This weekend I planned a trip to Prague (my fourth!) to show the city to the two new American teachers at my school. The trip started off great: we got to Prague only and hour and a half late (practically on time for PolskiBus), and I had a great list of things I wanted to show them, and had picked out a litany of new cafes and bars to try, dutifully saved on Google Maps. And then, on Saturday morning, as we walk to our cute breakfast cafe destination, my phone suddenly goes blank, and all that I can get to appear is the LG reboot screen.
I tried everything. I held down the home button. I took out the battery and blew on it, like you used to do with Nintendo cartridges. I took out the SIM card then put it back in. I plugged in the phone, even though it had been at 95% battery when it went out. But to no avail. Nothing worked. My phone was, for all intents and purposes, dead.
It’s a strange feeling, not taking out my phone every 10 seconds to take a photo. Especially in a city like Prague, where even the sights I’ve seen four times are just begging to be photographed. There’s something liberating about not trying to take pictures of everything, of not thinking about what to put on Instagram.
But I would really like my phone to work again. I miss the ‘gram. GIVE ME LIKES AND COMMENTS, PLZ!