I was going to come to the blog today and announce to the world that I pre-ordered an Apple Watch. Especially because few people would expect me to have done so.
I set an alarm for 2:45am because pre-order sales started at 3:00am and I knew that if I waited until later that I wouldn’t get mine as a part of the first shipment.
Twice I was one click away from making the purchase. Twice! Each time I reared back and then canceled. By the time I had hemmed and hawed before making a third run at it the availability date shifted to June, essentially squashing my chances.
Because of this I will wait. If the people who get their’s first report that the love them then I will order one as part of my fiftieth birthday gift package. It’s hard for me to spend $450 on a watch, especially one as unproven as this first Apple Watch. I waited until the second release of iPhone (3G) to get my first iPhone, and was thrilled with the first iPad that I purchased, but this just seems different, harder to justify.
With the exception of perhaps a twenty-minute nap I have been awake since 3:00am. I was in the office by 6:00am and will be using this as an excuse to beat traffic to East Atlanta tonight, especially since rain is predicted.
We Were Guaranteed To Finish In The Top Three
Last night a mere three teams competed at the trivia held at Midtown Tavern. Three!
At the end of the first half of play we had a perfect score and were comfortably in the lead. And then we jinxed ourselves by talking about it… Thankfully we only missed a couple of questions, including not knowing which shoe company coined the term “sneaker” in 1917 — it’s not who you think because that’s what we answered incorrectly, and easily finished in first place.
A Pleasant Surprise
Just the other day I was thinking how long it has been since I’ve seen Betsy. And then on my drive home last night I received a text from her inviting me to her house for a Tasty China night. Wunderbar!
It’ll be nice to catch up with people I’ve not seen in some time.
Big Weekend Ahead
Tomorrow is already jam-packed with activities.
I’m hoping to get a good bike ride in during the morning, one of my last rides before next weekend’s BRAG Spring Tune Up rides. (ITP-Reader Barb, I will be sending you a “What should I pack” email sometime this week since I have no previous experience with this ride.)
After recovering from my bike ride I plan to get out and mow the lawn, assuming that it has sufficiently dried after today’s rain.
And tomorrow evening I will be headed to Horizon Theatre for their performance of “Grand Concourse”.
After getting some exercise on Sunday I will be spending the rest of the day making a final push to get my Monday deliverable done. I’ve not been highly productive this week so I once again will give away my time in order to deliver on schedule. Unfortunately it sounds as if there will be no air conditioning in the building on Sunday, so it might be a tad uncomfortable. All the more reason I need to start getting more work done during the week.