January 28, 2009
An unspecified number of potentially unrelated statements about myself (in no particular order)
1. I think this meme of writing 25 random things about yourself and then "tagging" 25 people to do the same is a fascinating (and even positive) societal and interpersonal evolution from the cesspool that began as chain letters. It's almost redemptive in its evolution. Interesting.
b. I categorize blog posts about myself as "Off Topic." What does that say about how I view myself? Hmmm.
III. I am licensed in the beautiful yet economically unstable state of Oregon to practice therapeutic massage. This means that I can render you unconscious in 10 to 40 minutes and leave you with a strange-looking crease across your forehead that I will tell you to wear as a badge of honor.
Four. I live in my office. It's a commuting thing. I prefer not to commute so I live in the office. It's actually rather cozy. I also prefer not to pay rent in two places. So it's an economic thing, too.
E. I sleep on a giant inflatable bed that I deflate every morning and put in the closet so that I can actually have a floor. (I find floors to be highly convenient commodities during the day, especially.) This is Giant Inflatable Bed, II: Revenge of the Ridges. The first one I had worked for a few weeks and then I made the apparent mistake of using the WhooshTM valve. After I did that, I discovered, much to the chagrin of my back, a slow leak with no apparent origin. The bed was replaced and I have been using Giant II ever since. Two days ago, one of the seams in the poofy ridges of the mattress decided to go on strike and now I have a permanent bolster at the head of my bed. Since I don't really need a permanent bolster at the head of my bed, I have now reversed my sleeping position and sleep diagonally. I have woken up with a headache due to neck stiffness the past two mornings. Hmmmm.
vi. I'm a web developer. I mostly work with, develop, or customize PHP/MySQL programs. This means that instead of creating a new web page with different yet related content from scratch every time, I create or use a template, a database, an interface to enter data into that database, and pages that look and work pretty much the same as the pages around it but with unique primary content from the database.
7. I live in Ashland, Oregon. It's very pretty here. I like getting coffee at the Roasting Co. I like taking walks from my hobbit hole downtown and into Lithia Park or down East Main toward the South End of town. Recently, I have begun to wonder how much longer I will remain here.
64/8. I don't have any pets. I do have some carpenter ants which I have considered naming. I had tropical fish once but I wasn't very good at providing a life-sustaining environment for them, evidently. I have considered getting a plant. Maybe next paycheck.
nine. I am Auntie Amber. I have three nieces (at present) who are the light of my life and three of the most delightful human beings I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
X. I love fonts and type and like to experiment with handwriting and calligraphy. One day I'd like to devote much more time to practicing calligraphy and developing my own fonts.
11. I play piano and the violin, not as well or as much as I'd like.
twelve. I love geography. I like having atlases and maps around. In my apartment in Cedar Hills, I had maps plastered from floor to ceiling on the wall in the entry-way and leading up the stairs.
13- I prefer pastels when drawing. Oil or chalk. Whatever I have on-hand.
xiv. I likes to takes ze pictures. I am looking forward to upgrading my little Konica digital point-and-shoot that I got in anticipation of Adalie's birth (my first niece), over six-and-a-half years ago.
14) The joy and comfort of my interior décor are my purple couch and purple chair. Sigh. I love them.
The Last. I am a self-aware procrastinator. What this means to you is: this post is over. Time to get on with this day.
(This post is actually located on my blog, Awake. Link.)
Posted by Amber at January 28, 2009 09:34 AM
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