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Wednesday, 11/05/14

5 Nov

When in doubt, use today’s date in lieu of a clever blog post title.

Today was much better, aIMG_20141105_210453_173 copyttention span wise. I got some things done that I’d been putting off and all was good. I have a couple of big meetings tomorrow that I’m antsy about but nothing I can’t handle I’m sure. Confidence is key. Or something like that. Some project shifting has occurred at the office and so far, this has been to my benefit. Because wanting to gouge my eyes out from boredom due to a project that was a bad fit? Not fun. Tolerable but not fun. Plus, now instead of one big project that consumes 90% of my time, my ADD brain is spread across multiple ones. As a girl who likes change and variety, this is right up my alley.

I am now officially a Mac user at home. Hallelujah! I have always been a PC girl until a new job a few years ago only used Macs. The learning curve was minimal and I found that Macs just fit my brain better. Of course, since then I’ve changed jobs and am back in PC-land, Cubicle Nation. Sigh. Can’t win for losing. Total first world problems I know. So anyway, I am happy to have a Mac for personal use and kiddo will inherit the antique Sony Vaio as soon as I wipe it.

This election thang that just happened…It fascinates me how people can interpret the same Amendment or law or book or anything, in so many different ways. Conviction and passion for what you believe in are wonderful things and I fully believe that our differences are what makes life great. If we all thought the same way life would be very 1984-like. Snooze-fest Central. Social science fascinates me and I love learning about why people think and feel the way they do about certain issues and talking to people with differing viewpoints. Must be why I like to sit back and watch the fireworks on Facebook or Twitter when polarizing issues in politics and religion come up. I saw this on someone’s page today and it just makes me laugh every time I read it…”I want gay married couples to be able to protect their marijuana plants with guns”. Snort.

Aaaaand I promised myself I’d be in bed by 10:00pm and here it is 10:03. Peas ‘n carrots all.

too much

4 Sep

3:00 AM seems to be my time. My time to what, I don”t know exactly, just “my time”. I didn’t mean to fall asleep on kiddo’s floor (yet again) but here I am. Eating Honey Nut Cheerios from the box and struggling to remember my WordPress password because I don’t log in as much as I used to. I remembered it, obs. And dang, I am too old to be using terms like “obs”.

Part of the reason I haven’t posted much lately is that I am in this place where I’m extra conscious about what I put online. I’m kind of feeling a need to withdraw a bit and put less out there for reasons that I won’t go into here because, well, that would just be the ultimate irony wouldn’t it? Ha. Even though it is censored, sometimes life just seems too transparent when things are posted for the world to see if they stumble upon it or seek it out, either way. You never know who is reading and sometimes when you find out, its surprising. And just weird. There are options of course…the primary one is making this blog private, for my close friends and family only. Becoming less active or even deactivating Facebook, Twitter, etc. Maybe being extra conscious is enough but I don’t like the way that makes me feel. Constrained and limited. And y’all know how I hate to be constrained and limited. Repetitive themes my whole life.

And so, I sit here at 3:00AM and think about such things when it would probably be more productive to be prepping clothes and lunches for tomorrow to make my morning run smoother.

tap tap tap, is this thing on?

16 Aug

So I have a Droid Incredible, which I love a bit too much. But what I do not love is WordPress’s app. I am not sure if it’s user error (more than possible) or what the deal is, but I have never been able to get it to work. I download every update, can write posts, save them as drafts, etc. But dang if I can ever get them to publish.

Let me tell you people, if I could get that app to work, I wouldn’t have to get out of bed ever again. The Droid cooks, it cleans, it changes diapers, it picks up the drycleaning. It does it all. Except post my drivel to Finnspace.

Off to the gym with Dani now. Peas ‘n Carrots.

where have all the bloggers gone?

17 Jul

I updated my blogroll last night. I was kinda wowed and bummed at how many were defunct or had no new posts in months. Has Twitter killed the Blogger? Maybe its heading that way. With Facebook’s help of course. I know there are a gazillion blogs out there, but in my little circle of blogger buddies, the crowd seems to be thinning. It’s just an observation that I found interesting and started thinking about. Because I think a lot y’all.

For me, although I do the Twitter and Facebook thing for different reasons, blogging was really my first foray into the world of “social media” and one that I don’t see giving up anytime soon. That’s not to say that posting doesn’t suffer and become lighter as life intervenes and other things take up my time. But its nice to know that I have this place to come back to and put as little or as much of myself out there as I want.

And so I say, blog on people, blog on.

one link per paragraph

27 Jan

the “ipad“???? really??? i’m way out of the loop b/c i just realized this is honest to goodness what apple is calling its new miracle gadget…the “ipad”…and now all i can think of is kotex…hey, apple marketing dept? call me.

i bought a few of these for lunch lately…they are yummy delish…spare me the speech about all the sodium and chemicals…i’ll take my chances.

preds game saturday night! i’m considering blue hair. ’cause i bought some of this and need an excuse to try it out.

i love these quotes about committees. they appeal to my snarky nature. and i’m about to go into a committee-type meeting. source: the quotations page

Committee – a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. – Sir Barnett Cocks

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. – David Coblitz

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in. – Bradley’s Bromide

i may have stolen no less than four andes mints from the kitchen just now. mmmmmm, minty.

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