Today is my last day at work in Sydney.
I will, however, be extremely reluctant to return the company-issued Blackberry. I have become attached at the hip with it (I even tried to change TV channels with it the other day, thinking it was also the remote).
I am NOT looking forward to downgrading to a Nokia dumbphone (inherited from Kelly who has now moved onto an iPhone). Sure, it's one of the "smarter" phones in their "business" range but er... I've had to download so many apps to get stuff to sync which is usually standard-issue right off a Blackberry. (oh, and hello did I mention UNLIMITED DATA PLAN? ...Not possible while on a prepaid SIM during my travels.)
I am also internetless at home from today. DOUBLE POOEY!
To prevent internetlessness, which I promise you I will definitely suffer from... Now I'm gonna have to go to McDonald's, buy a drink and sit there all day to surf their free wireless. I'M GOING GHETTO, Y'ALL. So if I don't post as frequently until next week when I'm back home in Singapore, you'll know why.
While I've been on a tech roll and talking all things geek... I'm making the switch from PC to Mac. Yes, oh the horror! I was a PC. Was just used to the way they operate since it's standard-issue in most agencies I've worked at. Now that I've made the switch, and can say: "I'm a Mac!" I'm wondering... WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS SOONER?
I have been suckered into the Mac marketing hype, but believe everything everyone says about them: MAC ROCKS. (I am still not ready to switch to an iPhone, however. I need a proper keypad. Still with Team Blackberry on this one.)
My PC was upset with me coz it's gone and been infected with FIFTEEN viruses (even though I have a hardcore antivirus program running). All I can say is: SEE YA, SUCKER!!!
I have gone and done a really Asian thing: I pimped out my < insert name of gadget here >.
The Mac is now hot pink. You can even see the Apple glowing through the see-through hardshell case. (So what if my laptop's much heavier now? It's TRICKED OUT!)
While I've been geeking out in this corner of the world, Kelly's gone back to Cape Town to hang out with his dad (he starts another round of chemotherapy today, so pls. send him your positive vibes and healing light!)
Kelly's also been busy, pimping out something different (he's not Asian, so it doesn't involve techy things).
(The dog bed is allegedly flea-free, dust mite-free, and resistant to all kinds of other icky things. I dunno, my brain glazed over when he was talking about the wonders of this dog bed. HAHA.)
AWWWWWWW! The puppy flies from Johannesburg to Cape Town today too! According to the breeder, Kelly must be at the airport and be the first one to open the cage the doggy is in, to "rescue him" from entrapment. So the doggy will forever be grateful and love his "rescuer" forever and ever, Amen. Er... yeah sure. Sounds like some Dog Whisperer woowoo talk going on there.
PS. We might have a winner for the doggy's name that we've both agreed on. But Kelly wants to meet the doggy first to make sure the name fits him. I was gonna open up a poll on this blog for the name shortlist (HAHA!) but Kelly protested.
PPS. Speaking of gadgets, did you see the launch of the iPad a few hours ago? (Now that I am an Apple aficionado, I keep abreast of these things). That is some serious PRODUCT NAME FAIL. All the jokes about feminine hygiene products have already started. My fave so far from @mrbrown "I would wait for iPad 2.0. I hear it will come with Wings."