I got an iPad, some comics and a new car.
One of my biggest pet peeves on the internet is the shameless self-promotion that comes along with being the proud parent of someone or the proud owner of something. I don’t have a problem with the occasional post about how great your new toy is or how wonderfully your child performed in the recent spelling bee. I cringe when every single post is about them or it. Someone probably thinks I’m going to be a bad parent because in three weeks, I’m going to allow myself to still be me and I won’t post pictures of my newborn every 45 minutes. I will post the occasional picture or story. I’m a private person and I tend to think my private life should stay that way.
That being said, apparently folks want to see the occasional picture of a new toy or a new kid.
I won’t post a picture of the iPad, but I will say the device is far cooler than I expected it to be. I ordered it because it was cool and because I saw potential. I am enamored by it because of the myriad things it can do extremely well. Reading books on the device is a great experience. Having all of my useful PDFs with me on a device that is comfortable to interact with and not as cumbersome as my MacBook Pro is a joy. Being able to watch TRS, iFanboy or Diggnation on a plane with the iPad is a worth the price of admission. I don’t have to compromise my media consumption for portability.
I also bought a bunch of comics today and got myself a cool Flash ring with the purchase of Flash #1 by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapaul. Gorgeous book. Great art. Can’t wait to read it.. and I got a cool ring to boot.
Finally, some of you may have figured out from my tweets or facebook status messages recently that I bought a Camaro. When I was 17, I wanted to buy a muscle car but decided to spend a year at DePaul University instead. Fast Forward 18 years and I’ve continued to want a muscle car. I have the coolest wife in the world and one that fully supported me getting the car I really wanted. It may be that she wanted to use it to pick up chicks, I have no idea. In any case, my 35 year old self is currently gloating to my 17 year old self. I bought the Camaro I wanted and am happy as hell to have it. For those of you asking for pics, a few are included below. It’s got a black exterior and interior. A sun roof. and everything inside I’d want… with the exception of a v8 and all of the tickets that engine would bring with it.