Monday, January 23, 2012

I Want to be Bamboozled

Check out the lineup! (There's also a bunch of people that I've never heard of because I'm old now apparently.) (Full lineup here.)


I'd LOVE to see Foo Fighters and Blink. And on the same day would be abosolutely amazeballs. I've seen Motion City Soundtrack live before, and I wouldn't mind seeing them again. I'm not really sure how Pauly D fits in there, other than the fact that the festival's in Jersey. I went to Bamboozle a few years ago and Method Man sweated on me, so I guess Pauly D's not all that weird.

Road trip anyone?

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I did my first Codecademy Code Year lesson last night. If you haven't heard of it-it's a free way to learn Javascript, which is one of the beginner-friendly code languages. I feel pretty accomplished, but I don't know how much of the information I retained.

It explained what code to write and what is does. But the lessons don't really explain how to apply it or why I'm being shown how to do loops or whatever. I'm hoping that it will get a little more descriptive as I go along and I'll be a javascript genius in a few months.

I also want to learn html/xhtml. I do marketing e-mails for work and I'd love to not have to use the templates-some of which are very outdated looking. I have a "For Dummies" book and a few books my step-dad gave me from his classes (he teaches about computers, etc). I'm also hoping that I'll be good enough at this stuff to do it on the side so I can quit job #2.

I just need to stop knitting and watching so much Grey's Anatomy and get on it. My problem is that when I tell myself not to do something, then that thing is all I want to do.

Fingers crossed I can get over that sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm BaAaaaack

I haven’t written in a while.
Not because nothing has happened, I just haven’t felt like it. I didn't really mean to take a two month hiatus. Sorry.
So here’s the rundown:
·         I went to DC the weekend after Thanksgiving. My cousin goes to George Mason and Aunt Mary Ann was there visiting. So Aunt Irene, Katie, and I went down to visit. We also went to the Smithsonian. I wish we had more time there. I’ve never visited DC before-only driven through. Which seems silly now considering it’s only like 3 hours away.
·         I visited Mom and Papa Steve for 5 days the weekend before Christmas. It was fun and relaxing. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas down there. Although, I feel like more people decorate there than here.
·         Christmas was good. All of the gifts I got were useful and won’t sit in the bottom of my closet (like that purse-hanger thing I got last year). I got a Kindle Fire, gift cards, a pretty sweet Phillies hat (it’s plaid!), a very cozy blanket that I wish I was curled up in right now, this Wizard of Oz poster, and some other smaller things.
·         Kellifish had the baby! Her name is Lily Alaina and she’s a little peanut.
·         Coconuts (Dana) got engaged.
·         I set some goals for the New Year-most of which have to do with paying off debt. One has to do with jumping out of a plane with my brother.
·         I signed up for Code Academy’s Code Year. I have the first lesson sitting in my inbox and I plan to get to it this weekend.
·         I’ve been watching far too much Grey’s Anatomy. I’m trying to catch up to the current season. I’ve been knitting while watching, so at least I’m being productive.
·         The Foo Fighters and Blink 182 are playing Bamboozle this year. I really think I’ll need to go.
·         I want snow. Just one good snow day where I don’t have to go to work. Then it can be as mild of a winter as it wants.

I’m hoping by posting I’ll get back into the groove of writing. I hope everyone had a great holiday season!

PS-I'll post some photos of some of the things from the list later. I just felt like I needed to hit publish before I put it off any longer.