Ed done good. Turns out the un-subtle route reaped the best birthday ever. First, he sent me a gorgeous bouquet of tulips - it is so fun to receive delivered flowers! Second, he got me a brand spankin' new iPhone 4 which was released the day after my birthday.For most people this would be a cool upgrade from their current iPhone. But I've never had one, nor an iPad, nor an iPod touch, nor anything beyond a classic iPod which my kids have mostly taken over. I was using a dinky Verizon flip phone that was tempermental about delivering voice messages, and on which I probably sent less than 10 text messages in 3 years. I feel like I've time-warped from Anne of Green Gables to The Jetsons. I can do WHAT?! I can check the weather ANYTIME?! I can see my current location on a map, and the surrounding traffic?! I can text, and make lists, and send emails, and scroll my contacts like a digital rolodex whenever I want? And of course that's just the amateur stuff.
Apps. That's what this post is really about. I have a few. But it's like peeking through a pinhole at an alternate universe. Everyone I've talked to has their favorite apps. Seems like I'm only limited by my imagination - if I can think of it, there's an app for it, right? But I am simple-minded and still amazed at the weather thing.
The first night, I watched Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog on my phone from my Netflix queue just because I could. The next day, I entered all of my contacts and downloaded apps for Amazon, the scriptures, and a few free games, promptly and irrevocably becoming addicted to Bubble Explode. I also texted Ed several times just to tell him I'm texting.
I must be careful about my exhilaration. It's just a thing. Not everyone has one, or wants one. I must stop blushing and giggling when I say, "Let me check my iPhone." Gotta play it cool.
So really the point of this was to give Ed props for his cleverness - I had mentioned once or twice I'd like one but I was truly not expecting it! Also, want to know what your favorite apps are and why.
Oh, and one more thing - for Valentine's Day Ed sent me to a pedicure date with a girl friend Saturday morning - more props for him. I thought I'd do a blog post about it but I forgot my camera. Oh, wait, I had my iPhone! So I sent it to myself and changed the end tag to "Sent from my Awesomeness." And that is how I feel about that.