...or loot, as some might say, has arrived!
The first of my two sweepstakes wins has come to fruition. Today I received a box full of toys from the Wired Store in NYC. I was the winner of their December 8th Pink Light special sweepstakes! As such I was awarded some really cool stuff:
The big thing on the bottom is a remote controlled helicopter! On top and on the right side of the picture is an i-Dog (ironically I KIND of made fun of this toy not too long ago). Finally in the upper left is the coolest and least useful of the three toys... it is the H-racer: "The world's smallest hydrogen car." It even comes with it's own hydrogen producing fueling station! Yes, in addition to my usual carbon monoxide and methane gas generation I will soon be producing my own HYDROGEN!
Let me also say here that I appreciate the fact that I am 38 years old, and in no way need a remote controlled helicopter or a dancing dog or a toy hydrogen car. I am however a total sci-fi/gadget geek** and it's going to be hard to part with any of them!
A couple of weird things about this particular sweepstakes:
1. My prize was sent VERY quickly after I was notified. There is usually a ridiculously long waiting period till prizes are shipped. I do not know the reason for this, but it's usually the case. I waited months and months for my Treo to ship.
2. They have put me in a slightly awkward position. The official rules for this sweepstakes indicate that there is a 4th prize that should have been awarded as part of this package. These three awesomely cool toys and another less "toy-like" item. So now it's up to me to come up with a cool way to say, "Hey, thanks for all the bitchin' stuff, but you forgot to include the other free thing. I'm a greedy bastard and I want it!" I may or may not mention it when I email to say that the box arrived and that it's all cool stuff, it does kind of irk me.
And now, I present you with... THE MOST BORING TEASE EVER WRITTEN:
Next time: Homeowners Association Meeting Highlights!
**Speaking of Sci-Fi geek, did y'all catch the sweaty biceps on Apollo the other night!? Damn!