Is not the amount of minutes that I get on my wireless plan. You know how I posted that story about how Cingular was going to buy out Att? So after work yesterday I stopped by the local Att store to just ask a few questions about the merger, how does this affect my plan, what are the benefits, etc. Lucky me nothing really is going to change. I get to keep my plan and billing and all that jazz. I’ve been looking into getting a new phone for about the last 8 or 9 months. I heard that Nokia was going to be putting out this new phone around a year ago. I was stoked to hear it was coming out. Except that the price was going to be around 250. Way tooo much for a phone. I had been researching this phone over the last couple of months. And I could never really find a good deal on it. It came down to about 200 but that still seemed like too much. And then one day I was online and I saw they were giving them away if you signed up for new service. Only problem: I had EXISTING service. No discount for Andrew. Lame. When I saw that I called them up and asked if there was anything they could do to lower the price, especially since it was on special and I was an existing customer. Answer: NEGATIVE GOOD BUDDY. Once again LAME. A few days ago I got a mailer in (where else) the mail and it was advertising my phone for only 99 bucks. Bargin city!!! It still seemed a bit much especially since cash is tight. But while I was expelling my onslaught of questions to the rep at the store yesterday, I posed the valued customer. And I finally got a decent response. He said he could knock 50 bucks off the price, plus the mail in rebate and I was getting a phone for -5 dollars (I think it works out where once I get my rebate in 6-8 weeks I will have come out ahead in the deal). Working off impulse instincts I bought the phone. I am now the proud owner of a Nokia 6800 and no longer have to deal with the archaic musings of the Nokia 3360 (which is closely related to this phone).
After I got done dealing with the phone situation I headed over to my mom’s house to help her set up a desk that she bought. It was fun to hang out with her for a while and I popped in the Thicker Than Water DVD.
After being up since 5:30 in the morning I decided to go to a show with Amy and Justin down at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. I’d been wanting to go to a show there for a while so I jumped on the chance to go. It’s such a small and intimate venue, and when we got there it was PACKED, shoulder to shoulder. But that created a fun atmosphere. There was even a guy doing a painting while one band played. Pretty amazing. The band we went to see was The Richard Swift band. It felt like you were taking a trip back to 1922 in some speakeasy, then at times it was kinda like Bono and Tom York were sharing the stage. A totally great night of music. I finally got home around 1am. Since Richard Swift was supposed to go on at 11, but the band before them were quite the bit of stage hogs and played longer than they were scheduled to.
As for the work front, it has been another *productive day at work. *Productive meaning I sat here and worked on the blog most of today. The good news is that hopefully sometime early next week I will find out my fate as it still rests in the hands of others.