Hi, guys, no time to chit-chat because I have to work, but you wouldn’t believe it! I just won a Kindle Fire!! (Like an iPad, for those of you, like me, who don’t know the technological ins and outs.) How cool is that?
Just yesterday I decided, yep, it’s time to spend less time on-line. Maybe cut back on a little blogging. You know, one of my regular retreat times.
But, no, the Universe obviously has different plans!
Last week we bought new tires at Lambert’s Auto Store. Brian and Mandy are our buddies; we’ve bonded over Ford Fiestas and Buick Centuries and that evil car our daughter owned back in her late high school years, which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent.
We bought two new front tires. All-season radials, although don’t quote me, because I don’t pay attention to things like tires. Instead I paid attention to the Kindle Fire sitting on Mandy’s desk.
“Can you enter to win this?” I asked, breathless. I’ve wanted one of these fancy technological wizards since viewing Michaela’s I-Pad in the coffee shop this summer. I love how you use your thumbs and fingers to move things around. Wanted to borrow the iPad at the school to give my fingers a whirl in the Internet, but thought that wouldn’t be kosher, so lusted from afar.
“Yes,” Mandy replied, “Put your name on the slip of paper.”
“I want to win,” I said, very seriously. “Phone number too?”
“Yes,” she said patiently, “Put your phone number on it.”
I sat and stared longingly at the Kindle Fire from the comfy leather chairs, waiting for the new tires.
Wouldn’t it be sweet? How many people in L’Anse bought new tires at the tire sale this week? What are the chances of winning, do you think? (Your chances of winning a raffle or giveaway in a small town are SO much better than any big city contests. I mean, like, how many of us were there, really, buying new tires last week?)
My car with its gleaming new tires appeared in front of the shop. I handed over our life savings and prepared to give them a blacktop whirl.
“Do you want a gift?” Mandy asked. She displayed several flashlights, mugs, cup holders, free giveaway thingees.
I stared helplessly at her.
“I want the Kindle Fire,” I breathed hopefully.
She smiled and gave me some fancy flashlight, seat-belt cutter-compass-window-breaker. It’s still sitting on our kitchen table as we decide what to do with it.
“I’ll call you if you win,” she promised.
I drove off and never, ever thought of it again until the middle of last night when an image of the Kindle Fire blazed brightly for maybe two seconds, but I didn’t pay much attention.
This morning the phone call came.
“You won the Kindle Fire,” Mandy said.
My heart is still beating faster than fast. I am PUMPED! This blogger is excited; can you tell?
Do any of you know how to use a Kindle Fire? Because I haven’t a clue…
Hope you can blog on WordPress on it!