August 31, 2012 – Friday 5

  1. What was in yesterday’s mail?
    I have done quite a bit to opt out of credit card advertisements, so even my junk mail is minimal. I can’t remember specifically what was in yesterday’s mail, but I can say that there was probably and alumnae newsletter from both high school and undergrad, and probably a purchase from either eBay or Amazon, where I tend to do most of my shopping anymore – so many deals!
  2. What are the most fun and least fun items on your to-do list for the weekend?
    Actually, I’ve started using my whiteboard in my office as my Super Mad Scientist board, then taking photos of it with my iPad so I can carry it with me. Here’s what I needed to accomplish for the weekend:

    I hate making phone calls, and I’ve been putting those off for ages, so that’s the least fun. The post office was tedious, but I was getting money back, so that was probably the most fun.
  3. What are you running out of?
    I just stocked up on the sulfur soap I’m using for my skin (6 bars!), and I bought a ton of foundation with my last inventory order, so I’m good on both of those. I am actually running low on my shampoo and conditioner, so I’ll need to stock up on that, too.
  4. What gives you peace?
    Honestly, reading fiction gives me peace. It gives me a chance to turn off the part of my brain that is so twitchy to my reality and turn on the part of my brain to enjoy theoretical or alternate reality. I crave books that I can escape into like that.
  5. What are the best and worst things about YouTube?
    I’m really into the Nerdist Channel on YouTube right now, so having a specific channel (like in TV) that I can go to and find content that is in my interests and plays whenever I want or need it to is awesome.
    I also really like that there is a medium available for people to be creative and have a place to put it out there for “critique” as it were that wasn’t available when I was in my super-productive creative age.
    So, but the other side of that coin, one of the major things I don’t like about YouTube is the sheer plethora of abject crap that is stored forever within their servers. But, that said, you can’t eliminate the bad without negatively affecting the good, so I’m okay with taking YouTube as it is.


2 thoughts on “August 31, 2012 – Friday 5

  1. I’m also a huge Nerdist fan; in particular All Star Celebrity Bowling (the recent Doctor Who episode was EPIC). You might also like Felicia Day’s channel, Geek and Sundry:

    Also, LMAO at the Thin Wall Challenge guy! I’d never heard of it before, but now I’m going through a bunch of his videos.

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