This morning DB and I went running on the beach. Yes, you heard me right. RUNNING. OK, it wasn’t a lot of running, but still. We did (1 min run, 2 min walk) x 5. My knee, and the rest of me, felt great. The only thing that kept me from doing more was some sense of caution and also this nagging cold that just won’t go away. I’m still coughing crud from my lungs and my nose is still red from blowing it constantly. I figured some cold salt air would do me good. It certainly wouldn’t do me any harm. The plan now is to increase this routine so that next week I’ll do (2 min run, 2 min walk) x 5. And so on from there. I don’t go back to the physical therapist for 3 weeks.
The above photo was not taken today. I didn’t take any photos today. But the skies looked about like this and there were about this many people around. I would have taken a photo with my iPhone except that it takes really lousy photos. I was talking to DB this morning about phones. Since I was one of those people camped out in front of T-Mobile nearly 2 years ago to get my iPhone, my 2 year contract is nearly up. Will I go for the new iPhone this summer? Or get a Blackberry? I can’t see myself with an Android phone somehow. But why not a Blackberry? What do I actually use my iPhone for? Not nearly what it is capable of, that’s what.
I have to say, though, that the iPhone is my favorite mobile phone ever. I’m pretty picky when it comes to phones. I’m never satisfied. The iPhone has been the best so far. The interface is great, the screen is beautiful, the speed is just acceptable, it plays music and video, shows me when the trains will be late, when it will rain, educates and entertains. What more do you want? A decent camera and a keyboard, that’s what. I miss a keyboard I can really type on. And I miss a decent camera on a phone. You know what? If this thing had a decent camera, and a keyboard, I would blog more often. I would take a photo, write some snappy text, and use the WordPress app to get it here in a jif. My iPhone has become my excuse for NOT blogging? That’s pretty pathetic!
What do you think of the iPad? Laying in bed yesterday morning, finishing reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, DB said I’d be the perfect candidate for an eBook reader. He’s always teasing me about the space my books take up. I said, “sure, buy me an iPad for my birthday.” I’m not completely convinced though. I’m sitting here writing this on my trusty MBP and wouldn’t have it any other way. Spending 500 bucks on a glorified book reader and movie player is something I just can’t justify right now. We have enough toys and besides I’m just not sure I’d really use it. What do you think? Are you buying one?
Oh yeah! Speaking of toys…. a guy sitting with us a Vapiano Friday night mentioned you can buy original VW bugs here, well restored, for around 10,000 euros. Or less. Oh man. My first car was a ’68 VW Bug. Would I want one again? It has a certain appeal…..