Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012: Chess

It's nerdy.
And it's fun.
And that's all I have to say at the moment.

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012: Proprioception

Proprioception is the body's ability to sense where it is in space.

This is what allows you to be able to give yourself a high five with your eyes closed.

This is what allows you to catch something you knocked over/dropped before it hits the ground.


Tell your friends.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012: Fruity Drinks

Grape juice, apple juice, orange juice, cran-apple juice, juice, juice, juice.

July 29, 2012: Fuzzy warm blankets

Because even on summer days, your feet can still get cold.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28, 2010: Natural Teachers

Some people teach, even when they don't mean to.
And those people are the people that I really learn from. The ones who don't even know they're teaching, sometimes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012: New Dances

More specifically, Hip-Hop.
I had my first taste of it today, and oh my dear Splinda Rapuccinni, that was fun.

July 27, 2012: High messy buns

They are perfect for the hot summer days when you are too lazy to make any sort of effort to look good.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012: Sticky Hands

When a kid is messy, sticky, and otherwise adorable, it's just cute and nice and happy and stuff.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012: Glockenspiels

Many a good song has been made great by the presence of the joyous sounds of a glockenspiel.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012- Hugs

They really are the greatest thing on the planet.


July 24, 2012: Beautiful Music Surprises

"Surely, there is no way that this song could be made better than it already is," I thought.

I thought wrong.

The Boxer, by Simon and Garfunkel, was just redone and was at least equalled, if not improved by a small smidgen.

This my friends/readers, is what I am grateful for today.

Yes. It did bring tears to my eyes the first, second, third, and fourth times I heard it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012: Unorganized Stacks of Paper

Part of the fun of being a generally unorganized person is trying to organize things.
When one is going through a stack of completely unrelated pieces of paper, it's much more fun and enjoyable than if one is going through a stack of papers that all have to do with the same boring problem/subject/thing.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012: Realizations

You know those moments when you suddenly realize something that should have been completely obvious to you, but wasn't?
And as soon as you figure it out, it changes the way you live?


Those are good moments.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 2012: Kinda Sunny Days (Happy Girl)

Those days where you sit outside with your laptop and it's kinda sunny but there's some clouds so you're not too hot, but it's not overcast, so you don't feel gloomy inside.

You feel just right.

July 21, 2012: Good Neighbors

There is a story behind this post.
But I won't tell it.
Not because I want to be annoying or enigmatic, but because it's personal.

Let's just say bad things can happen to good people, and it's at those times when people like me gain respect for those who shine through as examples of good men.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012: Kind Bank Tellers

Today I went to the bank.
By myself.
For the first time.

And I had absolutely no clue what I was doing.

Luckily, the bank teller lady was very nice and helped me through the whole process. I am ever so appreciative of this woman's overflowing helpful attitude and generosity.

Thank you, bank teller lady.
I owe you one.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012: People Who Decline

Today, I got to thinking. If everyone went to everything they were invited to, life would be nothing short of utterly insane.
Thank you, everyone who has told me no over the years.
I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012: Spacecraft

The fact that mankind has the capability of going to space is kind of insane.
And incredibly awesome.

One of the best things I ever did as a youngster was go to Space Camp in Kansas.
This place is wonderful.

If ever you're on a road trip and you happen to be driving through whatever area it's in, go to the museum they've got. Because they have everything.

The museum takes you through the journey the human race went through to end up in space. It starts in WWII, with missiles the Germans had started to use.
It goes through the Cold War, through the Space Race, and into the moon landing.

They have Apollo 13. THE Apollo 13.
Not some replica. The real deal.

They have the Mercury Bell, which was lost at the bottom of the ocean for years.

They have rocket ships.

Oh, and they have one of these babies sitting in the lobby.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012: Free Food

"Ugh, I can't finish this."
"Instead of throwing it away, why don't you give it to me?"
"Okay. Here."

Food, my friends, is wonderful.

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012: Crazy, Televised Driving

It's both fun to watch in movies and the like, and a joy to do in the imaginary realm of video games.
It can be quite funny, sometimes. I especially enjoy watching English people drive on the wrong side of the road, so I can chortle quietly to myself and say "Oh, those silly British people. They drive on the wrong side of the road."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15, 2012: Notes (iPhone app)

The next time you steal someone's iPhone, instead of being a dork with it, leave them a nice surprise in Notes.
I promise it'll make you feel good, and it'll make them happy too, probably. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012: Ranch Dressing


And I have it to thank for helping me end up with the best friend anyone could have.
But this post isn't about her.
That will come later.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012: Forgiveness

People can do really dumb things. Things that hurt other people.

I've done dumb things.

But there's one dumb thing in particular that still haunts me.

The person who I hurt, however, has forgiven me.

And I cannot even begin to describe to you how appreciative I am of that.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012: Nights Off

People have things to do.
People have work, school, and everything else in the world to occupy their time and drive them insane (slowly, and over time).
Every once in a while, people need to take a break.

Take a break.
And leave your cell phone, iPod, etc. BEHIND YOU.
For one night.
It'll be nice.

Believe me.

I'm grateful for nights off. They keep me sane.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 10-11, 2012: Pomegranates, Driver Licenses

July 10:
Delicious, messy, seedy, juicy, yummy....

July 11:

July 11, 2012: Sunglasses

Not only are they a stylish accessory, but they are also used as a mirror, or simply something to cover your retina's to prevent them from burning out.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8, 2012: Staple Removers

To be quite honest, I was rather frightened the first time I saw a staple remover.
It looked dangerous.

But after a little bit of time, I realized just how useful they can be.

Which is very useful. On really random days.

Other days, they're completely useless.

But I'm still grateful for them, because if I didn't have the on the days I needed them, I would be in a bind.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 7, 2012: Pearls

A boring grain of sand goes from being a nuisance to being a beautiful nuisance.

I'm sure there's a good lesson in there somewhere, for which I am very grateful.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012: Cowboys

They may have atrocious accents.
They may listen to country music.
They may wear interesting hats.


They play guitar real good.
They wear some dern good-looking boots.
And they are great when stuck in musicals.

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012: Popcorn

It's crunchy, it's buttery, it's delicious, and it's ridiculously unhealthy.
What's not to love about popcorn?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1, 2012: Honesty

Life is so much easier to live when one is open and honest about who they are.
I really appreciate the times in my life when my friends have been truthful with me about their lives, and what they think of what I've been doing.
That's all I'm going to say for now.
Because, honestly, I'm quite hungry at the moment and would like to get something in my stomach before I start getting grumpy.
Love you all, my dear readers (if there indeed any readers)!