I'm trying to find the beautiful things that surround me everyday.
Only... not that sappy.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Don't Call It A Countdown - Day Two - First World Problems
This post will henceforth be known as "the one where she complained about sunshine" or "Stupid Sun" or, more probably "Seriously, What is She On"?
The good news is my mom thinks I'm funny. So there.
A little bit of back story here – We have had, like, four days of rain here in Minnesota.Just your typical December weather.You know, plus roughly 30 degrees. But whatever. Nothing is wrong with the environment! Mind your business. (That was my impression of... dumb, I guess.)My point being, it’s been pretty dark and gloomy for about a week.I’m not kidding.It got cloudy on Sunday afternoon and that was that.
Earlier today I wasn’t thinking I was going to have anything to ramble on about.Because I was neck deep into a spreadsheet that is generally the bane of my existence and just, oh my god, the stupidity.The complete, abject and total stupidity of this spreadsheet.And how incredibly manual everything is and seriously, what the hell just, why? (To put this into perspective I normally have a fair amount of patience with the spreadsheets that are my working life. No seriously, I do. However - I've spent the last three full days at work fighting with Microsoft Access and so now, basically, everything is just incredibly dumb. So the things that were just kind of dumb before are horrifying stupid. And the things that were face-palm worthy before induce the above rant.)
So yeah, I was thinking about that most of the day.
This afternoon, still working on the same spreadsheet, the sun just came from nowhere and blinded the shit out of me. But then it went away. So I was still sitting there in my chair being all like "what is that bright ball of gas in the sky?" when it got cloudy and normal again, so I went back to work. This proceeded to happen over and over again for the next two hours. Basically I kept thinking about closing the blinds but every time it was like "well, now it's cloudy again, oh well. Problem solved." Then ten minutes later "holy crap, what the? Why can't I see anything?"
Anyway - my overall points are these:
1) Man, the sun is annoying.
2) This is not rambling, this is free association run amok. My mom said so. So there. Neener neener.
Since I started out yesterday with a penguin, I thought it was only fair to have a monkey today - for steve. This one is make of blown glass, so it's an annual Christmas miracle that we don't break it. I also really dig his little Santa hat and the fact that he hangs from his legs. It's a pretty cool ornaments and easily one of my favorites. ... It actually just occurred to me that I don't if Steve really likes this ornament or not. I hope he does, cuz I think it's super cool. Plus it's a monkey. So come on, it's a monkey. What else do you need? A penguin with it maybe? That would make it better, come to think of it.
I've always had a hard time narrowing down my "favorite" things. Even as a small child I had four different favorite colors. So I'll simply try to keep my favorites here updated to what I'm currently watching, listening to, reading, etc. and how I'm feeling about it.
Current Book: In non-fiction I'm reading "Positivity" by Barbara L. Fredrickson. In Fiction I'm reading "Doomsday Book" by Connie Wills
Current Movie: It's baseball season so I'm going through all those standards - The Sandlot, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Natural, A League of Their Own... and so on and so forth. 42 will definite be added to that list when it's released for home viewing.
Current Music: I've been listening to an awful lot of Fleet Foxes lately.