Time for a new phone and an MP3 player. I've resigned myself that the USB stick function of my car stereo will never work, am determined to find a battery powered MP3 player for the car, something cheap and disposable so next time the car gets broken into I'm not really losing anything of value...

But phone first. I've broken the screen on my old one, it's a couple of years old already and Virgin's been calling me every day to rewrite my contract, I know I'm due for a new free phone...

And I am. Lucky me, new Samsung Neo, oversized, 2 year contract same as the old contract. And it's a lot better, this new phone, amazing, in 2 years, the old phone, it's a bloody dinosaur comparatively, this one with 16 GB memory, external up to 128 GB, better camera (!!!), I buy it an Otter and screen protector, order a Micro SD card from Amazon, I'm liking it already and it's just out of the box...

As a bonus they throw in a tablet, with another SIM card, free, or an extra $10 per month over a 2 year contract, but now I have 2 phones, and 2 very large MP3 players, 3, if you count the old phone, all for less than I was planning on spending on a cheapo .mp3 player for the car ...

I'm feeling pretty good...