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Before I tell you about this new toy, I'll get the food part of the blog out of the way because if I don't do it now, I won't do it at all because the new toy overpowers all the food stories. It's just too dramatic!
Today I had a very fun day with food. Woke up, having my usual fiber sludge, then later, my usual tea with lemon and all sorts of elxirs added in....but instead of the usual egg, I did a half a cod fillet in garlic, lemon and herbamare. OK, I know this is good for me as an A, but I have to say, I like rainbow trout much better, and I think I overbaked the trout; it dried out!....Oh well, it was a good experiment in the fish world. Before the fish I ate a very large herb and greens salad (store bought) topped with lemon, olive oil, raspberries, walnuts, gouda goat cheese....wouldn't recommend that gouda goat cheese...it totally overpowered the salad.
Finished the meal with some organic fair-trade French-pressed coffee witih soy milk and stevia. Nummy!
Later, went to Whole Foods and picked up spinach lasagna and broccoli for work later. Also ate an eggroll and some other Leann Chin chicken that the other pharmacist forgot to eat. By the end of the night I was quite stuffed!
This is a very exciting day for me! Why? I just bought a new toy! Well, truth is it's so much more than just a toy; it's soon to become my third brain (my laptop being my second brain).....just so you know this is not some impulse purchase, let me give you some background...
By default, Virgos like to be organized, on-time, folks. Ever since I began working as a retail pharmacist, anything outside my work life has become completely relaxed because being in the public eye all day with barely a moment to breathe, pee, or do anything for oneself is so rare and I am constantly meeting the "deadline" of the prescription's ready time. I rarely make plans and just do things at the spur of the moment. In the last few years, part of me was sort of lost, I guess you could say. I just didn't know what direction I was going so I was stuck in Neverland, well, maybe not Neverland, that's where Michael Jackson lives, ugh. But I just feel like, despite making a good living and having a somewhat good personal life, despite the dramas, I was just sort of drifting aimlessly.
Well, I had a Palm Pilot in college, but it had some software problems and was sort of a piece of crap. I bought a new one after graduation and didn't even use it. Some strange depressed part of me just feared planning and goals suddenly. I think it's because when you set goals and don't meet them, you just feel like CRAP. So I guess in a way I just quit setting goals, living in some strange denial and fear, as if not trying for fear of failure was an adequate means to an end. I've lived this life in limbo for too long.
When I purchased my cell phone in 2002, it came with a detachable camera but was not an actual camera phone. Back during this time, technology is not what it is today. You could get a camera phone for about 400 bucks or you could get a PDA phone for about 600 bucks, but to get them all together was impossible, not to mention that in all these new models, they were bulky, and ther web service and other features were reserved for the very wealthy. I was content with the phone I have used for the last 2 1/2 years. It has served its communication purposes just fine.
Well, this morning I woke up, turned on my cell phone and something happened. It didn't work! It wouldn't turn on off the charger. When placed back on the charger, it kept cycling back and forth, never turning on.
I went to the cell phone service/dealer and had them check it out. They told me it was corroded (water damage, haha) and it was pretty much dead. The only thing I was worried about was getting all the old phone numbers off (which, thank goodness they were able to do); otherwise, I knew it was major purchase time. I wanted the slices, dices, jack of all trades replacement!! I wanted all those great things together. I was ready for the Big Pappa of all cell phones: The Treo 650!!!!! This phone is also includes camcorder, camera, web access, palm software, mp3 player, expandable memory card (for drug software), text messaging (um, I've never even used this before; seven year olds nationwide have a better grasp than I do! I'm so in the dark ages!!!), and wow, did I mention Bluetooth wireless capabilities (for a cordless headset and sync capacity with computer)? OK, I don't like to cuss in my blogs, so pardon me, but HOLY SHIT! The matrix is forming!!!!
In about ten years, I reckon this device will be implanted in our BRAINS! Honestly, this is seriously the matrix forming. We will all be bar-coded, or at least our children will. For such a tiny little device to contain so much freaking power is unreal!
Anyway, I was so excited about my new toy that I could hardly keep my hands off it at work, like having some forbidden object of coveted love, just waiting to sneak away and play with it (OK, that's starting to sound almost perverted but man I'm so giddy right now, you'd think I just came from a make-out session with a hot young stallion). It's going to take me at least an hour just to get thru the instruction manual just to figure out how to work this thing! I am so out of the loop with technology but knew that after my other phone died, it was time to make the big leap into the world of wireless wackiness, with insurance on it, of course...man, if this thing gets lost, stolen, or breaks down, you better be damned sure I get it replaced!!!
Stay tuned for the next blog...perhaps written from the new device? We'll see...