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.

A good day of music at work

I got a new setup at work this week, more of a desktop situation than my former laptop thing. Basically I took my laptop, built a stand for my monitor to site on top of it, added a wireless keyboard and mouse and called it done.
Most of today I’ve been up and down from my desk, but the Party Shuffle on iTunes has been cranking out the jams when I am here. Here’s a bit that I heard this afternoon:

  • John Mellencamp – Jack and Diane
  • Jack Johnson – Upside Down
  • The Beatles – Penny Lane
  • Rascal Flatts – Mayberry
  • Montgomery Gentry – Hell Yeah
  • Brooks & Dunn – Only In America
  • Caedmon’s Call – Daring Daylight Escape
  • Guns N’ Roses – Patience
  • Jeremy Camp – Everything
  • Billy Joel – Captain Jack
  • Craig Morgan – I’m Country
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Better Days
  • Eve 6 – Here’s to the Night
  • Rascal Flatts – Kissable, Huggable

Sure it’s a throw back to popular music of the late nineties and early 2000’s but dangit those are some good songs. Mellencamp, Jack Johnson, The Beatles, Rascal Flatts, GnR, Billy Joel and you can’t forget the Goo Goo Dolls. How can you not love those people? I enjoyed my music today. Tomorrow I gotta remember a longer cord so I don’t have to hunch over the keyboard so much.

I really don’t post enough

I was checking the stats today, I actually haven’t really done that since April of this year. I’ve been a slacker lately, both here and in life. Time for change. I’ll be updating the site over the next few days, mostly plugin updates and prep for the new WordPress 2.4 updates due later this month.

But I also have to post more, even just the little nothings that I look back on and don’t understand sometimes. I’m gonna figure out how to post more, iPhone, laptop, desktop, Twitter, Del.icio.us, all of them give me a way to post, I just have to take more advantage of them.

Get ready, something’s comin’.