Shannon Stacey

Reason 1294 why I need an iPad

Yesterday I ended up standing in line at a grocery store I don’t usually frequent because my usual store didn’t have my husband’s preferred ice cream. In addition to the usual tabloids and magazines teaching our children how to give their men better orgasms via provocative headlines, this grocery store actually stocked some news magazines in the check-out area and I ended up thumbing through the current issue of Time. It has an article on militia groups I thought interesting, so I tossed in the cart.

As an aside, I’ve seen a lot of articles about the fact oh noes, circulation of print magazines is down and, oh noes, the sky is falling. Considering I paid $4.95 for a magazine that had fewer pages than the Walmart Halloween flyer shoved inside the weekly newspaper, this doesn’t surprise me.

So anyway, last night after dinner, my husband and I went out on the porch to read. (We’re late eaters, so it was quickly heading toward dark.) I sat in my chair, opened the magazine and…couldn’t see it.

Apparently there’s still reading material out there that isn’t backlit. Who knew?

Him: What’s the matter?

Me: It’s too dark. I can’t read it.

Him: Move your chair under the light.

Me: I like my chair here. This is my spot. If I had an iPad, I could read this in my chair.

Him: Or we could keep the $500 and you could move your chair closer to the light.

Me: I’m not moving my chair.

Him: You’re not buying an iPad, either.

Me: Fine. I’m going to play Angry Birds, instead, and pretend you’re the smug little pigs I get to blow up.

Him: I heard that game’s a lot better on the iPad. Too bad you don’t have one.

He thinks he’s pretty funny, but just wait until he finishes the book he’s reading on the nook and brings it to me to restock with reading material.

7 comments to “Reason 1294 why I need an iPad”

  1. Leah Braemel
      · October 15th, 2010 at 2:52 pm · Link

    LMAO! I too covet an iPad but that price tag, especially after I just bought a new laptop earlier this year, is making me delay. (I wouldn’t want to move my chair either.)

  2. Sharon M
      · October 15th, 2010 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Mr. S and my husband are so alike. I’m laughing out loud in the chiropractor’s office at your post and getting strange looks. :)

  3. Christy
      · October 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Maybe Santa will bring you one.

  4. Jaci Burton
      · October 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm · Link

    I totally think you should have an iPad. :grin:

  5. Jean
      · October 15th, 2010 at 8:39 pm · Link

    It sure sounds like Santa is thinking about bringing you one. It was the last statement about Angry Birds being better on the iPad that clued me in. He just doesn’t want you to spoil his Christmas present.

  6. Annmarie
      · October 16th, 2010 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Being the bitter wife that I am, it didn’t occur to me that he wanted to buy you an iPad for Christmas. My thought was that he’s a smarty pants. A FUNNY smarty pants but a smarty pants nonetheless.

    I want an iPad because I want everything Angie has and/or says is awesome. I’ve learned a hard lesson since becoming unemployed. I can’t have everything Angie says is awesome. I have to weigh how much I want something versus how many toilets I have to scrub to get it. :| So no iPad for me.

    I hope Mr. Smarty Pants IS getting you an iPad for Christmas. I really do!

  7. Shannon
      · October 17th, 2010 at 1:46 am · Link

    Oh, that was NOT a “oh, it’s too bad you don’t have an iPad, honey, so I should buy you one for Christmas”.

    Trust me. That was a “HA! Sucks to be you, so nyah nyah, you don’t have one!”.

    Santa’s definitely thinking about it. But it would be a “family” gift and the Short Kid is hell with fingerprints. You should see his iPod Touch. Blech.

    And I want all Angie’s gadgets, too. Plus, now Angie AND Jaci have iPads. I think it’s only fair I should get one, too.

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