Something Is Wrong Here

There are a couple strange things going on in this post. None of which I am very happy about.

1.) If you haven’t noticed, it’s only 6:20 pst and I’m already blogging. Why am I awake?

2.) My fancy shmancy 50 mm lens for my camera SHATTERED INTO MY OATMEAL THIS MORNING.

If I was a a real photojournalist and pro blogger I would have quickly recovered, switched lenses and taken a photo of said broken lens floating in my overnight oats…..but I didn’t.
What I did do was just stare down in horror and wonder how do these things happen on Wednesday mornings at 6 am. When I was reaching for my camera to take a picture (pre-disaster), the strap was halfway stuck into my pajama drawer. I yanked, unknowingly and half asleep, camera crashed on the side of my bookshelf. I thought it was fine (these things have happened before) but when I went to take a photo, the whole thing just fell right off. Into my oats.
In this blurry shot, you can see a small piece of green……glass? from the lens?

Don’t worry. I picked it out and ate anyway. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t scarred and that doesn’t mean I’m in a good mood right now because I’m not.

Oh look. Oats with glass. Delicious.
I know my broken lens is only a “thing” and can be replaced. It’s not the biggest deal in the grand scheme of things and thankfully the other lens that came with the camera is still intact and in working condition. However, I really hope this isn’t a sign for the day to come because at noon I’m getting the keys to my new apartment and have a really busy day hauling boxes up and down three flights of stairs. I need all the positive energy I can get today.
What’s your worst gadget horror story? Ever dropped your phone into a pool or you camera into a glass of water at a Thai restaurant? I’ve done both. I think the WORST was when I was 16 and sitting on Christie’s dock one night way past curfew. I accidentally kicked my cellphone (nokia, baby) into the depths of the Indian River. I threatened to jump in after it and Christie had to hold me back. Try explaining that one to your parents.
I think I’m going to go back to bed for an hour now.

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 12, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Aww man that really stinks!! At least you have an extra lens, and like you said, its just a thing that can be replaced. I am terribly clumsy with electronics… I dropped my friend’s camera off the 9th floor balcony (well we both kind of dropped it but I assumed responsibility). Needless to say, it didn’t take the fall well.

  • Diana
    May 12, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Ugh, so sorry that happened. That freaking sucks… I’d be a mess if that had happened to me, honestly. Hope you can get it fixed for free (warranty?). Hope you have a good day anyway Jenna, good luck with the move!

  • Evan Thomas
    May 12, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Sorry your day got off to such a rough start1 i’ve definitely dropped my camera 1 too many times, and now the metal on top is peeling off. Thankfully, I ordered a new one just this week

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 12, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Ugh that is so awful! I just dropped my Mac last night and almost died. Thank gosh it still worked. In college I spilled a 2 liter bottle of water on my keyboard…

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    May 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I dropped my old SLR film camera in the Ganges. It actually carried on working for some time after that, what with it being a sacred river and all that but it wasn’t ever quite the same again.

    Hope moving day goes well… πŸ™‚

  • RhodeyGirl
    May 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Last summer I was telling a story with my hands, cell phone in hand, on the 2nd story balcony at a party. Of course my phone went flying and landed on the concrete next to the pool. While I had to buy a new $35 cover, believe it or not the actual iPhone was fine.

    The story ended well, but boy was it humiliating!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

    (shakes her head at the universe) i know what u mean…i know….HUG

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Maybe this is just the “bad” thing for the day- you got it over with, and now you’re apartment will be incredible!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Oh YIKES!! Sending positive energy vibes your way girl!
    I dropped my iphone in a cup of water. A very SMALL cup. And it slipped right in, perfectly. That takes some skill, oh yes.

  • Jenna
    May 12, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Oh no! I’m so sorry. πŸ™ I think you got the bad stuff out of the way for today so that the rest of the day can be all GOOD things!

    In college I dropped my new computer the first day at the dorms and put a huge dent in it. I didn’t get over that one for a few, err, months!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 12, 2010 at 6:48 am

    And that’s why I don’t get up early. Sorry you broke your lens. I’d be upset too. Those things aren’t cheap. Hope the rest of your day goes better. Like maybe the person who lived in your new apartment before you forget his camera lens. And wants you to have it. πŸ™‚

  • Stacey
    May 12, 2010 at 6:49 am

    That’s so sad about your camera and oats. I’m sure moving today will go well.

  • Amie Bowling
    May 12, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Ugh, I know how bad that sucks, literally. I dropped my D40 on the concrete while taking my daughter to the park. The lens was history. I ordered a new one on Ebay, got it and all was well again. We were at a wedding a couple of weeks ago, and my baby niece waived her hands around and it fell to the ground again (TOTALLY my fault). The lens is now “stiff” and I tell my husband, I’m not sure why the new one is so stiff πŸ™ At least it works.

  • Rachel
    May 12, 2010 at 6:50 am

    that’s why it is a $100 lens! at least it was not a more expensive one. the rest of your day will be great!

  • Wendy
    May 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I’m sorry ur very exciting day got off to a rough start. When stuff like that to me happens I think of the very prolific singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet ; ) Breath in, Breath out…move on. Hey, I once dropped my keys (car, home, deposit box) into Barneget Bay, NJ. After a few minutes of mucking around in the muck, they were found. Breath in, Breath out…move on : )

  • Ameena
    May 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I’m so sorry about your lens…talk about starting your day on the wrong foot! I hope things get better for you!!

    I remember losing my expensive contacts back when I was a teenager…they’d literally just fall out of my eye every single day and my parents were at their wits end! Then Acuvue finally invented disposable lenses and my parents breathed a huge sigh of relief!

  • nic
    May 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I’m sending lots and lots of positiv energy to you!!!
    Hope this means that the worst is behind you and you’ll have a fabolous although heavy day!!

  • anonymous
    May 12, 2010 at 7:02 am

    last fall i dropped my phone in the toilet.


  • allison @ livingoneday
    May 12, 2010 at 7:03 am

    oh no. disaster early in the morning! go back to bed. my sister broke her camera once in a hilarious way: she was at a bar with it around her wrist talking to someone. after about 5 minutes she looked down and saw her camera floating in his glass of beer. he had inadvertently put his beer right underneath her arm with the camera on it. yikes! i’ve done the usual cell-phone-in-the-toilet fiasco multiple times

  • Andrea (Sweet N Green)
    May 12, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I’m sorry your morning got off to a bad start. Hopefully your day gets a little better and the move goes smoothly!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 12, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Oh no Jenna! Not cool. But it is not a sign to your day. Your day will be awesome.

    My iHome sits on the shelf over my toilet so I can listen to tunes while I shower. I was changing from Hunni’s iPod to mine and dropped it in the toilet. It was clean water and I pulled it out quickly. It was fine but I’m extra cautious now.

  • Therese
    May 12, 2010 at 7:08 am

    That really sucks! I would’ve just picked it out and ate the oatmeal as well (just carefully…)!

    I think that this whole ordeal is a sign. You’re just not destined to get up that early in the morning!

    I actually don’t have any tech horror stories (yet)! My friend dropped her cell in the toilet once though. Ewww…

    Good luck on the move today!

  • Raya @ Raya Runs
    May 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I “washed” my phone in the washing machine on accident. It was balled up in my sheets. Wooooops. If that happened to my Motorola Droid I would cry.

  • Kendall
    May 12, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Never leave your laptop open on the floor. I once kicked a TV remote off the bed, which flew into the laptop screen. Try explaining that one to your parents.

    You live and you learn.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 12, 2010 at 7:16 am

    oh man, what a bummer! the worst story i have is when i was in college, 2 days after i bought the first new cell phone i’d ever had, i had it in my back pocket and when i pulled my pants down to pee it fell into the toilet. awesome. i was pretty upset about that one!

  • Jennu
    May 12, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Bummer! broken lens and glass in your oatmeal:( Glad you still got to eat it though!

  • Shelly
    May 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I dropped my cell phone onto the floor of a porta potty during Mardi Gras a couple of years ago. At least I didn’t drop it in the hole!
    But let me tell you I doused that phone in SO MUCH hand sanitizer after I picked it up!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    May 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Dude I am so sorry. That SUCKS, but sometimes you have to laugh at those things as well. Okay, it really isnΒ΄t funny now. But sometimes I feel like God is just messing with me. In a mostly good way. At least the oats were edible…

  • Sami
    May 12, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I’m sorry about your camera! The day will get better πŸ™‚ Mine recently died too! I dropped it. Wasn’t quite as nice as yours though! Just a typical point and shooter. I recently got a new one though! The worst ever was when I tried to toss my mom’s cell back to her around my aunt’s pool. It bounced right off the raft sitting on the deck and into the depths of the water. She was pretty angry.

  • Christie {Honoring Health}
    May 12, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Sorry about your lens but good luck with the moving.

  • Corinne
    May 12, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Oh Jenna, I love how you ate the oatmeal anyways. I have done that before (confessions of a true foodie) not caring/worrying and then moments later I went into complete hypo mode and freaked out. “Omg does my throat hurt? Is that from the glass, omg is that a weird pain in my stomach? Should I call a doc!?!!!” ha

    A few years ago I spilled a glass of wine (FIRST glass mind you, I wasnt tipsy) onto my laptop. It fritzed seconds later. There was NO saving that Dell. However, it gave me 7 solid years, RIP dear Dell.

    Repeat after me, “todays am events will not cloud moving day!!” Keep thinking about the garbage disposal and you will forget all about the shattered lens.

  • Camille
    May 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Aww, i’m sorry about your camera πŸ™
    Having to replace gadgets is no fun!

  • Jo
    May 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I’m sending you lots of positive energy right now, I know your day will get better πŸ™‚
    Last week I spilled a whole 500ml bottle of water all over the inside of my bag (I didn’t put the cap on properly) and killed my mobile. I was so glad that my ipod and camera were ok that I didn’t stress out. I now have my mum’s old mobile, as I can’t afford to buy a new one, but it’s annoying me loads!

  • emily
    May 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    One time at a party in high school I got thrown into the pool with my cell phone in my pocket. I made my friend who pushed me tell my parents!

    The worst was the summer in college when I randomly dropped my laptop. It was terrible, I felt like I watched it fall in slow-motion and then I cried. So we got it fixed, and it had it home literally less than an hour when I dropped it AGAIN and it shattered!!

  • Sarah for Real
    May 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Oh no! Hmm… positivity says, “one less thing to move!”

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 12, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Don’t twist your ankle!!!!

    Boo to broken lenses πŸ™

  • Paige
    May 12, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I lost my purse, with all its contents (flask, camera, cell phone, etc) at a Mardi Gras parade freshman year of college. I got everything back (it was returned by a police officer…who had spoken with my mother on my cell phone…long story), but my camera was busted. I also dropped my phone into a cup of beer once…oh the joys of college.

    I’m crossing my fingers that the worst thing to happen to you today is your freshly broken lens. Good luck with the move!!

  • adria
    May 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

    An anti technology aura must surround me. Since spring 2008 I have gone through 5 laptops before I found a “non-glitchy” one. We went through a whole lot of issues that were thankfully covered by the warranty. My 5th and current laptop has already had its hard drive replaced.

  • Paige
    May 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Oh and also once I was carrying around throat spray in my purse (my FAVORITE purse at the time) and it opened up and spilled all over the inside. Ruined. πŸ™

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Sorry about your lens – it is just a thing but an expensive thing that I would be upset about too.

    A couple of months ago I walked into our bathroom to see my 15 month old son staring into the toilet. I was like “what are you looking at?” and it turns out he’s staring at my cell phone just floating away in the toilet. When I took it in to get a replacement, the guy said “there appears to be some water damage”, I played dumb.

  • Jtine
    May 12, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Camera lenses are tricky!

    I broke my last camera at a fancy schmancy black tie affair (it was post-cocktail hour, which didn’t help my natural klutziness). I was attempting to snap photos of the gorgeous table settings quickly before we were seated, so I grabbed the camera out of my clutch and turned it on – but it was caught on something inside my bag and went crashing to the ground…and of course, since I’d been in a hurry to turn it on, the lense was already out. And it hit the ground first and got crunched beyond repair.

    It takes even more skill (clumsiness/bad luck) to shatter the screen on your cell phone – because it was propped between your shoulder & your ear and happened to fall at the very instant a strong wind blew your car door closed on it. You couldn’t PLAN that! It made my cell screen look like a windshield that had been hit by a rock – and I had to use it like that for four months until my plan expired!

    Hope your day gets better!!

  • rach
    May 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I dropped my mobile in an enormous glass of wine a couple of years ago. About six months ago I dropped another one in the toilet. Last weekend I snapped a bit off my food processor bowl – Β£20 for a replacement, quite a lot for a moment of carelessness!
    My boyfriend gets quite annoyed at me as I rather beat myself up over things like this.
    Hope your day improves πŸ™‚

  • ellen eats beets
    May 12, 2010 at 7:42 am

    what a bummer! Sorry your day started on such a sad note. I hope the oats were still tasty tasty and that the rest of your day looks spectacular!

  • Lindsay
    May 12, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Sorry about your lens!!! I dropped my cell phone two years in a row in my mom’s pool at home in NJ. Two years to the day, almost! I am clumsy, so I have gotten used to these things happening, but its still pretty annoying!!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 12, 2010 at 7:46 am

    That’s so frustrating! Hope you can find a replacement without blowing the bank.

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    May 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Gosh. That sucks, Jenna. I don’t think I personally have ever destroyed a piece of equipment, but this past summer, my purse was stolen…which contained my blackberry, my beloved digital camera, my ipod, my wallet, and the book that I was reading at the time. It was a serious tragedy….it’s taken me almost 6 months to buy all of these items again (and now, I have a cheapo Walmart phone, not a blackberry…sigh…). Hilariously, the thing that I was really annoyed that got stolen was the BOOK! It was from a hard-to-find purchase from a used book store, and I was very annoyed that the thief didn’t just leave it behind for me to take solace in. But try not to beat yourself up about the lens! Good luck with the big move!

  • Liz
    May 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

    No gadget disasters have ever happened to me (knock on wood!) but in college my best friend dropped her cell phone in the toilet (she claims it was clean water in there…). She pulled it out and miraculously it still worked! However, she came up with the brilliant idea of “washing it off in the sink”. After that, the phone was broken, naturally. Also, she’s now a doctor.
    Another fun story non-gadget related: while travelling through Europe my ex-boyfriend dropped his passport, wallet (which included all his ids, money, credit cards…etc) in a canal in Venice. Yeah, that was fun. I had to call my parents and beg them to wire me money. And we had to wait at the American embassy for like 7 hours for him to get paperwork to get back home.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I recently flipped a bowl of cereal onto my computer and got milk ALL OVER the keyboard…definitely broke it! And it was only 5 months old :(. To DELL’s credit they did an excellent job fixing it quickly but it certainly made me wish I’d purchased a waranty…gah!

    Sorry about the camera Jenna πŸ™

  • Marina
    May 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I hate when something like this happens, specially early in the morning. It messes up the whole day….
    I’m not good with gadgets, they keep falling on the ground, I keep breaking them…
    I hope the rest of the day will be better for you!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Ooohh bad luck, that’s a nasty experience”! My phone died after I got stuck in a thunder storm – the water killed it, but it got stuck making this high pitched loud beep :s heaven knows how! NOT COOL!

  • Taysa (Water, Butter and Wine)
    May 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I have too many gadget horror stories to recount. All my cameras have died premature deaths. The last event was in October while canoeing down Russian River with friends. We were five minutes away from the end of the trip when my boyfriend steered our canoe too sharply around a corner and dumped us into the river. It was only a foot deep but I lost my cell phone AND my camera in the accident, including a bunch of other stuff. Talk about an expensive canoe trip.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I can’t believe you still ate your oats, haha. What a freak accident! Bummer : ( I was dropped my cell phone in the toilet. Yep…and my hand went in after it!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 12, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I moved yesterday. Have the habit no matter how large our household–everything is unboxed, put away, boxes broken down, pictures hung if have to stay awake all night. Just like to get it done. So, all was stowed and organized yesterday with an epic fail. Since some furniture not arriving for 6-weeks bought a double-high blow up Coleman camping bed for temp and pump to inflate it. Comfortable enough–but reeks of plastic–makes me feel sick. Left the windows all open last night so freezing and sick feeling from plastic smell. Barely slept and up 2AM-5AM then slept an hr and got up. Ugh! Off for long walk. Now instead of minute from beach up in the hills so about 20-30 minute walk. But beautiful up here.

    Would love to have a totally organic/off grid/solar house. Do not like fake materials. I do love all white and everything here is all whit. Color from flowers. It is a serene feeling. In past house colors total palette where white, navy, yellow when at beach; and cream, rose, and forest green in city. Now white and toast.

  • Anne
    May 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I left the cell phone on top of the car after filling up for gas. I drove for several miles, stopped, and it flew off. But I didn’t realize it until a few miles later. How I must of looked on the side of a pretty old highway at 6PM looking for my shattered cell. Why did I think it would still be in one piece?

  • Amanda (modernation)
    May 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Ugh – such a bummer! So sorry. Recently I dropped my cell phone in the water while getting a pedicure. RIP crackberry. One time I also put my phone in a pint glass filled with vodka soda. I think I thought it was my purse or something. Ahh, to be 22 again!

  • kate
    May 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Sorry about your lens! Thats a bummer. Im awful with electronics (or anything that costs money, really) but recently I dropped my camera on a marble museum floor in Greece. Sucks being on vaca sans a camera!

  • Julia
    May 12, 2010 at 8:15 am

    In college, I was one paragraph away from finishing my final paper for this class. It was noon, I was in my room, drinking mimosas with my roomie out of white styrofoam cups to keep our spirits up. I take a sip and then…… SPLASH! Mimosas ALL over my computer. It beeps and…. blank. Dead. OMG OMG OMG OMG Omg. I definitely called my dad crying!
    I somehow managed to find a Circuit city where they were able to hack into my hard drive and put *some* files back onto a DVD, and I was able to finish off the paper on my brother’s computer but the lap top was dead. Bummer!
    Sorry about your camera, hope the rest of the day brings nothing but good luck!

  • Ilana
    May 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

    ughhhhhh I hate technological break downs. My house is a black hole for technology. My mom somehow accidentally put her CELL PHONE in the oven and roasted it at 450 deg for an hour. And I’m depressed to say I actually accidentally stepped on my laptop and broke it – my boyfriend and I had put it on the floor (stupid) and when i got out of bed to go get him advil, I just heard CRACCCKKK!! Ugh. i wanted to die at that moment, true story. And I can’t afford to fix it OR get a new one. Thankfully the only thing that broke are the hinges but it’s really frustrating.

  • She-Fit
    May 12, 2010 at 8:33 am

    oh no!!!!! I’m so sorry. I hope that your day gets better. Sorry about the lens.

  • Ashley
    May 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Oooof. Stuff like that is the worst!!! Especially when it happens in the AM. At least that is the most affordable lens you could ever drop into something?? But still, another $100…lame! Hope the rest of your day picks up. My story is that while talking to my mom on the phone, my soph year of college, I was eating a bowl of cereal…well obviously my phone slipped from my chin + shoulder and landed in a bowl of milk. Phone broke = FAIL

  • Jessica
    May 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I am so sorry, Jenna. Sending up a prayer for you today.

    My worst technology moment was when I tried to sneak a baked potato (you read correctly) into a play because I was starving and hadn’t eaten. I wisely *cough* put a pat of butter on top and plopped it into my purse. My cell phone was bathed in melted butter.
    Too bad they don’t give out freebies for stupidity! πŸ˜›

  • Mo
    May 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I left my first cell phone in my pants pocket and sent it through the washing machine. And then the dryer. I charged it and it actually worked, save for a few buttons. And then it got stolen…
    My sister, however, has ruined I think 3 phones by dropping them in either a toilet or a creek.

    Sorry you’re having such a tough day. =\

  • Rachael
    May 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I have quite a few …
    *My cell phone slid into the tub when I was getting a pedicure. I’ve always been extra careful since!

    *Getting out the car, phone fell out of my lap and onto ground, I then stepped RIGHT into the screen wearing heels. Oops!

    *Following a recipe on my macbook, I knocked over a can of coconut milk which splashed right over the the keyboard. It still works, but the space bar sticks time to time πŸ™

  • Em
    May 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Dear Jenna,

    I’m quite sure the rest of your day will be vastly improved. πŸ™‚
    Someday, you will look back and say, “My, what a silly morning that was.”

    “Silly” is my codeword for: annoying, frustrating, ridiculous, gut-wrenching, awful, and horrible.



  • Whitney @ Whitinspired
    May 12, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Yeah…I dropped my computer on the floor last night. Screen separated from keyboard. It no longer works. I feel your pain.

  • Heba
    May 12, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Aw, I totally feel your pain! I’ve dropped my phone countless times – one of which was from a stairway three floors high (thank God no one was walking there!). My brother when he was younger forgot his $150 phone in his swimsuit pocket and went running into the water at the beach!

    Oh- and my husband kind of freaks out every time I hold the camera in the kitchen, especially when hovering over a dish to take a shot. πŸ™‚ He is super careful with the camera. I really try to be, but I’m not… :-p

    Hope your day turns around and good luck with the moving!

  • Tara
    May 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Oh, yeah. I know all about that. I ran over my own cell phone about a year ago. It was in my lap and fell out when I got out of the car to throw garbage in the dumpster. I got back in, ran it over, then realized after I parked what I had done. Believe it or not, the phone still works. It does, however, look like it has been run over.

  • Mindy
    May 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Freshmen year of college I watched my best friend drop her phone into brownie batter. We both just kind of stared at it like, did that really just happen and what do we do now? We picked it out and our other friend helped her clean it out. Apparently brownie batter is really good at getting into crevices.. the phone survived though!

  • Kdbaker
    May 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Oh Jenna! What a rotten start to your day! I had a similar start today when I left my headlights on in my car while I was working out and battery died. Woudn’t be so bad but it is about the 4th time I have done it this year and my fiancee will not let me live it down! The worst oops I have had is letting go of my phone while I was throwing some things in the garbage at the library. It landed in somebody’s SPIT OUT CHEW! SOOOO GROSSS!!! It smelled like chew for days πŸ™ I could not believe that it happened! …but I laugh about it now πŸ™‚

  • Janelle
    May 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I once dropped my dad’s camera into Lake Michigan…so I bought an identical replacement off Ebay, and not a week later got a notice that the camera I purchased had been stolen and had to sign my life away to prove I had no involvement…nice.

  • MMiller
    May 12, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Oh Jenna! It was the last of the bad things being left behind at your old place! Sending positive energy your way! You will have a great time at your new place! (I would have scooped the top half of the oats out, just in case)!

    Glad you went back to bed for a while! When you woke up it was a whole new day! Enjoy the new place…with a couch and a garbage disposal…you are really living now!

  • Rebecca
    May 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I once dropped my cell phone into the toilet. I’m smooth, right? It was a clean bowl but it was still no fun to don the cleaning gloves and fish out the phone just to have to throw the water damaged thing away.

  • kaitlin
    May 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I dropped my camera into a public toilet once. YUCK.

  • Stephanie
    May 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I used to have one of those nifty pockets on the shoulder strap of my backpack. Walking to campus, I grabbed my phone out of the pocket after I put lotion on my hands. Phone went flying into the road and run over my a car. It was a sad day.

  • eatmovelove
    May 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Let’s see…

    I just put another dent in my car and now have to pay the deductible (at least that’s all…) of another $500…just like that…money I don’t have and just when I’m QUITTING MY JOB this week, with no other one secured yet…
    and that $500 has to go on the visa credit card again which is already racked up and barely any money left…:(…

    so yeah here’s to bad days…

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    May 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Gosh, Jenna, I am SO sorry! Sometimes things start off a little rocky, though, and end up smooth sailing!!! Chin up! πŸ˜€


  • Becky Runner
    May 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    My mom dropped her cell phone into the dogs’ water bowl. It did not bode well for the cell phone. I think she accidentally put another one through the wash, too. Although it wasn’t a technological incident, I watched last year as in the span of 10 seconds (and 15 minutes before he had to be at work) my boyfriend knocked over a lamp, which shattered, but on it’s way down it knocked over a half-empty can of condensed milk. There was broken glass and condensed milk everywhere, including condensed milk on the cat. Another friend has a similar story, but it involves something about a bottle of red wine falling, landing on his ipod, and shattering and knocking the condiments out of the fridge in the process. The good news is you’re feeling better so you can probably enjoy a big glass of wine in your new (hopefully filled with good karma) place tonight!

  • Lisa
    May 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Oh no!! I have put my ipod through the wash…twice; I have dropped my phone in a pool, I have drowned my phone in a ‘pool’ of sort when a bottle of water opened in my purse. Ugh these things happen

  • Lizzie
    May 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Gaaaaahhhh! So sorry to hear about that!

    My object wasn’t expensive by any means and I was 12 when it happened, but we were visiting family in the UK and my parents had bought me this beautiful navy beret which I wore almost every day . .. . until we got of the tube in London and I realised as the train was pulling away that it was still sitting on my seat! I’m embarrassed to admit that I bawled like a baby.

    But it was replaced and I learned (and am still learning!) to ‘check for all your belongings before disembarking’! πŸ™‚ Maybe that couch has a lens hidden in it!! πŸ™‚

  • liane
    May 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

    So sorry about your camera! On days like this, I wish life came with a “undo” button… The things I would like to undo would involve continually spilling large amounts of water near electronic devices (ipod, cell phone, laptop, desktop… I will never learn, I keep spilling!)

  • Jil
    May 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Aw, I’m sorry – it’s never fun to have lousy things (esp something like glass in your eats..regardless of where it comes from) happen so early in the morning. I sent my cell phone through the wash once…bad news. I was sooo mad at myself. A bottle of Gatorade also leaked in my purse once…resulting in yet another drowned phone… I got stuck in a monsoon in FL on a class trip – another drowned phone… I’ve got bad luck with electronics. haha

  • Lisa
    May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    What a bummer! I am super clumsy — especially in the mornings!

  • Jenna (Hello, I Love You)
    May 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Booo! I am sorry about your lens! I am sending you good energy for your move!

    I used to be a teacher and one I was giving a lecture with my new Macbook (I had it for less than a week) and I tripped over one of the cords connecting it to the projector and my computer flew off the cart it was sitting on, landing on the hard floor and the entire body had giant dents and scratches. And I had to keep teaching the material! Luckily the computer worked (?!) but it was by far the most awkward class I ever taught. Now looking back it was sort of hilarious but at the time I was livid! Plus, the guy at Apple felt bad for me and replaced the entire body and hard drive. πŸ™‚

  • Anna
    May 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Aw man! What a way to start the morning. I think going back to bed was a good idea, maybe wake up on the right side of the bed this time? Last semester, after just completing a paper that I had worked on for HOURS, I spilled an entire cup of hot tea on my lap top. I was in horror. Luckily, my reflexes were fast enough to flip the lappy upside down and let it drain out and then I used a blow dryer to dry it out. The most amazing part? I am using that SAME laptop as we speak! It’s a miracle! Sometimes the keys stick, but that is the least of my worries! Hope the rest of your day gets better πŸ™‚

  • Cathy
    May 12, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Why on earth would you eat that bowl of oatmeal after glass particles were in the oatmeal ? Picked out or not still ewwww !

  • Sarah R
    May 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Eeekk! That’s too bad :S I don’t have too many horror stories with electronics, but I wanted to say, good luck moving today!

  • Kristin
    May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    That sucks! It just shattered with no impact? Crazy!

  • Rachel
    May 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Sorry! Its interesting how we go about our days using all kinds of different objects and don’t really spend too much time thinking about them.

    That is, until, they break and suddenly you are staring at the broken shards of glass and thinking “how useless”.

    That’s what I learned in all of my philosophy classes, anyway.

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    May 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Oh, noo, not the thrifty fifty!! πŸ™ Mine is near and dear to my heart so I feel your pain. Sending happy vibes your way for a good rest of your day!!

    When I was in HS I may have had one too many (and by one too many I mean one) Mike’s Hard Lemonades, dropped my huge ass phone in the sink and proceeded to turn on the water completely oblivous. Needless to say I killed it, and upgraded to the much cooler, sleeker Nokia. I guess it was a blessing in disguise. πŸ™‚

  • Ingrid
    May 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    i dropped my *new* cell phone in the sink with the water running when my then 6 week old son was screaming bloody murder in his bouncy seat, with my husband was out of town the morning i was getting ready to fly to florida, alone with my tiny babe, and i had postpartum depression. funny now, but sent me into a crying fit at the time. happy moving, just think, you will have that cozy new couch to snuggle into soon to shop online for new lenses to replace that crummy broken one :o)

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Ahhh!!! Terrifying!! Three weekends ago, I dropped my cell phone in a toilet. There was nothing in the toilet other than, well, toilet water, so I immediately shoved my hand in there and grabbed that sucker. It was kind of freeing not to have a phone for a day. However, it was AWFUL to lose all my contacts. The Verizon guy knows me very well. ( I sanitized the phone before I brought it to him πŸ™‚ )

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2010 at 11:36 am

    At least you have another lens. It could have been so much worse, right?
    I once dropped my phone into my boyfriend’s toilet. Gag. I was horrified and made him fish it out. Needless to say, that was the end of that phone. Can you imagine how germy that thing must have been. Ugh.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Ugh…so sorry about that! I think I would have cried just a little (or maybe a lot?)

    But I’ll bet the rest of the day will improve for you…hang in there, girly! πŸ˜€

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    May 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

    *Sending positive vibes your way* Good luck with the moving.

  • Kristin
    May 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Just recently I was riding my bike home from work, carrying my camera, in its bage, in my hand. A nice woman stopped and let me cross in front of her before she entered a parking lot. What she didn’t realize was I dropped the camera and she rolled it over it with her mini van, twice! It was totally ruined! I was so sad!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Oh no! It may be just a thing but that still sucks. Last week I lost all of the work I’ve been working on for the past two weeks (some of which is due this week) because I failed to back up my flash drive and it decided to stop working – recovery efforts are not going well. Sigh. Hope the rest of your day goes better. If you fell back asleep you’re starting a new day when you wake up right?

  • laura
    May 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

    So sad…:( It’s sounding like day where you feel like you shouldn’t have even bothered to get out of bed. I’ve definitely had my share of bad electronic stories…spilled nail polish remover on my laptop (thankfully it still works, yet I haven’t learned not to do my nails around my computer yet), dropped my phone into the lake, and dropped my phone into a glass…that it just barely fit into. Pure talent…

  • Leila
    May 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I dropped my phone in the toilet so many times! this stuff happens and hey! it’s only the lense, not the whole camera! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    May 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I recently moved from Boston to Chicago. My first full day in the city I was walking my dog and fell and smashed my iPhone. I had plans to look at apartments that day so I worried it was an omen, but thankfully I still found a great place so sometimes things still work out anyway. πŸ™‚

  • Meg
    May 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have flushed two phones down the toilet. TWO! Actually flushed away. What?!

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I was bringing eggs to my bf’s apartment one night to cook dinner and after dropping several on my way out the door in a plastic bag, I was frustrated and I ditched the plastic bag, put them in my pocket (with my cell phone), and went to the bf’s house. He gave me a hug and guess what broke in my pocket? The eggs… They damaged my cell phone enough so that I had to get a new one. When I told the guy at the cell store he thought I was nuts. Who carries eggs in their coat pockets?! Hope your day improved!!

  • Helen
    May 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Rubbish! I can image how you felt this morning, no wonder you went back to bed! Hope the rest of today has been better.

  • jennifer (take the day off)
    May 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I dropped my phone in the toilet not once but THREE times. In each case there is that moment of panic and indecision of whether or not to stick my hand in the toilet to save my phone or to just consider it a goner. In each case I quickly stuck my hand in the toilet to save the phone. Miraculously the phone kept working (after being dried and thoroughly sanitized)

    And to answer your question, the phone fell in the toilet before I used it…

  • ShutupandRun
    May 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah I washed my iPod the other day and saved it by drying it out in rice. It actually worked!

  • Kait
    May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Ah, I’m sorry for your series of unfortunate events this morning! I hope getting the keys to your new apartment went as smoothly as possible!

  • runnerforever
    May 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh no, that is terrible! I hope you day has gotten much better!

  • lola
    May 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    My worst accident was when my phone fell to the toilet!

  • M
    May 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I went to Hawaii with my friend and family my junior year of high school. My dad had a heart attack and passed out while we were snorkeling, and I had to pull him to shore while screaming to my friend to bring me my cell phone.
    When she did, my phone slipped out of my hand and fell into the water. So I ranp to the hotel on the (public) beach while my friend stayed with my dad, and asked to use their phone. They initially refused as I wasn’t a hotel guest, even when I frantically explained that my dad was dying. Seriously.

    After some choice words, I finally got to use a phone, and called 911 and then my mom. Even though my dad spent the rest of our vacation in an Oahu hospital, they thankfully saved his life. Needless to say, I forgot about my ruined cell phone.

  • karen
    May 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    your day HAS to get better! it HAS to!!! πŸ™‚ hugs girlie!
    I dropped my cell into a cup of coffee once…I also had a sprite in my purse that opened and spilled…you guessed it! I just dropped my cell right in. Both times my phone stopped working. One more…standing on the pier @ seal beach in San Diego…and a wave came up and splashed me-ruined that phone too! haha!!

  • stephanie
    May 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I microwaved my cell phone(iphone)! Smelled horrible, also killed the microwave..Ooops, that’s what happens when I try to multitask with no sleep and a new baby. Thanksfully I haven’t toped that big blunder…:)

  • Laura
    May 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    He he.. it looks like we are an accident prone gang- hope that makes you feel better?! For my part I have- blown up 2 microwaves, put my Nokia through a washing cycle whilst drunk- then decided to fix it I should put it in the tumble dryer (still drink!) and it still worked. Next ‘phone met an untimely end in the gym’s shower, the third jumped into my toilet from my back pocket. Dried well in the airing cupboard though (Nokia rule!). Fast forward over other ‘accidents’ and by far the worst mishap I have had was breaking a very, very specialised, expensive machine in my lab- costing over Β£500 to repair. Needless to say, I watch myself like a hawk now. I hope the new flat has better vibes for you- the more places I live, the more I realise how important feeling I have a proper home is πŸ˜‰ No more accidents today please!

  • Heather
    May 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    My brand new Sony Reader was drowned in the bath tub by my stinkin cute dog, Murray. He was trying to drink my bath water, and in it went. I cried my face off.

  • Lindsay
    May 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I have two very funny stories. One was when my brother and I were in Junior High and he really didnt want to go to practice his Band Instrument (a French Horn), so he sent it tumbling down the stair and it went straight threw the wall at the bottom of the stairs. My parents were furious but my brother and I were laughing histerically!!
    Also, when I was in high school and I was running late to a docotors appointment and I was so frustrated with the day. So I tried to hurry when I was pulling out of the garage and I ripped by side mirror off of my car. For once it was me angry and my mom was laughing histerically at how it happened!!

  • Charles
    May 13, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I have other stories, but this one was truly a horror story.

    Running on the treadmill with my iphone. Went to fiddle with it to skip the currently playing track. Dropped it. One the way down, I’m thinking, “Don’t step on it, and it will be fine.” It hits the side of the machine, goes UNDER the belt, and then gets pulled into the rear roller, and spit out underneath.

    end result:

  • Catriona
    May 13, 2010 at 8:02 am

    It must’ve shattered from the heat of the oatmeal. If glass heats up too quickly it shatters/explodes… get a higher zoom lens and you don’t have to hold the camera so close!

    I hate when expensive things like that break. During my rowing days I knew loads of people who dropped their phones in rivers! no fun.

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