Tuesday, August 21, 2012

7 Random Things

On Monday Bridget tagged me for a 7 random things post, so here are seven very random things that fit my state of mind right now.

1. I realized the other day that I think of the alphabet in 4 sections: “before G,” the 2nd quarter mess (everything from H to M), the N-O-P/Q-R-S triads, and “after T.” I don't always know exactly where a letter is in its section without going through a piece of the alphabet, but I do always know what section it's in.

2. I've spent a lot of time in the past few months playing tafl for research. Verdict? I'm still terrible at it.

3. Yellow has been my favorite color for almost a year. My favorite color used to be green. Still is sometimes (for loyalty's sake and because I do love it). But not really.

4. Palindrome should not be a word. It should be palinilap.

5. Even though yellow's my favorite color, it seems I only wear purple any more now. Purple and yellow really don't go together. I don't care what color theory says about opposites on the color wheel, they don't work.

6. I haven't been swimming this summer. I really love swimming, but I never have a chance to go. Last time I went was a year ago, when I was at the beach and got stung by a jellyfish.

7. Speaking of colors that go together... everything goes with green. Nothing goes with orange. I'm really obsessed with colors today, aren't I? Weird.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Six Weeks in a Day

So I've been gone for the past month and a half. The blog has been silent (like, passed-out-in-the-back-of-the-car-during-a-road-trip kind of silent), and mostly that's because this is the internet, and I'm much more interested in talking about where I've been than where I'm about to go. Safety and all that.

But a month and a half is a very long time for a recap, so I'll make it short. This is what my month and a half would have looked like if it had been condensed into a single day:

Attempt to help make breakfast, eat breakfast, and play 20 board games, all at the same time, while catching up with aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, and various boyfriends attached to said family members.

Sit down to do a little work, only to be interrupted by coffee (or in this case ice cream) with a very dear friend, followed immediately by a wedding.

Go to camp, where all the teenagers in the world (or, you know, 140 of them) converge, cut off from the rest of the world, and get up to various shenanigans. Have a brilliant time, but leave feeling rather sick.

Upon return, host a bridal shower. Realize that you won't be getting any work done in the afternoon either.

Cake! Wedding cake, that is. Try to hold together when giving sister-of-the-bride/matron-of-honor toast. Try to hold everyone else together when the AC goes out.

Relax with good friends, celebrating another new engagement, another beautiful wedding yet to come.

Stumble into bed, reliving the whole glorious day, but thinking you really ought to get some work done in the morning.

And that is where we are now! It's been an overwhelming month and a half, but I wouldn't have given up any of it.

But now, back to work. Time to make some book magic happen.