Thursday, August 28, 2008

Say...iPhone! (Click)

This is my favorite story of the week. I don't know why, I just love this story. I copied this following article, compliments of Yahoo!:

HONG KONG-Who is the "iPhone girl"?

Pictures of an Asian factory worker found on a new iPhone sold to a British customer have generated keen discussion on the Internet about her identity — and her fate.

The three pictures, posted on the Apple discussion Web site, show a young Asian woman working on what appears to be an assembly line for iPhones.

Dressed in a pink striped outfit and hat and wearing white gloves with yellow fingertips, the young woman now known on the Web as the "iPhone Girl" is shown smiling and making victory signs as she poses next to an iPhone.

The user who posted the photos last week, identified as only "markm49uk" from Kingston-upon-Hull, England, said in a posting that one of the pictures showed up on a new 3G iPhone when the iTunes program was launched.

News reports say the woman may work at a factory run by an Apple contractor, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen.

Calls to Foxconn spokesman Edmund Ding went unanswered Wednesday. Ding also didn't immediately respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press seeking comment.

But the South China Morning Post on Wednesday quoted another Foxconn spokesman, Liu Kun, as confirming that the young woman in the pictures works for Foxconn.

Liu said workers testing the device took the pictures and may have forgotten to delete them, the Post reported.

Dubbing the mystery worker "China's prettiest factory girl," China's Southern Metropolitan Daily on Tuesday quoted an unidentified Foxconn official as saying the woman was not fired.

Apple publicist Jill Tan said the company had no comment.

I think this just goes to show that there are real people behind those electronics we buy. I think this girl is so cute, and she should be praised for sending a great message out there to Apple buyers, "Mac workers are happy and love their jobs". I hope to see this in future marketing for Apple, its actually a great concept. Thanks markm49uk!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Whatta Great Book!

I just finished Hissy Fit, by author Mary Kay Andrews. Whatta great book. I have self diagnosed myself with A.D.R.D. (Attention Deficit Reading Disorder), so it is vary rare that I finish anything with more than 100 pages. Kathy Hogan a.k.a. Mary Kay Andrews (her alter-ego), is a great writer. My next book, Savannah Breeze, I'll keep you posted.

The night before her wedding, in the middle of an oh-so-smart rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock chances upon her fiancé and her maid of honor "doing the deed." Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, storms out and earns herself instant notoriety in her tiny hometown of Madison, GA.

It's a good read folks!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Something To Sip On

"Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels" -Frank Sinatra

It's Been Too Long

Well I can honestly say, it has been too damn long. I would like to first and foremost apologize for any disappointments my absence has caused. But foreword and onward with the bloggin' right? Let's see, what has been going on in my little world? I have recently returned from a blissful stay in Sunriver, Oregon. For those of you not familiar with the town, I'll walk you through it. It is a quaint little tourist town, 20 minutes outside of Bend full of not only life but, my lord, trees! I don't believe I have ever seen so many trees in my life combined. I felt the oxygen going through my brain like a car on the autobahn. And the stars, I don't think words could describe how many stars I saw at night. It was as if God took a paintbrush and just started splattering the sky. Did you know there are more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand in this world? Yes, that many. Yet I also learned that space is so huge that you do not see stars while up there, because they are far and few between. However, I think I may need to double check my sources, considering that the people of Oregon look like they haven't turned down a good time since the 1970s, if you catch my drift. I'll keep you posted. Besides the beautiful scenery, I had many first, including white water rafting and horseback riding. Two words for ya'll...sore-ass. Those rapids were ruthless, not to mention Rushmore. He was my trusty horse. But boy, could he eat, and from what I could smell the grass wasn't agreeing with him. Silly Rushmore. Overall it was a great trip, full of laughter, nature and all around good times. Thanks Oregon!