Behind The Butter

simple lessons in life, part III

1. talking on your cellphone while driving is never a good idea.

2. talking on your cellphone while filling up the bathtub is also never a good idea.

it may fall in.

and then you may stuff it in a bag of jasmine rice to attempt to dry it out.

and then you may eat so much chocolate that you get a massive stomach ache and proceed to lay on your kitchen floor, wondering what to do next.


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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Ooooh poor iPhone. I would cry.
    I hope something good came out of that chocolate pot. 🙂

  • kate
    November 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Did you take the battery out? I hope the rice soaked some of the water out! I never would of thought to throw it in a bag of rice.

  • Hope
    November 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Great Life Lessons!
    I would be heart broken if my iPhone fell in the bath!! Hope it recovers ok!

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass
    November 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The rice will do the trick, it always does.
    And your chocolate stomachache will soon pass, and then you’ll want more chocolate.

  • grocery goddess jen
    November 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Oh no, your poor phone! Is it okay? Try kitty litter to dry it out 🙂

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    November 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Wait now, there’s still chocolate in that pot. Don’t stop now.

    Best of luck with the phone.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    November 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I have never dropped my phone in water, which surprises me since I am the biggest clutz. I hope yours dries out and works again pronto.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    November 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Oh no, hope your phone isn’t dead 🙁
    Chocolate really does cure all, except a no-phone hangover.

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
    November 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    For what it’s worth, I dropped my phone in the toilet, and I dried it out in a bag of rice overnight, and it was fine the next day! I hope it works for you!

  • Debbie B.
    November 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Ohhh no about the phone!!! Hopefully the rice will work 😉 😉

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    November 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I hope the rice helps!

    I would die without my iPhone. No joke.

  • Sandy
    November 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Hope you and your phone recover so you are able to be in touch with those you love tomorrow. 🙁

  • Maria
    November 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I’m on my second iPhone so I feel your pain :-/ Hopefully it works out for you…I dropped mine in the Ocean…

  • Liz
    November 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Oh dear, lol. If it makes you feel any better, I am making a double batch of those maple pecan bars right now that I am positive is going to beat the pants off of whatever other dessert someone else is bringing to my family’s Thanksgiving party! Suckers!

  • Kristinefitness
    November 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Crossing my fingers your phone is alright!

    And, I bet you tummy ache is all better now 😀

  • Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    November 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    The rice worked for me a month back when I did the same thing! Sure hope it works for you too!
    On a more cheerful note…you’re post this morning got me inspired and I’m now halfway through “Almost Home” a novel by Pam Jenoff…perfect light reading 🙂 thanks for the push!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

  • Cara Craves...
    November 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Blow dryer can help too!

  • Jaime@If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now
    November 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    good to know 🙂

    kinda sounds like my life!

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    November 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    It’s alright Jenna, dear. We all like to get chocolate wasted. 🙂

  • J.
    November 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Sneezing while driving is never a good idea.
    Very scary.

  • jessica
    November 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    That stinks about your phone! For me, making buttery caramel corn when I know what dairy does to me is never a good idea. It sure does taste amazing though!

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    November 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    How dare you leave chocolate in that pot.

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    November 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Oooh, hope the cell still works – I’ve had the worst luck in the past…Gatorade…washing machines…random massive rainstorms…

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    November 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I hope your phone survived!! And I hope your stomach feels better!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    November 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    One time I threw my phone down a trash chute – it didn’t end well

  • Sahar
    November 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’m so glad your phone is alive again! Rice solution noted – and chocolate always solves everything 🙂

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    November 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Yikes!!! I’ve dropped my phone in water before and it came out just fine :-)…hopefully you have the same success story!! If not, at least you had an awesome pot of chocolate

  • jess
    November 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    the rice thing worked for my itouch.. hope it works for your phone too!!! im def guilty of bringing my mac/ipod into the bathroom as well hehe

    ooh, can’t wait to see what came out of that chocolate;)

  • Ashley
    November 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    My boyfriend/his dad saved my cellphone when it fell out of my back pocket into the toilet. They told me take the battery out. Then his dad proceeded to take my cell phone apart then hold each part over the burner – BEYOND me technology wise – but it worked.

  • Chicky
    November 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    ummm…sounds like you’ve been spying on my life….it all just sounds to familiar: the driving, the bath tub cell phone incidents (plural for me), the chocolate overdose, and the laying on the floor (I didn’t know other people did that?). Weird.

    Plus, we have the same name…..

    Okay, officially going to check that I am not a victim of identity theft.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    November 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Did the rice thing work for you? It didn’t work for me this past summer when I made the mistake of taking my cell with my on the jetski “in case of emergency.” 🙁

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    November 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    CA laws while driving with cell phones. Yep, been there. Not exactly fun time.s Thank god mine were warnings but I use my earpiece from now on 🙂

    Bathtubs. Well, that beats falling in the toilet in a bar while out partying in my younger days 🙂

    Saw your tweet or something on Buzz that the iphone was recovered…whew 🙂

  • Amy
    November 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Aw, man. I hope your phone is okay! At least you enjoyed your chocolate. 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Maybe the universe is trying to tell you something re technology? Just thought of that as started taking daily marathon walk w/o cellphone just b/c bought new wallet & phone doesn’t fit so actually leave it behind. Wc can’t actually believe am doing but feels freeing & good. At least for awhile 😉 Wow, my ‘brave new world’ threshold is set kinda low….like lowest notch on the limbo pole low. Hmm.

    Anyway…I pray your IPhone survives!!

  • Camille
    November 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I have absolutely never dropped my phone in the tub. Not.
    I have absolutely never eaten myself in to a chocolate coma. Not.
    Guilty 🙂

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    November 24, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Hope your iphone feels better soon!

  • Vanessa
    November 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Haha oh no! I’ve dropped mine in a toilet, twice.. I did the rice trick. One time it worked, one time it failed! Hope it works for your phone!! And if not the whole chocolate coma thing sounds like a good temporary fix!!

  • Erin
    November 25, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Ohhh, your poor phone. and poor you.
    I hope that works! I’m on my second iphone and the first was destroyed by the gooiest liquid ever during a backpacking trip. I still have no idea what it was. It was also at the height of Iphone 4 madness and it felt like there were no phones to be had in the world.
    I hope your experience is much better!
    Chocolate does help though. Even with tummy aches.

    • Erin
      November 25, 2010 at 1:51 am

      Also, I lay on my kitchen floor an inordinate amount. It’s strangely soothing.

  • rebecca lustig
    November 25, 2010 at 5:54 am

    phones and i do not get along. i go through phones like i go through socks. (dont know where i pulled that analogy from ha)

    happy thanksgiving! may it be filled with gratitude and joy 🙂

  • Jackie
    November 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I often read blogs on my iPhone while I’m in the bath… which is were I was when I read this exact post.
    I often think I would cry if I dropped it in the tub, but maybe not. A few years back I dropped my old Razor in the toilet, it lived another 2 years after that. Silly phones and being so connected to them.

  • Running Betty
    November 28, 2010 at 6:31 am

    My friend’s daughter had her iphone go through the laundry. twice. both times mom didn’t know it was in her daughter’s pocket when doing her laundry for her. After going through the dryer with the rest of the laundry it worked just fine. Maybe try the dryer?

  • Kelsey
    November 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Did the rice save it?