Gee whiz…what am I going to write about today?
A little disclaimer: the post you are about to read may contain incessant rambling due to writer’s block.
I insist on writing, even when I don’t know what I’m going to write. Even when I don’t feel like writing. This is the way we get better at things, after all. We do them when we don’t feel like it.
I’m in the middle of applying for grad school. It’s weird to think that I might be back in school as soon as the fall, after being in the working world for the past 3 years. I’m extremely excited, but also nervous. Do I still have the focus and discipline after all this time? Can I still write a good paper? Can I manage my time effectively?
It will certainly be an adjustment from my current lifestyle, which is fairly relaxed despite working 40 hours a week. I will have to find a new balance. I certainly won’t be able to tackle the 20 books that I’m currently trying to read.
Here it is…I’m hitting writer’s block again. Time for a new subject!
I can’t stand the phrase “I know, right?”. It’s such an annoying phrase for me. Why? Perhaps it’s the fact that it makes no logical sense. If you’re telling someone that “You know”, it means you understand what they’re saying. But as soon as you add the “…right?” to it, it’s like you’re asking for permission. You need permission to say that you agree with something? It’s like asking them to agree with the fact that you’re agreeing with them. It makes no sense.
This leads to a bigger problem. The fact that many people often pay little or no attention to the words they use. For example, someone might make a statement like “I’m literally starving”. That person, of course, is not starving. They are most likely just hungry.
Proper grammar is also important in email. Unfortunately, I’ve had so many incidents at work where an email is received that makes absolutely no sense. This then requires me to email the person back and clarify what is being said. I will then get a reply that answers most of the questions but is still sufficiently vague to require yet another message from me. These are the things that bring down businesses.
I try not to be critical…in fact, I try to be as helpful as possible at work. But needless to say…these things bother me.
There’s this cool little band called Foo Fighters….you might of heard of them….
Well, they just released a new album a few days ago, and I have to say it’s pretty rockin’. You kind of have to be into the hard rock sort of thing, but they’ve been mighty impressive lately. I was never huge on them, but the new album is really great. The song below, Walk, is one of my favorites.
And that’s where I’ll stop for tonight. Sorry for the rambling nature…but I had to get a post out.