So yea I was all anti-Valentine’s yesterday. I did take the kiddos out to Sonic and got them milkshakes. Then the hubs informed me that I could not make any plans that evening. Uhm yea, I was planning on working. I balked a bit and finally just let it go because he was dead set on taking me out. While he worked I ran errands and ended up at the Verizon counter in the mall buying a new car charger for my phone so that I could use the GPS next week on my trip. Now I am so totally honest when I am not sure HOW on earth this happened but the sales guy apparently picked up on my love of techy gadgets and decided to tell me ALL about their MiFi. In short, I can get online on a secure connection anywhere that I can get Verizon service. And given that I have hardly had a problem with having Verizon service, that pretty much meant anywhere. I was stoked but cautious. I then inquired on how much it was. $35. Normally it’s $60 but for just a couple more days they were doing a special for $35 and holy freaking cow my jaw hit the ground. Internet at $35 a month? So then I asked how long that was for because I figured it was an introductory rate. NO! If you get it while it’s at the $35/month rate YOU ARE LOCKED IN! So yea I was really stoked. The only downside, and kudos to the salesperson being upfront and honest about this, is that it’s not meant for streaming. No Netflix. No Hulu. Just straight up tweeting, blogging, and facebook. Well and other stuff too just nothing that requires a download. In my head that is okay. At the rate they were offering this would be perfect as a back up to our current wireless in our home, traveling (hell you can even use it in the car….not the driver of course), and back up at the office in the event the DSL goes down (yes, DSL…don’t ask! I am not in charge of that). So the dude needed the hubs SSN and me being the most attentive wife ever, I didn’t know it. Ah this means I have to get the hubs involved. Okay, no biggie. I found out when dude was leaving and made a point to drag the hubs over.
When we arrived the hubs ASSUMED instantly that I brought him there to convince him that I need the DroidX (which I do but I am patiently waiting on that) and was ready to run the other way. He hadn’t even noticed that I brought my laptop all he kept saying was “No you don’t need a new fucking phone!”. I was laughing “No baby we aren’t here for a new phone I PROMISE!!!”. I swear dude thought maybe it was time to just go home for the night. I then informed dude that I had not informed the hubs of why we were there at all and would he kindly explain to him why we came? He did graciously and answered every question we had about extension of service, bandwidth, etc etc. The more time went by the more i figured the hubs was going to say NO and then we would leave. I wasn’t going to get upset or anything because we do have internet and I could see the reasoning behind not getting this. Then the hubs whipped out the debit card and said “Okay, give it to her” (and holy hell that sounds kinky!).
I couldn’t believe it! My jaw practically hit the floor and then I was full of thank you’s. After that I decided the hubs needed a gift in return so I took him to Carrabba’s so he could get his favorite meal, Chicken Marsala. He also had a White Russian (which he has only a couple times a year). I enjoyed a Chocolate Martini and a Steak Marsala. And you might be thinking we had a real long wait but we lucked out, 2 seats at the bar were open and we took it.
So here I am on the “most romantic” night of the year and I am on the laptop in my bedroom enjoying internet (which I could not do with our wireless from Charter Cable) and the hubs is knee deep into a book. Oh sure we might get a little sweet later but we are both enjoying the stuff that really gets us happy.