For nearly two years, I’d been making subtle attempts on its life. A not-so-gentle toss on to the coffee table. A pointed look in the other direction as it tumbled out of my purse.
Unsuccessful, I’d begun to sadly accept its invincibility.
Visions flashed through my head: it’s 2021, and I’m still using this Blackberry from 2006. Because it refuses to die. And I can’t justify the expense of replacing it when it’s perfectly functional.
It was like watching The Land Before Time. (Except I didn’t go around responding to everything with “Yep, yep, yep!” for weeks afterward.)
This weekend, it finally happened. A critical injury. A mortal prognosis for the faithful Blackberry I’ve been toting around for the last five years:
The piece that holds the trackball unit in place is irreparably broken. Actually, the wretched thing still works just fine, as long as it sits flat on its back. But obviously, that is not a terribly helpful feature in a mobile phone.
Dinosaur Blackberry, you have served me well. We were together far longer than I ever thought would be possible. You put up a good fight. Rest in piece.
But forgive me if I cut my mourning short. I have an early date with the Apple store tomorrow.
Today’s EAT: There are far worse conundrums in life than having a half-pint of heavy cream that needs to be used up.
This morning, I chipped away at the problem by making homemade whipped cream for our french toast. The entire household was in awe. Well, okay: I was in awe. And I’m pretty sure the cats were too, although they are easily impressed. Did you know that whipped cream is simply cream that has been whipped? With a hand mixer? You learn something new every day.
Anyway. The day’s second cream usage came with dinner, in the form of pasta with vodka sauce:
And the carton is still mostly full. A little cream goes a long way! What should I make next?
Today’s DRINK: I’ve been working my way through this bottle of Epicuro Sicilia Nero D’Avola all weekend.
I don’t know what most of those words mean, but this was an excellent $5 bottle of wine. Just an easy-drinking, pleasant, medium-bodied red.
Today’s RUN: Here’s a tip: don’t procrastinate your weekly long run until 6PM on Sunday. I had to drag myself out the door for a rather poky and abbreviated version of my planner 15-miler. I ended up cutting it short at 10. I felt like rotten ass.
Here’s how the week ended up:
M (am) – 3.3 easy (29:04, 8:48 pace)
M (pm) – 5 easy (44:19, 8:51 pace)
Tu – track, 12X400M @ 5K pace, 8.6 total (1:12:26, 8:27 pace)
W – OFF
Th – tempo, 1X2M and 2X1M, 8 total (1:05:06, 8:08 pace)
F – 6.5 easy (57:13, 8:46 pace)
Sa – 5.1 easy (45:01, 8:49 pace)
su – 10.2 easy (1:29:27, 8:46 pace)
Total 46.7 miles.
Today’s QUESTION: What do I need to know as I enter the world of the iPhone? Any tips or must-have apps? The hubs has an iPhone but he is no help because has he has like ZERO fun things on his phone. I want to play with the Angry Birds or whatever they are!