I bought Jeff an iPad last week for our anniversary. He’s been lusting after one for months and with his crazy travel schedule and long commute, I couldn’t argue that it wasn’t the worst idea ever. Happy Anniversary, my love, and hello nightmare for me.
Sure, it’s not all bad. There is no more fighting over the laptop or having to log in and out of Facebook and Gmail constantly, but the trade off just isn’t worth it. I’ve never seen my husband this excited, and frankly, it’s pretty annoying.
He’s always on his iPad. I know, I know, I’m always on my laptop or iPhone, but it’s so much more irritating when your spouse does it. He is totally and completely obsessed with the functionality, features and ease of the machine. And, the apps. Oh, the apps…
Suddenly, he can be the architect he wanted to be as a kid. He can build cities and skyscrapers and map out streets! Amazing! And then there’s the restaurant he always wanted to own. Now, it can be his! He gets to buy food and layout the space and serve customers! And then, he can be damn Buddhist and take a break from all the building and serving with the free meditation app.
But worst of all, by far, is the fact that he can be the singer he was never meant to be. He downloaded the Glee karaoke app, and it just may be the reason we don’t make it our eleventh anniversary. My ears are bleeding, my head is pounding and I will never buy my husband another gadget again. Think I’m exaggerating? I present you Glee’s Imagine by Jeff, along with my most sincerest apologies.