Perhaps I've mentioned I have a lovely new iPhone? And that despite never coveting one before, I am head over heels in love with it.
My latest addiction is to the Instagram app, but more on that in the near future.
With the clock app, I never have to calculate what time it is in Sydney before attempting a Skype call.
(My brain thanks my phone.)
The weather app is also handy.
I never have to pay attention to those weather 'personalities' on the TV again - people with whacky names like Dallas Raines (seriously, I have such a hard time believing he was named that at birth, but apparently he was).
I need never google the forecast again - it's all at my fingertips.
As you can see, we're not doing too badly here. Winter has been mild - this is the coolest it's been in about a month. Blue skies and lots of sun - Seasonal Affective Disorder will not be a problem for me in LA.
However, looking through the many Instagram photos of others, I've realised something that's missing - awesome clouds and temperamental weather can make for great photos.
Not a whole lot of atmospheric wonders happening in these southern Californian skies.
On my weather app, I also have the weather for a couple of other cities. Now and then, I like to know what it's doing in Sydney... because I'm a nerd like that.
Rain, clouds, thunderstorms and sunshine - that sounds about right for a week of summer in Sydney. Even a single day can have all of those.
I miss those thunderstorms, I really do.
But when I want to cheer myself up?
I check out what the weather's doing in London, and remember the numerous winters that I suffered there.
Yeah... I don't miss that.