so, after work yesterday i went to the best buy - well, but first i went to sonic for a cranberry diet coke. and the gal there knows me now, because apparently i'm the only one ever who has ordered this particular drink? which, hey, works for me. i like it! : ) was just funny because when she handed me the drink, she said, "are you SURE these two things go together?" lol yes, yes they do.
after sonic i went to the best buy & my plan was to look at an ipod touch, because last night i googled & it looked like the thing i wanted. basically, i need a new purse camera & i'd been thinking of getting a new phone. to do both would cost about $250 or $300, depending on if i could find a good deal on the kind of phone and camera i wanted. so i thought i'd just look at the virgin mobile phones & see what they had to offer in an upgrade.
i have to take a moment to give kudos to the dude who helped me out. he answered my questions, found a sample phone for me to look at since there wasn't one on display, and just generally was actually HELPFUL - without making me feel like i was wasting his time, which unfortunately sometimes happens at the best buy. so, i ended up getting an LG Optimus V. and so far i really like it! it is a touch screen w/o a keyboard - only because the touch screen w/ keyboard phone was quite a bit more than this one! it has the apps that i want, i can listen to music (oh, pandora, love you!), get to fb, and it's an android so it's connected to my google account. woot! : )
so, i was all set, and then i headed home. carol came over (friend carol not aunt carol) to drop off girl scout cookies & then we visited for a couple hours, which was way nice! AND she said if there are still $20 tickets to barry manilow available, she'll go w/ me!!! *bounce* now i just have to remember to call the venue during business hours tomorrow... i called at 8 this morning & they don't open til 10 & then my day was ca-razy and so i forgot to call back. whoopsies!
i didn't get to bed until WAY LATE last night, and then JUST as i got to sleep, i was awakened by the howling wind & driving rain pelting my house. and the thunder was loud, too. it's winter, right? it felt like a spring or summer storm. kinda nutty! so then i reallllly did not want to get out of bed this morning! *laugh* but i did, and work went well & it was a pretty good day. : ) my wall-mate went to adolph's for lunch & brought me back some chips & SALSA. deliciousness! she's a good friend!
AFTER work, i met mom & the boys at CFA for dinner. leyton came & gave me a great big hug, which was super sweet. mom & anthony ooh'd & ahh'd over the new phone. then anthony pulled out his ipod touch & wanted to play pass & play words w/ friends w/ me. so that was neat. : ) suddenly, mom gasped & started tapping the glass to the play area to get leyton's attention. "why?" you ask? well, because THE COW was there! : ) we weren't expecting to see the cow! leyton came tearing out of the play area to say hello. i WISH i would have managed a picture of his expression, because it was super cute and suuuper excited!! : ) the cow high fived us & hugged leyton & very kindly had a pantomime conversation w/ mom as she tried to figure out just what time mr cow (again, MR cow? a cow is, by definition, a girl...but that's what leyton calls "him" so i guess we all just go w/ it. i did try to explain it once, but then i think i saw the cow referred to as a he on a CFA site (i could be wrong)...) was generally at the restaurant... *laugh*
being mr cow is HOT work & he followed us out (to leyton's utter delight) to get some fresh air.
mom took the boys home & i came home to jammie up, and then i headed to her house for survivor. good ep, but boy those girls still are dumb. i don't even care that they (wait, no spoilers!). anyway, they are just not thinking strategically & it drives me batty! i stayed to watch the next-to-finale episode of top chef texas, had a short bread cookie & then came home. to charge my phone because i'd been playing w/ it so much that it was begging me to plug it in. no, literally - little notes kept popping up, "please charge your phone now. the battery is at 10%." heh or, as i like to read it, "please, woman, plug me in! i'm dyin' here!" *laugh*
oh, speaking of playing w/ the phone... i made my first accidental call this evening, too. i was trying to figure something out w/ my FB contact info & somehow hit my friend andrea's name & ... all of a sudden her name pops up on the screen, so i said, "hello?" and she said, "hello?" and then after the pleasantries there were crickets & i asked sheepishly if i had called her... LOL it was hilarious! glad she's good ppl! (well, duh, why would i have the number of not good ppl in my phone? silly!)
ahhh. so, that is my novel for today! and yesterday, since i apparently fell asleep before posting then. LOL
i hope you're have a great week & that your leap day was FABULOUS! : )