Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's here at the Wayward house and I stayed up late last night getting Scoob's surprise ready. And I do mean late. Scoob didn't go to bed until 2 am (next year I need to remember to slip him a benedryl). It's not like it was a huge production but still, starting at 2 am is not good.

I had checked Scoob's wish list to see what he wanted and all he had marked were more movies and video games. We've got enough of those in the house already thankyouverymuch, and besides, they're soooo impersonal. So I decided to go the sappy sentimental route this year and find some quasi-creative homemade way to let him know how much he means to me.

The first thing he saw this morning when he got up was a card on the floor just outside the bedroom door followed by a trail of hearts with dark chocolate goodies on each one.

The trail led him to his bathroom where he found this:

Not much, I know, but it's how I feel about him and believe me, it actually took some planning and sneaking to put together—I had been cutting out paper hearts for several nights after he went to bed.

Yesterday Scoob and I spent the day in Santa Clara and treated ourselves to lunch and dinner, went to see Avatar in 3D (finally—so awesome) and Scoob got me a shiny new iPhone.

Somebody clearly made out like a bandit in this scenario—he gives me cool technology, and in return I give him paper hearts and chocolate. Though in trade, I'll be taking over the paying of the cell phone bill since the iPhone requires the addition of unlimited data to our calling plan—an extra $30/mo.

I spent some time hemming and hawing about whether or not to do this. I mean seriously, that's $360 a year that could be spent on something else. In the end I decided it was worth it and that I really would use the smart phone features. I had the iTouch before this and I liked what I was able to do with it, unfortunately much of it's extra functionality was dependent on an open wi-fi connection that I could piggyback on. The iPhone will first look for an open wi-fi, but if none is available will hop on the AT&T network.

And considering the fact that I've been working on the iPhone app development team at work, it really does behoove me to actually use one. Now excuse me, I've got to find some cool time wasting apps…

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