Yesterday, after my 5 mile run and posting about our rehearsal and wedding day, Mat and I went over to the mall to return a wedding gift and get him new running shoes at the New Balance store. I’m a terrible running blogger because I totally could have taken pictures, but as usual, I fail. However, my excuse here is that I’m just now starting to get my blogging rhythm back. That’s a good excuse, right?
After getting Mat’s shoes (and by the way, the New Balance store is awesome), we went to the Apple store. And we got a new toy.
What’s really cool is that Apple offers education deals to teachers and students. Being a teacher means we got a $50 gift card to use on apps. I’m thinking about getting a $20 app that I can use at school to control my computer screen from the iPad. This means I can teach a lesson digitally while walking around the room. It will help a lot in keeping my students’ attention. And it will be fun!
It didn’t take long to personalize it a bit:
In the little bit we’ve played, we love it. I’ve played with it more than Mat has, but that’s because he’s been trying to get homework done. I went shopping for free in the iBook store and downloaded several classic novels. I’m thinking of buying the latest Jodi Picoult book on it so I can read it when we go to Vegas in a few weeks while Mat reads on his Kindle.
On an unrelated note, I found this amusing on a friend’s Facebook wall:
Today’s agenda, now that it’s already 1:30 and we’ve gone to church and Costco: Mat goes to work at 3 and I’m hoping to crank out a bunch of wedding thank you notes. And make a quiche, complete with homemade crust, for dinner. Tomorrow’s agenda? DISNEYLAND!!! And California Adventure of fourse. :-D