sometimes when i’m driving i think about my roadtrip, and i picture myself driving down some unrecognizable highway. i glance down at my ipod for a second, and when i glance back up i’m about to hit another car. i hit the car, which hits another car, and then we’re all in a fiery car crash that kills everyone.
this is just one of the many things keeping me up at night. small consolation: at least i die in the car crash, too, so i can’t be sued by my many victims. other consolation: now i’m never going to look at my ipod while driving.
my friend yanda made a site called ringtone soup. i’ve found most other ringtone sites to be confusing at best, utterly incomprehensible at worst. yanda’s site is neither. i like it. he did not pay me to say that.
i made myself an ipod case. it was pretty easy; two layers of fabric, one layer of fleece in between, and some clear vinyl i cut out of an old cosmetics case. if anyone wants the pattern, let me know and i’ll send it.
i had a bad week at work, so i went out drinking friday night. on saturday my body took revenge by giving me the worst sinus headache i’ve ever had in my life. that’s saying a lot, as i’ve had many sinus headaches in my time. this one was nauseatingly bad, and the only thing that helped was putting a really hot washcloth on my face and trying to take a nap.
when i get sinus headaches, i often picture my sinuses getting larger and larger inside my head until they explode out my face. it’s gross. maybe the headaches would go away faster if i didn’t think of them that way.
matthew baldwin wrote a piece on his website based on a number i chose at random which corresponded to an idea in maggie’s book. i spent more time than was necessary choosing a random number. the first number i thought of was 37, but i rejected it because i thought someone else might choose it first. then i thought about 45, but that didn’t work since it’s divisible by five. numbers divisible by two or five don’t seem very random, do they? so i went with 71, a fine choice since it made for a good story on matthew’s part. thanks, 71!
i wore contact lenses for a long time, because i hated wearing glasses. then i ran out of contacts and bought some new glasses. they broke a few years later, and i spent several months wearing these terrible granny glasses i bought in 1999. i bought another new pair a month ago, and they’re the best glasses i’ve ever had. i feel like me again. see?