August 10, 2009

Why am I such an idiot lately?

My idiocy all started on my way back from BlogHer two weeks ago when I lost my iTouch. I called the hotel, but they didn't have it and after several calls to find the right number I left a message with the plane's lost and found department, but still haven't heard back. I searched my house and beat myself up about it to the point where I was depressed. I was convinced that I do not deserve expensive things since stuff like this always happens to me I.E the Burberry scarf, Ray Ban Sunglasses--all previously gone with the wind. Yes, I can simply buy another iTouch, but I've already gone through the allotted Apple iTunes connections so will not be able to load all my legitimate downloads onto my new one. Grr.

But then my carelessness got worse...

The night before our weekend trip to Vegas, I packed my clothes and hung out the different Vegas-style dresses (translation: slutty) that I'd be wearing out to the different restaurants and clubs along with pool and hot dessert attire for during the day. I remembered to pack everything, but once I unpacked my stuff in the Vegas hotel room, I realized I never actually put the dresses that were hanging into my bag! Thus, I had matching shoes, necklaces and makeup, but not the dresses. I didn't even have jeans, just my shorts for during the day, so I couldn't simply buy a fun top. It was also now 8 p.m. and we had dinner reservations in an hour. Thankfully I was in Vegas though where the shops stay open till late. So, I dashed over to the Mandalay Place shops and bought new dresses. They weren't the ones I had planned of course, but they sufficed for hitting the nightclubs Jet and Bank as well as for our dinners at Stack (twitpic) and at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant (mad view, twitpic). Sure, it sucked doing a quick shopping spree and coughing up extra money, but at least I got some new outfits out of my snafu, which is always nice.

Oh, it doesn't end there though...

Here's the worst act of all. When checking out of the hotel on Sunday--early to beat traffic--I made sure I collected every shampoo bottle and clothing item, even checked under the beds and looked at the outlets for our phone plugs since I did not want to lose something again. I still did though and this time it wasn't a stupid unsentimental iTouch but my WEDDING RING!!! In order not to lose it, I had put my ruby engagement ring and diamond band along with some earrings in a cup tray in the bathroom. Yet, in our inspections of the hotel room it was easy to overlook it as it blended in with the customary hotel items in the bathroom, thus being the opposite of a safe spot for it. The even more asinine part is that I didn't realize I had left it in the afformentioned tray until we were already on the road, and you don't even want to know how far along we were, before I screamed and had to turn the car around. I swear I almost threw up and fainted at the same time when I realized what I had done.

We called the hotel and was of course forwarded to a lost and found answering machine. We then tried housekeeping and we were relieved to find that our room had not been cleaned yet so they sent up a manager to look for it. Luckily, and here is when my luck finally changes, my ring was still there and they were holding it for us. We just then had to drive back and collect it, putting us back in the line of traffic on the way out. The extra time in the car of course was worth getting my ring back though and luckily my wedding ring didn't stay in Vegas like the famous tagline suggests.

Now, I ask you dear readers, how freaking stupid have I been lately?! Note: this is your chance to rip into me too. I'm not sure what is going on and why I've been so careless lately. I've always had instances, who doesn't, but three stupid and similar mishaps in just two weeks? Urgh. I feel like I need a babysitter.

14 comments

  1. Are you sure you can't load the legitimate downloads on a new iTouch? I think there is only a limit on the number of authorized computers, which shouldn't matter in this case. Since you can only sync the device to one iTunes library, I think it should work if you connect a new iTouch to your current iTunes library.

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  2. I hope so, It’s my 5th ipod connection though :( one was old, one was stolen, one was my moms, etc.

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  3. yes, you are. especially when you don't reply to emails

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  4. Hrm....maybe you're just busier than normal? They say that once your brain gets so full of stuff it starts pushing other things out to make room and cope, so maybe you're just extra busy of late?

    At any rate, don't feel too bad. Happens to everyone!

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  5. No worries, Tara. Even the best of us aren't immune to the frazzles. Things can only go up from here!

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  6. Nathan, I like that philosophy, I have been super busy, so hopefully that's the reason.

    Annon, whose email have I not answered? At any rate again see above.

    Gastronomer, true. Oh, and I like that word, frazzles

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  7. Bad things happen in 3's, so they say, so hopefully you're done for a long time.

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  8. oh man that stinks. at least you got your ring back though, that would be awful otherwise.

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  9. Tara, OMG that is just horrible. So glad you found your ring, I know how much it means to you! And don't worry about it,we all do stupid things. I left my Chanel prescription glasses in Miami last month, I was so mad at myself. Of course they could not find it when I called. Glad you got a few new things out of it. ;)

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  10. Umm...maybe you're, uh, expecting? They say women get forgetful and clumsy when that happens...OR you could just be really busy!!!

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  11. Girl you haven't been stupid, just distracted! Stuff like that always happens in waves, you'll be okay! Bummer about the tough though, damn sorry to hear that.

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  12. I did the same thing with my dresses the other day when I went out of town for a funeral. Luckily, I brought one extra dress otherwise I was wearing jeans to the service.

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  13. Last time I went to Vegas I forgot to pack a stack of my clothes. That sucked a lot. haha

    And I always lose everything then find it when I'm looking for something else. I'm kind of a mess!

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  14. I'm late to the party, but thought I'd share...

    We all have those moments! Believe me!

    As for the iTouch, there are no limits to how many devices you sync to a library, it's just that the device can only be synced to one library at a time. As Julie commented earlier, the only limit Apple has is the number of computers authorized to play purchased music/videos... that also can be fixed in iTunes, there's an option to reset connections and it will wipe authorizations and allow you to re-enter passwords into the computers you still want to give permissions to. Whew... that was a lengthy comment! Hope it helps :D

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