I feel like I worked a day and a half today

I went in early today, trying to get a head start on things. I got a ton done today. I was there about 9.5 hours but it felt like I did more than I do in 12 hours. I’ve still got some stuff left to do but for the most part I think tomorrow will be a relatively easy day.

I read something tonight while I was thinking about writing this and it totally struck me as amazing.

When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

I have no idea why that had such profound meaning to me but it just struck a chord and rocked my world.

Here at the The Green things are actually pretty quiet, chili for supper tonight and just chilling in front of the TV for probably the 4th night in a row. It’s not bad but there’s part of me that feels like I should be working on something, there’s always something to do here. I guess I’ll just get through the pile on the weekend, hopefully.

It’s coming

There’s 4-8′ coming tonight and tomorrow into tomorrow night even. I think we’ll all make it in OK in the morning but some time after lunch, I think it’ll start to get a little worse than we all believe.

I’m still excited.

Been working a bit on the Mission/Personal Statement stuff. 15 Questions should be coming out soon, stay tuned.
This weekend is full of promise, I can feel it, I can feel the anxiousness that’s inside me, nothing has really been planned or anything but there’s something there, just can’t put my finger on it.

I’m trying to figure out the tags situation here. I want to catalog but I wonder if search is enough sometimes. I’ll keep doing them but I’m not sure I want to go back and finish tagging everything for all time. I just noticed that the links on the tag cloud aren’t really working. Gotta work on that one, not sure where its generated so it’ll be something to look into. If you don’t see a tag cloud, don’t worry, it might be back soon.

Gotta go, must see TV tonight.

Latest Mac Rumors: Netbooks and New Mac Minis

There are a number of rumors circulating about what news Apple might make at next month’s Macworld expo. Last year’s Macworld brought the announcement of the Macbook Air, and two years ago, it was the iPhone. So what will be the big announcement this year? Depending on who you ask, we may see an Apple netbook, an iPhone Nano, or maybe just an updated Mac Mini.

via Latest Mac Rumors: Netbooks and New Mac Minis – PC World.

I’m excited about this. I already have an Asus eeePC 1000HA but the thought of netbooks reaching more of the masses is great. I think that probably netbooks will become the new “couch computer” in the next few years, you know that computer you piddle with while you’re on the couch watching TV and whatnot.

I use mine all the time for blogging and just general surfing.

Mac Mini? Nah, that’s not going to be a mainstream thing I think. It was a cool thing at first but PCs are too cheap to do just the same. One niche I’ve found, grandparents computer. It’s easy to use and setup, with remote control software its easy to maintain, and the lack of confusing buttons and system popups make it not scary to those who may have never used a computer before. I’ve set 2 up in that manner, one was nearly flawless, email, surfing, digital photos, all worked perfectly well and I only spend about 15 minutes a week showing them new features. The other? Well the user wasn’t ready for it and didn’t see the utility of it, not Apple’s fault.

Refeshments!

There come times when we all need a change. A change from what has become habit. From what has become too routine. I am pretty sure that I am having one of those weekends. I just returned, actually less than 15 minutes ago to be quite honest from a trip with my friend Kyle to Ft. Wayne. We went to Red Robin. Yep, we drove about an hour sand 45 minutes each way to get a hamburger. But not only just a hamburger, one of the best burgers that I’ve had in a long time.While we originally went to Ft. Wayne for no particular reason at all other than the trip, we quickly decided that Red Robin was the place to go. We got lost, for a bit, but we found it. We walked around the mall for a bit and then went to eat. Good times.

I feel refreshed to be quite honest. I feel like a change has been made and it’s a good thing. This weekend was not my usual habits and rituals. I didn’t really have any plans going into Friday evening , that changed of course and things are pretty dang good right now.

Although I feel kind of hyper at the moment, I feel totally drained so I’m going to head over the TV and then crash on the couch for a while. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

A few confessions

I just want to get a few things out in the open. I was just sitting around thinking about PostSecret the other day. I sort of made my list of “secrets” they aren’t that profound really. They are just things I thought of and thought I would share.

I abuse things and forget about others. Here’s my list:

  • My iPhone is scratched on the back, even though it’s been in a case since 5 minutes after I took it out of the box. Too much dust and dirt at work.
  • My car has 134,563 miles on it. I’ve owned it for just over 3 and one half years.
  • I used 2,219 minutes last month on my cell. Along with 616 text messages.
  • I’ve had a huge dent in my fender for over a year. The tire hangs out a bit the dent is so large.
  • My last laptop computer had the paint worn off the keys on a few of the letters. None to report on this one, yet.
  • My laptop was scratched across the top in less than a month.
  • My MacBook is held together with super glue, electrical tape and a binder clip.

Others, not so much:

  • I’ve owned dumbbells in one form or another for over 3 years. I last used them around Christmas time.
  • I’ve never cleaned my oven.
  • Nor under my refrigerator.
  • I have aluminum foil on my TV antennae so that I can get HDTV from one extra channel. It’s draped across my sliding door for strength.
  • I really need to wash my bathroom rugs, 3 months is too long. I just hate the sound of them in the dryer.
  • I have things in my freezer from when I moved into the apartment. Freezer burn doesn’t go away.
  • I use the same bath towel every day to dry off, unless I’m feeling particularly dirty and then I’ll get a new one every day. I flip back and forth on this one.
  • Combing/Brushing my hair, has never been a forte of mine. Last accomplished: December 27th.

Is it that interesting? No. Just something to post.

The tube is off!

After the game tonight I left my grandparents’ house and headed home as usual. I needed to stop off to get some bleach and laundry soap at Meijer, because it was on sale and I hate going to Walmart on any evening. Nothing unusual yet.

I put my headphones on and turned up the iPhone and headed into the store. A little podcast listening while I walked the store was amazing! I didn’t hear the annoying overhead loud speaker asking so-and-so to call such-and-such. Just my podcasts and a little music. I headed up to check out and took out the earbuds long enough to pay. No one said anything and I didn’t notice any weird looks really.  After I paid, I drove home to the sounds of the new Starbucks Free iTunes songs. Not bad really.

Once I got home and had everything put away, I cleaned the bathtub quickly with my newly purchased Comet. A little bleach in the toilet and a quick scrub finished off the chores for the evening.

Now it was “my time.” I could do what I normally do and turn on the TV and just sit here numb and watch whatever the Tivo caught over the last few hours or I could do what I’ve been really meaning to do and start reading again. Books. Not blogs, not weird websites, not Wikipedia. Books. With pages. I went through my bookshelf the other day and moved all the books I own but haven’t read to one side of one shelf. There are about 12 that need to be taken care of. Some fiction, mostly non-fiction. I also realized that I ordered 3 books last week that were going to have to be read. I find that I keep buying books and never read them. Gotta change that, I’m going to start reading again. Books. Tonight I read about 50 pages in a book I’ve been working on for months about the origins of Freemasonry. Its dry admittedly, but I started it, made it 100 pages in and now I am going to finish it. I’ll probably try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction, much like I do with Netflix, a documentary, an Office disc, then some random movie, and back around again.

Changing my choices like that keeps it fresh for me. Sometimes I can be analytical considering the consequences of the actual decisions of others, and other times I can let my imagination run wild, thinking of what the characters and scenes actually look like and hearing them saying their lines.

As usual I’m changing things in life for the sake of change mostly. But honestly I haven’t even wanted to turn the TV on tonight and it’s been kind of nice just sitting here in the quiet calm of the late fall evening, just me and my thoughts. Peace, of the mind and of the world, is greatly under appreciated.

I’m in

I’m finally done moving. I’m in my new apartment right now. There are still some boxes to unpack, mostly stuff that goes in my closets anyway so I’m not worried. It was an incredibly long weekend moving. The weather didn’t help much, it was like 90+ degrees with humidity that just made it unbearable. Erin and Kyle came to help both days, there help was MUCH appreciated. We probably would still be moving stuff in if it wasn’t for them. I am really lucky to have people like that there for me. Thanks guys.

I’m pretty happy with the way things turned out, I finally got my internet and cable hooked up today. I’m online and watching the tube, those are things that just about killed me to be without. You never realize how connected you are until you are not connected anymore. I have about 6 hours of podcasts stacked up, my Tivo is empty but filling now, and I am totally out of touch with the world, newspapers just don’t cut it anymore at all. It’s not current, it’s yesterday’s news. I need to know what’s going on now.

This week has been hot and is only going to get hotter, it’s been long and I found out tonight that it’s about to get a whole lot longer over the next few days. Who knows how I’m going to make it all work, but it all works out in the end. Last weekend was proof of that.

I freaked out a bit on Saturday, and by a bit I really mean a lot. I had been in the car and moving stuff upstairs for two days straight, I hadn’t been putting stuff away or figuring out the lay of the land so to speak and felt entirely out of control of my own house. A nice shower and some alone time and all was well again. Fatigue and stress are not something that go together well with me.

I look at this at the start of a new life so to speak. I don’t think a whole lot will change for now but I just took a big step towards “being an adult” and all the things that go along with it.

I’m off to watch some tube, I miss TV.