My NOT so Super Night at the SuperBowl XLVI Epicenter ...
Indianapolis has been dubbed the "Epicenter of Awesome," as the host of SuperBowl 46. The city has received rave reviews from the NFL as this year's game day host. So of course, we wanted to see this for ourselves. I mean who knows if the SuperBowl will EVER be in our backyard again.
We had a great time seeing the sights of downtown - a city completely transformed into one big giant SuperBowl pre-game party. It was impressive, really it was. Alot of people I spoke to (self included!) were worried about parking, but we were able to nab a parking spot just two blocks from the SuperBowl Village. Score! We walked around, watched folks ride the zipline in front of the Indiana Convention Center and of course, scouted for celebrities. I personally saw one and I'm not even sure he counts ... Michael Yo from the E! Channel and Chelsea Lately. Apparently we just missed Tim Tebow at Palomino which is one of our fav restaurants downtown that we literally walked right into! Score 2!
But then the night took a turn for the worse - we were heading toward the Darius Rucker concert when a fireworks show started. I reached into my purse to grab my phone for a photo since my camera battery had died earlier. Reaching all around - I couldn't find it. The crowd was thick we couldn't move forward or backward - we decided to just turn around and get out of the crowd, because honestly it was was scary.
We got out of there and realized my phone was gone. It was a pretty short interval from when I had it and when I didn't so we traced our steps twice. No sign of my phone. We spoke with a police officer and he basically said, "Ma'am there's 35,000 people out walking around here, there's no chance in hell you are going to find your phone or that anyone will actually turn it in." Geez whiz officer thanks for the hopeless reply!
Then it hit me. My phone is gone. All the data, all the photos. All the videos of Reagan. I was physically shaking - freaking out a
So last night as I was trying to cope with my lost phone ... I played a little game that has really helped me in my hours of wake. It's called "You known what would be worse ..." There are bullet points - its my coping mechanism here, so bear with me. Some are kind of crazy ... but it helps put this incident in perspective for me that hey it could be worse!
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE WORSE ...
-losing a child downtown at the SuperBowl village
-my purse being stolen or lost including any one of the contents - wallet or DSLR
-losing the keys to our car
-someone getting shot
-putting an IV in RayRay's arm during her visit to the hospital for pneumonia
-giving RayRay regular breathing treatments (she is a complete bear!)
-our dog or cat getting hit on the road
-house burning down
-barns burning down
-burying my childhood horse, Jack in the winter of 2010
-not being able to have more children
-RayRay getting sick or hurt
-Big D getting sick or hurt
What it comes down to - is that it could be MUCH worse. We are lucky in a way. We are all healthy, happy, in love, safe and sound.
Getting a new phone tonight. I've certainly learned a good lesson after this loss - back up your phone data, numbers, videos and photos regularly! I won't make that mistake again that's for darn sure!