Friday, October 3, 2008
Room with a Birthday View
I couldn't resist taking this pic. I just looked down and started laughing. I had contemplated taking a work-hookie day, but I was forced into a non-job-related work day from the beginning. I have an advertising deadline that I need to get proofs off to this afternoon, Mia's gift wrap fund raiser (that I strongly oppose) is due today, Cannon is still sick, and most importantly I got a new SHUFFLE for my birthday!!!! My hubby loves me.
So, there's a story there. Of course. He bought be a most loverly ipod for my birthday a couple of years ago and I was too busy to properly play with it... and so it sat unused until Justin finally started using it. I even bought it pretty cases and such. Alas, my laptop wasn't cooperating with iTunes (SEE PREVIOUS POST, GRRRR) and I was so frustrated with it that I just didn't touch it. Fast forward to today. There she is in all of her pink glory. And here I am with my entire CD book that I haven't opened since I sold my VW Cabriolet in 2001.
So before I begin to tell you how ecstatic I am to be uploading my ode to 1997 cd's, let me give you a little insight into my very complicated psychie. I am technocologically very savvy. VERY. I'm also pretty self-aware of my time/capacity limitations. If I don't have the time to fully understand something, then I don't want to waste the time or energy to even know a bit about it. I either know it very well, or not at all. I can fully admit that I don't always prioritize this well. My head and body are always running a mile a minute. At any given moment in my head, I'm planning to design a new line, construct a retaining wall, paint a china cabinet, bake cupcakes with the girls, bathe the dog, build an exterior store sign... yeah, that was all a moment yesterday. It's not that I don't want to know all about how iTunes works or know the ins and outs of Arduino boards (OH how I want to know THAT! The fun that this crafty geeky grrl could have!) It's just that it hasn't found a space on the highway to cut into traffic yet. If it keeps my interest long enough, eventually I'll find the bandwidth for it to merge in. Today, I made room for my new iPod/iTunes. And I am in PRINCE HEAVEN here people.
Now, on a slightly less exciting note. Here I sit on my 35th birthday and writing about myself and I realize that these things have always been true about me. It is sometimes hard for me to still see that part of myself. That "mile a minute, energized, friends had to hide my algae energy pills because I was wearing them out" girl. My body just doesn't move that fast anymore. My mind still does. And, as my husband can attest, so does my talkie talkie mouth. Maybe I need to find those crazy algae whole food pills again. Oh Hays Girlies out there, do you remember that?
And now, a short birthday review for your entertainment pleasure. Apparently my laptop is still bitter about that whole love/hate thing from yesterday because it just thrashed all of the photos I had uploaded of birthday's past. So, you get a review starting in 2000. BORING. :)
2000 - this is the closest pic I could find to my birthday. It was taken on Oct 12. Surely we did SOMETHING fun right?
Maybe not, because just two days later I had done THIS to myself. Maybe I was belated-celebrating?
And two weeks later:
And exactly one month after my 27th birthday:
Whew. Moving on to 2001. No birthday pics again. BUT! Here I am on the 22nd with a 15 week, 4 day old Mia Quinn brewing in my belly!
2002. It's time to PAR-TAY! Right? Ummmm, nope. Looks like we ripped out the ceiling in our kitchen for my 29th. Wow, we were all sorts of fun back then weren't we?
Oh, nice. MIA however had a Half-Birthday celebration just four days later on the 7th. OMG that's cute.
2003. The big THREE-OH. Yes, this time we did it up right. A little family photo before heading out for our FIRST EVENING away from the Quinn-ster.
This pic pretty much says it all.
2004. Cannon was just over a month old and we went to IKEA for my birthday! Seriously. We went and bought a new kitchen. It was pretty awesome actually.
2005. Um. Yeah. Somehow I've misplaced all photos from a couple of years. The backup cd's are m.i.a.
Wow, that WAS boring. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Posted by Violet Craft at 11:17 AM