Saturday, June 27, 2009

Things That Make Me Happy: Apps

I have had an iPhone for almost 2 years now and I've never had an app. I didn't get caught up in App Fever so I didn't make any effort to figure out how they work. I became interested in a free NPR app a few months ago, but I was unable to download it successfully, so I gave up.

Recently, an Apple-obsessed colleague helped me (read: told me to download my free updates, which I had never done) and now I have apps! They're awesome! I'm amazed by how many are out there. I have a bunch of free ones like Stanza and Pandora, and my newest obsession is Lose It! which is also free and helps you track calorie intake and exercise for weight loss. Woot!
Those of you who don't want your online activity tracked by advertisers should go here and opt out for free. It will even tell you who's already put cookies on your machine to track you. Creepy!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Some of you may be "sick of hearing about Michael Jackson" - some of my colleagues were, apparently - but I am very sad about his passing. When I was 11, I hijacked my Mom's brand new copy of his 2-disc set, HIStory, and listened to it over and over.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I don't know how much I've mentioned marriage at this blog, but the time is drawing near. While the beau and I cannot become officially engaged until this fall, after some major events in his family are over and done, we are planning our wedding for next summer/fall, which is only one year away.

I probably shouldn't admit this, but I am giddy with excitement. I know, it's too stereotypically girly, but it's my wedding, folks! If you're lucky, you only get one!

This weekend I am going to a bridal fair with CL Friend (who is already married) and her other friend, who is in the same boat as I am (haven't announced the engagement yet but planning a summer '10 wedding). I have heard there will be wedding cake for the tasting :) Does it get any better?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I have not been writing because, for once, there is a ton of important stuff going on in my life, but I don't feel at liberty to discuss it on a public blog. We shall see if I decide to reveal any of it. (Ooh, will I have you coming back for more with this little cliffhanger?)

I have been wanting to go to church for weeks now. During the week I pick out a church (Episcopalian, of course), get all excited, and talk about going. I am set on going until Sunday morning, when something stops me. I just don't want to go, and I have a hard time believing it's pure Sunday laziness. I wonder what is drawing me to church on weekdays but repelling me when the time actually comes? Is this something I will get over soon, or will I never make it back?

My great uncle passed away a few days ago. I was so upset when I heard the news about his cancer but since I have been filing it away and ignoring my feelings. Therapist says that this habit of mine guarantees a long, drawn-out grieving process - not only in this case but over other losses as well - but I'm not ready to give it up yet.

And how are all of you?