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the summer version

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Weather is weird. Time for the summer version of my January 16 post: January 2017: ‘I think I’ll wait until it’s over 30F degrees before I go for a long walk outdoors.’ January 2018: ‘Feels like negative 6F degrees… wait, positive 6F degrees? Oh, I’m definitely going out, then.’ *** July 2017: ‘Anything over 80F […]

Is there an app for that?

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Technology I kind of miss: those early computer kiosks in the grocery store that would show you what aisle everything was on. It was a touchscreen and everything! I want that now, but app-based, which I realize would be an enormous pain because you’d have to update it every time you moved something (or started/stopped […]

and another thing

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

In describing my weird day yesterday, I completely missed talking about the WEIRDEST part! As I was arriving back from work, someone else was also pulling in and parking. Not super unusual; my work schedule is now much more standardized. And then he said hi, and we exchanged a few vague pleasantries, which is somewhat […]

it’s been, uh, a while

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Yesterday I mopped the tile floors in my apartment. By square footage, this is a very small area. (Just the kitchen and bathroom.) By the amount of time it’s been since I last did it, you’d think it was something much more. (::cough:: almost four years?) Here’s the cool thing. It’s done now! Also cool: […]

‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ ftw

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

I had a great nephew Fred moment yesterday when I was out walking. (In ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol,’ Gonzo says Scrooge’s nephew is about to show up, and Rizzo says, “Nephew Fred? I don’t see any nephew Fred–” And then Fred shows up and knocks on the door.) And yesterday I was checking out a […]

every day a new adventure

Friday, July 13th, 2018

It has now been almost three weeks since I cut my hair. (And maybe, possibly, mixed up the clipper attachments and used the shorter one first.) ((I’M NOT SURE, OKAY, THE COLORS LOOK REALLY SIMILAR AND I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN CONFUSED!)) It has been a journey! I basically have one big whorl on the top-back […]

not-so-workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Taking the day off because I thought I had a dentist appointment today, and by the time I realized it’s not till later this month, I’d already gotten the time off approved. (And getting it unapproved would have been a hassle, and it’s not like I mind having an extra day.) BONUS DAY PLANS 1. […]

(we have to find *some* way to amuse ourselves until everything upgrades to a holographic interface)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Reasons why if you are right-handed, I recommend learning to mouse with your left hand 1. Learning new things is cool. 2. It baffles co-workers. 3. When you are using the mouse with your left hand, it leaves your right hand free to do other stuff. Like writing, or holding a slice of pizza. 4. […]

the dialogue makes no sense? IT’S A CODE

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

How fanfic and Power Rangers made me enjoy movies more, a four paragraph essay by me: Power Rangers generally has to fit all its character development into just a few minutes in each episode, so they use tons of shortcuts. ‘These characters are best friends, you can tell because they sat next to each other.’ […]

“I could have been at a barbecue!”

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

It’s almost the 4th of July, and that means it’s time to get ready for an INDEPENDENCE DAY DOUBLE FEATURE! That’s right. I am the (not entirely proud) owner of Independence Day AND Independence Day 2: Resurgence. (Yes, I did have to google what the subtitle was.) And since it’s approximately a billion degrees outside, […]