Geeking out

This is how I know I’m in the right job: I get excited about things that anyone outside of my industry probably wouldn’t get excited about.

Today, my editor and I had a meeting about a new project. We were talking about some new layouts, and he relates everything to sports, so he handed me a couple editions of ESPN magazine. To be perfectly honest, I’d never seen the magazine before. If the sport doesn’t have something to do with water, I probably don’t care. (OK, that’s a lie. I like playing basketball, and being a backup for a soccer team last summer was fun, even though I sucked at it.) Continue reading

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Right here, right now

That’s all I really have to say, is the title of this blog.

It’s a reminder to me (and whoever else needs it) that sometimes, you just need to remember to be right here, right now. It’s unclear where the Desiderata came from, but my favourite line in it is this:

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” Continue reading

Working even when I’m not working

“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.” – H.G. Wells

For whatever reason, my Firefox browser won’t remember my StumbleUpon bar — according to one friend, it’s because I have a Mac, but I’m not sure.

Anyways, every time I feel like Stumbling, I have to go to a previously bookmarked Stumbled page and then start Stumbling from there. I think that’s a good thing, that it’s a conscious move, because otherwise I would never get any work done when I logged onto the Internet. Continue reading

Digital body language

In junior high, my Grade 8 English teacher came into my homeroom and started talking to my homeroom teacher, who was also coincidentally my Grade 9 English teacher. I don’t remember why this came up, but the Grade 9 teacher essentially asked the Grade 8 teacher — call her Mme. C. — about my personality. I was sitting right there, by the way (which they both recognized).

I found Mme. C’s response interesting. Continue reading

Another list

Most of the reason that I haven’t been posting has been due to lack of Internet (my favourite part of what is quickly becoming an epic is that the Internet service provider who has failed to hook up my Internet for the past two months still tried to send me a bill for the month of July).

However, I’ve also been on vacation, which has started me thinking about the following.

Now that I have a “big girl” job and I actually get vacation, I’ve started compiling a list of places I want to go. Continue reading