Looking back

I was reading this the other day. As I read here, many people are taking a look back and reevaluating. I guess it’s just that time of year or time in our lives anyways.
I no longer obsess about pens, I just like to have one in my pocket most of the time. I do however always carry my Moleskine in my back pocket, in case the mood strikes me to write something down, hence the pen in the pocket. I just don’t care so much about which pen now anymore.
Shoes are just driving me nuts lately, I don’t care, I wear one pair of boots to work, another pair of tenny’s to everything else. Comfort is key and I can’t find anything more comfortable than what I have. Perhaps I’ve reached shoe nirvana at such a young age that I can escape the Rockport phase of my later years.
Socks? Are you kidding, I still want to change them all the time.
Traditions are always changing, yet somehow they remain traditions. I can’t get past some things that I’ve always done, sir, ma’am, t-shirts, meals, all the same basically. I’ve added rituals like cleaning, meeting for coffee and other things but all in all I still feel a little more traditional than some others around me.
The phone thing has changed a bit, my rule: If you call and don’t leave a voice mail, it wasn’t important enough to at least say “Call me back,” I’m not calling you back and I’ll assume you just misdialed. Assume the same for me, no message, no callback.
I’m early for everything most of the time, I think.
Organization has changed a bit since I moved out on my own. I have things where I want them, I just don’t think I have enough room for everything now. Time to get rid of stuff soon I think.
I’m still a geek. iPhone, 2 laptops, a desktop, 3 iPods, a GPS in my car, I’m a gadget freak and I’m ok with that.
All in all I look back and where I’ve been and where I’m going and I have to say that I feel pretty optimistic about things. Sure I’ve missed a few opportunities, I’ve missed chances to do wonderful and great things. But in the end, I like where I am, where I’ve been and what the future ahead looks like.
New habits that I’ve noticed are:
Coffee pot must be set before bed.
Clothes must be laid out in bathroom before bed.
Two different pillows on my bed, one hard, one soft. Most nights I sleep on the soft one, I use the hard one for support and for hot nights when I want to be on top of the pillow not thoroughly wrapped in it.
I’m sure there are tons more and I’m going to try to post more of them as they come along. I’ve posted too much this time as it is.
Are you looking back and reminiscing or just blasting forward without regard for what you’ve done before? I urge you to take a look back now and then. Adjust your course from time to time. But in the end, be happy where you are going.

It’s all finally unpacked!

Yesterday was the day that I finally got everything unpacked. I know I’ve been living here for just over a week now but I still have some boxes sitting around in the bathroom and bedroom that needed attention. Most of it was non-essential stuff, just things that needed to be put on shelves and the like. Now though, I’m done. It’s all over and I’m here to stay. I can’t say enough about how quite and non-bothersome my neighbors are, I barely know they are even here.

I like it here. It’s nice to just relax and do my own thing when I want to. Right now I’m sitting outside with a glass of tea and my laptop just enjoying a cool summer night. Nothing could be better it seems. Except the mosquitos and other little bugs buzzing around the light of the screen.

The last week at work has been busy and hard. We’ve gotten a lot done but I think that people’s nerves are about shot. We’re just busy and that’s good but busy also means that mistakes are more likely to happen, and we’ve made a few.

This blog has been neglected lately, I just haven’t felt the urge to post that much honestly. Life is going on how it always done, minus the move and new apartment. I still do what I’ve always done, it just doesn’t seem as exciting as it used to and at the same time I’m still having fun and enjoying  myself. I can’t say to you that I’ll post a whole lot in the coming weeks and months but stay tuned, there will be updates from time to time. I’m sure those of you that are still here are reading what I write, I just don’t seem to have much to write anymore. Alas in time, I’m sure that the world will work itself out and I’ll post 3 times a day again.

On socks…

How and when do you put your socks on? Do you put them on before your pants, as in in the bathroom after a shower (assuming you dress in the bathroom)? Do you put them on later, like after you’ve gone out of the bathroom and sat around a bit? Perhaps after letting your feet air dry a bit?

I’ve found that if I put them on before my pants, in the bathroom, immediately following the shower, I save time. Perhaps its just the standing part of putting them on instead of sitting down to do it and becoming distracted by TV, the computer or just something else going on.  If I stand and put them on, I don’t waste that 5 minutes putting them on, I spend more like 20 seconds doing it.

Maybe I think too much in the mornings…