Friday afternoon, when I got an email saying my iPad had arrived at the store, my plan was to think on it over night and, if I decided to move forward, head to the store Saturday morning.
And yet, what did I do on the way home from work?
That's right. Straight to the Apple store.
I couldn't be more thrilled.
My iPad and I spent the weekend getting to know each other. I bought apps, I watched a movie, I played games, I doodled. I downloaded a progressive alarm clock and a yoga app. I downloaded apps for finding movie times, playing sudoku, and pranayana breathing. I watched the Chuckles the Clown episode of Mary Tyler Moore, which is much talked about in writers' rooms, though I'd never seen it. Now I have-- along with the pilot of the 70's classic, Alice. Which is why I'll be saying "kiss my grits" a lot for the next week or so.
My only criticism is that the iPad is slightly heavier that I expected... but I suppose that's what happens when you get everything you've ever wanted in one nine and a half by seven and a half inch package.