At WWADY, we're celebrating a special birthday today -- mine.
And as many of my readers already know (because I've been talking about it pretty much non-stop), I want a Kindle 2.
I want one. I want one. I want one.
I want one so badly, in fact, that not since Ralphie pined endlessly over his Red Rider BB-Gun has man engaged in so much shameless coveting.
Alas, my birthday wish is not to be. Even with the $100 prize I collected today by taking first place in an essay contest, I'm still coming up desperately short of cash.
So while I won't be playing with a brand new Kindle 2 today, I did get the pleasure of reading a playfully-written review of the Kindle 2 on MSNBC (which is, of course, no consolation at all).
Check out the review here. It's by Helen A.S. Popkin. It's funny. It's informative. It's titled, "I have a Kindle 2: Jealous much?" (Clearly, dear Ms. Popkin was thinking of me when she wrote her review. So, yes, Ms. Popkin, I am jealous. Much.)
Finally, while I'm far too old to believe in such foolishness, as you read this review, please do me the favor of thinking these words:
"Birthday miracle . . . birthday miracle . . . birthday miracle."