I just did what I usually do on the evening I write up my weekend wrap-up: I pull out my phone to see what photos I took. A quick refresher. Where did I go? What did I do? What did I eat? Haha! Except this time…I didn’t have a phone to pull out.
Mine was stolen on Tuesday – ripped from my hands as I talked on the phone, walking home from the metro at night. I chased after the thief, swearing, until I reached my house (twenty feet?!), and ran straight to my laptop to shut off my phone and report the crime. Unfortunately, the creep turned my phone off before I could pinpoint where he was going, and I never expect to see it again. I’m left wary and violated. Why did it have to be on my street?! The place where I leave for my runs in the morning and walk home to late at night…
I’ve had days to sit on this, and I’ve fluctuated between anger, fear, resignation and frustration. I think… I’m glad it wasn’t my wallet, or my ring. It could’ve been much worse. I’m safe. I’ll know better next time. But at it’s very simplest – it really sucks to be without your phone in this day and age. I can’t call an Uber when the trains run infrequently at night. I can’t see my life organized neatly in my iCal. I can’t call my mom on my lunch break. I lost my photos. iPhones are really expensive to replace without insurance.
My saint of a fiancé loaned me his phone all week while he went without, and I finally do have a phone connected to my number again. I’m ready to start a new week that doesn’t circle around the guy who robbed me of my phone.
On a happier note, you need to make this vegan, one-pot pasta for dinner soon. Don’t let the word vegan scare you off. You can always add parmesan cheese on top if you want 😉 Also – I make it with spaghetti pasta, and it turns out great. Alex and I made it last week, and it was so good we made it for dinner again.
This weekend was a nice one. I ran a 7 mile long run, which was much harder to get motivated for when I don’t have an upcoming race. I went out with my friends, and I watched a movie with a big bag of popcorn in the theater, but I think that venting session up above was the kind of run-down I needed to get out. More so than the weekend details. Thanks for bearing with me!
How was your weekend?