Hello! Who's ready to reminisce? I was thinking back to the first time that I ever used an iPad. For me, it was every bit as magical as Apple made it out to be. Almost exactly three years ago, a good seven months after the release of the original iPad, me and my mother took a vacation up to Bethesda, MD. I was seventeen at the time. I was having a stressful time in my life at that point so it was nice to just get away on a short weekend vacation. The morning after we arrived, I woke up by a decent hour, left the hotel alone while my mother was getting ready for the day, went and grabbed some Starbucks (their interesting Blue Java blend; flagship store), then took a small stroll down the street to the Apple Store. I went in, not even thinking too much of the iPad, but of course thought "Why not?" and so I picked it up. As soon as I slid the unlock slider over and the 4x6 app grid flew onto the huge screen, I knew it was something special. I just stood there for minutes and minutes browsing the web, pinching and zooming the gigantic screen, then switched over to iTunes and listened to the remastered version of Eleanor Rigby off of The Beatle's LOVE album (beautiful song), with the orange and yellow album art taking up the screen. And at that point I knew it was something special. You have no way of knowing how it'll fit in your life in the store, but I knew it was special. Sure enough, months later, the iPad 2 was announced and me AND my friend both preordered ours and received them (like four weeks later, mind you; back ordered). And that's my iPad story. It may sound overly significant. It really wasn't. I don't know if it was just the good time I was having with my mom bleeding over into my view of the iPad, or my child(ish) wonder at the time, but it was a really cool experience using an iPad for my first time. So, what's your first iPad story?