I Love My Blackberry
Everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I’m a geek addicted to all things web, web 2.0 and social media. I’m currently being paid to be a web geek (I LOVE MY GIG), so all aspects of my life call for me to be in front of a screen for at least 8 hours a day.
My detachment from most things electronic is usually my commute to and from work. Until I went and got a Blackberry a couple of weeks ago. *doom music plays* dun dun dun!!!!.
My Blackberry is my leash to the information superhighway, and I need to get off at the next exit and take a rest break. The 45 mins on the bus that I used to spend thinking about life’s queries (what DID come first, the chicken or egg?), what kind of rice I’m eating today (jollof, fried, or thai), or getting mad that I can’t solve the day’s 5-star Sudoku puzzle is now spent scrolling through my email, my favorite blogs, or playing the addictive game “BrickBreaker”.
I cue violins, and maybe an oboe, for my thumbs (I’d hate to have arthritis at the tender age of 45), my eyes (staring at a mini-screen all day cannot be healthy. My ophthalmologist will not be happy), and my neck (I already had bad posture). I think Blackberries are a part of a bigger plan to turn humans into robotic, crooked thumbed, squinting fools with early age advanced rheumatoid arthritis.
Despite all of that, here I am. Looks like I will be keeping RedBerry (my phone’s name) for a while.
My name is Nat Al and I am a crackberry addict. I can’t help it, it’s like that sh*t be calling me…. is there a 12-step for gadgets? If so I need one, but with like 22 steps. (Why when I was in the hospital I cried until someone brought me my crackberry and laptop. Nevermind the IV’s, broken bones, and oxygen…. lol)
Putting up the sign of the cross here. I haven’t delved into these yet but keep looking wistfully at them. No no no…I can’t do it. I would never phone my family to see how they are.
So *this* whatchu be doing @ night, hoe? Me and Redberry gwine have serious beef if you keep this up!
I’ve had a SilverBerry (and now RedBerry) for a little over a year. When I first started navigating my Curve I realized true true love.
I couldn’t survive this life without it. Now, I’m impatitently awaiting the release of the BlackBerry Storm.
Eeeee I have one of those! Only mine’s silver (with a pink cover). I named her Trixie.
BlackBerries are truly amazing.
I dont have a Blackberry but I ido have a Treo from Sprint, and once I set up my email and realized I could access Google Reader and Facebook on it, my life has gone downhill lmao
NatAl – Yes, there needs to be a 12 step program for the crack that is the Bberry.
LuLu – Do your best to resist b/c once it gets you, its like Quicksand You cant get out
Kindred – Yes, I admit it *hangs head in shame*
Sabrina – I heart mine too
Circumstance – Oh man, that Blackberry Storm looks awesome. Will wait a bit b4 getting it since RedBerry is so new
Agent Elle – I love the name, Trixie
Suga – Yes, and my RedBerry has google chat too. So yes, my fingers weep.