“From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven’t thought of you.” – Anakin, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Padawan Learner hit the jackpot. The thing he has been dreaming about since he first held one last year has become reality. Behold, Padawan Learner’s new iPod Touch.
I got proof tonight that he’s going to do just fine in this world. How? His first couple of purchases included the Flashlight, Lightsaber and More Cowbell apps. “I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell.” Family and friends alike pooled their money to make him the happiest guy in.the.entire.world. I think he’s still in a bit of shock. Any MUST GET apps for the iTouch that you recommend?
Happy Birthday to my favorite young man!
“Nothing… can stop that now.” – Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
There is an desire that rages deep within me, one that has smoldered in my gut since I was about 5 years old and my mother needed something to keep me busy while she tended to a newborn. So really it’s all her fault that I can’t stop playing Solitaire. Seriously, I just played a game there after I wrote those two sentences. Pathetic, isn’t it?
Just its very name makes me feel oozie and happy inside. Normally, my sickness obsession hobby is fine because I don’t carry a deck of cards with me at all times, but we had a little handheld electronic version once and *cough, cough* I wore it out. All I wanted to do was to play it all. the. time. Beep, beep, beep, shoosh.
When we got the iPod Nanos, I thought I was safe because they didn’t have Solitaire in the games section and no other electronic games hold my interest. Then it happened, when I was least expecting it. Padawan Learner told me that Solitaire is on the iPod Nano, it’s just called Klondike. The name Solitaire is trademarked now?
I have set up rules to keep myself under control. How sad is that? Solitaire Klondike times include: while PL is at trampoline class and while Dad Windu is driving. Sometimes I sneak in a game (or five) in the evening while everyone else is otherwise occupied…if my housework, etc. is done for the day.
“Now this is pod racing!” - Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
We’ve got a bit of a pod race going on right now here at Tatooine, a race to see how fast each of us can get these iPods filled to the brim with music, audiobooks, movies, contacts, calendars and games. There appears to be a side bet going on between Dad Windu and I about how fast we can get the hard drive on the computer filled as well. We’re down to having only 11% of available space left. Sheesh!
About a week ago I broke down and bought an external hard drive when it was on super secret sale, which has become our ‘end of life as we know it’ back up but especially our old picture repository. Those picture files are huge. The deleting process has begun…