iPad 2, You Complete Me.


After last Saturday’s crushing denial of Apple’s newest coveted device, I debated whether I would subject myself to the same barbaric ritual two weeks in a row.

Honestly, it wasn’t much of a debate. The stubborn, competitive side of me beat the rational, level-headed side hands-down.

This time, however, I was wise enough to understand the table stakes before going into battle. I arrived at the mall at about 5:30 a.m. (beating my previous time by more than an hour). My reward for this lunacy was to earn spot #5 in line, which quickly slipped to #7 when two “friends” of those ahead of me arrived.

My position was a definite improvement from last week’s placement (#25), but it would be a few hours until I found out whether I would be walking out a champion or a stooge.

Thankfully, I walked out a champ. As did most of the roughly 100 co-fanatics standing alongside me. Not only had the store received a healthy shipment of iPad devices the afternoon before, but they apparently were welcoming a second shipment as we were standing in line. It was a good morning to be a lemming.

After several rounds of handing out vouchers to match individuals with their chosen model(s), the doors to the store officially opened. I must say the process was quite well-organized, and the Apple team could not have been more accommodating and friendly. One of them even high-fived and congratulated me as I left the store.

So what did I do when I arrived home? Did I tear open the box, fire that puppy up and begin savoring all of its innovative goodness?

Nope, I laid down and took a nice long nap. It had been a long morning.

And when I awoke, did I scurry to begin exploring the device I had worked so hard to secure? No chance. I had errands to do.  

Looks like it might take awhile for us to become acquainted. 


Some of my peeps.

  • Brad

    Mike,I ordered mine 2 weeks ago.  Now just waiting for it to arrive!!!!!You look very happy with yours!Always the Best, Brad Feinknopffeinknopf104 North 3rd StreetColumbus, OH 43215(614) 225-0414Check out our new website at:   http://www.feinknopf.com“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.  It is a creative art.”- Ansel AdamsThe information contained in this message is confidential and is intended only for the individual named above. Distribution of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please delete or destroy all copies………………………………  This email uses Ecofont, a brand-new typeface designed by Spranq (a Dutch design firm). Ecofont uses dots within the character, thereby using 20% less ink when printed. It’s free to download and use — www.ecofont.euP Please Consider the Environment before printing this Email

  • Mike Plotnick

    Hey Brad:Let me know when your iPad arrives, so we can synch up!Mike