So, for the past few weeks I’ve been not-so-subtly wanting to get a Droid. I’ve been fairly overt in my comments to Craig about it, and I’ve used my best lawyerly skills to argue my case, because he needed some convincing that this was in fact a reasonable acquisition. Earlier this week, though, I decided I’d better stop hounding him about it, or he’d tell Santa not to bring me one for Christmas. I figured I’d reached the point of diminishing returns and any further pestering would actually hurt my chances of getting one. So I’ve stayed relatively quiet.
(However, I did make sure he knew that I had lowered a couple of the household bills by about $75/month… more than enough to cover the cost of a new data plan. Because that was helpful and relevant information, you know.)
Anyway, through a series of events today, I figured out that not only was I getting a Droid for Christmas, but also that he had acquired it and set up the service today! It started with a phone call from him in the middle of the day casually asking for the last four digits of my SSN. I said, “What for?” (while also thinking, “How can you not already know this after 9.5 years of marriage?”, but I kept that part to myself) and he said, “No reason.” Umm, yeah. Whatever. That’s a totally normal thing to just ask at random without any reason. (It turns out he was in the store and trying to access our account, which is under my name and information.) And then a bit later I got an email from Google Voice telling me I had a new voice message, which was strange because my phone hadn’t rung and it didn’t even register a missed call. (BTW, Google Voice is pretty cool!) I went to return that call and learned that my phone was no longer connected to any service. And at one point he said he had a surprise for me. So the clues definitely added up. Poor Craig has a terrible time surprising me with gifts.
Now, some of you might think that getting my Christmas present now will spoil the fun later… but it just doesn’t. We’re not traditional gift-givers. Our gifts to each other are usually mutually pre-determined. They often include major household appliances (I gave him a washer and he gave me a dryer one year, and there was a water heater at one point, too) or we do things like say a trip we’re taking is our gift to each other. This year we gave each other golf clubs for our birthdays and anniversary (which are all within a month). We’re just pretty practical. So, anyway, it’s not a giant letdown in terms of unwrapping Christmas presents, because we just really don’t do that. (And Craig is still deciding whether he wants a new monitor for his home computer or a couple of pots and pans for his cooking for Christmas this year. Either option will involve him telling me exactly what he wants. Like I said, we’re practical people.)
I’ve already spent a couple of hours on the Droid tonight, starting to get things set up. I even added the WordPress application, although I certainly won’t be writing posts of my usual length on it. (And really, it’s okay with me if you’re thinking, Maybe that’s a good thing. I had that thought, too!) And sure enough, while I write this post (using my laptop), Craig is playing with my Droid. Let’s see how long until we’re making another purchase!
Yay for my fabulous husband! 🙂