Garage sales in January? I knew we were having a mild winter, but...
What? It's March? Are you sure? Sheesh!
Anyway, my friend's neighbor was having a garage sale. On a blanket in her yard I saw a toy globe. I love globes.
Well, actually, I love maps and since a globe is a map I love globes too.
The globe they were selling was a Vtech Fly & Learn Globe . Which of course I'd never heard of, but an interactive map toy? Of course I want that!
It was still there after the meeting and I had two dollars in my wallet. My friend gave me another dollar and I went over to see if they would give it to me for three dollars. It was marked to sell at four, but they gave it to me. Yay! I think I even jumped up and down and squealed a little. I tried not to. I mean that kind of stuff you only see on TV, right? And TV is not real life.
Oh, they were selling Girl Scout cookies too. But not even Girl Scout cookies could distract me from the globe! I know where to find the cookies again, but that map toy... when and where will I find another like it for three dollars? It is $20 on Amazon.com and I'm not spending that kind of money on a plastic toy!
So, 2Flowers thinks it is pretty cool. She forces the globe to turn and it makes terrible clicking noises. You're supposed to use the joystick to fly your little airplane around the globe and the world turns on its own. But I guess 2Flowers isn't ready for that.
I think its pretty cool too. I've played with it at least as much as 2Flowers has. I like to move the joystick and fly the little airplane around to the different places on the world and do the programmed activities. It is probably nothing like flying a helicopter, but it makes me think of Double-0 Devo (aka D3, Hunny, Thing 2*).
The electronic music is pretty fun, but I'm already getting tired of the electronic voice that prompts you to "use the joystick..." if you leave the toy alone for too long. I do like the goodbye message though:
"Come fly with us again soon!"
I especially like the little "sooom!" that you hear afterwards.
A couple of random notes.
- Grandma and Grandpa are home. Yay!!!! We got to see them briefly for lunch today and are excited to see them again in a few days. We haven't seen them for months! (We did Skype a few times, which is great, but it isn't the same as being in the same room and getting to hug each.)
- I got a Spaceship for Valentines Day. Er... a Smartphone. (Samsung Admire R720). I finally figured out how to hang up phone calls. But I haven't figured out how to get my pictures off of it.
- 2Flowers has figured out how to do Diaperectomies. She likes to do the actions to the song Popcorn Popping. She can say "water" and "sock." And apparently she can sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (but I haven't heard it yet).
*Lost Boy maintains that he is Thing 1. We have two little Thing 1 softies that have been around for a while, so I'm inclined to believe him. Sorry, Devo.