I’m riding the wave of my birthday. It’s nice. I think that I’m going to try and stretch out these good feelings for as long as possible. Precious little makes me happy these days. I’ll take whatever I can get.
So, it’s the day after my birthday and I’m still having fun. Tonight I get to go out and buy a new toy – my new personal digital assistant. The money is burning a hole in my pocket.
I am and always have been a sucker for toys, especially the high-tech kind. It’s sad, really, because I never can afford all the stuff I lust after. Cars, televisions, cameras, computers, peripherals, accessories, wireless modems, and all the other things that pop up every day in magazines and other places.
I’ve wanted to buy a PDA for a while now. However, I could never decide on which kind I would like and what my final purchase would be. Saying that, I’ve always used the price factor as my excuse to get out of buying something. I mean, if I don’t really have to money to buy one, why do I have to make up my mind.
Linda changed that. Now I have the money I need. I just need to decide on which one I want. All that window-shopping is going to come in handy.
Deliberation is slow and painfulâ€¦ Palm OS or Pocket PC? Do I want a color or gray-toned screen? Can I live without the ability to increase the memory? Do I absolutely need a wireless modem? Should I consider a Blackberry? Do I need to be able to download MP3s to it? How small do I need it to be?
Okay. I’ve made my decision and now let’s see if I can live with it. I decided on Casio’s Cassiopeia. Pocket PC, 32 megs of memory with a compact flash slot to add memory cards, color screen with 150 MHZ processor and beautiful quality sound and images, with Pocket Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and synchronizing to my computer’s Outlook functions. I love it so far. I’ll let you know what I think in a few weeks.