Posted by: redsaid on Jul 20, 2011
I’m utterly thrilled. After more than two years of teasing and shyly skirting the issue; and after enviously witnessing many of my peers go through it, I too have finally been asked. The proposal was so sweet and – although many coyly bat their lashes and claim this – truly and entirely unexpected.
What? Getting married?! Who? ME?!?? NO! Who on earth said anything about getting hitched? Please, I have not become entirely senile in my old age. I’m still as utterly and proudly commitment phobic as I have always been.
No, this is MUCH better than being clasped to the old ball and chain. After more than two years of being a tech journo, I too have finally received an actual product to play with and review! One might even say that I have officially arrived.
The momentous event occurred last week when Sony South Africa generously couriered me a package. Not even the delivery guy telling my friend that he had a parcel for one Mister Roger (with my surname) was able to damper my enthusiasm. (I’m very much a Miss, but with a horrid first name, in case you are puzzled by this aside.)
It looked like this:
“Even ze box, she was beeeoootifoool.”
And then I decided to shamelessly emulate those bloggerati of the tech blog world and photographically document the rest of the unboxing (which is the official tech jargon for “opening the package”).
I peeled off the tape and slowly, seductively unfolded the box.
“Peek-A-Boo. I see you! You gorgeously green thing you!”
And ta-daaaaa, the big reveal:
That total beauty is a Sony Vaio Y series subnotebook, so named because – even though it has no integrated optical CD/DVD drive – it is larger than a netbook but still smaller than a fully fledged notebook.
Good thing the Vaio Y is known as “the ultimate road warrior”, because Sony has sent this to me to be taken a very, very long way from home...
More about that in my next post!