Monday, May 21, 2012

musical chairs

For two years I have bumped the arms of my office desk chair into the keyboard tray. Every time I hear the "thunk" I curse under my breath and check to see if I scratched the desk. Invariably, I do.

So I began to sit at the taller living room desk, with the chair that has no arms, is too small, and doesn't roll. And every day I lament that I can't rest my elbows, or scoot closer without clinging to the chair sides and jumping forward like a kid bouncing on a hopper ball.

Today is just like any other day, except that today I rubbed two of my brain cells together and solved my problem.

Did you know that chairs can move from one room to another?!? Neither did I!

Clearly I am a genius.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Summer Resolutions

January is the completely wrong time to be making promises to ourselves. We plan and resolve, then promptly crawl back under a mountain of fuzzy blankets and sleep for a few more months. I know I'm guilty of that. Back at the beginning of the year I came up with a bunch of goals for 2012, like I always do for the new year, but this year I'm doing something a little different: half-year goals. Instead of making vague promises and forgetting about them until next January, I'm going to make some goals for the warm months when I can actually act on them.

This summer I'd like to do the following:
  • Skydive
  • Learn to ride a motorcycle
  • Take a trip to California
  • Have an awesome Star Wars party
  • Get rid of stuff at a yard sale
  • Swim at least one mile without stopping
That's it. Short and sweet.