I just applied for a seminar that I really really want to attend because it will be extremely useful for my next teaching project. And then I noticed that there is a prize that will be distributed to those who attend the seminar. Guess what the prize will be? Yes, you guessed right. It's an iPad.
I feel kind of weird now that I applied for a seminar that distributes iPads on the very day that I began by writing a nasty post about them. I wish I'd written something critical of trips to the Dominican Republic. Maybe that would have been the prize if I had.