This may quite possibly be the best forty dollars I've ever spent:
It's a wireless router and a wireless network card for my computer from Best Buy. I got the card for free (a $45 value) after buying the router ($35)! This seemed too good to be true, but here I am, sitting at my dining room table, far away from a telephone jack, with only a power cord and a mouse connected to the back, and I'm On Line, Baby! With no sacrifice in speed, as far as I can tell, so far. And now I can use my computer in all those places that advertise "Wi-Fi here". I don't know that I will, but I'll know that I can, if I want to. This is so cool. Expect a lot more posting now that I can watch TV and blog at the same time. Woo!
My only regret is that I took advantage of this offer on Saturday (and had to wait for the card to be shipped to me) and it was part of last week's regular sale, so you can't share in my good fortune. I'm sorry.