Archive for September, 2017

On The Eve of Irma

September 9th, 2017

Having grown up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, hurricanes are no new news for me.    As with all weather, I respect what Mother Nature can bring in a blink of an eye-   how things can change and be destroyed.

I have been watching Irma since the beginning.    I found out from diddy- that Irma was actually my grandmother (his mother) name.   Something I never heard until last week.   So while I wanted to have nostalgic and loving feelings towards the name-   the violent and frantic way that she gained speed and strength kept me from feeling anything but concern.

I watched the most recent update a little while ago-   and I cried.   While eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.   Something I’d told myself I would no longer be indulging in- as it’s time to get serious with eating 99% better and not just the 75% better that I do now.   Exercise has to become the rule, rather than the exception.    I need it-   and more than anything my body needs it.

As much as I’ve embraced turning the version 5.0-   I also know that my lack of exercise and making the right choices have slowed me down, plus given me aches here and there that I don’t need to have at my age.    So-   I want to do the right thing for myself and my body.   I’m healthy and don’t want to wait until I’m not to make the right decisions.

But Irma-    well, I allowed my emotions to get the better of me.

My thoughts and prayers are with all my family, friends and those I have and may never meet who are in this storm’s path.

 

Finally- Apple Event

September 1st, 2017

If you know me in my every day life-   then you know that I’ve forgone renewing my cell phone contract because I’ve been waiting for the September Apple event.    FINALLY, it has officially been announced for September 12th, where we can (hopefully) expect three new phones, one of which being the iPhone 8.    I can’t wait.

An iPhone was my first smart phone and while my other half prefers an Android phone-  I do not.    I always do all of his tech work, plus I’m also my parents tech person, so I was thrilled when they decided to go iPhone and I  have been waiting for this event.

I went back and forth on whether to grab the iPhone 7 Plus when my contract expired, because I really wanted it for my London birthday trip, but in the end-  I decided to opt with keeping the 6 that I have and waiting, albeit no so patiently.

I’ve read the rumor pages and I’m curious.    Which one will I end up with?  That remains to be seen, but to say I’m excited is the understatement of the year.    Yes-  I know-  I’m a tech geek- and guess what?  I love it!

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