My NOOK Color Drama or How I Lost Five Years Off My Life This Week

Once upon a time I gave away a NOOK.  Readers were happy and life was good.  Then I was given the opportunity to give away a NOOK Color. Once again, readers were happy and life was good.

Then somehow my NOOK Color ended up on my dining room table. Perhaps it had been unpacked from a trip?  Maybe I had changed purses and placed it there.  All I know is that the NOOK Color charger was neatly put away in my office gadget drawer while the NOOK Color itself had gone rogue.  But really…the dining room table is a safe place…

Until this happened!

Rather than put my NOOK Color in the gadget drawer where it belonged, I put it on that side table that you can’t quite see in that photograph.  Convenient, right?  And for four weeks, that is where my NOOK Color stayed.  I didn’t travel, I didn’t sit at practices, I didn’t grab my NOOK Color.  It should have still been very safe, especially considering how nice and neat my dining room was looking.

But then I asked my husband to get the dining room ready for Easter.

All week I’ve been trying to find my NOOK Color so that I could update the firmware (more on that soon!) and hopefully host a NOOK related giveaway (hopefully more on that soon!), but I couldn’t do it because the NOOK Color was gone!  I looked everywhere.  I asked everyone.  I even called my mom a state away to ask if she had seen it.  I was sure someone had stolen it or we had thrown it away (although really….how!?!?).  And then about twenty minutes ago in the quiet of night after a frantic day with all hope leaving…I remembered.

The side table also had a stack of gift bags, tape, a scissors, and two rolls of wrapping paper.  Could it be?

It turns out that when I asked my husband to clean up the dining room for Easter, he had put everything into the gift bags.  He then wonderfully put the gift bags and rolls of wrapping paper in my office. And then TODAY as I went through each item of my office three times looking for the missing NOOK Color, I put those gift bags away in a closet, including the gift bag that held my NOOK Color.

So now my pretty little NOOK Color is sitting here on my desk, waiting for me to charge it, waiting for me to download Angry Birds.  And all is right with the world.

Stay tuned for more soon!


  1. 1

    Had that same thing happen with an iPhone… in the stupid wrapping paper box with the gift bags. We had three different households being turned upside down in case THAT was the place it was left… and all along it was at “Point A” where the last minute wrap-a-gift-quick-for-the-party had taken place.


    Glad you have your NookColor back 🙂

  2. 2

    Every time something goes missing, my first thought is that we must have thrown it out, even though doing so makes no sense, so I totally understand this! It’s a good thing you remembered those gift bags!

    • 3

      I was sure that it was either thrown out or stolen by one of the thirty service workers we’ve had traipse through the house unsupervised since we moved in. But really, who wants a NOOK without a power cord and how would I throw out something this heavy/big? Thank God we found it!

  3. 4

    I had no idea you could even play angry birds on a nook. Fascinating.
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    • 5

      I broke down and bought angry birds for my Nook Color and the main reason is that I can give that to my 5yo to play in the car instead of surrendering my Droid.

  4. 6

    I am so excited for you! I don’t know what I’d do if I lost my nook original.

    BTW, I am blaming you for my addiction to Angry Birds on Chrome. 😉

  5. 7

    So glad you found it! I had a similar experience the other night when I was trying to leave my son with my mom and the baby monitor was NO where to be found. As I got in the car to leave in defeat I opened my purse and it was IN THERE. It had fallen off the couch or something. So infuriating!
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  6. 8

    SO happy you found it! I’m horrible at misplacing things too & usually weeks later, something in my brain shows like a movie, and I remember where I put it lol

  7. 9

    You are not alone in regards to something like this, LOL! I’m happy you found your NOOK again. 🙂

  8. 10

    Oh I am so glad that you found it.
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    • 11

      It was getting ugly around here, Stacie. I was going to go through my husband’s drawers at work if it didn’t show up!

  9. 12

    I’m so glad you found it!! I saw your tweet yesterday and felt terrible for you! I would be so sad if I had a Nook Color and lost it!
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  10. 13

    I am so glad that this story had a happy ending.

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    Michelle G says:

    I read this the night you posted it and thought how I could see myself doing the exact same thing. I am delighted that you found it safe and sound.

  12. 15

    I hate when things get misplaced. I’ve done that a couple of times and it’s always highly stressful until it is found again. Glad to hear you found your Nook Color.
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  13. 16

    Yay! So glad you found it!
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    @lovinmomma8 says:

    just reading had me all in suspense. glad you found it! hate when that happens!!! 🙂


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