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On the recent death of a dear friend.



She and I have only been friends for four years, but they were filled with so much laughter. She came into my life during a really dark period and shared tears with me, adventures, apocalypse preparation (of course!) and on some occasions when I was lonely, passion. Please don't judge me. I want to record our relationship accurately.

She and I have bathed together, have swam together, traveled together, and she brought me immeasurable amounts of joy. She started showing signs of illness a few weeks ago, but I thought it was just a little thing, you know? Stuttering, forgetting things, it happens.

But today was it, her last day. The life drained out of her as I watched horrified. I called for help and got a woman named "Karen" on the phone. She walked me through emergency care, and when nothing helped and all signs of life were gone, she comforted me. Karen told me that I could upgrade for only a restocking fee.

"How can I so quickly replace her? You monster! Oh, is that the one with the 3G and wireless? Okay! You have my information on file? Excellent. Well, I appreciate your help."

To Stoney's Kindle, I've loved you. You were a first generation eReader, and we grew together, didn't we? I promise to love my new Kindle (but you'll always be my first.)

R.I.P. August 8, 2007 - November 1, 2011.



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elizardbits
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
did you drop it in the bathtub then?

[ ] Y
[ ] N
[ ] HDU MOCK MY PAIN
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
NO IT JUST DIED I HAVE A BATH SLEEVE FOR IT AND EVERYTHING

creys
flaming_muse
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
*sniff*

She will be missed, but at least she was well-loved.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
She was, she was. *pours some of my forty out for her*
lynnenne
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
Awwww. My sympathies for your loss, and congrats on your new toy. :)
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you, it's been hard these past few minutes.
phaeba
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathies. I would drop off some funeral potatoes if I were in the area.

I dread the day my own precious friend kicks the bucket. We've only been together for a year but I can't imagine my life without her.
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Bless you for that, I could use some funeral potatoes.

*cries* Take care of yours, make every page turn have meaning!!
roonilwazlib6
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one freaked out by the Emily Dickinson picture they have on there?
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
I can't even picture it, which means either I am too scarred or I wasn't freaked.

I CAN'T HELP YOU IN MY HOUR OF NEED, OMG. ;)
ladycyndra
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
GAH you had me going. ^_^; I was ready to give HUGS, damnit! HUGS I SAY!!!
stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
I NEED HUGS I AM WOEBEGONE!
ladycyndra
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
*HUGS*
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stoney321
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
I use mine outside too much, I need the e-ink. iPads are pretty boss, though.
lunasblues
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
You have my sympathies. My first Kindle -- a nice 2nd-gen -- died and was replaced free. My second Kindle I left in an airplane seat back pocket. And my third -- by that time I'd upgraded to the lovely slate gray one -- was recently lost on yet another business trip.

I sympathize with your loss and commend you for only losing yours in the grip of death.

Meanwhile, I'm holding out for a KindleFire as replacement. Come on, Nov. 15!
stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD ALL OF THOSE KINDLES!! I have slapped my hand to my cheeks in appropriate horror on your behalf.

I still want the e-ink creen - I'm outside reading by the pool more than not, so no lit screens for me. But they look pretty schweet.
txvoodoo
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THE NEW ONE.
stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
I ALREADY DO. I'm fickle.
minim_calibre
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
I am sorry for your loss. Should I name my Fire after her, when she comes?

"This is my Kindle Fire. Her name is Stoney's Kindle. I promise, I didn't steal her. Honest."
stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
If you would in her honor, that would be so kind. Make sure you chip the lower left corner just so. ;)
prophecygirrl
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
*sniff*
SHE WOULD WANT YOU TO GO ON AND FIND LOVE AGAIN!
stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
*sobs*
SHE WOULD, SHE REALLY REALLY WOULD.
poshcat
Nov. 2nd, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
LOL, that was a very mean trick. My heart was in my throat on your behalf, believe me. Poor little Kindle.

I suppose I should have guessed something was up when you talked about bathing together. Not that I'm judging!
stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
POSH. I don't bathe with BFFs. I shower with them. It's like you don't know me at all!
dominos_lair
Nov. 2nd, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Vicarious kindling
To have loved and lost is something.

I can't commit to a kindle minx while geographical restrictions place cruel and inexplicable limits on our jolly rosy cheeked reading adventures here down under.

While my wallet just breathed a sigh of relief, I secretly yearn for the day........

stoney321
Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Vicarious kindling
'Tis true, 'tis true.

Oh, to be bereft of love because of distance!! Love is a cruel thing.
dominos_lair
Nov. 3rd, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Re: Vicarious kindling
I am wretched about it. Even the cat noticed.

The only thing that would remotely help my grief would be some kind person whisking the Kardashians out of Australia.

They scare me.
a2zmom
Nov. 3rd, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
You never forget your first.
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stoney321
Nov. 3rd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's been such a nightmare for y'all, I'm so sorry you're getting an early taste of winter. :(

But hi!! I got my Kindle when it came out, so yeah - I was shocked to see that, too! My new one came today, I'm charging it up right now! WHEE, BOOKS!
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