I baked banana bread.
Made green lentil Red Lentil soup because I could not find red ones.
Made pumpkin cookies.
Caught up on Grey’s.
Cleared up a catering issue.
And bought new shampoo, new toothpaste, and Dove soap. Bar Dove soap. It makes me strangely happy.
In half an hour I’m cracking open the wine and tuning in to the high school football game via the Internet.
Welcome back! I’m happy to see you got the memo. Please hang your colors over there…and there…and some over there. Great, thank you. Can I offer you a beverage? Perhaps some cider? It’s a little too early for cocoa. How about a nice slice of pumpkin pie? You see, I’m trying to get you to stay a while. Your sister, Summer, sort of overstayed her welcome (as hot women are wont to do), and your old man, Winter, well he tends to be overeager like his fellow seniors at an early bird special. You? You like to go almost as quickly as you come, donning corduroy and tweed, smelling like the snap of a crisp apple, mixed with warm and smoky from the crackle and pop of bonfires. I can smell you on my cardigan.
Go if you must, but, please. Please don’t leaf. We’re just getting started… Love, Lacey
co-signed. I’m trying to convince the boy to go to an apple orchard so we can wear cords, pick apples, drink cider andd make pie. FUCK YES APPLE PIE!
Yup. Ditto. Today in SoVa it looks like it should be about 55 degrees and totally appropriate for me to wear my old lady Gap sweater and MAYBE even a pair of boots.
Then I open the door and HELLO HUMIDITY NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
- Yesterday at the store I work in a little boy around 11 came through my line. He reminded me so much of my Golden Child brother that I wanted to cry.
- The previous all compounded the fact that I want to go home for a visit soon. I don’t like living so far away, even if it I’ll be praising the mild winter in a few months.
- It doesn’t feel like fall since I’m not on a campus or a school bus and there are no text books to read or papers to write. I miss being a student.
- I watched the trailer for “Precious” and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I think I may take a trip to B&N and attempt to read the book.
- Now that I’m employed and making an income I’m setting my sights a bit higher—next job will be full time, with benefits, and *hopefully* no weekends.
- I’m so happy TV is back.
I kinda think that Matthew Morrison is a better looking Justin Timberlake.
The first 8 hours on my feet were fine.
The next 4.5 were a little hard.
I’m reminding myself that I can’t expect to be awesome at my new job right away.
There’s a learning curve.
I hate asking a million questions and saying “could you remind me how to…” every five minutes.
I love the feeling when I know what I’m doing, when I can think on my feet, when I know the answers to all the questions. And not being at that place after two days is ok.
I just hope it doesn’t take too much longer.
This whole inept thing isn’t my style.
I recently found my old FitDay account that I played with during my senior year of highschool.
Apparently, since high school graduation I’ve only gained about 10 lbs.
I could have sworn it was more.
Good: Figuring out how to transfer all the data from my ipod to my macbook.
Bad: Finding out that the bills I paid a week ago never really got paid. I hate my new bank.
Good: Attempting to utilize that frustration in a lunch time run.
Bad: Now that I charged my long-dead ipod I don’t know where the headphones are.
Good: I start training for the new (part time) job today.
Bad: Friday and Saturday while the rest of the world is decompressing I’ll be working 12+hour days.
Good: Training is paid. Mmmmm Money.
Do Interesting Things
Sing out loud, and inspire.
“Whatever you dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Goethe
Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter.
We live in interesting times. We’re blessed that way.
The world is changing rapidly.
The way we work is changing, the way we live has already changed. Entire industries are crumbling, and more are growing on their ruins. People are empowered to express themselves, to create, to become a part of a global conversation and transformation, in a way that has never existed before.
What will you do with that?
What will your place be in this new, interesting world? Will you have a voice? Will you be a creator, or just a consumer?
Do something interesting.
Be a part of the conversation, and say something remarkable. Create something unique, new, beautiful. Build upon the works of others and transform it into your own.
How to do this?
Write a book. Or an ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on You Tube. Be passionate. Write a web app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it. Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well. Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something. Say something that no one else dares to say. Do something others are afraid to do. Help someone no one else cares to help. Make the lives of others better. Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before. Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love. Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it. Become minimalist in a world of dizzying complexity. Reach out to those who are frustrated, depressed, angry, confused, sad, hurt. Be the voice for those without one. Learn, do, then teach. Meet new people, become fast friends. Dare to be wrong. Take lots and lots of pictures. Explore new cultures. Be different. Paint a huge mural. Create a web comic. Be a dork, but do it boldly. Interview people. Observe people. Create new clothes. Take old stuff and make new stuff from it. Read weird stuff. Study the greats, and emulate them. Be interested in others. Surprise people. Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better. Help others achieve their dreams. Put a smile on someone’s face, every day. Start an open-source project. Make a podcast. Start a movement. Be brave. Be honest. Be hilarious. Get really, really good at something. Practice a lot. A lot. Start now. Try.” —http://zenhabits.net/2009/09/do-interesting-things/