31 Dec 10
See you in 2011.
I did this before. Here it goes again:
As January hit Wisconsin, we were running down the middle of the street trying not to fall on our asses. Now that I think about it, that’s a pretty good metaphor for the year.
February took us to Chicago with some friends who used to live there, and we did all kinds of good stuff.
In March I bought a camera and took some pictures.
April was not so great, but in retrospect it was actually not so bad either.
I read a lot of books in May.
In June I loved the iPhone 4. And I still do.
I relaunched this site in July. (Side note: wow, that was only July?)
I rode my first ever half-century in August, which dovetailed nicely with my first ever 500 miles run in July.
On the subject of running, I ran a 10K race (off road!) in September. So much fun!
I accidentally another play in October. Is that bad?
In November, Conan came back and I made a pie. Both were delicious.
10 Dec 10
Without number eight, I’d have to wait another 5 hours to post this.
The top ten things I’ve seen in the last 72 hours:
- Miami Beach, daytime
- Miami Beach, nighttime
- Exotic cars being driven ever so casually
- Exotic cars for rent, should you only need that Rolls Royce for a day
- A submarine (from the air)
- Cruise ships (from the highway)
- The Atlantic Ocean (from the beach)
- Free in-air WiFi
- The Miami Opera House, because it’s so cool-looking
- The Miami International Airport, because it’s so huge*
*I didn’t fly into or out of MIA, but it’s worth mentioning that I was on the phone for about ten minutes at one point and we were driving past the airport the entire time.
05 Dec 10
The iPad ain’t no notebook (and vice versa).
When the iPad landed there was no disputing its novelty, but at the same time I wrote it off as “…a larger version of a device I already didn’t have a use for.”
Harsh, I know, but true. I could never really wrap my head around the iPod touch (a device made completely redundant by my iPhone), but as I’ve spent more time playing with iPads and seeing the new apps that are being made available, I’m starting to “get it”. It’s the size.
An iPad is an ideal away-from-desk computer. There are some instances where I’d like to relax and watch a video that lives on my desktop, or read an article while watching TV, or reference a game as I’m playing, where all I basically need is a screen. For now the iPhone is an adequate solution, but the extra screen space would be a welcome addition.
The thing is, I’m also finding myself more and more in need of a computer I can take with me to meetings, some of which are not local and thus require more flexibility from such a machine. It’s this away-from-home situation where a “normal” notebook computer still shines; I know that in a pinch I can browser-test in Windows, edit a file in Creative Suite, or do something as basic as charge my phone. Preparation is the keyword.
In a perfect world I’d own both of these devices in addition to my iPhone and Mac Pro which would leave me consistently covered for all scenarios. And while that day may eventually come (and probably sooner rather than later), for now the away-from-home computer has taken priority and that’s why I ordered an 11″ Macbook Air.