Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things have gone too far

Happy Veterans Day! I wish I had the day off of work but alas, I think that's only for federal employees. But, speaking of that, apparently State Department officials are tweeting to hostile foreign governments now. All politics aside, that is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of. If this is where all of the new social networking stuff is taking us to, then I'm not on board! Not that I liked the idea of twitter that much in the first place, but seriously, there is no excuse for wishing Ahmadinejad a happy birthday and asking him to release the remaining imprisoned hikers via twitter. Beyond comprehension.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Because I need my beauty sleep, after all

I miss living in the pacific time zone when sports and awards shows are on, because it was great getting them three hours early.  On Sundays, you could just roll out of bed and if football wasn't on already, it would be shortly.  Now, I have to wait until after lunch, it's ridiculous.  And the Oscars end so late now!  It was a lot better when it started mid-afternoon and you could still had plenty of time to get ready for school/work after they were over.  This isn't even considering having to watch Cal in the eastern time zone, when the games sometimes end after 1 am.  Anyway, I was just thinking that today being an election day also makes me miss the pacific time zone, because it was fun having returns to watch starting at 5 pm instead of waiting untl 8, and not getting most of the country in until 11.  Even though I don't follow these things nearly as closely as I did in college, it's still kind of exciting, especially when such big shake-ups are possible, and I don't want to have to stay up late to find out what happens!  

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

The world may never know

Why do apple slices taste so much better than whole apples?  I guess it's one of those mysteries of life, like why chocolate milk tastes better when you drink it with a spoon. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Someone is confused, and I don't think it's me

I'm listening to a radio station online, and it's supposed to be "Modern Country."  And Karma Chameleon just came on.  I don't get it. 

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I said brrrrr, it's cold in here!

This morning Jamie and I said hi to not one but TWO dogs with only three legs.  I think I'll tell Jamie there's a monster that lives in Capitol Hill that eats the legs of dogs who are disobedient.  Maybe that'll keep him in line.
 
Also, apparently as soon as October hits it's winter!  It's been absolutely freezing the last few days here.  Today I'm wearing tall boots, a coat, and a hat!  Judging by my fellow commuters I may be slightly overprepared but when that wind was blowing it definitely didn't feel that way.
 
First week went well, now I'm into the second week and getting into the swing of things.  It's funny actually having something to compare my job to now (since my last job was my first real one).  Some things are exactly the same, and some are really different, but I suppose that's the same for any two jobs that are in the same industry. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Change

I have a new computer! Finally, after only five years. My old one has been sub-par for a while but I've been ignoring it and ignoring it, because I mostly use my work computer anyway so it hasn't been a huge deal. But it's just too much now, it's taking like 5 minutes to load a web page, so that's just not going to cut it. So I just walked into Best Buy and picked out something, no more dawdling! I got a pretty good deal, and I felt like such a grown-up picking out electronics on my own (which is not something I do, I know way too little about them generally speaking). Maybe I'll blog more now that I have a properly working computer, too.

Feel free to ignore the rest of this post since it's pretty self-indulgent (to use a Simon Cowell phrase), but my grandma died yesterday. She was a pretty great lady and I miss her a lot. She'd been sick a lot the last six months so it's not exactly unexpected, but it happening now was still a surprise. She and my grandpa (who will be 92 next month) were married for 64 years, which is almost a retired person right there, and it blows my mind. I know she was ready to go and that makes it a lot easier, knowing she's so much happier now. But I still miss her a lot and can't really believe she's gone now.