Nope! I'm not talking about World Cup Soccer (or Football depending on where in the world you might be right now) or Hockey or any other sport. I'm talking about......
... my new Gateway Netbook, that I managed to get for FREE!!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I said FREE!
On Friday, Dani asked me to take her to the Verizon store because she wanted to use one of our upgrades to get herself a new phone. So off we go. Dani chose a phone (LG Ally), and while they were writing up her order and transferring her bazillion phone numbers to the new phone, I was drooling over the netbooks they had on display nearby. Jonathon, that crafty saleman, took notice of the drool and came over and asked me if I wanted one.
whined told him with a sigh. I've been looking online and saw they were $250 to $400+. Someday I'll get one. SIGH. So Jonathon, that wonderful fellow, told me that he could make a "buy a phone, get a netbook for free" deal. REALLY?????
Of course, I need to do the 2 year contract thing. I will be with Verizon until I die, so I said why not! The $100 charge will be put directly onto my Verizon bill and I have a $100 mail -in rebate (already mailed)
My son plans to get off my phone plan in a few weeks and actually pay for his own phone from now on (woot! woot!) so the data charge will be balanced out. I signed up for the larger data plan to see how much I'll actually use and will probably down-grade to the smaller one next month. I learned if I use the wi-fi at home instead of the 3G, no data charges will happen! Now I can watch TV and get online which I like to do sometimes. Or go to my room.
I have a desk top at home, so I wanted this mostly to bring to John's house because the man has no internet or cable. There are times when I'm there when he's not, and that gets boring (what am I gonna do? Clean his place? not bloody likely!) So now I can get online!!
On the way home, Dani said, "you do realize that I just bought you a netbook." Yeah, I know. I am a happy happy girl!! Maybe I'll tell her she doesn't need to get me a birthday present.