Wednesday, 28 July 2010

In this global day and age....

I remember back in the day, my world consisted of my two best friends from school, Kerstin and Monica, and my next-door neighbour Oliver.
Together we'd get into all sorts of situations... play games, have sleepovers, ride our bikes... and dream of building treehouses.
Life seemed so easy... no internet or computers to keep you chained to your desk. No cell phones or text mesages waiting to be read. No "in box" full of spam.
It was just you and your buddy... a whole bunch of colouring books, Barbies and the good ol' telephone. You remember the kind, with the big ass receiver, and the really long curled up cord?
Yeah... that's the one.
That one time you received a phonecall, you flt like you were Pope or something... just talking for hours, about nothing and everything.
Your world was at peace. You were content.
And then you were in bed by 9pm.

While heading to work today, sitting on my little seat, on the train, I thought back to when I'd left my phone at home a cople of days before.
I actually felt naked! Lost... like, I didn't know what to do with myself. Nothing to fidget with.. no constant email allerts. No text messaging opportunities at my finger tips.. and worst of all no god darn dress book!
I dunno about you but, I can't seem to remember a single phone number, now that they're all stored on my cell phone! Can you??
And... the icing on the cake... I don't know what time it is! For some dd reason, I've stopped wearing a watch and the nly way for me to tell the time, without having to stop a passerby is to look at the phone's display.
(I'll spare all the other, yet "vital", things an iPhone offers its owner...)

Today we have: email, instant messaging, text messaging, online communities, social networks, VoIP, affiliate sites, forums, bulletin boards, blogs!!!
We reach far and across any border - time and space - we're filled with more friends that hours in a day, or days in a year...
We hardly have time to even hold a conversation with our neighbour or with a friend, yet we spend hours reaching out to people we barely know... and none of this is done physically, in their presence!
As absurd and ironic as it can be, we are one of the lonliest generations to have et foot on this globe so far! We make over 100 contacts a day, but seldom greet anyone with a shake of hand, smile, hug or a kiss.
If I think about it, it really saddens me... and I'm part of it too.
I've stopped picking up the phone to call someone and say "hey, lets meet for a coffee or for lunch" because I can just as easily (with less effort and expenditure of time and money) catch up with them through an email or by simply reading their status messages on Twitter!
The world's gone nuts!
I miss the day, when you'd sit on a bench during recess or your lunch break and compare lunch boxes... or show off your scratch 'n' sniffs!
Life was grand!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Hmm....



Is it normal that I'm becoming obsessed with baking?

I seem to be collecting all sorts of cookie, cake and cupcake recipes... yet never have the time.. (or rather FIND time) to sit down (figuratively speaking...) and bake them!


I blame the sweet tooth in me.. I could just dive into anything sweet, like a nice chewy choc-chip cookie, or some yummy vanilla cupcake. I've even bought starter kits, with those cute paper cupcake holders, and recipe books.
I've saved tons of cool cooking blogs amongst my faves... but rarely have produced anything of my own... except for my bithday cake.

now, having been asked to bake a chocolate cake for a 12 year old's birthday, I am forced to get bake into my apron and pull out that ol' spatula.
And sothe search begins for the perfect (yet easy) choclate cake recipe!
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

"The Firm"



Well... two weeks in, and I'm still alive.
I know I fell silent, and there is a just reason for this.
See, we at The Firm believe in hard work and no time for idle chitcha.... ahh who the f%&@k am I kidding lol...

Let's face it, I walked into my new office and suddenly realised I had stepped into a chapter from George Orwell's 1984!
Don't believe me? Oh but I welcome you to stop by and see for your self!
We have:
- no accss to email websites, like Yahoo, Gmail and the like;
- no access to Facebook (which ok, I understand);
- no possibility to personalise our pc desktops with any other wallpaper but The Firm's official logo;

There are a whole bunch of procedures to follow and forms to fill out....
But other than this, it's a pretty lively place and never a dull moment!!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Ahh this is the life....

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Nothing better than enjoying a nice day's labour, DYIing your way through the construction of a Gazebo. How easy is that!?!
Sheesh.... don't they pay people to do that kind of thing?

Anyways... 4 hours and 12 litres of sweat later... tadaaaaaaa!
How do I look? Umm... yeahh, I mean, how does it look?

*insert huge, proud momma grin here*