The Friday Six: Spring Edition
Yay for Spring! Despite the chilly temperatures outside, I've switched over to my spring coat. Granted, I froze my ass off walking into work today, but yay! It's spring! I'm beyond ready for winter to be ovah (thank you, RI accent that I wish I had) and I can't wait to hit the beach this summer.
Okay, on to The Six.
1. This is wicked cute, just in time for spring, and courtesy of a fellow Aisledasher. Click anywhere on the screen and watch the flowers bloom. It absorbed my attention for at least ten minutes. And now it's absorbing it all over again. Mmmmm flowers ... I mean, doughnuts ...
2. And in keeping with the complete nonsense theme, it's been a walk down the proverbial memory lane here at work lately. Between a co-worker bringing in her son's copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon and discussions about whether or not Lady Elaine was an alcoholic (look at that nose and tell me she's not drinking daily in the Land of Make Believe), it's been random. This randomness led neatly into the rediscovery of this memory: Meow Meow Telephone. I've watched this clip so many times that it's permanently stuck in my head. If I could make it my ring tone, I would. If I could get it out of my head, I would do that, too.
3. In diabetes news, there's a new site for young people with diabetes. (Aren't there always new sites? The Internet - it dizzies me.) According to Daniel, the developer of the site, "Young Diabetics started with a few college students trying to make a difference for their diabetic friends, family, and acquaintances." Check it out!
4. Chris and I are heading home to RI (again) for Easter weekend. I'm hoping that, between our nieces and nephews and younger cousins, we'll score some colored eggs to take home. I loved coloring eggs as a kid. The Paas tablets in my mother's tea cups, all lined up on the kitchen counter, are the concrete memory of Easter that I have as a kid. However, since we've all grown up and are out of the house, so many of those traditions have been lost. Traveling for the holidays has become an unfortunate trend in so many families, my own included. How do you keep hold of those family traditions when so much time is spent flitting from house to house?
5. Busy, busy. That's the trend, or at least it has been for several months now. But a co-worker recently sent me a link that could help make sense of the mess I muck around in all day long - Sandy! Sandy is touted as "your personal email assistant." Looks like it works along the same model as Twitter (with the @todo sending messages directly to "Sandy") and by cc'ing Sandy on emails with sentences starting "Remind me to ... ", this service keeps a running tally of crap you need to do. I haven't really explored this, nor do I have the time today to teach myself how to make sense of a new service, but it's an interesting idea. Having my own intern would also be interesting, but do interns clean litter boxes? Hmmm...
6. And lastly, today is Chris's birthday. Happy birthday to my supportive fiance, my best friend, and my hero.
Have a great weekend!