Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm Getting a Sally!

I'm not sure if I mentioned but we have another Chicago friend coming to visit this Tuesday. She's staying for a full week, which will be nice because I won't feel like we're trying to cram everything into a long weekend. There really isn't that much to see here but it's amazing how quickly the time flew with my friends last month.

In addition to our friend coming to visit, she's playing courier pigeon. My cousin Jenna discovered that I've been jealous of my friend Janna and her fancy schmancy AlphaSmart, and offered to send me her old one, gratis. We looked up shipping costs from Michigan to Mexico and the cheapest I could find was around $80. Yowza! Something about international rates and it being an electronic device really jacked up the price.

Right about then Ms. Chicago Friend emailed to tell me she booked her trip for this week and the courier plan was put into action. Jenna sent her the AS via Priority Mail and it will arrive at Zihuatanejo International in two days. Yay!

Jenna named hers Sally and my friend Jes named hers Flor, so I've a couple days to name my new friend.


Janna Qualman said...

Huzzah! Make sure to post a picture when it gets to you. Sally's curious, you know. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

LOL. Maybe it'll be a boy and they can have a long-distance romance. ;)

Jenna said...

I hope it works out good for you Mel! You gotta post about how you like it...and be honest it won't hurt my feelings if you hate it...cause well (Sally plug your ears), I hated it.

It just didn't work for me but I think mainly because I go back over my sentences and tweak things before I move on and it is hard to do that when you only see 4 short lines.

plaidearthworm said...

Congrats, you'll have to post a review for us! I've always been curious about the Alphasmart, they look so lean and serious, but since I have a desktop computer and a laptop, I couldn't really justify the expense. To me, it seems like a great brainstorming tool for those times when the ideas are fast and furious. Have fun!

Wendy Pinkston Cebula said...

I'm jealous! Let us know how you like it.

Ed Pahule said...

Isn't an AlphaSmart like laptop lite or something?

You name your toys?

Janna Qualman said...

Jenna, that's why Sally's been such a blessing to me... because it's forced me to keep writing instead of giving in to my anal nature and edit as I go. But, to each their own, for sure.


Melanie Avila said...

I promise I'll do a review as soon as I can. I may not blog as much since we'll have company but I'll be sure to squeeze that in.

And Ed... you DON'T name your toys?