This post has nothing to do with Black Friday

✈️Last week I was lucky enough to go on a press trip to Dubai to escape the South African heat. ? I got to go to the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa ?, saw an amazing show by the same company that brought Cirque du Soleil, called Le Perle, ?got to see one of the palms from a helicopter and ate as much hummus as I could, among other things. I also returned with a henna tattoo on my hand (from the desert safari?️) which will hopefully fade soon because it’s my sibling’s wedding next weekend. At least it’s not on my face. And now for this week’s Bytesized.

?We now have LEGO for adults… so you mean to tell me I’ve been playing with kiddy LEGO all this time?

LEGO Forma is a limited-release mechanical model set that is aimed at adults who need to de-stress. This looks awesome, but I think I’m still going to stick with my non-adult LEGO for now.


PLUS I also found out that there will be a LEGO 2 movie.

??James Patterson has released a Facebook Messenger-only novel

Although I’m not a huge fan of Facebook Messenger it is an awesome way to contact Facebook acquaintances and if someone doesn’t have Whatsapp (it is not really big in the US) you can still stay in touch. I have dabbled in creating a chatbot (the proudest moment is that when you send profanities the bot tells you off) but this takes things to a new level. James Patterson has released a Messenger-only book called The Chef, for free.

I tested it out, and if you want to see what it looks like, check out the video below. To get to the novel, go to Messenger, type in James Patterson and then start a conversation.

Related but not new: The New York Public Library has been releasing books, like Alice in Wonderland in Instagram Stories.

?Tweets I thought were worth sharing this week

Even me.


It’s funny because it’s true…

Dentists… we were actually having a conversation in the office about this the other day, and a co worker says when she is asked “Do you floss?” she replies with “Why don’t you tell me”. Touche.

If you have no idea what to get someone who has everything, I have the solution.


Or worse… Janet Influencer.

Pretty much all of us right now.


?This Dorito-loving pig is my spirit animal

I don’t know what they put in Doritos but try to just have one. This pig escaped and in order to lure him back home, they left a trail of Doritos (jalapeno flavour in case you were wondering). Apparently, the pig was a repeat offender and when they got a call that a pig “the size of a mini horse” was on the loose, the cops knew who it was and what they had to do.


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