Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse: Meeting Three

First I would like to apologize for being a day late with this, massive migraine yesterday meant I pretty much just hit my bed and curled up like a baby when I got home from work.

Anyway, this month I read something that was read by a friend a while a ago and I bought but I was reading something else at the time so it just kind of sat on the shelf.  Now I am a fan of graphic novels (and comics in general) but I am more of a Marvel fan than a DC fan so there is a possibility this is why it took my so long to read this. 

Watchman is written by Alan Moore, the artist is Dave Gibbons and the colorist is John Higgins.  It takes place in 1985 in an alternate universe.  At first I actually found it a little dark for my tastes (and that's saying something) but once I got into a little further and started seeing the how and why I liked it a lot more.

What I like most about it is that there is a how and a why to it, it goes so much deeper than a lot of the stuff that I have read lately.  When I was done reading my first that was wow, because just wow and if you've read it I'm sure you understand that feeling. 

Then I felt that sad feeling you get at then end of a really great experience when you're not sure where to go from there. 

Check out what everybody else read where the list lives.

Monday, July 15, 2013

IggleBugs Photo Challenge: Week 1

So, I am taking part in another photo challenge.  However, this one is weekly so I may actually participate all the way through.  I am not using my camera for this one either, too complicated, I am going to do it using only my phone.  That way I can upload my pictures straight to Twitter.

The challenge for week one as you can see here was a photo of your favorite mug/cup/glass with the beverage of your choice.  So here is my resulting photograph.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

The To Do List

I am not usually a list maker, I am one of those people who is convinced that I will remember the important things and if I don't remember it it probably wasn't that important.  A theory that usually works for me.  Every now and again though life gets so busy and stressful that I would forget to put on my glasses in the morning if I didn't trip over my feet getting out of bed. 

This summer with the kids scheduled to do so much stuff separately, the things involved with that, our mini vacation, Caribana, and Fan Expo.  Plus the course I am taking, Cat starting school in September and oh yeah the things I have to do anyways I have things slipping my mind all over the place. 

There's permission slips for every second thing the have to do at camp, things to get together for various trips they are taking, notes to be signed by doctors etc.  How does mom keep it straight?  A to do list that's how!

But to tell you the truth, to do lists bore me to tears.  I have tried reward systems and stickers ( because I love stickers) and I just can't stay motivated to keep one and stay on track. 

I was joking around with a friend about how long my to do list was for this week (which is a short one thanks to the holiday) and he ask if spending time with him was on it.  I laughed but it got me thinking, why isn't down time on my to do list?  That's an excellent motivation.  After all, I am going to do it anyway.

If I am going to start making daily to do lists in an attempt to get more accomplished, why not throw things in there that I know I am going to so I feel like I am getting more done?  My workouts?  My doctor's appointments?  Going to the post office?  (okay that last one I do need to put on there because sometimes I forget and carry stuff around an extra day)

I am going to give it a go and see it it makes any difference for me.  Hopefully being able to check off some stuff easily will make me at least check my to do list more often.  Which in theory would cause me to get more done as I am being reminded more often. 

With this in mind when I was out yesterday I picked up a three pack of adorable little 'purse' notebooks for my budding new organization project.  ($2.99 at Target)  So here goes nothing, I am already off to a good start, blog about to do lists...check.