So yesterday I met up with an old friend who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date. Inside the bag was her brand new iPad.

She happily told me she wasn't following the crowd because she had resisted the initial onslaught of overhyped iPad ads for at least a month before she finally gave in after reading on my blog that her favorite singer Monica had an iPad. She said she loves it.

Me, on the other hand, I still have no use for an iPad. I already have a MacBook Pro (which I'm typing this post on) and a HTC smart phone, which I hate, but it serves my purposes when I want to browse the Internet while out & about.

I simply can't see myself dragging that monster iPad out of a bag just to check the sports scores -- unless I just want the people around me to see that I have an iPad -- and I am not that vain.

US president Barack Obama probably feels the same way. He doesn't own an iPad either.

Obama told the graduating class of Hampton University today (April 9) that the iPad is just another useless invention that will only lead them to distraction as they try to find work in a dismal job market.

Last week Apple CEO Steve Jobs bragged that his iPad sold over 1 million units. With over 300 million people in the US, I am not impressed.

Besides, that figure doesn't include all the replacement iPads exchanged by clumsy owners who dropped and broke their first units.

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Hey all. It's 2:47 AM and I spent most of Wednesday evening learning how to operate my new MacBook Pro. I apologize for leaving you all hanging but I moved over the weekend and Bellsouth did not come out for 5 days (!) to hook up my DSL as promised. I wish I can say how I really feel about Bellsouth but I will hold my tongue since my DSL is still not hooked up yet (it's a long story).

Maybe it's just me, but isn't a customer entitled to at least a phone call to let him/her know when the tech is coming out? Especially if the tech was scheduled to come out on Saturday, then Tuesday, and then Wednesday morning - and no one showed up until late yesterday evening after I finally got tired of waiting and went to the Mac store to purchase the MacBook Pro.

Oh, and I have some choice words for Bellsouth's very rude customer service. And those 20-40 minute wait times are ridiculous! But as I said, I will hold my tongue until the tech comes out and hooks up my DSL in the morning because all of my programs are on the PC.

Thank you to all my loyal readers for your patience and concerns. I really do appreciate you!! I tried to answer all of your emails and those that I couldn't get to I will answer tomorrow. :)

We have a lot to catch up on, such as Halle Berry trying to pass that Caucasian child off as her own (lol). She should be ashamed of herself! But we'll catch up in the morning.