September 24, 2004

i need a new phone

it's been slow around here lately and here's why. i'm back to using my old t68i. i broke my boyfriend's t610 right after i got back from thailand, so we sent one of our old t68i's out to get unlocked. he used the unlocked phone for a while, but starting when i left for australia, we swapped.

i miss my future phone and being able to take photos (albeit crappy ones) at a moment's notice, so i've been eyeing the new sonyericsson cameraphones.

for a while, the top contender was the s710a. but now i think i'm leaning more toward the k700i.

although the s710 is totally sexy and takes 1.3 megapixel photos, there are a few reasons why i've been leaning in the direction of the k700. even with the 1.3 megapixels, the 'camera' part of the s710 doesn't have enough nuts to really function as my primary camera - especially if i'm gonna use it for work. second, the k700 is a hell of a lot cheaper. third, i think i'll feel better about breaking a $300 phone instead of a $700 one. besides, it's just silly to keep a $700 phone in your pocket, isn't it?

what phone do you have? does it have bluetooth? is it gsm? i'm leaning toward sonyericcsons because they work so well with my mac, but hey, i'm open to suggestions.

Posted by donna at 12:43 AM | Comments (0)

September 23, 2004

happy returns

this is how cool sydney is. that's me in front of luna park. if you ever go to sydney, you'd do well to take the ferry over to luna park.

so, i've been back from australia a week and a half and i think i'm finally over the jetlag. did you know that they are 15 hours ahead of chicago in sydney? 15 hours! that's more than a half a day!

i came home on wednesday. the strange thing was this: i left sydney at 11 am and arrived in LA at 9 am the same day. i went back in time.

i had a wedding to go to in milwaukee on the saturday i returned. i'll see about getting a few photos of that somewhere. it was really swank - the reception was at the milwaukee art museum which was designed by santiago calatrava (one of my favorites, if not my most favorite architect). it was also a beautiful wedding and my friend erin (the bride) looked absolutely happy. this guy is good for her.

for now, you may amuse yourself by perusing the 151 photos + soundbites and movies from sydney. some of the shots were taken by my friend monkeyann. she's in a lot of the photos.

Posted by donna at 11:57 PM | Comments (0)

September 09, 2004


so, i've been in australia for almost two weeks now.

i got sent for work. it was very sudden and last-minute.

i've seen the opera house, the harbor bridge - which i hope to climb, luna park - which is like a magic amusement park that exists in the past, and a couple trendy sydney neighborhoods.

while i'm here working with a bunch of insane aussies and a couple insane brits, i'm learning to speak australian.

for example, in australian a fanny is a vagina.

cool, huh?

Posted by donna at 08:27 PM | Comments (2)