Sunday, February 17, 2013
Little Too Late
To be honest, I'm still not 100% sure what I'll use it for. I resisted the urge when the iPad3 came out - even though I went to the store to purchase one.
But three weeks ago, an Apple gift card was burning a hole in my wallet and I just couldn't see using all the dough on chargers, cases and new earbuds. So I went for it.
I know it doesn't have the retinal display everyone is griping about, but I have compromised eyesight as it is - would I really notice that much of a difference? Je doubt it.
710 was visiting his parents and I called, not looking for permission as much as searching for justification. He was encouraging - saying I never buy anything for myself, which is somewhat true.
Yet here it is, exactly three weeks later, and I finally opened the box.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I thought I might return it. But mostly, I always delay opening these things. I think somewhere I feel I don't deserve them. Don't ask, I have no rationale for this thought process.
But it's unwrapped. Email accounts have been set-up. Purchased music has been iClouded in.
It will be good for travel - work and non. Maybe I'll finally have an e-reader, though I can't see giving up 'real' books. I like the way those feel.
I took a few images with the Mini, but I'm not sure the camera is as good as my iPhone. 710 doesn't think is iPad2 camera is as good as my Mini. They both seem grainy.
I took a few pictures so far, all of the dog. I did have 710 take my new gadget and snap this:
Petey the Cuddle Monster.
He wasn't raised to cuddle, so this is a work in progress. He asked to come up, pawing at me and the chair. Peter just curled up and went to sleep. What a love muffin.
Eh, so we'll see how the Apple product goes. It seems fine, but it is only Day 1. Well, technically, day 21....but those first three weeks didn't really count.
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