Oh buddy…are you gonna be jealous of me.
My birthday was this weekend, and Bayou Husband got me something that has racked him up enough cool points for like…ever.
A Kindle 2 from Amazon.com. And it is so freaking cool. It is my precioussssssssss………..
I could go on and on about how cool it is, and all the nifty features, but you should just go to amazon and check it out for yourself.
While diet coke remains my main vice, I confess that I have a book problem. A big one. A good chunk of our postage-stamp size house is drowning under piles of my books. Books on bookshelves, in closets, under the bed, even in the laundry room. My purses have books in them, as does my car. I even have boxes of books in my parents’ storage unit.
When I was in high school, I often got in trouble for reading in class instead of taking notes. I am a certifiable book nerd. My college dorm room looked like a library. When our house burned down in 2004, I started replacing books that I had lost even before I had a house to put those books in. When I ended up unexpectedly in the hospital, I sent Grandaddy to the bookstore as soon as the poor man walked in the door. Luckily, he helped create my book obsession, so he wasn’t too put out.
Thanks to my new Kindle, I don’t have to try and figure out where else I can stuff more books in this house. And I have instant gratification. If I want the book now, I can have it now. I don’t have to drive 30 minutes, or watch for the UPS man.
It’s Bayou-Mama heaven. I may have to surgically remove it from my hand.
But now, I have to come up with some ultra-cool plan, because his birthday is not only coming up next week, but he will be celebrating the big “30.”
I have an idea or two, but how do you top the perfect gift? I’ll figure that out as soon as I can pry myself away from My Precioussssssss.