Anyway, I've had the realization that part of the reason I have trouble keeping track of things like blog post topics is because I'm not multitasking enough.
For those of you that know me in "real" life, you'll know that was I just said will strike fear into the heart of those closest to me. Because, my mind already goes 3,000 miles an hour (that's 1,652 hectares* for my Canadian readers), makes lists faster than ENIAC (look it up), and since I work in the field of project management, am already obnoxious with letting those habits spill over into pretty much every aspect of life.
But I digress. (I just spent a few minutes looking up ENIAC to make sure I had the right acronym, which I just spelled with the wrong "write" instead of "right" and had to go back and fix. See, I'm still digressing.) On my drive home tonight, I realized that while I was driving , listening to music, and figuring out what was going on at home this evening, I also wrote an entire blog post in my head.
And it was freaking awesome. Riveting dialogue, fascinating characterization, seriously, much better than this tripe you're slogging through now. Of course as soon as the car was in the driveway, it was gone. But for a brief and shining moment my head was alive (with the sound of music), with the burgeoning masterpiece that is not this post.
It gives me hope though, that somewhere in my head, it's still lurking, like the glittery dust squirrels under the sofa.
Now, without further ado, the recentest list of things I learned!
In descending order because countdowns make me feel like David Letterman back when he was semi-relevant. Yes, I'm that old.
5. Family seriously needs to stop reminding me how old my nieces and nephews are. Telling me they're over 30 or graduating high school...it's bad for my complexion. (By the way, congrats to the family on these achievements! :) ) However, forever you will be 6, maybe 7. Thank you, that is all.
What I learned: a state of denial will work with anything, if applied liberally and with abandon.
4. Usually I carpool with Mr. Eggshells to work - he drives. I have a co-worker who likes to play with hair, so she usually does something to mine on one of our breaks. This week, I had to drive myself to work twice and also had to do my own hair twice as well. I declared resource fail and have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.
What I learned: yes, I am a princess (this is probably more of a reminder than a true learning)
3. While Mr. Eggshells was busy not driving me to work, he was working industriously around the house, including finishing projects that I'd started but hadn't been able to quite complete. (Although some of that might have had to do with my plan to jerry-rig a step-stool in a bathtub to be able to paint the hard to reach parts of the wall. I thought it was a good idea. Everyone I've mentioned it to just looks at me blankly then nods slowly and backs away.)
What I learned: the definition of "good idea" varies by user and context. Contents may settle during transit.
2. I was going to write a post this past weekend but instead I spent 45 minutes ripping ivy out of the yard. And then I spent all day sitting in a chair in excruciating pain, so moving my fingers/hands/arms to type was pretty much out of the question. Plus, I couldn't breathe or see.
What I learned: that when I think I'm still good to go I'm likely not. And that Mr. Eggshells will think he's right because he's been telling me that for years. But we won't tell him...it'll be our little secret.
1. I don't realize the level of geek that I'm am submerged in, until I try to explain something of my weekend to my co-workers. Saying things like "bag of holding", "blueprints to a mechanized dragon", and "did you know kobolds speak draconian?", while super-awesome for my geek-cred, are really not de rigeur in the wireless industry.
What I learned: the wireless industry would be a lot more interesting, not to mention challenging, if we had to deal with dragons and kobolds. Just sayin'.