May I get a drum roll...please ???? Here she is... the Apple iPhone 3 GS...not the Cadillac model that # 4 is maybe, but nonetheless....I purchased her this morning for the outrageous price of NINETY NINE CENTS, people. Of course, I had to re-sell my soul to AT&T, but still... lol
I did actually answer a call today on it and send a text message. It's a start.
It has a weather app that follows me wherever I am and tells the temperatures there. Detailed weather reports too. It has google maps and mapquest and facebook and emails and games and a camera and ...lions and tigers and bears, O,MY!! It has iTunes and Youtube,and clocks and calendars and newspapers and magazines and videos. Can you bake a cherry pie?, Billy Boy, Billy Boy ??? Can you bake a cherry pie, charming Billy?? It can keep me from getting lost, it can keep me from getting lonely...it can help me remember, it can help me forget.
And I feel like a fookin' eejit with it. I always said I would never have one of these...but then, I said I'd never have a dvd player either. lol It's going to take a while to learn all the stuff, I know. And I will probably grow to love it.
All in all it was an interesting day. I rushed down to the store in a city about 35 minutes from here around 9:30 and got there just after they opened. I flounced through the double doors and said, dramatically,..."Hello boys!! Grandma's here !!! They all laughed and the young man who took care of me (Aaron) was a doll. He patiently explained everything to me and a couple of times I had to interrupt and say--hey, sonny--I was born in 1953, not 1853...
Come on, now.
All in all, it was a good experience there and they were extremely helpful and I came home with a $375.00 phone that cost me .99 (How the heck can they POSSIBLY do that?????) And I'm really tickled to use it and start figuring it all out. I kept the boys laughing and a stranger came up and asked me if I liked Texas Roadhouse. I said, sure..and he gave me a card for a free appetizer. I don't know who he was, an owner maybe...looked too old to be management. And then Miss Roxie and I came home.
I made a big skillet of bbq'd ribs for the Irishman for supper, with quinoa and a skillet of sauteed cabbage with shredded carrots and chives in it. It was awesome.
Tomorrow I will make a pot of chili and some kind of a casserole so he'll have easy food while I'm gone. I also want to make him a couple of veggie burritos for Thursday after work...I won't be here, and he has a class, so needs some mobile food to go with him.
Heck. I might even bake him a pie...I think I have an unbaked pumpkin one in the freezer, as well as an apple. That would be easy enough. I have been invited over to my neighbors for breakfast in the morning and then need to pick up some pay and come home and get this house cleaned. I haven't really done a darned thing for several days...I'm pretty sure that if you looked under my dining room table, you find enough dog hair to build a Sheltie or two. I do have the laundry all done and caught up. I need to pack and figure some things out and get ready for the southward trek. I paid all the critical bills this afternoon.
Geez. I may actually be able to do this with a minimum of discomfort and madness. LOL
Well, I am tired and have to get up early for breakfast at the neighbors (8:30). Time to see about a little shuteye, and dream of Steve Jobs and Apples and confront my nightmares of being adrift in a sea of technology.
Wish me luck.