Being a fiber obsessed geek, I not only love all things fiber but also like gadgets as well. I have a desktop PC, a laptop, a wireless LAN in my 50 m² apartment, an iPod, an iPhone and an iPad. And as off today an e-reader as well. When I was working for a school in Rotterdam a few months ago, I checked out the Sony PRS 600 from their school library and fell in love. But unfortunately work there stopped and I had to bring back the e-reader as well. Trying to get the newest – the PRS 650 – is very hard, because most of the time they were sold out.
In the first week of August dan_e and me went to Paris, he “only” brought like 2 books. I mean two.. the guy that reads a book per day. After he finished them I asked him what he was going to read next, because I only brought the one he already read and everything else was on my iPad. Well guess what he got out of his bag.. yes, the Sony PRS 650 I wanted for quite some time. He managed to buy one the moment bol.com had a few in stock. I turned green with envy! It was as pretty as I had imagined.
When we got home I still was a bit upset that he got the e-reader and I didn’t. But I also forgot it, because I really was happy for him that he managed to get one. Yesterday we looked again in the webshop and guess what.. they had only 2 left. So I ordered 1 very quickly and was very happy I managed too, but the special case that went with it was a bit above my budget. The e-reader was as well, but I made an exception for that.
Today we spent indoor, making adjustments in my archive shelves so I can hang my files in them and keeping an eye out for the mail man, because the package was supposed to come today. Track and trace on the Internet told us the driver was on his way from 11 am onwards. Finally it came and I was stunned to find not only one, but 2 packages for me.
The first was obviously my e-reader, but the second.. It seemed dan_e secretly ordered the sleeve for me when I was already in bed last night. Isn’t he the best? But we also had a slight problem, how to see on the outside which reader is which? I found a crafty solution for that, I made a book ribbon. Twisted some blueish coloured yarn into a string and attached it to the sleeve.
I kinda liked it, and so did dan_e, so I made him a purple one. I bought the fabric on the background in Paris in some awesome shop, but that’s a story for another time.