Brainstorms and Flies in My Kitchen

Brainstorms are what happen when your thoughts swirl around until they rain onto paper (or a keyboard). They’re also a nice way to spice up a gloomy weekend. Last fall I discovered that listening to Owl City actually helps me with my brainstorming process. It may seem odd, but it helps me focus and think creatively. ¬†So today when I was trying to figure out how to market a project, that’s what I listened to. Very helpful. ūüôā

On a completely unrelated note, earlier this week I discovered these weird tiny little flies hanging around my kitchen. We’ve tried everything we can think of to get rid of them – this morning in desperation I just started spraying bleach at them (hey, I was tired). Anyway, they’re now just sort of flying all over my house and ¬†the trash bag we have in the house we can’t take out yet (apartment dumpster is beyond full). So if anyone knows of a good way to make them leave…that’d be nice.

Addendum

Also, I *love* staying home (with my Alex!!!) and being able to make sure it’s clean and lunch is actually put away….and be less stressed.

*happy sigh*

Lunches ¬†that aren’t hotdogs are also a nice benefit.

Math and such

I’m retaking algebra this week (because I could never understand it) to prep for the SAT. I’ve finally got a curriculum I can understand, but I still wonder….who’s idea was it to apply reverse numbers and powers and do math backwards and call it advanced? I’m sure it’s great for scientists, I’m just not quite smart enough to apply it without a headache.

In other news, I made a (real) scrapbook/album of all of my wedding pictures last night. I don’t ¬†usually do the whole scrapbook thing, but it was a special occasion ;). It’s a neat looking scrapbook too – not a traditional wedding album that’s all white and silver or gold.

Scrapbook

Well back to math….

Last Day

Today is my last day at my first (official) job. It’s sort of bittersweet. I’m happy to be able to stay home and study and keep the dishes from piling…and actually cook – but I’ll miss my co-worker, Fatma. She just came over from Turkey, and for being half a world away from each other, we actually have a lot in common. I’ve enjoyed talking to her and helping with english and learning about Turkey and her culture – and how similar our cultures are in some areas. I feel bad for not being as interested in learning about the lives of some of the foreign exchange students we had when I was younger. I was too preoccupied, I guess, and I think I really missed out.

I suppose the nice thing about living in a coastal town in a tourist State is that there are so many people from all over. In a given day, I can hear multiple languages and accents from people all over the globe. Though, I think the most common language is french (we have a large french community apparently) – which can be problematic, because I don’t know french (yet). Sometimes trying to understand what people are asking is hard when half of it isn’t remotely close to english. ¬†So, I decided that to increase my effectiveness in communication(at least in this area), I’ll start taking french in college.

Then, maybe I’ll take turkish.

It's been a while

I haven’t been active in the blogosphere for quite a while, and I’m happy to be getting back to it. I’ve done alot of things and been alot of places – recently, married my best friend and live in a small town in Maine. Apparently there’s only 8k residents, but you wouldn’t know it with all the tourists.

It’s my first time living in an apartment – definitely interesting. Lots of neighbors, some with kids, some creepy-ish, others I don’t really know about yet. Maine has been home to a lot of new experiences. I went apple picking for the first time last week. It’s the first time I’ve seen dramatic (“real” for any native northerners) seasons. ¬†First time I’ve driven on the interstate, and eventually, it’ll be the first time I’ve driven in the snow.

This blog is going to be filled with random experiences and firsts, (constructively) random ideas, thoughts, concepts, opinions, and some of the artsy projects I’m working on. ¬†For now, I have to run back to my last two days of ice cream. Enjoy!