Friday, May 23, 2008

Haiku Friday: the I totally score edition

Haiku Friday

I'm a happy girl.
So very happy happy!
Look what came today ...



Yes, I hinted at this here, but it was a looooooooong time actually getting the real deal in my hands.

First, I had to convince Wonderhubby that this, indeed, was my heart's desire for Mother's Day.

Then, we had to find one.

It seems that a new fancy-shmancy version is coming (with more bells and whistles than I require), so the Apple stores have conveniently ceased to have the "old" ones on hand. And the AT&T stores "only" had the bigger, more expensive, not-in-the-budget version.

Unhappiness, thy name is Janet.

Meanwhile, Wonderhubby took off for middle America to attend an elevator installation training school (yes, it had its ups and downs). While he was gone, he found the phone at an Apple store in the Midwest, where apparently the demand hasn't been nearly as strong.

Also while he was gone, I found it online at the wireless carrier store with free two-day shipping, and we agreed I should go ahead and order it, rather than WH worrying about transporting it home on airplanes and such.

And so I made it so.

AT&T, in its infinite wisdom, slightly neglected to actually SHIP the damned thing for ... wait for it ... a week!

So I waited.

And tracked it by website and email.

And waited.

And watched while they sent it in one direction and then in another completely opposite way.

And waited.

And tracked its very, very slow progress across my fair city.

And yesterday?

IT FINALLY CAME!!!

I have been petting it ever since.

33 comments:

Joy T. said...

VERY nice!! I hear those things are the greatest things ever. Have fun with it!

wright said...

WooHoo! Congrats on your new iPhone! I'm a bit jealous. Oh well. (

And I laughed - out loud - at the elevator joke!)

Happy Friday!

nikki said...

Do we need to get you a drippy bib?

Kathryn said...

Oooo!!! That is fancy schmancy! How exciting!

FYI- your link at Haiku Friday isn't working. You might want to reenter your name. :)

transplantingme.com said...

thanks for updating your link! and i'm so jealous of your iphone. i hear they are the best thing since sliced bread.

ups and downs... that had me laughing!

jennifer said...

I'm so jealous.

Janet, your link isn't working on Mr. Linky...I'm going to go and try to fix it, if not, I'll repost your link for you!

jennifer said...

Looks like Christina already fixed it! I should refresh my blog!

Mom24 said...

OOOOhhh! I am so jealous. It's so pretty. I think I'm drooling. Enjoy it for me. I don't think I will ever be able to figure out a way to get one of those. Very, very pretty.

cacklinrose said...

Everyone - let's leave Janet alone so she can make out with her iPhone in private.

Glad you got it!

Jenni said...

So what did you name it? Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Delicious, Jonathan? Help me here, I'm running out of apple names. How about Gala?

Phyllis Sommer said...

ooh congrats. enjoy it!

Pamela said...

That would be my choice. If I had a choice. (ME2 is coming out to play, I think)

Marmarbug said...

That is awesome! Tell us what you think of it!

Janet said...

Kewl. I finally got a cell phone last week too. The Mountain Man decided I needed one while on my vacation in case he needed to call me to find out where anything was. I think AT&T may be the most useless corporation on the planet. This is based entirely on our experiences over the years. Although many other companies are vying for that dubious honor.
I laughed at the elevator thing too.

Immoral Matriarch said...

uSheep!
I'm jealous - can you tell.

Toni said...

I'm jealous. So jealous. *sigh*

Scylla said...

I am jealous. Hubby has one, and I have to keep reminding myself that I could have had one, but I got a digital SLR camera instead.

It's hard to remember that when they are so sleek and shiny.

Dory said...

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO jealous!

And I groaned at the elevator joke!

Beckie said...

I would totally be petting it! I want one, but I have to wait until Iphone lets Tmobile provide service. I will be waiting a LONG time - I know.

Let us know if it is all that they say that it is.

Cassie said...

Sometimes things are better after you have to wait for them. I'm glad you got it though!

Kaytabug said...

OMG you sound like my hubby!!! He did the same thing.

Burfica said...

So cool you got yours, hope you enjoy it.

See my luck has been and always will be. When I buy a phone or anything, it becomes "obsolete" within a week so if it breaks or something is wrong, they can't fix it or get me a new one. grrrrrrr

So...I'm not buying any nice or expensive things like that anymore, cuz then it will be fricken useless. ahhhhhhhhh

Janet said...

My cell phone is about 5 years old and HUGE by today's standards. My 25 year old sister mocks me mercilessly. Young whippersnapper.

Rachel said...

Color me sinfully jealous and envious. Have a wonderful time with your new toy!!

maggies mind said...

Nothing like a new toy! Yay!

LceeL said...

I am jealous. Sorta. I don't have much use for Apple - just as I don't much care for Mic****ft.<-(Swear Word) Mr Jobs would be just as evil emperor as Mr Gates - it's just that Bill got there first.

But iPhones are cool. And I AM jealous.

Mandy said...

Oh how cool!
I always love getting a new phone, but the iphone! Now THAT'S something to get excited about!!! Woo hoo!
Enjoy! :-)

Lisa said...

I'm sooooo jealous! By the time I get one, you'll have yours figured out so I can come to you for directions LOL

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

YAY! Happy Janet. Finally your Hanukkah present arrives!

The Apple iPhone-less Janet said...

woohoo, congrats! It really is such a nice phone :-)

Cathy said...

"It had it's ups and downs." HA!

Joyce said...

Now that you have the phone, tell all: Is it wonderful?!!

Melissa said...

OOOOH! Toys! I heart toys!

I've been thinking of getting one myself, seeing as how my current phone is starting to fritz out on me. :)

 
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