Falling right in line with my seemingly unending streak of end-of-the-year bad luck, I forgot to remove my iPhone from my pants pocket before hurriedly tossing them in the washer Christmas evening. And since cell phones actually don't need any water at all to operate properly, in fact they seem to prefer 100% dry conditions ... I now have no phone. Perfect.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of the iPhone. Among other things, they don't seem to be very amphibious, unlike some of their moisture resistant competitive counterparts. But it's furnished by my company, so hey, free phone. And while I'm sure I'll have to pay for the replacement, which is fine, it was my own doing so it's fair, the bigger issue is that I desperately need my phone to do my job. And with my company's high level of security ... ya know, because of all the world-wide hacker attempts to concrete chemical secret formulas ... I can't just walk into Verizon and buy a new one. Our computer guys have to set it up. So my apologies in advance to all the people I was playing in Words With Friends and Trivia Crack. This is the reason for my sudden exit, although you were probably beating me anyway.
So while in a vacuum, a drowned phone on Christmas Day while missing your family because you can't see them because you're still infected from a week long stomach virus is minimal, it's just one more straw on this camel's back. But check it out 2014 ... I can see your finish line from here. You've only got 5 more days and then you're done!!! And at 12:00 am, January 1 ... it's game on. It can't get here soon enough.
... be great today!