Someone was telling me about a present they’re making for their grandson. It’s quite complicated and involves making various animals from different parts of the world. He’d just finished a group of baby seals.
“Are you going to make a big seal to look after them?”
My colleague made me an aeroplane for my birthday. He’s been away, so I received it yesterday.
He explained the technical aspects and showed me how it works.
Two days later I still haven’t managed to actually fly it..
..which he finds hilarious 🙂 Especially because, way back when, he was in exactly my position. He was given a similar aeroplane of his own for his 30th birthday. This is his kind of ‘revenge’. Apparently it took him ‘a week or two’ to learn. I’m hoping for inspiration and talent to strike earlier than that. Maybe on Thursday or Friday would be nice.
I didn’t write anything yesterday. I went to bed at 7:30 with a headache instead.
Yesterday was the 23rd of November 2016.
I started writing here on 23rd of November 2012.
That means the blog turned 4, and I didn’t even acknowledge it :(.
Luckily Claudette came to the rescue and congratulated it for me..
Thank you 🙂
4 years are a long time, but also not very long.
It’s gone fast, but also very slowly.
I am the same, but also very different.
My writing’s changed (a bit), but my subjects haven’t changed (much).
My blog hasn’t changed (much) since then, but my knowledge has (a lot). Since then I have made a very basic website for DB’s company, a very basic website for my molecules, and started to make one for a committee I’m part of, until they decided they didn’t think it was necessary to inform anyone about what they do. I have tested adding forums and making comment forms and polls and making page templates and even tried a tiny bit of code (which I have abandoned for some time in the future when I have more than a handful of spare minutes).
I am nowhere near close to being ‘good’ at making websites, but I am getting ‘better’. I noticed how much time I must’ve spent on here over the years when I was writing to a group of people yesterday who are trying to create a website, and having most of them think I was talking about flying to the moon when I used words like WordPress or themes or PlugIn or WordFence or multiple editors or posting-by-email.
Here’s to the next four(+) years and the next part of the learning curve :).
It’s nearly my birthday, which means it’s mincemeat making month 🙂
Originally I planned to spend Sunday afternoon chopping apples and peeling lemons and squeezing oranges in a yearly tradition of stickiness. Then a phone conversation happened and I ran out of afternoon before I ran out of things to say.
When I got home from work today, I discovered that the first of the lemons I washed on Sunday were peacefully going mouldy at the bottom of the fruit bowl.
Time to wash the rest, and get started on the mincemeat project.
Just when everything was in the saucepan and I thought I was almost finished, I broke my wooden spoon.