Ah, the start of another year! In a groggy haze on New Years Eve, I promised someone (or was it myself?) that I would be รูปสาวเน็ตไอดอล good this year. I said I would draw up my New Year’s Resolutions – particularly after the roller-coaster year I had last year. Well, a promise is a promise. I can’t very well start the New Year by breaking the resolution that I was going to write my New Year’s Resolutions, can I? So, here it is, broken down into months being the control freak that I am.
JAN – Donate old PC to a Deserving Relative
After all, to give is more rewarding than to receive (but not quite as rewarding as to buy). So I guess it’s au revoir to my X86 sitting in the corner of my study. Now, who should I give it to? Who will appreciate my very first, very own PC? My 91 year-old Gran so she can learn to type? Or my 5 year-old niece so she, too, can fall in love with Frogger and Pacman I grew up with instead of playing with her PlayStation 2?
FEB – Start RDO (Rostered Day Out)
Negotiate with The Boss to work (offline, of course) in the park one day a month. I want to feel the breeze in my hair, the green grass underfoot and the occasional bird droppings on my head. I want to feel free as I prepare my daily status report. I want to pretend I’m unshackled even if the price I have to pay is grass stains on my suit. Just for once, I want to live like the lucky [email protected]#$%^s on those TV ads.
MARCH – Test Drive a Hot Spot
I can be savvy. I can be cool. Just because I don’t have the latest 3G video bluetooth- enabled combined PDA/Phone (yet) doesn’t make me a techno geek. I am techno sleek! In the month of March, I shall borrow The Boss’s Centrino laptop and test drive a Hot Spot. I shall sit at the café downstairs from work, sip coffee, pick at my friand and surf the net to check my share portfolio performance (yeah, as if). This will be the ultimate testament that I have lived – no, that I am really living – because I can work without being bound to power cables. I can say to the rest of the world, I have a WiFi lifestyle.
APRIL – Turn Multimedia PC into Karaoke Machine
In April, I shall make real use of my all-in-one multimedia PC. I won’t be content just using it to tape shows from TV, watch DVD with 7.1 channel output and play all my shoot ’em up games. I will go one step further. I will transform it into a karaoke machine…in time for Australian Idol II. It used to life be in it. Now, it’s singing be in it. I even have proof. The Google 2003 Year-End Zeitgeist showed that Australian Idol was the most popular internet query in Australia (www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html). See, I’ve right there with the in-crowd. I contributed to the incredible stats. Go, Cosima! You go, girl!