Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The slow walk of technology

Finally! Today I've actually got the internet connected at home. Its only taken more than a month. Hats off to AAPT for their efficiency and general all-round speediness.

It's been bizarre not having internet at home. I've actually been watching tv, reading magazines and other stuff that I don't normally have time for. Anyway although the internet has been on the blink, I've been to plenty of places in the meantime. I'll get a few posts up on the weekend to get things moving again, including finishing off my well overdue Euro 2008 food guide.

I didn't get to go to the Masterclass weekend, but if anyone did go, please post up a comment. It's just so pricey I still can't convince myself to go.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Who thought getting a phone connected was this hard?

Well another 10 days has gone past and I still have no home phone or internet connection. Telstra have now managed to cancel three separate appointments. I'm now at the stage where I will be surprised if someone actually shows up to one of these appointments.

So in the meantime, no posts from me. As much as I'd love to keep babbling on about my Brisbane food adventures, sitting around at work all night long just for the internet connection isn't really that appealing.

The next "appointment" with Telstra is on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be up and running again by the middle of next week (if they show up).

I did enjoy the first episode of Gordon Ramsay's Boiling Point the other night. I know it's an old series, but you really did get an idea of just what it would be like to work in one of his kitchens. I was amazed at the way most of the staff just stood there while getting absolutely blasted by Gordon. Hopefully the rest of the episodes are just as entertaining.