Saturday, February 27, 2010

My own personal olympics

I'm on vacation this week. Skiing in the Rockies, if you aren't on Facebook (otherwise you'd know - or you might gather that by looking at the photo).

It's something we do each year, my family and I. Sometimes a few more, sometimes a few less of us.

I'm not the greatest skiier -- I learned in my teens, I guess. But I never did much after that. Not until I started up again about 10 years ago. I tried, briefly, snowboarding. Two bruised hips, black-and-blue wrists and lessons later, I wondered why I bothered. Why put myself through the agony when I already knew how to ski?

So I bought the skiis. Online, cheap. And boots. And out I went.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm watching

Olympics rings Vancouver
Originally uploaded by adrian8_8
I'll admit it.
I'm watching.

I don't own a TV, but we have a computer with a good screen. And I'm not sure how it happened, but I guess my fiance loves me SO much that he'll even watch figure skating with me.

We've watched moguls and snowboarding and hockey and figure skating (pairs and men's) and speed skating. All of which I'm pretty sure he doesn't give a crap about.

But we've been watching a little (to a lot) each day.

For someone who's planning a wedding, running a website, renovating, getting ready for her vacation, volunteers and does all the other usual stuff including cooking and sewing, I'd say it's pretty impressive that it's all getting done. (Thank goodness for Family Day!)

Yes. I just said I'm making time to watch TV.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

geeking out

computer girl
Originally uploaded by herbstkind
Sure. I work on a computer all day.

I could be said to do "geek work" by some. But that's really only if one doesn't know what I do. Yes, I do some HTML. I find and resize relevant Creative Commons graphics. I even create social media accounts and utilize their widgets in my own professional sites. I test features and submit bug reports and teach other people how to do the same. And to blog and use a content management system. I figure out how to make point-and-click softwares work together.

But mostly I work on online strategy, which is basically communications that just happens to be online. Different, sure. But communications all the same.