Friday, December 31, 2010

Oh My Kindle

Last week, the hubs and I went to his work holiday party.  It was a lot of fun, good food, open bar and best of all, good company.  Every year, they have the party at a fancy catering hall and we have to buy tickets to attend.  It's pricey at $60 a ticket, but it's the holidays so it's okay to splurge once in a while.  There is always a raffle that everyone looks forward to.  They sell raffle tickets and raffle off prizes.  Some of the prizes are gag gifts, it's like that game show, "let's make a deal."  If your ticket is chosen, you can pick a box or an envelope.  Sometimes the box is something great, but sometimes it's a goofy prize.  The hubs bought 20 tickets, and during the raffle, his ticket was called.  He chose the box rather than the envelope and won this!  A new Amazon 3G Wireless Kindle!  The hubs was so excited since he's wanted one of these.

He was really, really lucky!  Because the envelope that he could have chosen had a $20 giftcard to Dunkin Donuts.  He got the better deal if you ask me.  He's been really enjoying his new gadget.  He's downloaded some great books and short stories.  This past week, you'll find him in his lazy-boy reading his Kindle with Sebastian Kitty on his lap.  At first, I was pretty skeptical about an "electronic" book.  But I am pleasantly surprised with the screen resolution, it's pretty easy to read.  It also has a really long battery life!  I'll have to look for some gardening books that we can download!

12 comments:

Ayla and Iza, said...

That is a really great prezzie!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

How very exciting! Happy New Year!

A few Good Cats said...

Congratulations on your good luck! Here's wishing all of you and your human staff a happy 2011 with lots of good things, from all of us Good Cats (and our human staff too)!

Angel and Kirby said...

WE got the Nook book e-reader for each other for Christmas! My hubs is actually reading! I did not think he would cause he never picks up a book. I go through a couple a week. We love these gadget!

Happy New Year! Wishing for a better 2011!

Abby Normal said...

Wow! Congratz! That is really lucky =) Have a wonderful 2011! Big purrs to all of you.

Meows,
Abby Normal and Ms. C

Daisy said...

That is an awesome present! My Mommeh loves her Kindle. Happy New Year!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy New Year 2011!

Derby, Ducky said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

The Creek Cats said...

So pawsome!

Happy New Year

The Creek Cats and Maggie May

jenianddean said...

That's much better than Dad's Christmas party at the Japanese steak house that they were rushed through like it was fast food. Dad thinks the Kindle is cool, but also loves the feel and smell of a paper book. Eventually I'm sure he'll go that way.

We hope you had a Happy New Year!
--Jasper

TESOL certification said...

What an awesome prize! Congratulations!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat, I can't decide if I really want a kindle.

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