Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Listening to your playlist "The Complete High School Experience" on your iPod and realizing that some of those songs are 10 years old now. Yes, that is right, the summers spent baby sitting and listening WKDD back when it was 96.5 FM were a decade ago now. That is right, in case you are my age and don't feel old, think about it, "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind and "Criminal" by Fiona Apple are 10 years old now. "One Headlight" by the Wallflowers is even older. Scary, huh?
Geesh. When did I get so old? I know I really am not that old, compared to most of the people I work with I'm quite young. It is just that sometimes it really hits you how far removed from all the kid stuff you are.
It is July so the office is full of college students doing summer internships. That really makes me feel the difference too.
One of the guys who sits near me browses Facebook all day long. I'm not really sure how he gets away with this. My company is pretty strict about using the internet for business related work only. Sometimes I worry I'll get in trouble for checking the weather (I don't think I will really, we just aren't supposed to use weatherbug or an application like that because it can really bog down the system) and he is sitting there playing on Facebook. I don't get it really, I mean they are able to see the pages you look at and the sites you browse. While I would like to check some other things when I have nothing to do, I am really not about checking a blog or email or anything personal at work when it can be read by Computer Services. I guess I feel like it is opening a door to your personal life that I'm not comfortable with to do that social stuff at work. This is the same kid who answers his cell phone and proceeds to have lengthy loud conversations about the possibility of him reading any Harry Potter books too. Do you just not know or just not worry about this sort of thing as a kid?
The other interns were having some sort of tiff today too involving a mutual friend/enemy. I have no idea what the drama is about, but that is just it, it is drama. Not that adults don't have drama, there certainly are office politics, but this stuff is like playground stuff.
I'm just saying, I guess I really feel like a real adult now. It has taken a couple years to adjust to the whole work vs school things and to get used to the rhythm of working life instead of school life. Now that I am mostly there though, just wow, I feel the difference.
I forgot about the blogger spell check issues. Blogger really needs to get a better dictionary. It doesn't recognize "iPod" "Facebook" "Playlist" or "Weatherbug" but it wants me to change internet with a lower case i to "Internets." Maybe I'm not the one that is so old after all.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Last night I finished up these silk baby slippers. I made a special trip to JoAnne's to find just the right embellishment. I ended up buying a couple things (after all I plan on knitting some more baby things) but after testing them out I decided the little rose buds were best. I guess I want a girl.
I have heard it is bad luck to knit for a baby that is only "thought of" but not due. It is also supposed to be bad luck to stick an empty knitting needle through your knitting. I think these things are just practical. Anyway, if I can't have children maybe I'll have nieces or nephews and if not, I'm sure I'll know someone in the future who has a baby and could use some special knitted things.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
It has also been cool enough to take advantage of the Forest Preserves and get some walking in. My parents came out to visit us, and to help manage her diabetes, my mom needs to get about 30 minutes of exercise in every morning and evening, so she and my dad walk. I thought they might enjoy some of the paths around here.
Of course, if I go for a walk I usually have my camera, and yesterday was no exception. This time of year is really beautiful with all the wildflowers blooming and there were butterflies everywhere.
I haven't been doing much knitting these weekend, although I did cast-off one of my mom's socks (I'd be more excited if there wasn't a second sock to knit for that pair). Since I got my Ravelry invite yesterday I've mostly been playing on there. I inventoried all my needles and hooks yesterday and added all my knitting books that are currently available for adding. I've added a few FO's and WIP's and a few skeins of yarn here and there, but the project and stash section is going to take me awhile. Being the type of person who loves the idea of being organized, I probably will use those features.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I miss the blogging thing so I'm back. I needed a break, I needed a new start, and I have that now.
Also, when I do get my Ravelry invite, I need a blog again to link to, right?
I'm just playing around with ideas right now.