Here we are, still plugging along in rebel mode for the seventh week – and judging by Keely’s last post about how her new co-workers read her blog eliminating juicy tales to tattle, the hiatus may last quite a bit longer.  My cartoon me is really getting anxious for the queen to retake her leading role for RTT, though if it lasts as long as 6 months, the Queen Keely may just have to wrestle the sign (and maybe the crown – might have to add that too just for grins) from my cartoon me.  Maybe my cartoon me can be adjusted to have both the sign and a glass of wine in play.  Meanwhile, join in the rebellious mode, won’t you?


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Mother Nature seems like she’s finally gotten her meds squared away – we were blessed with amazing actual spring weather (as opposed to the radical winter/summer/winter mode we’ve been experiencing) over the weekend, and it looks like it’s going to keep to that pattern all week!  Poor hubby was a bit misled by Princess Nagger before he went out to do his shopping for Mother’s Day – she told him I wanted a new chair since my desk was raised to accommodate my wine fridge and I’m typing at an awkward angle.  When I planted the bug a few weeks ago to have PN tell the hubby what I really wanted, she apparently didn’t retain that information.

While hubby was gone shopping, she spilled the beans telling me what she told him I wanted.  When I reminded her that my short list was Obsession perfume (the original – not the new spawns of it) and an iPad, she then remembered that’s what I had told her previously.  As soon as the hubby got home from his shopping trip, she waylaid him and told him what I really wanted…of course he had a new chair sitting in his car.  Ooops!  He went out later and returned the chair (even though he didn’t have to), but then came home and told me I was going to need to tell him specifically which iPad I wanted – since he actually was going to get that for me for Mother’s Day.

He was overwhelmed with the many choices, since there are other manufacturer’s that are jumping on the iPad bandwagon.  So I hopped online to do some research – and understood the overwhelming factor.  There are so many different ones claiming the be the ‘best’ – though iPad2 seemed to be the front runner.  Until I checked out Samsung’s pending release of their own version, the Galaxy Tab 10.1:

Since we love our new Android phones by Samsung, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems like it would be the perfect choice.  Even though I’ll have to wait until at least June 8th (when they’re supposed to be released) to get my Mother’s Day present, I certainly don’t mind.  I think it’s awfully sweet of the hubby to want to get it for me, and for being ultra patient about the whole chair confusion.

Oh lordy!  Reading back what I’ve written so far sounds like I’m advertising for Samsung – I’m not.

Princess Nagger only has three weeks of school left before summer break – she can’t wait to get started on summertime fun.  We’re planning on heading back to Iowa to visit my sister and her hubby June or July time-frame.  I know, such exciting plans to visit Corn Country, eh?  My parents are planning to drive out from Seattle to visit the same time we are – it’ll be great to see them and have them spend some quality fun time with Princess Nagger.  It’s tough living 3000 miles from them – at least that will be rectified when we move back to the Seattle area in the next couple of years.

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  1. That’s so cool hubby is getting you that! My mom got an iPad2 for her bday and loves it. It’s her new obsession.

    I’m just dreading summer. My 15 year old just cannot entertain herself and I have to keep her occupied every waking moment. It makes me crazy.

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  2. I am SOOO jealous of your iPad/Samsung thingy. I desperately want one. Dang. And I must say, that I’ve found pages torn out of magazines and strategically placed around the house work as effective hints. Maybe next year, you can give Princess N. some visual aids.

    I managed to Ctrl C the link, but I can’t copy and paste into the Linky. Which means that I have to type my URL link in manually, which just about sucked all of my brainpower just now! I should probably go to sleep!
    Thanks for carrying on the tradition around here!

  3. I think an iPad is Day super wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I’m hoping to get one by Christmas. My kids only have three weeks of school left too. Can’t wait so I can spend more quality time with them.

  4. Great present! I just got the xoom. Marc wanted to get it for me, but I didn’t think I really wanted it… WOW, was I wrong. I love it! 6/8 is right around the corner!

  5. Hey girl!! I am Randomizing away!! We are such rebels..aren’t we?? Ha!!
    Well the Princess meant well…that is for sure!!
    An iPad?! I am so jealous…but I must say…I have a Droid and I love it! Pink of course!! Woot!!

  6. I’ve been waiting to get an ipad/samsung version for awhile now. What I really have been waiting for is the library to give one to me. It’s just not happening quickly enough for impatient me. Let me know how you like yours.

  7. I’m not the mother of my husband’s kids, and my son lives in Louisiana–broke and in grad school, so my mom’s day was a quiet one (plus my mom died almost 20 years ago)…BUT, though we don’t exchange gifts much, we do tend to not make each other guess, especially with something pricey.

    Three weeks of school? Wow. We go (I teach) to June 14th. Le sigh…

  8. I didn’t get an iPad for Mother’s Day, but I did get an iPhone. I love it when I can wrestle it away from my kids. Getting an iPad is next on the wish list. There are a lot of choices out there.

    I drove through Iowa on my way to Nebraska. It was a looooong drive.

    Our school doesn’t end until about the 3rd week of June so we have a ways to go. The kids are anxious for it to be over now. Me too!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment on my anniversary. He did admit I was getting the camera and that it would come in the mail. Love you blog. I think I would like on of the Galaxy Pads. Pretty cool. My dell laptop crashed and I am really missing it. Afraid it will cost more to fix than to replace.

  10. Your husband is a doll – if it had been Beloved, I’d have a new chair. 🙂 To be fair, though, he hates to shop.

  11. My husband wants a Galaxy. He is hoping it will be available in time for Father’s Day. Meanwhile, I got a scale for Mother’s Day :).

  12. Hi I’m a new follower via the blog hop. Would love for you to stop by and follow me at Tips for Saving!

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  13. Turbo’s free the end of the month too. He is counting down the days until his birthday–two days before school gets out. We are all looking forward to summer this year–for the camping opportunities if nothing else.
    I want a Kindle in the worst way. Trying to be patient. Not working so well for me.

  14. I thought you had just disabled the right click.
    There has been some weird stuff since the last WP update. Same with Firefox.
    Anyway, thanks for posting this linky Ms. Fabulous 🙂

  15. “…desk was raised to accommodate my WINE fridge” – WOW now that’s an office!
    You should certainly share that wine with hubby.

  16. I am absolutely dreading summer. How do I keep two kids busy without money? I need my job to start. It’s so hot here being outside can be torture. At least daycare is entertaining. wah.

  17. I’m jealous… at least you already have some plans for Summer. So far all I’ve come up with is sleep. I’ve been drooling over the Galaxy Tab for a while now.

    Enjoy your Tuesday! Happy Random!

  18. I really thought Keely would have broken down by now and come back to our beloved RTT!

    I am green in jealousy over that Galaxy Tab. I wouldn’t mind waiting either, from what I have read on it so far, I think it’s going to be better than the iPad!

  19. I totally think your cartoon could hold a sign and a glass of wine at the same time. Make her a multi-tasker! Oh, and slap a crown on her!
    I don’t dread summer because since we home school, Indy is always with me. We also do really short summer breaks (6 weeks max), so we can take longer breaks during the school year when the weather is cooler or we’re just tired.
    Are you from Iowa? Tell me, do they play “corn hole” there? We have friends from Indiana and apparently this is popular. I’m now on a quest to see if it’s popular in all the Midwest states. You know, because I have nothing else to do with my time. 🙂
    Rebel on!

  20. I feel like we have the latest summer in the world here. The kids don’t get out until the second week in June.

  21. Oh girl, you crack me up! This was good medicine for the soul. But, how precious of your darling hubs to spoil you with iPad. Part of me would like an iPad, but I have gotten into the touch technology too well. Maybe this fall, I’ll upgrade to an iPhone to see how that goes and from there we’ll see where things lead. =D

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  22. I currently have a Samsung phone (Impression) and I’m due for an upgrade. It’s good to know that there are still great Samsung phones out there. You’ll have to let me know how much you love your Galazy Pad when you get it. I’ve been wanting to try one.

    We may become “neighbors” soon if my Hubby decides to continue working with his current company when they move back to Washington in December! 🙂

  23. You work for samsung right? {snicker}

    I want one!! I am thinking I might get a netbook next week. I can’t seem to decide between the tablet or the netbook. Its making me wonky!

    Have a great day!

  24. That’s so cool that your husband was so patient with that whole chair thing! You’ll have to let us all know how rad your Mom’s Day gift is once you actually get it (inquiring minds need to know)!

    It sounds like you have a fun summer lined up! It’s always nice to see family (if you actually get along, that is) and to travel and get a change of scenery every once in awhile.

    Once again, thank you for hosting the RTT Rebellion!

  25. Just stopped by to say hi! So HI – Technology and me just don’t get along sometimes. I don’t know if I could run one of those Ipads. Even my cell phone hates me. It only lets me answer calls & make calls… sometimes! I can take pics, but it won’t let me have them. 🙁 Oh well, hope you’re having a nice day. I just got off the phone with 1-800 – Buckeye to try and find a place we could stay close to Cedar Point because we have no one to watch our dog we can trust we were going to bring her with. We were hoping for a cabin, but no such luck. Well, I’m about to look up Best Budget Inn they accept dogs. woo hoo, we really wanted a cabin. Maybe I’ll keep searching. Ciao

  26. I got to play with a droid tablet a few days ago, and it was just dreamy. I thought the iPad was my ideal, but I might do the droid- after all, my droid phone is da bomb.

    Iowa, eh? Funny how that state keeps cropping up lately.

    Thanks for the continued hosting duties. You’re a rock star!

  27. Sounds like you will have a great Mother’s Day gift just in time for Father’s Day.
    We only have 2 1/2 wks left too. Plans are up in the air for us – maybe SC and/or OK.

  28. ahh Seattle. how i miss you!!! ill be headed up there myself this summer! grats onthe awesome mothers day gift!!

  29. Hi Stacy! I have been a very bad blog hopper lately.. 🙁

    That Galaxy Tab looks so awesome.. It is a lot cheaper than an iPad2, but I prefer the latter just because of all the apple apps I have already purchased for my iPhone and iPod.. 😛

    I know what you mean about being miles away from family, my Mom and siblings live in a different city and I don’t get to see them often, but at least my grandma lives nearby.. 🙂

    Happy RTTs Stacy! 🙂

  30. 3wks! awesome. I have 6wks left here. I can’t wait, no more lunches, no more 620am mornings.
    The samsung looks great but what are prices like? I’d be happy with anything someone gave me as a gift as long as they paid the bills too. heheh

  31. It’s nice to know that someone has gotten real spring weather. We’ve gone straight from 40-something degrees to mid-eighties in the last two days.

    Also, completely jealous of your Galaxy Tab.

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