my summer web design job ended recently. this means i’m back looking for employment again, and once again i have a lot of time to make jewelry and sew and play with the dog. this is in some ways a relatively good thing, but it also gives me time to think about scary things:
1. when i was little, we spent two weeks as an arbitron ratings household. this meant that we kept a little card on top of the tv, and every time we watched something we had to write it down on the card. my sister and i didn’t write down everything we watched, because we didn’t want our parents to know how many hours we spent in front of the tv. but i did make sure to write down my favorite shows in all caps so they wouldn’t get cancelled. so somewhere in a box or a filing cabinet or a landfill, there’s an arbitron ratings card on which i wrote “DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D.”
2. i’ve noticed lately that when i sew or make jewelry or do anything that requires me to view things at close range, i let my glasses slide down the bridge of my nose and look out over the tops of them. i find i can see things better this way. i’m only TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD. that’s way too young to need bifocals. isn’t it?