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2 names i go by:
april & chick

2 parts of my heritage:
scottish & english

2 things that scare me:
someone behind me on the stairs & snakes

2 everyday beauty essentials:
aveeno facial moisturizer & benefit cheek & lip tint

2 things i'm wearing right now:
silky pajama bottoms & short-sleeve white henley

2 things most recently ingested:
edamame & red wine

2 of my favourite current bands/artists:
vince guarldi & john coltrane

2 recently played songs:
i don't wanna fall in love / she wants revenge
& birthday / the sugarcubes

2 things i want in a relationship (other than love):
trust & great conversation

2 truths about me:
i've NO idea what i really want & i've befriended an ex porn star

2 vices i must enjoy daily:
coffee & zero

2 favorite hobbies:

futzing around on my mac & downloading music/organizing my iTunes

2 things i have to do this week:
work on KE's wedding invite & complete/order Scott's bday gift

2 things i'll do tomorrow:
drink coffee while listening to craig charles & vacuum

2 sounds i'm hearing right now:
so cruel by U2 & the hum of the fridge

2 things to my right:
my cellphone & my digital camera

2 things to my left:
design edge magazine & my powerbook's power adaptor

2 things directly in front of me:
my powerbook screen & zero

2 things recently purchased for myself:
how to be a graphic designer without losing your soul book
& matt & nat pocketbook

2 recent phone calls:
ana & ma

2 shows i like to watch:
heroes & the office

2 last movies watched:
007: casino royale & little miss sunshine

2 books on the go:
running with scissors & U2 by U2

2 things i'd buy if money were no object:
a house in scottsdale & a trip around the world

2 things i'm looking forward to:
bedtime & sunday

2 wishes for 2007:
for friends and family to be healthy & to be pleasantly surprised

iFriggin' HEART iPhone


The much fabled and fantisized-about cellphone that Apple fans the world over FELT deep in their hearts would find its way to them, was finally, FINALLY unveiled today by Mr. Jobs in San Fransisco, California @ the MacWorld Expo.

Wow. WOW. I mean...WOW!!! This thing truly IS the future of mobile communications. But since we now know it's an actual thing and not merely some fantastic concept, we can all get excited in the knowledge that the future is NOW. (Well, technically June 2007).

There is nothing they have left out (address book, iCal, google maps, widgets), nothing that isn't WOW-worthy (accelerometer sensor, finger-scrolling, and a soft QWERTY keyboard instead of fixed, plastic keys) and there is nothing, NOTHING that is done halfway. I mean, it is Apple after all, and halfway is just not their what they're in the business of, is it?

This thing is incredible. Stupendous. REVOLUTIONARY even. And I don't think I'm overstating things here, unabashed Apple zealot or not. This baby is truly an all-you-need, all-in-one-device for people on-the-go (and really, who isn't these days?). It combines every technical goodie that I use most (and cherish most) in all of this world: ipod, cellphone, instant messaging, email, internet, digital camera, movies, and loads more that I'm forgetting right now because I'm so damn excited. Seriously! Truly, if I was talking right now instead of typing, you would hear me gasping for breath between each of this sentences and quite possibly even spitting a little too in my geeky fervour.

It runs OSX. It runs Safari. It lets you "pinch" and stretch pictures with your fingers to resize them. It's display is satisfyingly large at 3.5 and super vibrant at 160 ppi. And don't even get me started on how ASTOUNDING a little thing called Visual Voicemail is. Can anyone tell me why ANYONE hasn't done that before??? (oh, that's right, they're not Apple).

And did I mention that it runs OSX?! OSX, people! What MORE do you need to know?!

OH. And LOOK at it. Just LOOK. It's breathtaking! (sigh) And I am willing to bet money that if you watch all the demos, you will find it impossible to not let at least one WOW escape your lips.

Thank you, Steve. THANK YOU. It's what I always wanted.

Yes, I know it's January, and I know Christmas is over for another year, but I am so filled with the anticipation and wonder of MacWorld Expo. In fact - the suspense is killing me. KILLING me. I can't take it anymore! I want new Mac goodies! I do, I REALLY do!!! Announce them already Mr Jobs! Pleeeeze!

'Twas The Night Before Expo

(By Rob Griffiths and Kirk McElhearn)

’Twas the day before Macworld, and all through the nets
Not a weblog was silent, they were all taking bets;
The photos were taken of posters afar,
In hopes that St. Jobs’ stuff would clearly show thar.

The faithful were ready, asleep in their homes,
With thoughts of Mac tablets a-dance in their domes;
As Phil with his keyboard, and Steve with his phone,
Prepared to present and to throw us a bone,
But out on the Web sites there was such a clatter,
I surfed to them all, to read up on their patter.

Come Tuesday, to Expo I ran in a dash,
A pause I did make just to get me some cash.
The moon on the heads of the other Mac nuts
Was a sign of how early we’d all left our huts.

We dreamed of new hardware, new software, new gear,
New iWork, new iLife, The Beatles (big cheer!),
More movies, an iPhone, an iTV too,
And Leopard a-growl to make Redmond go “Ooooh!”
And one more thing too, but what could that be?
Not even the journalists were privy to see.

We waited a-flutter like pilgrims so true,
As we shuffled our feet and dreamed of the new,
We stood out on line, in the cool morning air,
Knowing soon, very soon, Mr. Jobs would be there.

Then what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But a glorious limo whose purpose was clear,
With a little old driver, and a man in the back,
We all knew in our hearts that he'd be dressed in black.
More rapid than eagles, his people they came,
And he whistled, cajoled, and he called them by name;

“Now Peter! Now, Sina! Now, Ron and now Timothy!
On, Philip! On Donald! On, Bertrand and Tony!
To the top of the hall! To the front of the stage!
Come, hurry, run to me, we’ve CES to upstage!”

To all of the pilgrims who’d flown on long flights,
Happy Expo to all, and to all a good night.

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