’09 so far, etc

A lot of people ask about what resolutions you’ve made for the new year over the first few days and then that dies off. I didn’t really sit quietly with myself enough to come up with any for this year but yesterday I decided I was going to become better friends with my Blackberry. It began when the retaining ring for the trackball finally lost its last prong of any worth. Like Ironman, the Blackberry is useless without that lighted orb on its chest. So I found a bbrepairshop.com as well as a crackberry forum. That’s its actual name. I ordered a new chrome ring for $14.95 plus shipping and used Scotch tape to hold the old one on in the meantime. Now my BB is like the Millenium Falcon. Doesn’t look like much but it’s got it where it counts.

Or does it? I’ve decided to really get to know my BB much better. I have gmail on it now with 3 other emails. I don’t have Facebook. I can’t go there yet but I might as well. On the other hand, it gives me something to look forward to when I get on my pc. However, it is invading my life and becoming more than a hobby. But back to the BB. I don’t use my calendar. I don’t use any maps on it. I don’t get on the internet with it. I checked my rate plan and I hardly talk on it anymore so I dropped down a step with phone minutes. People communicate without talking now. They text and email. How do you know if you really like somebody if you don’t talk with them?

As best as I can, I want to make the BB as close to a pocket laptop as I can get. To do this, I might need to wipe it first. I’m not going to fear this. Technology will be my friend.