But I wouldn't feel quite as virtuous and triumphant in accepting it as I would have a few days ago.
I don't plan to give my number out (or to make a point of learning it myself).
I don't plan to text, or Tweet, or check Facebook, or transfer music over from my iPod Nano, or abandon my little Canon camera.
The only person I expect to call on this device is Paul, and then only under unusual or emergency circumstances.
The main reasons I acquired the thing? Work and Car2Go. The work-related uses are boring. Re. Car2Go — after several futile and frustrating attempts to locate a car by wandering up and down streets, Paul and I realized that full use of the system really does require a mobile online device.
And how's it working out?
This morning we thought we'd try a Car2Go journey to Acadia Beach (UBC), followed by a hike to Wreck Beach Trail 6 (a route that will be verboten for dogs come March 1) ... but laptops and apps were no help; there wasn't a car to be GPSed anywhere near us. We should have just hooked Freddie's trailer up to my bike and cycled there, or taken the bus, but we'd left it too late (Paul had an appointment to get to).
We did our regular local beach walk ... and had a fine time in the sunshine. When we got home, Freddie alerted me to a low. Who needs technology?
Tillie the lab, braving the chill
This kid was very proud of his matching Spiderman toque and mitts!
Freddie and Finbar in Friendly Fisticuffs
The king wears cords.