Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Captures #1

After years of having a 16GB iPhone, I got a 128GB one last fall. How did I live without this much space?! I used to uninstall apps just so I could download updates. And I’d have to delete photos nonstop.

Now I just keep everything on there, and take screen captures of random things, and make little videos, and generally just hoard things on my little phone.

Here’s a random collection of my recent grabs, and why (I think) I grabbed them.

1. I love Baz Luhrmann. I need to watch this ASAP.

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2. I’ve been using the Good Morning app lately. It’s supposed to “find the optimal time to wake you up, keep track of your sleep quality, and notify you if you have a sleep debt.” It does seem to wake me up when I’m actually ready to wake up, and it’s fun to see how well or poorly I’m sleeping. Though sometimes I feel reprimanded when my Sleep Quality is POOR. :( Note: Stayed up late watching movies, 5AM bathroom trip, 6:30AM MEOW MEOW MEOW PLEASE FEED ME.

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3. My grand-niece. I mean, come on.

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4. Jokes.

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5. Double reminder here – I want to read this book, and I want to hang out at Figure 8 again.

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6. Found this bit of truth in Jocelyn Glei’s awesome newsletter.

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7. Super-high bookshelves! Giant framed poster as a sort of headboard!

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8. Austin Kleon mentioned this graphic novel, saying it was super-boring but also kind of rad. I found it super-boring. Still, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a detailed, thorough illustrated version of the Book of Genesis. I found it at our lovely library (GN – Graphic Novel section, south side of 1st floor. I love my library.)

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9. When I was little, I had one My Little Pony and one Fashion Star Filly. Chloe was my gal, and she came with a tiny bottle of glitter gel that you could brush through her hair. Ah, Chloe.

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Be mine.

J and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Actually, we often forget it’s our anniversary until the day before. I think when you’ve been married as long as we have (87 years), every day runs into the next, full of love and hard times and laughter and fighting over who left the used dryer sheet on the bed instead of throwing it away. (Me.) So when a “special” day comes around, it seems like every other day, because why wouldn’t every other day be just as special?

But because this man is my lobster, and he has helped me to become the best version of myself, I’ll take a moment on this Valentine’s Day to say, “Husband, I choo-choo-choose you, today and every day.” My wish for all of you is that you find someone as amazing as Justin. But not Justin, because he’s mine, and I’ll cut your heart out with a spoon if you try to take him. :)

Today’s thought:

Very few people have the humility to start as amateurs. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these people. The ones who have been saying for years that they’re going to do something but never do. Yet inwardly, they’re terrified of what other people will think of them. They’re caught in a state of paralysis by analysis — too busy calculating and never reaching a state of flow. Rather than doing work their own way, they do what they think will be well-received — being merely imitators of what is already popular.

–from How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do, By Benjamin Hardy
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Happy New Year.

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This is the time of year that everyone posts their “Top Whatever List of Things that Blah Blah in 2015.” Top ten posts. Top ten books. Top ten recipes.

And it’s also the time that everyone posts their “New Year, New Me” posts. Resolutions and hopes and ideas of change.

It’s hard for me to look back at a year and remember what was what. What happened this year?

I started working for a virtual company, and have grown within that company to a Director-level position. I have cooked a TON. I have eaten a lot of veggies. I have become closer to my family. I became a grand-aunt. I turned 37, my marriage turned 16, my husband turned 38, my blog turned 10. My cat got old. We made new friends, we lost old ones. I suddenly like spicy food.

There are also things that didn’t happen. I didn’t lose weight. I didn’t stop drinking. I didn’t stop eating out, or pay off debt, or start exercising. I didn’t go back to crafting, I didn’t read lots of books, I didn’t learn to play the violin. I didn’t learn French, I didn’t go to the beach, I didn’t make my own pasta. I didn’t let depression win, I didn’t collapse under stress, I didn’t give up on happiness.

And for the New Year, New Me part? Most of me knows that resolutions don’t work. That just because it’s January 1, it doesn’t mean life will be different from this point on. But I still want more from this year. No, I want more from myself this year. My 2016 horoscope says that this year is gonna be great. That’s a pretty good start.

I hope you all have a fantastic year, that you meet your goals, that you don’t give up, that you know you are loved. And now, cookies. ;)