The weekend continued on its oh-so-pleasant groove today. We've been trying to plan a whole Sunday morning (Mass at a nearby Church and brunch afterward) with friends of ours for some time now, and it finally came together this morning. I'm probably going to regret the Eggs Benedict I had... but that just means I'll have to try the steel cut oatmeal pancakes next time instead. I then hunkered down the office and completed an online traffic school class in about 4.5 hours. I know that sounds like a long time, but an afternoon taking a web class with a Coca Cola made with real cane sugar and the cream of the Rolling Stones CD catalog (Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile On Main St.) is a heck of a lot better than 8 hours in some lecture hall somewhere learning it all by Powerpoint. I passed, it's done.
The title of this particular missive stems from the fact that I got our first iPhone "regular" bill last week. I've been worried what two iPhones were going to cost us on a month-to-month basis. I'd done the math before marching down to the AT&T store to buy them, but you never know. There was a bill last month, but that was for six weeks, plus connection charges of various kinds. Our second bill came last week, and the amount was about what I expected -- meaning that with the Company O. discount on our calling plan, our new iPhones are costing us about the same amount as Mrs. Geek's Treo and my cheap little LG did before with Sprint PCS.
I'm finding this to be a big win. My iPhone is so much more functional than the old LG. It's got a real web browser for one thing -- the LG supposedly browsed the Web, but I was never really able to get much use out of it. It's got the Google Map applet for another; that's gotten me out of more than one jam where I needed a location, phone number, or web page (or any two of the three) in a hurry in the car. I've only downloaded a few things from the App store, but the ever gadget-friendly Mrs. Geek has downloaded over half a dozen, and threatens to add more (perhaps we need to set an iPhone App budget around here.)
Well, the hour grows late and I must be a bed. It was a good weekend, the best in quite when it came to quiet restful qualities. I need to cap it off with a good night's sleep.
on 2008-10-05 at 10:01 p.m.
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