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A Smashing Time

https://www.pexels.com/photo/wrecked-iphone-1388947/
Not the actual phone.

So on Thursday I smashed my phone’s screen. I tried to put it on the counter next to the sink, misjudged it, and it slammed on to the floor with a crack. Can I blame this one on my dispraxia? Maybe.

It is funny I see a lot of people with smashed phones and, until now, I have always wondered how they managed it. I have dropped my phone before and only ever ended up with a nick or two in the casing.

It didn’t even fall that far but ugh now I have a problem to deal with. That is the down side. On the plus side I have something to talk about here.

https://www.pexels.com/photo/view-ape-thinking-primate-33535/

When something like this happens my brain turns it into a bigger deal than it really is. It is annoying. It is not the end of the world. The phone still works, I have not lost any data, and I can always get another.

Poor Captain Sisko. I believe he was quite found of that ship.

Weyoun (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Changing Faces of Evil)

It is a funny thing though. I have money set aside for just such an eventuality. It is a fund for the future, for emergencies and for accidents – and yet it still feels like a big deal. Why is that?

https://www.pexels.com/photo/bank-notes-1791583/

It might be because even if it is affordable it is still money that I shouldn’t need to be spending. It could have been avoided by acquiring a case. So why no case? I never got around to it. There is no other explanation and have never felt the need. (Also stuff I don’t put on my to-do list doesn’t tend to get done.) Now I know better. So today I will see how much it will cost to replace the screen and maybe I’ll need to get a new phone. I am more glad than ever that I did not go for the iphone back in may. Although had I gone for such an overpriced phone I would have been more likely to get a case. Funny that.

With this action I have embraced what humans are very good at… only dealing with a problem after the problem. Titanic didn’t have enough life boats, it sank, ships that followed did have enough. (At least I hope they did.) For a more up to date example fossil fuels have been known to be an issue for a long time and only now, at the crisis point, is stuff starting to happen.

So from now all my phones will have cases. And perhaps yours should too.

Here endeth the lesson.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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The Broken Things

Photo by Viktoria Goda from Pexels

Recently I spoke of having a massive sort out of my flat. Along the way I found things that had been missing and got rid of a lot of things too. I also found this:

It’s dead, Jim.

The other nacelle was lost a very long time ago. I actually have no idea when or where. This little ship nearly ended up in the bin about two years ago when I had a sort out but I fished it out. I do not know why. It is broken and I now have its bigger brother which is a far more detailed model. Yet this Micromachine sticks around – I don’t seem to want to part with it.

We’re one big happy fleet.

Khan (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

I don’t even have a stand to display it properly. I could carry it off as a battle damaged version. The annoying thing is that in the film it lost the starboard nacelle! There are always going to be broken things though and it is, sometimes, difficult to know what to do with them.

But no more than a broken heirloom.

Boromir (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

There are also the broken relationships. The people who cut themselves off and we are sometimes left wondering what it was we said that was so bad. In the end we can only reach out a hand so many times before we have to admit that we will never speak to that person again. And that is a hard realisation to make and I am so close to the point of acceptance – it is a hard thing indeed. Perhaps that is why I cling to this little broken thing. For as little sense as that makes.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.  

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