This nasty cold prevents me from sleeping,so here I am … in front of the computer, wanting to write something but I’m not even sure if I can be coherent enough to post it. Got up at 5 o’clock … the coughing made it impossible to sleep. Also I went to bed really early last night, so I even missed my favourite show … Homeland. Will watch it today, though, we have that on demand thing.
My habits have changed a little since I got the iPhone. I check that first thing in the morning … used to be the computer. Today my eyes were so watery so I could hardly read. The iPhone is the first thing I’ve had, that I’ve not gotten used to. You know, how excited you feel when you have something new ..like a car …but after a while, okay, you still enjoy it but that ‘new-car-feeling’ is gone. With the iPhone it’s different. I still enjoy it immensely and there’s always something new. I keep in touch with people back home more than I did before too, and that’s a good thing.
A few weeks ago, I ordered a [what said to be] leather wallet case for the phone. I was suspicious about the leather part, because I thought it was too cheap to be that. Should have read the reviews before I ordered. It’s some faux leather, but it functions. It’s alright, there are three slots for plastic cards and one pocket behind on the left flap. I’ve eliminated the Filofax I kept carrying around in my purse so it’s much lighter. Really, I would have preferred genuine leather, but what can you expect for $18? Here it is …
I don’t know how they can state that it’s leather when it isn’t?! This was in Amazon. Aren’t there any rules about how much you can lie?!
On a different note, a long time, online buddy of mine out in ID, had a car accident. She broke her arm and was bruised, but she’s on the mend now. She posted one, short sentence in Facebook to inform us of this accident, and after a while it struck me: Had I read that sentence back in 1996 when I first came online, I wouldn’t have understood the meaning of it at all! She wrote something like this «had a wreck,kids …van totalled». I wouldn’t have understood the meaning of ‘wreck’ and not ‘totalled’ either. I do remember I thought I had a pretty good command of the English language back then, though 😉
It’s strange though … sometimes I can remember exactly when and how I learnt a certain word … who taught me the word, and so on. ‘Slammer’ for example, I remember that well. The memory is a really funny thing sometimes!
I was changing the layout around a little here in the blog, and also some colours. And here comes the really incoherent part of this blog: PINK is definitely not my favourite colour, but there is one particular, pink-ish, shade that I like. I have probably read Thorn Birds ten times or more, and seen it on TV a number of times too. In the end of it, Meghan is wearing an pink-ish dress, and Father Ralph tells her that the colour is «Ashes of Roses». The other day, I decided to google it and see if there was a hex code for that colour. Some were close, but I came across another blogger who remembered it for exactly the same reason as I … Thorn Birds!