Wednesday, December 07, 2011

WNBP: Where's That Bunny?

My dependence upon the Wednesday Night Bullet Post format seems to be continuing.  As it looks to be the only way I can post anymore, I say let's just go with it!  It's kind of like Tweeting with a singular timestamp, right?

*I stand firm in my contention that this 60 degrees in December nonsense is not helping with my holiday spirit.

*Don't get me wrong.  I'm not looking to freeze solid or anything.

*However, I do not feel that I am being unreasonable when expressing concern.

*Shouldn't I have donned a turtleneck by now?  Or a jaunty scarf?  Maybe even a nice pair of mittens?

*I keep looking for the Easter Bunny...

*Most disturbing interaction of my week thus far:

Ms. Sheep: ...and that, my dear Mr. Assistant Principal, is the latest crisis in my classroom and reason why you should shower me with vacation days.  Or free sticky notes.  I like those, too.

Mr. Assistant Principal:  What?  Oh, I'm sorry.  I wasn't listening.  NO!  You don't need to repeat it.  I'm sure it's nothing I haven't heard before.  Besides, I'm distracted.  I can't seem to find my phone...

MS:  You have an iPhone, right?  Why don't you go look in the iCloud?

MAP:  Pardon?

MS:  It's true!  There is a cloud and it wants to help you find your phone.

MAP:  Is this something for everyone or just something in...your world?

*I then spent ten minutes trying to explain the concept of digital clouds.  I sort of didn't end up looking any less crazy.

*Note to self:  Yelling, "It's a THING!  An actual THING!!!  Stop looking at me like I don't know the difference between pretend THINGS and actual THINGS!!!" is probably not the best strategy under these kinds of circumstances.

*Good news!  I managed to get the tree up for Christmas this year.

Cats have commenced nibbling upon it.

* I didn't put up a tree last year for a variety of reasons.  I almost didn't this year.

*But I am not quite ready to be That Person.  The Kind Who Doesn't Bother With The Tree Anymore.

*I like having a tree up for Christmas.  It's festive and I think the Easter Bunny will like it.

*Might even leave me a nice Cadbury Egg or something...

*I think I might have a hair appointment this weekend, but I'll probably have to cancel it.

*According to my car, we need an oil change.

*The car is often overly anxious about this sort of stuff, but I don't have anything knit for The World's Greatest Stylist And Life Coach so I should probably give myself some wiggle room anyway.

*Not everyone is celebrating Easter like me right now.  Some people are on a more December-ish holiday track.

*I've had a rough couple of weeks over at the Learn-A-Matorium.

*Last Friday, I was driving home and thinking that I really deserved to pick up one of those nice foot baths I saw on sale while I was meandering about the Internet.  The store was right on the way home.

*And I am a gal with pretty bad feet these days.

*A nice soothing foot bath would be just the thing to ease the aches 'n pains.  Not to mention reward me for sticking with the whole job deal and not sending the students out to play in traffic.

*Perfectly reasonable.

*Hence, you can imagine my shock when I somehow ended up standing in the parking lot of the local electronics store with a brand new iPad in my hand.

*I honestly don't know how that happened.  I do seem to recall talking to a nice young salesman and explaining why I had to have the orange smart cover.

*No one has the orange smart cover.  I am the only person I know who got the orange smart cover.  I am cool and sort of a rebel now that I have an orange smart cover.

*I am very seriously not kidding when I say that this was not my intention when I headed out to buy my discounted foot bath last Friday.

*I also feel very weird about it and haven't told very many people.  It's an extravagance and one I have denied myself for a couple of years now.

*For what it's worth, not a single person to whom I've confessed has suggested that I return it.  All have allowed that it was high time I did something nice for myself.

*Spunky Girl, all of twelve years old, saw me covertly showing it to the Cheerful Teaching Assistant.

*"Ms Sheep!  You finally got it!  You've been saving up for that for a really long time.  You must be very happy now!!"

*SG is right.  I am kind of happy in a weirdly self-conscious sort of way.

*I can read from my Kobo library on the iPad, too.

*For years, whenever I bought a book online, I would get a certain recommendation.

*I did not act on this suggestion because it did not seem like anything I would ever really enjoy.

*Never question the electronically generated recommendations.

* Hounded (Name Your Link) was awesome!

*So much so that I quickly snagged Hexed (Name Your Link)

*BTW:  the whole Name Your Link business is related to Blogger's apparent hatred of Amazon Associate links.  Just click on that and it should work for you.

*I am continuing to find creative ways to work around this bias.

*It entertains me in this holiday season.

*I think the Easter Bunny will be impressed by it, too.

*If it was really December and Santa was coming that might be a different story but Bunnies are less strict about ethical behavior and all.

And that, dear friends, about covers it.  I still don't have a cheap foot bath, but I guess that will have to wait a bit longer.  I'm just going to kick back with the ice packs 'n pain killers while I play on the iPad.

Maybe the Easter Bunny will take care of it...



trek said...

I am so not telling Neatnik you got an iPad. She's become addicted to the idea of getting one (I blame Uncle iPhone) and we keep telling her to save her pennies.

Maybe I should have mentioned that today when she bought a new Webkinz.

Of course, the Webkinz only set her back five bucks.

Maybe you can return the iThingy and get a Webkinz?

kmkat said...


I have been dropping hints about an iPad, but apparently I have been way too subtle. Smokey told me yesterday he hadn't decided what to get me. We ended up sort of deciding not to go for big impressive gifts this year. I'm not sure how that happened, but it does take the pressure off me.

But I still would like an iPad.

Have I mentioned how much I like your expression Learn-a-matorium? Gives me the giggles every time.

Donna Lee said...

I wasn't sure I saw the necessity for an ipad until I learned what a great baby sitter, I mean what a great way to take entertainment with you places.

Actually, since my husband does computer stuff, he can buy ebooks on programming and they aren't backbreakingly heavy.

Elaine said...

You absolutely deserve an iPad! Goddesses (such as you) are rare and need coddling.... and iPads. Happy Easter! (Maybe Santa will bring the footbath......)

Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy said...

"Hexed" was fantastic, "Hounded" was nearly as good, but my expectations were maybe a little too high for "Hammered." My two favorite characters were offstage for most of the story.

Congratulations (felicitations?) on your new toy!

Julia G said...

Speaking of dependence on the WNBP, my Wednesday pretty much ran along the lines of your conversation with Mr. AP, without the technical sophistication, just the yelling and the glazed look in return.

Maybe the iCloud will drop some iSnow on your neighborhood in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, I vote with Spunky Girl, you deserve a nice treat - and you can put your feet up while you surf!

We just acquired an iPad after much hemming and hawing - High School Girl uses it for note-taking and the resolution is fantastic. Also, our cable company offers an app to watch cable on the iPad (and iPod touch) so I can watch/listen while puttering around the house and filling the birdfeeder and all. And the smart cover folds up into a cute little stand.