… unseasonably cold. Typically, you can count on SD being right around mid-to-upper 70′s pretty much all year-round.
However, the past few nights it has gotten down to the low 40s. Yikes, as much as I fought it, I actually had to bring out my long pants.
Now, before all of you left wing vs. right wing folks start arguing about global warming vs. climate change, carbon footprint and carbon dating vs. the carbon cycle, I wanted to let you all know that I did my own research into the situation, and I suddenly realized why it was so cold:
Hell has frozen over.
Last night, Lani’s mom threw all of us off-guard by asking me, “Mike, can you get me an iPad”? Keep in mind that this is a lady who would be the complete opposite to the “early adopter”. Now, in all fairness she really has come quite a long way — especially after Lani’s dad had passed — in learning technology, figuring out how to email, and even do some basic banking and bill pay online.
However, it’s a regular, weekly occurrence when we hear her yelling out, “Look at this website… so many discounts! I’m going to click on all of them. Wait… they’re asking for my email address… and cell phone number… and my social security number… That’s okay to give them, right?”
Anyway, her explanation on why she wanted / needed the iPad seemed plausible enough. Basically, she didn’t want to keep bothering us while we’re in Taiwan to check her email. But at the same time, she thought getting herself a laptop might be too large / overkill.
Interestingly (and not so surprisingly), I had an extra iPad “lying around” (something that Lani will never let me forget), so I took some time to reset everything to factory defaults, clear out my data, and get her set up with her email account.
As soon as I gave it to her, the first question she asked… “How can I play mah jong on this thing!?”
Immediately we realized why she truly wanted to have an iPad. Apparently a few of her friends have gotten iPads recently, and they’ve been playing this MMOG version of Mah Jong.
Anyway, as soon as we downloaded it, she started playing… um… during (or rather, instead of) dinner.