Let's rewind a tad to the days of Politico, when Amy got her first blackberry. We'll give that date as November, 2006. The world suddenly opened up -- email on my phone! facebook on my phone! callendar! internet! 24/7 news! The world was at my finger tips.
I have had one ever since -- 2.5 years.
I have often been accused of being a complete blackberry addict. So, I am. That aside it DOES come in so handy. I looooove it.
Today the track ball on my blackberry stopped working. I went into the store thinking about my options ... if they couldn't fix it, and our contract was still super long anyway, I decided I would spring for a new one, about $100. Luke and I plan to switch services when the contract expires or he deploys and we can straight up get out of the contract. So depending on when he'll deploy $100 is a good or a bad investment.
First, guess what? Our contract ends in May. May! So we'll be switching then. Second, they couldn't fix my phone. Without the track ball there is no point in having email, I can't choose whether or not to answer any given call, etc. Basically, it's an important aspect of the phone.
So I did the cheap, best, right ... HARD ... thing. I went and bought a cheapo tmobile phone that will hold me over until May, and canceled all blackberry related services.
There is a strong possibility that I am going to go into withdrawal without it. I may start shaking and saying things like "but I dont know what's HAPPENING in the world!!!!" and "GIVE ME MY BLACKBERRY!!"
But in all seriousness, this is a huge deal. There are things that are more important in the world than being online all the time (though I'm not sure WHAT they are... just kidding), and people who don't think I can survive ... and I'm going to prove that I can.