I’m Alive!

I am terrible at blogging it seems.

Since my last post, I had:

  • Gotten engaged;
  • Gotten married in a museum;
  • Seen a bunch of movies;
  • Got diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis but it got better before I committed to removing my tonsils;
  • Bought a cast iron pan that I’m still too scared to use;
  • Gotten a raise and a bonus at work; and
  • Bought a new laptop with the bonus (which I’m using right now!).

I don’t want to go into my personal life too much on this blog, mostly because it’s pretty mundane stuff, but I’m in a pretty good place in my life right now.

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My laptop is pretty cool though! As I mentioned to Tara a while ago, I wanted a laptop to do everyday, non-gaming things away from my desk (i.e. in bed, because it’s currently winter here and so cold). At first my budget was quite small, as I already have a pretty impressive desktop computer that I put together a while back.  I was even looking into Chromebooks because they had such positive reviews, but I discovered that the range available in Australia was quite limited.  If you’re interested in Chromebooks, Tara’s got a review up.

Anyway, work pleasantly surprised me with a bonus so I decided to splurge on the laptop I wanted to get.  It needed to be light, with good battery life and full HD resolution.  I ended up going with the ASUS Ultrabook UX305FAon sale and it ticks all my boxes! It’s 13″, fanless (and therefore silent), the battery life seems pretty good so far and it’s so light! The most interesting feature is that the metallic casing is silvery-black in some lighting but purpley in others.  I named it Calcifer, to continue my trend of naming my signifcant pieces of electronics after Ghibli characters. It’s going to last me a while.

At the end of this year we’ll be going on our 6-week honeymoon to Canada, US and the UK (maybe also Europe).  Calcifer will definitely be coming with me.  What I’m tossing up between now is whether to blog my travels… knowing me I’d probably end up being to lazy to…

Still, I haven’t forgotten this place and I hope to blog more often about random things!