Do you ever notice that people tend to have strange relationships with technology?
I don't know about you, but I have some pretty unique relationships with three things. My laptop, my iPad, and my phone. I currently have all three out and find myself justyifying why all three need to be out and running at the same time.
Phone: I've been texting with some people.
Laptop: I'm blogging - obviously.
iPad: Watching Supernatural while I blog.
See? All necessary things. I obviously need all three of these screens with me at this exact moment .
But then, even after I'm done blogging... all three will still be out. I'll continue to watch Supernatural. I will keep texting people and then once I hit publish on this post I will then continue onto Bloglovin to read my daily blogs, then go to Facebook, then Twitter, then Tumblr, then Pinterest... and it'll go on. I might even decide to switch to watching some sort of DVD and play it on my TV. Then I will be using my iPad to check social media while my laptop is being used for other things. Hopefully writing.
Many times, you'll see me wandering around the house with both my phone and my iPad and sometimes a book. To the living room. The kitchen. The dining room. My bedroom. Because I might need them at any point and time and clearly they need to be attached to my hands always.
Then... then... something awful happened.
My iPad got sick. It all started last week. I was reading on my Kindle app and suddenly it started to quickly flip the pages of the book backwards and wouldn't let me go forward. I thought it was just the app so I closed it and tried some other things. Facebook freaked out. Twitter freaked out. Email freaked out. Then the home screen was spazzing out.
Naturally, my first stop was the Apple store. The first guy I talked to said "So... it's possessed?"
Where are the Winchester brothers when you need them? I mean... seriously. Then my iPad problem would be fixed and I would have Sam and Dean Winchester. It's a good thing we have Netflix...
Anyways. When I talked to the actual technician for iPad, they said it might be the screen but since my new screen was put on by a third party so they couldn't help. They sent me to someone else who said it might be hardware and they don't do hardware.
Long story short- I have a crazy iPad that either is posessed or had random seizures.
Right now, as long as I don't try to type or use Kindle I'm okay. Thankfully, I can still watch Netflix. (And yes, I completely backed up and restored my iPad. Still having issues.) However, until I have the money to really figure out what's wrong with it, I'm stuck. All of this made me think about other technology issues I've had.
When I dropped and shattered the original screen of my iPad this summer, I almost cried. When I've forgotten my phone somewhere I start to panic. The laptop I am working on right now is my third since my senior year of high school. Each time I've had to replace my laptop it's been sad and there are even times I miss my original old Dell laptop. Or the pretty red one I had before the one I have now. (Although if anything happens to this baby - I'll be so upset!) When my camera broke two summers ago and I had to replace it, it was awful.
Lately, I've seen some of my other friends have technology problems as well. When they have to send their computer off somewhere to be fixed or replaced, I feel sad right along with them. While more often than not, the new item is an upgrade. It works better, the technology is newer, and there is this new shiny toy. However, it's almost like saying goodbye to an old friend.
Am I completely crazy? Am I the only person who has this crazy relationship with computer, iPads, and phones? Please tell me I'm not.