- Sean bringing me back pumpkin juice, a butterbeer mug, seashells and a ukulele songbook from Florida
- Finding out that HP World is building Diagon Alley
- Receiving a magazine straight from France from a coworker
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Why is it that spending $2 billion a week in another country is okay because it's military spending, but investing the same amount in our own cities and citizens is socialism? (Aka the worst most anti-American thing in existence to many people)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Apparently all they do is sleep and scream like seals (my mom has graciously allowed me to hear their seal songs). The first thing they're doing when they get over here is take a walk and go on a diet! And get potty trained... And be taught not to seal yell.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I went to a hibachi grill on Tuesday to celebrate a friend's birthday and had Cal capture this picture of the onion (classic). It was a really quick dinner experience. Even with nine people, we were all ready to go and handed the waitress our checks within an hour. Unfortunately, it took half of the time to feed us as it did to get our checks back to us. As in 30 minutes!
When they brought our checks back, my card was gone. Missing, lost, kaput!
But that's okay, because they found it and I didn't freak out. For some reason, I was totally calm about it. I mean it takes like 5 minutes to cancel a card and you get refunded for any unauthorized purchases... Plus how far could hey get when I know that it's already missing? So I wasn't upset at all and it all worked out without having to make frantic phone calls to Bank if America.
What's the point of all this? Don't go to a hibachi place that won't let you substitute noodles for fried rice, when you hate fried rice.
(Caught you off guard, didn't I?)
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I went to a 4-5 year old soccer game yesterday and they were just too funny. The kids featured here seemed like they were half the size of the other team and there were typical shouts from the parents and coaches as you would expect...
"Go get the ball!"
"Other way! Other way!"
And the kids playing in the dirt, of course. Funnily enough, the awkward years of early soccer eventually wear away and some of these kids will actually end up really, really, really good. But we all have to start at the phase where everyone is confused and doesn't really know which goal is their own.
Monday, May 06, 2013
When there is a wealth of information out there, just waiting to be explored, what happens to conversation? I've started to rely more on personal knowledge and expertise than on looking things up. That's not to say I can't look on google and find the answer, but I just like to learn things from real people when I can. If someone is already well-informed on an issue, why not take advantage of that by engaging in a conversation you both will enjoy?
I can look up the rules to a baseball game, but it's much better to ask the person you're with if they know the answer. I think for the most part that people enjoy explaining things they enjoy. If you're with someone who loves sports, they probably enjoy helping someone else understand it and establish their own enjoyment of it.
I feel like people are drifting farther and farther away from each other. (Further and further?) Personally I prefer electronic communication to in-person communication, where I often stutter and use the wrong word and have trouble expressing myself. I'm a much better writer than talker. But even then I still try to talk to people about their passions and learn from them instead of opening a new tab up in Safari.
I've read articles about how people should stop using google to answer all of their questions and just go back to good old-fashioned debate on topics that both people think they're 100% correct about, and they always left me with a weird taste in my mouth. I don't think that we should ABANDON the knowledge we have access to. I think that you should have good old-fashioned debate and then when both sides have exhausted their resources, you look up the answer and then start a whole new debate about that.
Technology shouldn't destroy human interaction and human interaction shouldn't destroy technology. They should work together in harmony. I can go on about how my family is able to experience so much of my life 3,000 miles away only because of the technology we have, but I won't. I'm saying that that fact doesn't mean that all of my friends here on the east coast need to be relegated only to seeing my facebook and instagram. We actually have the luxury of seeing each other in person and engaging in conversation (and it really is a luxury).
Friday, May 03, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
It's May! And what's the best way to celebrate?! A night where all three Boston teams win, including a fantastic outing by my favorite pitcher. Also staying at the hotel at work so I didn't have to drive all the way home and back again AND going out with some friends after work for dinner and chips & salsa. Plus I got to wear a Bruins jersey to work to rep the b's for Fan Day.