While at the Powerhouse Museum yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir sing “You make me proud” in celebration of World Aids Day 2012 (#WAD2012).
It was great to see and a great song too. You can see more about it at http://outpostchoir.com
It is amazing what some people will do for their 15 minutes of fame… Having said that, I have to admit I really do give this guy credit so make sure you closely watch the reactions of the onlookers. So without further ado, with the compliments of @Triple5Adam from Twitter (to which I both blame AND thank him), I present to you “CallMeMaybe”.
LOL OK… go on, did it make you really truly LaughOutLOUD?
After seven and a half years, 156 credit points, 25 subjects and a WHOLLLLLE lotta pain I have completed my last two exams to mark the end of my degree. In a mere few months time I will be graduating with a Bachelor in Information Technology with a Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice from the University of Technology Sydney.
I can say it has been an extremely long haul and hasn’t been withouts it trials and tears. The feeling of being free is really starting to settle in and I am very much looking forward to moving on, and looking towards enjoying life without the stress of assignments and exams hanging over my head.
So keep an eye out in late September, I can pretty much guarantee there will be a post with pictures of me at graduation.
Yesterday I received a very unusual SMS out of the blue. To give you an idea as to just where this story stars we have to go back to somewhere in 2006. Unfortunately for me at this stage I had been hospitalised for food poisoning from chicken (which I won’t need to tell you was particularly severe).
Following a painful weekend, I ended up in hospital for a week. During my time in hospital I had the pleasure of being tended to by a lovely young nurse (who on reading this will find out she has always been known as the “really cute” nurse).
She took great care of me during my stay and regardless of the late hours, long shifts, and constantly being on her feet never ceased to come to me with a warm smile and a friendly voice. I will admit that she was (and is) gorgeous, but in all honesty just having the friendly smile in such an otherwise morbid place made every day seem that much brighter.
On a little side note I also recall that after being nil-by-mouth for three days she was awesome enough to get me extra soup and green jelly (jello) on the night that I was able to consume liquids again, and I can tell you that is something to this day that meant more to me than solid gold after being on IV fluids for three days straight.
Anyhoo I digress, as she had been so nice and taken such good care of me I decided to leave her a little letter upon leaving. Contained in this note was a bit of a thank you, and a handwritten copy of “Choices” (Author Unknown). I had a feeling that it might be something that would be a really good read for her to help her when times got tough at work, which as a Nurse can happen often. I handed her the note and never heard from her again assuming that the note had been read once and then forgotten… Yet, this brings us to the present day.
As mentioned yesterday an SMS came out of the blue asking if “this number still belonged to Stuart”… Obviously I was hesitant before replying as I could not find any record of the number anywhere, however I took the plunge and said that yes indeed I still owned the number. Little did I know that the next reply would floor me. She replied, “You may or may not remember me but I am the nurse you gave a thank you letter too back when you were in hospital, I just re-read that letter and thought it would be nice to see how you are”.
I was floored, gobsmacked and tickled all shades of pink, to know that she had kept my thank you letter and said that it still always makes her smile. To know that even after all these years what I wrote still put a smile on her face just makes me jump with joy. It is also really nice to know that what I wrote had an impact on her and has been something that she has been able to read since… for me that is a big thing.
So to the “cute nurse” I say thank you kindly for not only looking after me back then but out of the blue giving me the best christmas pressie of the year, a simple SMS and and the knowledge that what I wrote all those years ago still puts a smile on your face to this day.
Today I had the wonderful pleasure of getting a slice of Pecan Pie… delivered to my workplace… by courier… I kid you not
Thanks to a message from the lovely @RosemarySlade from Twitter (which I have to admit I originally thought was a joke) and a donation I made to her Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Research breakfast I was lucky enough to get a beautifully packaged slice of Pecan Pie to have for breakfast at work today.
It was the first time I had ever enjoyed Pecan Pie, however I can happily say it won’t be the last. If you can spare a few dollars I would also say, if you can donate to the cause for breast cancer research you can do so at the official Pink Ribbon Breakfast site –> http://fundraise.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/modern_wedding_.
So I would like to give a huge shout out to @RosemarySlade and say a big, BIG thank you, she is a gem and YAY for the awesomeness of Twitter.
If you don’t follow her you should and also if you don’t follow me, give me a shout out as well @StuartCRyan
Now for the pics:
OK So we all know of the iPhone 4S and the wonderful humor that Siri has been providing the world. Thus far I have had quite a few humerous interactions, therefore I thought I would share a little gallery with you with my current favourites I have encountered.
The gallery includes some Siri Star Trek, Siri Star Wars and general banter with Apple’s latest invention. I look forward to seeing how Siri progresses in the future.