That’s the NaBloPoMo theme for the month, and one of the prompts is, “What’s the sweetest thing someone said to you today?” It was yesterday, but he said my messages make him light up all day. Something like that can take me through a week 🙂
It looks like the T‑SPLOST bill was defeated by a landslide. I’m so glad! That thing was a total boondoggle. My baby girl and I spent the day together and one of the very first things we did was go vote against it!
We had a good lunch together and a frozen yogurt treat. She indulged me, so I finally got to go to In Stitches, too. They have the most incredible selection of fibers! I picked up my first Gloriana silks for a charity stitching project.
Now I’m exhausted, but happy. It was a good day!
I have spent most of today screwing off shamelessly. It felt good to do that for a change, after studying every day for weeks. I watched Sherlock, Harry’s Law and Wallander. I finished reading Hounded by Kevin Hearne, then started Hexed. I did go to the library and pick up more books for studying, but then I put them aside to begin tomorrow. I went shopping with my mother. Basically, I did nothing that I had to do, only things that I wanted to do. It was lovely!
Y’all are tired of me doing this, aren’t you? Learning to Code, Part 5.
Well, I had some fun away from the computer when my oldest nephew visited today. He’s a non-stop bundle of energy! We got the air hockey table cleared off for a game. Woof!
And I went to the library and checked out actual, physical books for the first time in eons, rather than eBooks. That was a trip. I had to learn how to use the self checkout thing all over again. I feel like a luddite when that kind of thing happens. I want to shout, “No, I’m not behind the curve, I’m ahead of it!” But the things I needed (technical references) were only available from the library on dead trees, so there you have it. I had to lug home many pounds of paper. Happy I am to be able to check them out, too, as those books are pricey!
I stayed up WAY too late last night studying programming. Yes, for fun. That’s my idea of fun, anyway. I’ve been yawning all day as a result, and I should already be in bed tonight because I need to be up early tomorrow. So this will be brief.
I’ve been enjoying correspondence with a dear old friend over the last few days. Isn’t lovely how, with some people, you can be out of touch for a decade and pick right up where you left off as if no time at all had passed?
I got to visit both a bookstore and a library today. I’m a happy bibliophile 🙂
Plinky asked, “When was the last time you visited a library?”
About a month ago, when I renewed my Gwinnett County library card so I could check out digital items from that library. Dekalb County’s library doesn’t have e‑books yet, and they make up 99% of my book reading habits these days.
I adore libraries. I have good memories of them that go back to being 5 years old or so and visiting a Cobb County library branch that had a playground as well as a good children’s section. Mom was willing to take us there pretty frequently over the next three years, since the books kept me busy and the playground kept my sister, and eventually my brother, busy.
One of the first things I do when moving to a new place is find the closest library and get a card. Any time I see a new library, I want to stop, even if I can’t get a card. I’m just curious as to what THIS one will hold, what it’s like inside. I adore the peace and quiet, the reverence for learning in libraries. They’re lovely retreats, but most could use more comfy chairs.
While updating the kids’ coloring links on my site today, I came across this lovely Goddess Coloring Book for grown-ups. It’s free! I plan to print out the pages and have some nice, relaxing time with my markers tomorrow. Hope, I’m thinking of you!
Plinky asked, “When was the last time you enjoyed the great outdoors?”
Does a suburban pool count? Because I was in one today, playing with my niece and nephews, chatting with my brother and sister-in-law and parents. It was a lovely part of our Father’s Day weekend celebration.
It has been a few years since I went out to anything that could be called wilderness, but I’d like to do so again, now that I’m getting stronger and my allergies have improved along with the rest of my health. I haven’t been to a beach (other than the imported one at Lake Lanier) in almost 20 years, either. That’s another thing I’d like to do.
Plinky asked, “Who’s your favorite comedian? Is there anyone you can’t stand?”
George Carlin is the King of Comedians as far as I’m concerned. He’s always hilarious. I love watching old clips and reading his books. His death was a huge loss to the world and came far too early. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he shared my lack of respect for religion.
I see no reason to name comedians I can’t stand and give them attention, but purely physical comedy leaves me cold, as does anything that involves picking on members of the audience.
Plinky asks, “Would you ever take a cruise? Why or Why not? Where would you go?”
Sure. I’d love to take a cruise. In fact, that seems like a lovely way to travel to/through the Caribbean or the coast of Alaska. I know people who have done both who recommend both trips highly.
I think I’d enjoy a theme cruise more, though, like gaming (RPG gaming, not gambling gaming) or filking or maybe even an entire SF Con on board a ship. I’m not particular to any one fandom enough to get into anything like a Trek cruise, but a more general fan cruise could be fun. Combine lovely surroundings and pampering with fun? Sure!