I don't have an ereader - no Nook, Kindle (which I typed Kimble the first time I typed this sentence) or any of those other cool toys that come with chargers and instructions is seven languages.
I'm reluctant to give up books because I am a page flicker. What would I do if I had to sit and read from a hard plastic and metal thingy? Crap. I know. I'd twist my hair around my finger. It's a habit I've mostly broken unless I'm really deep in thought, often sitting at a stoplight.
I also don't have an iphone, android or Blackberry. I'm still using my trusty superhero red and white Samsung Propel circa 2008. It serves its purpose. My only iPod is a Nano - hot pink - that I use when I work out. Except I loaned my special Nano earbuds to Nate so..........
When Apple released their iPad and it became quite the rage among the writerly set, I shrugged. Okay. Another cool gadget, but with limited funds, I don't even window shop. It's a pointless exercise. My old laptop is fine. Pen and paper work. The desktop in a pinch until it finally died this week, taking with it unknown things that I may or may not have backed up by emailing them to myself, saving them on USB drives or posting them to flicker. Shit. Oh well.
But then, Sophie came home from school yesterday excited about a video her band instructor showed their class and I was suddenly all "Oh wow! How cool! And I need an iPad! Stat!"
I wouldn't mind the cute boy accessory with the iPhone either.
I'd make him leave his hat on.
For those of you who are musical purists, I understand. I'm a candy purist. Plain M&Ms not peanut or any of those other abominations Mars has foisted onto the melt in your mouth, not in your hand eating public. But once in a while, it's nice to try out something new, don't you think?
Do you have any of these newish gadgets? Like? Meh? Take it to bed with me? I'm sorry, were you saying something? I was too busy looking at my (fill in the blank).