I’ve been coming back here almost hourly for the past few days in hopes of getting some inspiration for something to blog about. I’ve had a few ideas, but nothing really formulated enough for me to write decently about. So, once again, I’m settling for just a mini update blog with some random things I’ve found during my online travels, some events from the past week or so, and well…whatever comes to mind as I go. That’s right, this blog is going to be totally stream-of-consciousness. So good luck and happy reading!

First of all – I came across these in my browsing today, and they’re SO cute. I mean, how practical is that?! I think I’m going to put them on my wishlist. Even though I rarely find myself having to transport a cupcake, at least if I have one I might have more incentive to bake, right?

Second, and almost totally unrelated, I thought I’d give you a bit of a heads-up on a new project of mine. In collaboration with Natalie (who is currently siteless, I believe), of course, we’ll be embarking on a bit of a journey in a few different senses of the word. I’d prefer not to give away too much at the moment because it’s still very much in the development stages, but hopefully it’ll be something pretty cool and interesting for you to take a look at and participate in. I’ll keep you updated on it, as I’m sure it’ll be consuming a good deal of my time for this year.

Speaking of this year. I’ve been thinking about the upcoming school year. I feel so distant from college right now. It’s been so long since I’ve been there – over 2 months now! I’ve never had a break from school that lasted this long. It’s pretty refreshing, but at the same time, I’m getting used to not having to go to class and stuff. It’s a good thing I have work to keep me in some sort of schedule and to keep my brain from idling totally. ANYWAY, coming back from my tangent, I’ve been thinking about the upcoming school year and all of the things I already have myself committed to. The sad thing is, I can’t really remember what it is that I’ve committed myself to! I mean, I have a general idea, but I’m worried that I’ve totally forgotten about something! What’s even worse is I can’t even remember what classes I signed up for! I can’t even check until sometime in the next few weeks either! I should’ve written it down…

Next year, from what I can recall, I’ve committed myself to being a TA for 3 courses, I’ll either be a teaching or grading TA (not sure yet) for Intro to Web Design and Programming, and I’ll be an administrative TA for Intro to Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series – all 3, from what I hear, are pretty time consuming. On top of that, I have work in the Entrepreneurship office, where I believe they’re also going to try to have me work on the new website for the program. And on top of that I have Class Council, where I’m the Secretary and Webmaster. HOPEFULLY that’s all I’ve committed myself to, because that’s all I can remember, and I think that’s all I’ll feasably have time for. I love being busy, but I don’t want to overload myself so much that I won’t have time to do my classwork. Oh, right… I forgot something. I might be doing an independent study with one of my professors based on the internship I had this summer. Yeah, it’s going to be an interesting semester to say the least. I didn’t even mention the outside-of-school activities I need to put time into, such as eRC where I have to do 4 hours of service and read a book every month. It took me 10 months to even get remotely close to finishing The Google Story last year, and that was without a ridiculous schedule. This year is going to call for some MAJOR time management.

This was posted on LifeHacker on Sunday. BY FAR the MOST STUPID THING I’ve ever seen. I did that with my chopsticks when I was 8 – that was 11 years ago! Dude, you’re no rocket scientist for figuring that out. And did it really require a video? Some people do anything to get on the “blogging map” these days.

This has been all over the news for the past day or so. I think it’s pretty cool, but I don’t know if I’m going to like to play Monopoly as much as I used to. 1/2 of the fun is stacking up piles of money and going “haha” to your opponent! What am I going to do now, show him/her my monopoly bank statement? I might get it just to see what it’s like, but something tells me I’m going to stick to my good ole’ classic edition. You have to give it to them tho, way to be on the forefront of bringing old board games back into the limelight. I love board games and anything that will make them popular again is OK with me. That is, anything but changing all of the pieces in Chutes & Ladders to make it all politically correct. They could’ve just stuck to the little plastic pieces and avoided putting “race” on their game at all. Boy was that a disappointment at Christmas time (yes…my mom got me Chutes & Ladders for Christmas. Mostly because she wanted to play it herself, but it’s also a “thing” in my house to get a new board game for Christmas).

Well, I think I’ve basically exhausted my stream-of-consciousness for the moment, although that blog ended up being a lot more calculated than I had anticipated. I guess I’ll have to work on my randomness skills. I’m about 1/2 way through An Anthropologist On Mars. It’s pretty interesting. I’ve noticed a trend in my reading lately that I’ve been reading a lot of books about different perspectives and ways of seeing the world. Mostly they’ve been about how people with various handicaps/diseases see the world, but also how to change your own perspective. I don’t know what prompted it, but I’m learning a lot. Who knew, you can learn stuff during the summer too! ha!

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