Yesterday morning, I was at the beach and helping out my sister and her husband who have 9 month old triplets. We were taking them to the swimming pool for their first ever romp into the pool. (With three babies, you need all the help you can get). I decided I was going to take a few snapshots of them while I was down there and so I threw my 1st gen iPhone into my bathing suit pocket, grabbed a baby, and went down with them (Can you see where this is going yet?) Well, I jumped in with the little one and marveled at her excitement over this new "giant bathtub" thing for about two minutes or so before realizing that lump in my pocket was not supposed to be there. I quickly pulled out the phone, threw it on the side of the pool, and took it out of the Otterbox water-resist (not waterproof) case I keep it in when I am outside or roughing it with my phone. It is 24 hours later and it still will not turn back on. It is a sad day for me indeed. I feel like I lost a limb or something. Last night, there I was at home, with no phone (I don't own a home phone). I decided to play some Blizzard Entertainment action, only to realize I jsut downloaded their iPhone authenticator and with no phone, that meant no computer gaming either (Their offices to un-link your account are only open M - F 8 - 8). Been reading online about others with the same problem and trying their advice. I left it infront a low heat hair dryer for an hour or so yesterday. Since last ngiht, it has been sitting on a bed of rice in a plastic bag hoping to absorb some moisture from it. The concensus online seems to be that it may work in 2 or 3 days, but naturally, I am worried I have bricked my baby. Oh well, even thoguh I was waiting until June to see if they release a 32 gb model, maybe it is just time to go ahead and upgrade to the iPhone 3G. In the meantime, may I use my toucharcade friends as a support system while I go thoruhg this difficult time? lol.