I was feeling a little bit stressed yesterday, so I decided to put down everything I was doing and pick up my knitting needles. After about half an hour, I was so focused on knitting that I completely forgot what I’d been so stressed about in the first place.
It’s one thing to watch a shuttle launch on TV or YouTube, but it’s got to be something entirely different to witness one on-site. Hopefully the opportunity to do so will come one day.
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed, and is, thereby, a true manifestation of what one feels about life in its entirety.”—Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
1. A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah)
2. Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner)
3. The Traitor (Stephen Coonts)
I woke up today at about 11:00am and proceeded to slowly roll out of bed. By 11:45, I was eating brunch in front of the TV, and any residual fatigue had diminished. I don’t usually get up so late, but there’s certainly no better time than Sunday morning to catch up on sleep!
I often focus a lot on organizing possessions – such as books, documents, and financial statements. In doing so, however, I sometimes neglect the importance of organizing less visible but equally important things – such as my thoughts, sentiments and emotions.
It’s amazing how little writing – as opposed to typing – I do nowadays (apart from maintaining a handwritten journal). As the keyboard has gradually taken over as my primary instrument for recording information, corresponding with others, etc., it seems that my printing and handwriting have gradually degraded from a relatively legible form to a far less discernible scrawl.
I vacuumed a few rooms this morning… but had to go out before finishing the remainder. Five more minutes of labour this evening, and I’ll be able to cross this item off my “To Finish” list.
My parents aren’t ones to candidly or otherwise vocalize their being “proud of me” per se. Nonetheless, they do have their own special way of communicating it—subtly yet perceptibly.
It’s amazing how easily and quickly my desk manages to get cluttered. But it’s perhaps equally amazing how easy and quick it is to revive it back into an orderly and usable state.
I recently acquired a second-hand copy of a book called “Programming Ruby”. With the additional help of a few online tutorials, I’ve been able to get through some of the basics of this language.
So far, I haven’t received any call-backs from the agencies with which I registered. But then again, it’s only been about a month and a half since I signed up…
“An apple a day” may keep the doctor away, but having fun and enjoying life are likely to achieve the same result.
After over a week of literally freezing temperatures, the forecast (despite being less accurate than a crystal ball) indicates that conditions in the next few days will improve enough to melt away at least some of the ice/snow lining Toronto’s suburban streets. It’d be great to do some outdoor jogging this weekend.
I’m an avid eater of dumplings (chicken, pork, beef, and so on). Tonight, for only the third time, I’m going to try making them. I just hope that the shells don’t come apart when I boil them (as has happened before), causing the stuffing to fall out prematurely.
I successfully completed my first knitted item—a small dishcloth. I’d like to knit a sweater one of these days, but that probably won’t occur any time soon.
Subjects I’d like to study (eventually):
Along with taking surfing lessons, going swimming with dolphins (or at least one dolphin) will be a priority on my upcoming trip to Cali.
This afternoon’s “To organize” list:
- Digital photos
- MP3 and WMA files
- E-mail inboxes
- Firefox bookmarks
- Back-up files
I’m going to try to go down to California for 3-4 days in either April or May. Taking a few surfing lessons will be my first priority once I’m there.