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iPad2 Acquisition Game Plan

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

So, with today’s announcement from Amazon and their tablet Kindle…Kindle Fire, my dubious plan for the iPad2 acquisition for my own, personal (not shared) use will almost be complete.

Operation iPad2 Acquisition:

Step 1: Wait in line for several hours on release date and purchase iPad2.  Convince wife that said purchase is a gift for her. CHECK!

Step 2: Persuade wife that tablet device is a productive tool…cite Kindle application, recipe/kitchen use, convenient mail/web usage. CHECK!

Step 3: Purchase low-cost/basic Kindle device, again for wife. Wean wife off of iPad use, and onto Kindle device use. CHECK!

Step 4: Slowly monopolize iPad use for self. CHECK!

Step 5: Purchase Kindle Fire tablet, again for wife. Wife will soon forget about using iPad since Kindle Fire will satisfy all her basic needs from a tablet device.

Step 6: Bask in the glorious victory of acquiring an iPad2 for sole, non-shared, usage. Muhahaha…

Interruption…

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

We interrupt this travel blog with a random note.  By now, you’ve already guessed, I’m about a month behind in updating the blog.  Today is September 3rd, and the last entry recalls events from August 2nd while we were in Germany…we’re currently (back) in Brussels.  I still have posts for Germany, Verona, Zagreb, Tokaji, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin that I need to post (and write).  Basically, everything from the past month.  These will come….eventually.

But in the meantime, enough about the past, how about the present.  We’re in Brussels for the day/night, before we head to London for the weekend, then off to Russia.  And it so happens, it’s our dating anniversary.  Who still celebrates that after they get married, anyway?  Afterall, there’s already the wedding anniversary to celebrate.  Anyway, I suppose we didn’t really celebrate, we just went out to dinner.  And it got me thinking, where were we for the previous five (dating) anniversaries.

2005: New York (the beginning…what I like to refer to as the “sell weekend”)
2006: Los Angeles
2007: Napa
2008: San Francisco
2009: Las Vegas
2010: Brussels

So, looking back, we’ve always been in a different city.  It’s weird.  We never really consciously tried to be in a different city to celebrate, it seems to have happened that way.

Well, that’s that.  Now back to our regularly (delayed) scheduled programming…

OMG – Whitney

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I was perusing the interweb as I often do, and came across something weird and altogether very humorous — the homepage for my old high school, Whitney. The fact that the high school has a homepage, which is already kind of weird in and of itself because I don’t remember the school being so keen on recent trends (e.g., orange lockers / cardboard walls / 70s (not shag though) carpet), is not what caught my eye. It’s that they have a webstore to peddle their school merchandise. I can’t wait to be rocking their paraphernalia. My wishlist:

lic_plate shorts shirt

Booberry – 1

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

how are you supposed to trim dog’s nails without causing any bleeding if her nails are black and blood vessels are invisible? no matter how careful i am, i always seem to cut ‘too much’ and today wasn’t an exception. before i knew it, i saw blood coming out of two of Boo’s nails… it stopped shortly after i dabbed the blood with some tissue, but i felt so bad. Boo was such a good sport and acted as if nothing happened as soon as we got up. especially after she got her favorite treat =)

so much for a study break. i will always dread trimming Boo’s nails….

Booberry – 0

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

I want to start peppering this blog with Booberry stories.  Since everyone seems to be updating their blogs with stuff about their kids, I’m going to update about Booberry, our ‘baby.’  If I get too busy, I’ll force Frank to do it…heehee.

For those of you who haven’t met her yet, please meet Booberry, or Boo, my favorite dog.