I guess it’s really true that you should be careful what you wish for. After posting that last blog it seems as if all of my downtime has vanished! True, most of the vanishing act was due to me intense desire to fill up that time, but it was also partly due to my recent surge of new projects.
Not really much has happened in these past few days, but at the same time, so much has happened. Forever-Digital Web Services has experienced a bit of a surge of new clients. Great for me, great for them – it’s win/win :D.
I’ve also done some sprucing up around here. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a little RSS icon at the end of all of my blogs now. I’ve had an RSS feed running for a while now, but I’ve decided to set up FeedBurner to see how many people are actually subscribed. So far 2 – and I’m one of them, so I guess that means 1! It’s a new RSS URL, so if you were subscribed to my feed before last night, please update your feed! Also, if you are subscribed, let me know! I’d love to know who my readers are and give you a shout out! I’ve also been working on the next layout which will be the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. I’m debating whether or not to launch it on Aug. 1st as the anniversary month, or Aug. 22nd, as the actual anniversary. I guess it’ll depend on what I get done by Aug. 1. The design itself is done, but a lot of the little features that I want to incorporate are still just in my head.
I’ve been playing around on Flickr a LOT recently. It’s great to look at other people’s photography and be inspired and see the different angles and methods they use.
Two Three of my photos have been favorited, which is pretty cool. If you haven’t already, check it out! There’s a little preview of some of my photos on the right over there –> but there are a lot more posted! If you’re on flickr, add me as a contact!
I went on a bit of a shopping spree the other day at Barnes & Noble. I thought I had a $50 gift card, but it turns out I’ve used it before and there were only $27 left on it! OOPS! My bill was WAYY over that anyway. Last night I read Flowers for Algernon. Pretty good book. I’m sure it’s something people had to read sometime between 7th and 12th grades, but I never have, so I did. It was funny to walk through the book store and look through the “summer reading” section and realize that over the course of the last 5 years, I’ve basically ready every book there! Ha, I guess going to school can be useful sometimes. I started An Anthropologist on Mars. It’s pretty interesting so far. I heard about Oliver Sack’s other book: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales in Cog Sci last year and it seemed pretty interesting. I happened to stumble upon An Anthopologist on Mars on my way to the checkout and it sparked my interest, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I also picked up: Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, 1984, Let’s Go 2006 Europe, and Europe by Eurail 2006, 30th: Touring Europe by Train. Like I said – a bit of a shopping spree.
In response to some of the comments on my last blog:
I don’t think that one should sacrifice all of their time just to make themselves available to others. Once the train settles in and we’re on our way, I’ll dig out a book, a sudoku, or my Nintendo DS Lite (yes, I forgot to mention I bought myself a bit of a present last week. I bought it for Brain Age). I’m just too much of an observer to sit back and engross myself in something while there’s so much going on around me. Well, almost too much. I’m probably one of the first people to fall asleep on the train ;). As you read in my last blog, I NEED to keep busy all the time. I can’t sit still. I have to multitask and do a million things at once just to get things done. Even while I’m in class at school, I take notes on my laptop so that I have it with me to get other things done that I need to while I’m at it. So, you would think that while on the train I would be on my laptop, or reading, or doing a million other things at the same time, but for some reason it is one of the few places that I CAN’T. I think it’s the motion or something, but I either get engrossed in a video game or go to sleep. If you knew me in person, you’d know that I don’t sleep much, so getting in a nap on the train is like a miracle! – I kind of forgot where I was going with this, but my point is, depending on the day I’m either wide awake and ready to get a million things done during my commute or I’m still tired and ready to use that time to complete the 8 hours of sleep that you’re supposed to get each night. Personally I’m not sacrificing anything by not listening to my iPod or getting other work done, because I probably wouldn’t get much done on the train. Anyway – is it really that much of a sacrifice? I kind of think that NOT helping another person is a sacrifice. Maybe I’m just too much of an idealist.
I’m sure there’s other stuff that I wanted to mention, but it will have to be saved for another day and another blog.
Until next time…