my co-workers, telling them to keep an eye out, then waited. After a few painful hours, I got a message saying it had fallen into one of the girls bags and was safe and sound with her. Such a relief!

  • Jennifer
    January 6, 2012 at 9:08 am |

    2011 was a bad year for my iPhone. I dropped it in a bowl of guacamole and had to replace the speaker. Then I dropped it in the tub while I was cleaning it (watch out for sweatshirt pockets too!) then like u in the toilet. But luckily it worked! And I had no rice because i was at work It did start random dialing people one day but other than that it was fine! I think my phone has 9 lives!

  • shea
    January 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm |

    I drop my phone all the dern time. I always have. I can't even blame it on the chickens. I'm nervous about my new iPhone. I dropped my old phone in my driveway. I realized it AFTER I ran over it backing out. Both tires. I approached it with one eye closed. That sucker still worked and I used it for 2 more years!

  • Michelle
    January 9, 2012 at 4:12 am |

    I was at an outdoor concert last year and had to use my iphone as a light inside a dark, smelly port-o-potty and as i pulled it out, it fell into the bottom of it. i was told to call the number on the port-o-potty and tell them what number potty it was for when the event was over, they'd try to dig into the hole to look for it. The thought of it disgusted me that I didn't even bother and for the past year i've been stuck with a 2g that is slowly dying on me. No worries though, my 4s is in the mail as i type this

  • shea B.
    January 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm |

    Uh. Muh. Guh. Michelle wins. Seriously. Give it to her. Now.

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