Thursday, January 26, 2006


Stephanie does random Wednesdays, sometimes, but I'm (as so often) a day late, apparently.

There are many reasons I'm glad I'm not toilet training anyone right now. This is one.

My mother can't load my blog on her computer any more. Some kind of weird internet filters. I even changed a few of my links in the blogroll (sorry, Dr. B.!) to see if that was it, but it wasn't. So why doesn't her computer want her to read the blog? (My dad's computer allows her to, so she can still check in.)

I'm actually enjoying my upgrade. I like the little entourage notification in the bottom right corner that gives me a preview of incoming email. I'll probably get annoyed with it before long, though.

But I really like the new enhanced search. Google for my hard drive, how cool is that? Maybe I'll be able to find all those lost recipes now. Somehow TVG and I have a habit of exchanging recipes without putting the recipe name or the primary ingredient in the subject line. Sadly, however, spotlight appears not to want to search my entourage files, where many of these recipes reside. Hmm.

If 8:15 is too early in the morning for me and my students now, in the second week of classes, what will it be like in mid-February when we don't even have the excitement of the new term to keep us going?

Speaking of mid-February, I'm turning 45 then. I want to do something, take on some new activity, learn something, make a resolution...something to mark it. But what? Take up running? (Ha!) Learn to knit things with shape, or changing colors? Begin a book? (Oh, yeah, I've done that...maybe finish a book?) That said, I don't want to put too much pressure on. Maybe I'll just bake a cake.


Becca said...

What are the Knitting Olympics? (No time to catch up on Yarn Harlot, as I must run to lunch with my mother--I haven't been reading her, but she is so fun.) I'll brainstorm on 45th birthday ideas. I did a marathon for my 30th and 40th, but I don't think you have time for that!

Susan said...

I love the idea of doing something new on your birthday. For the past several years, I've celebrated my 40ish birthdays by taking a class in something I've always wanted to learn: hand papermaking, sea kayaking, etc. It's been fun.

Masha said...

love that idea, Susan.
You could always come to NYC for a blow-out weekend, Libby. I'm picturing late nights belly dancing on bartops. or maybe just a good poetry reading!

Libby said...

You are too funny, Masha! But, hmm, the NY weekend is appealing. (Though, February, yuck!) Thanks for the suggestions; I'll look forward to more, too!