My friend John has been telling me to listen to Adam Corolla’s podcast for years. YEARS. But I never got around to it, even though many of the stories John would share from the podcasts cracked me up.
Last night I was searching the tunein app on my Kindle Fire for something to listen to as I fell asleep. That’s a habit I’ve had for about 10 years now: more often than not, I have to have something playing to fall asleep. I prefer talk radio because listening to a story settles my mind and allows me to fall asleep. The TV would work just as well but since Lee is a princess when he sleeps & can’t tolerate any noise or light, the TV is not an option. So instead, I wear headphones to listen to podcasts and then wake up with the cords wrapped around my face and neck.
OK, back to where I was going with this.
I happened to see The Adam Corolla Show listed on tunein and decided to finally listen to it. I was excited to see a recent episode featured Sarah Silverman so I selected that show and started listening.
I woke up this morning and my Kindle Fire was dead. DEAD. Adam Corolla killed my Kindle Fire. That bastard.
I’ve had my Kindle since November 2011 and I’ve never had this issue. I finally listen to this podcast and my Kindle won’t work the next day. Coincidence? Hmmm…
The back where the battery lives was warm but I couldn’t get it to come to life in order to turn it off. I plugged it into the charger and the indicator light didn’t come on. John, the same friend who got me into this mess (kidding!), works in IT and helped me out of self-induced technical issues at Cessna more than a handful of times. I knew his first words to me would be: take the battery out and then reinsert and see what happens. See, I was listening John! But I didn’t see any way to reach the battery on this thingy.
So I left it plugged in and went to the gym. When I got home, it was still not working. Before taking the leap to call Amazon, I decided to Google the issue. I found some folks who did a hard reset by holding down the power button for 30 seconds, letting go, then pushing the power button again.
It worked. So Adam Corolla, you’re off the hook.
Debating whether I listen to his podcast again …