The iPad came out and it’s the second time in the past year or so that I’ve really wanted to want something but just couldn’t make myself want it enough to get it. I’ve talked to several people who have them and love them and I know I would love one if I got it too but I just don’t love it enough to get it. I kept thinking . . if I were going out of town for a week or so, what would I leave at home if I got the iPad.
I wouldn’t leave behind my my camera. Even though my cell phone has a camera, I still love having my Sony pocket size camera. I wouldn’t leave behind my cell phone. I think that doesn’t even need an explanation. I wouldn’t leave behind my GPS. Lately it’s given such bad directions, I might have to re-think that but I feel very confident having the GPS. I wouldn’t leave behind the iPod. It plugs right into my car and charges while it plays through my radio. The iPad might do that too but things in my car tend to get a Dr. Pepper bath every now and then. They tend to get dropped sometimes . . the iPads are way more expensive than the iPod but I really should take better care of my iPod. I wouldn’t leave behind the Kindle. Yes, the iPad is also a reader but I’ve heard it’s a bit hard to read in the sunlight. The Kindle isn’t and often I’m sitting outside reading when having down time while out of town. I wouldn’t leave behind the laptop because it has EQ and Photoshop and . . well, it has everything! Along with all those “things” comes cords! Electric cords, USB cords . . way too many cords.
So, I came to the conclusion I didn’t need an iPad. What I decided I needed was an iPod Touch. I have a very old iPod . . remember the one that was lost for a year? And I have a newer one that I got when I finally decided I was never going to find the old iPod . . which Vince found in some of his stuff. There’s rarely a time when I don’t have an iPod either in my pocket with headphones or earbuds or playing in one of the docks. I didn’t mind getting another iPod so I did.
I love this little thing! I downloaded an app for making my grocery list. I take it with me to the grocery store and just check off everything. I have a list for the local grocery store, for Wal-Mart and for when we go to a city.
And, I downloaded a meal planner app.
This is so useful! Yesterday when I made two meat loaves, I was able to schedule the second one for June 17. That’s over 2 weeks away. I made a note as to which freezer and what container the meat loaf is in. I can move meals around. If I’m watching a food show on TV and something looks good, I can just type it into my menu with a note as to the website where the recipe can be found.
Not saying I’ll never get an iPad, and I hear there are some really cool netbooks coming out soon too . . but for now, I’m so happy with my iPod Touch.