Sunday, May 27, 2007

Little Things About Me

  • Every Memorial Day weekend, I love watching the Indy 500. It's pretty much the only auto race I watch all year. The stories, the crashes, the family legacies, the strategy, the team dynamics. It's fascinating to me.
  • I always take the jacket off a hard cover book before reading it. It has something to do with the feeling of the book in my hands. So tactile.
  • Recently, I've had a hard time sleeping past 7:00 in the morning. Today (a Sunday!), my body woke up at 6:00 and was ready to get up for the day. Is it a sign of age if I can't "sleep in" anymore?

Monday, May 21, 2007

A New Toy

I discovered a new toy for my iPod and iTunes last week. Those of you who are iTunes experts may already know about this, but it was a new discovery for me. It's called Music Mixer and can be downloaded for free. (I think there are other similar tools out there, but Music Mixer is the one I'm using.) It works in sync with your iTunes library to make mixes. You can select one or multiple songs and it will make a playlist from those songs. You can control how long the playlist should be, how many times the same artist can be repeated, how similar the songs should be to the "seed" song, etc. This is an especially useful tool for me because I tend to listen to the same songs over and over again and am not super familiar with a lot of the songs in my library. Music Mixer is helping me branch out, without me having to know where I need to branch out to. So cool!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Everything's Coming Up Roses

I have roses growing in my yard!!! Considering that gardening is not really my thing and that I inherited these rose bushes when I bought the house and I've done nothing to them in five years, this is amazing to me.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Little Things About Me

Wow, I don't know where all the time goes. It's been a while between posts. Can't say I've been exceptionally busy, but some how the time just goes...somewhere. So anyway, I thought I'd share a few more little things about me. This time, I'm sharing things that I love.
  • I love "The West Wing". A friend recently loaned me the DVDs of the Second Season (I own and have already watched the First Season). The writing and dialogue is so witty and crisp. It puts a smile on my face every time.
  • I love to organize. Pretty much anything. I helped my cousin move over the weekend and my mom and I unpacked and organized her kitchen. My mom is the queen of kitchen organization. One friend said she deserves an Olympic gold medal for her skills. I'm just an apprentice organizer, but I do love to find the perfect spot for each item. It gives me a sense of satisfaction!
  • I love floss sticks. Have you tried them? They are soooooooooo much better than traditional dental floss. Easier to use, no wrapping the floss around your fingers, not as messy/slobbery. Great invention! I actually enjoy flossing now.