Posted by: nancykenny | April 26, 2010

Can You Help?

This was going to be a post about the last day of the Big Comedy Go-To, but since it’s now over that can wait a bit. This is a post about my first day performing with A Company of Fools in Shakespeare’s Interactive Circus.

The show is very fun but also probably the most physically demanding piece I’ve ever had teh pleasure of working on. And, as with most Theatre for Young Audiences (or TYA), we do the show twice at day with probably about three hours to spare between performances. In those three hours, we must tear down the set, change out of costumes, pack everything up, eat, travel to our next destination and set everything up again. I’m exhausted but exhilarated at the same time.

Performance wise, though I had a few blocking (and by blocking I mean choreographed dance routine) issues, everything went really well.

On the personal side though, things were not as good. We performed our first show in a school cafeteria and we were told we could leave our things in the teachers lounge right next door. During the last bits of the show, I saw a group go into our room. Apparently, it’s also used a class. Since, I was on stage, I couldn’t exactly go over there. I had left my bag open because I assumed the room was secure for us.

When the show finished, one of the actors and I walked over. We were met by a teacher who was just leaving. We asked about our stuff, she said she moved it all to another table. I went to my bag. Some of my stuff had “fallen” out (lipstick, keys, deodorant, and some of my clean clothes). I looked for my iPhone. I couldn’t find it. My fellow actor offered to call it. It went straight to voicemail. I started to panic. I never turn my phone off. It’s always on silent or vibrate, it should not go to voicemail. I emptied out my bag and everyone looked around our things.

My iPhone was gone.

Also gone from my bag: an apple I was going to eat as a snack. Would this be considered irony that my apple products are what have disappeared?

I know it’s just a possession and it’s kind of silly for how upset it makes me, but I feel so gross right now. My entire life is in that phone and this is such a violation of my privacy. If someone wanted to, they could have access to my email, facebook and other accounts. They have phone numbers, private text messages, work videos, notes I’ve jotted down about ideas and shows, and all of my photos & music. It’s also an expensive loss. Not just the phone, but also the apps and music I’ve downloaded on to it.

I don’t really know anyone’s number by heart and almost everything on there isn’t backed up since my desktop exploded back in December. My hardrive was synched to that phone.

I’ve tried calling it and friends have left texts with requests to call if found. One friend even put in that a reward would be offered. A part of me keeps hoping that it’s all just an innocent misunderstanding and so I’ve been holding off on getting it deactivated, just in case. At this point, I just want it back. But the phone is still off. Rogers can’t track it if it’s off or if they threw away the sim card, which is a very distinct possibility. I’ve spent my afternoon at the police station waiting to file a police report and the school tells me they are “looking into it,” whatever that means. The officer at the police station was very kind, but I’m not sure if anything can really be done.

So, instead, I’m putting it out there on the interwebs in the rare instance that someone might know something. My phone is a white iPhone 3GS with no case. It was “lost” this morning, April 26, somewhere between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Canterburry High School in the teacher’s lounge next to the cafeteria (some people at the school also called it the teacher’s cafeteria). When you turn it on, the screen-saver is a picture of my cat sleeping in a suitcase.

I honestly won’t press charges or ask any questions if I can get it back in one piece. I’m even willing to discuss a reward if found. You may keep the apple (that’s not the reward, but you can keep it).

If anyone knows anything, please leave me a message below or email me: nancyjkenny at yahoo dot com

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  1. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by map_maker: RT @nancykenny: Can you help me find my iPhone #Ottawa? http://bit.ly/c0qxs1 I believe in the power of the interwebs. Plz RT….

  2. Nancy this is awful. I really feel for you. I’ve seen people spreading the word around Twitter. Hopefully the momentum continues and results in the safe return of your phone.

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  4. I hope this story has a happy ending. I’m sorry this happened to you Nancy. 😦

    • Good news! The phone has been returned, though minus a sim card.

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