Reverse and rewind, erase and revise

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to go back over my old posts in this blog. I want to see what I was up to when I originally stopped posting, and figure out what blanks I need to “fill in” between then and now, via a post. I’m working on that in spurts today, also trying to make sure my posts are more properly categorized, and just… neaten up the blog, overall. I’m hoping I can get it pretty much accomplished today. I fully acknowledge that it’s yet another way for me to procrastinate writing something more than just a rambling ‘nothing’ post like this… but I think/hope it will also give me a better jumping-off point to have something to write. Of course, with this being the end of the school year, it also means I’ll be a bit busier than normal at work, but I still have the desire to make time to write in the midst of all the chaos.

Last Friday, I lost a crown from one of my back molars, and I somehow managed to swallow it without realising it. Oops! Thankfully it was pain-free (aside from a deep ache in the jaw, but that was more mild discomfort than pain), so it didn’t matter that I had to wait the long holiday weekend before being able to call for a dental appointment. Managed to get in yesterday, and they were able to get me hooked up with a temporary crown and I go back in a few weeks for the permanent one. My pocketbook really wishes I hadn’t swallowed the old one – it would’ve been a LOT cheaper if they could’ve re-seated the old crown, as opposed to having to make a new one.

Ah well. Time to get back to reviewing old posts, before I procrastinate my way out of that again.

Yo ho, haul together, hoist the colors high

I spent Christmas in Canada with my best friend and her family. We had Christmas crackers, and my prize was a little mini compass on a carabiner.

It’s been a long-standing joke in my family that I’ve got a built-in compass in my head. For some reason, though, Canada always seems to mess with my internal compass (Ontario especially), and I have issues figuring out which was is north. So for me to get the mini compass at Christmas gave Emily & I a bit of a giggle. Using the compass, I got my bearings, confirming with her that the compass was indeed pointing north.

Flash forward to today at work. I’ve been using the carabiner part of the compass to hold my hair elastics so I don’t lose them. I set it down on my desk, and noticed that the compass wasn’t pointing north any more. I moved it around several times, trying to see if it would correct itself, but it consistently tried to tell me that south was north.

That led to the following exchange in email:

Me: OH! the compass I got in my christmas cracker at your place? It’s….. confused. Very. I have it w/me at work. It’s saying that south is north. this makes me laugh. So see… when I say I get all confused and turned around in Canada…. there’s a reason! Your north is south! 😉 *giggles*

Emily:: Hahahaha it’s Canadian! That’s all!

Me: hahahah. It’s backwards! I have a compass that doesn’t point north! … Capt Jack was Canadian!!! 😉

Emily:: Hahah that makes a lot of sense 😉

Oops I did it again

I say I’m going to start posting here more, then end up not following through. I’ve been meaning to, though. I start writing things in my head, and just never stop to type them up. I even started this draft last week, using the below horoscope. You can see by the date on it that I’ve been procrastinating in writing about it. I decided, even though it’s been more than a week, I’m still going to post it.

Your horoscope for April 16, 2012
For those of us who know the real you, it is frustrating to see your lack of confidence, Keiran. The range of your talents and abilities is startling to the rest of us mere mortals, yet you rarely give yourself credit for all that you are capable of. Today you are given an opportunity to participate in a project that could make or break your career. We can see you hesitating, weighing your capabilities in your mind and coming up short. We say, “Posh.” Not only can you do this, you can do it better than anyone else. Get over yourself and accept the challenge, for goodness sake.

I don’t remember now if I had an “opportunity to participate in a project that could make or break your career”; but I’m pretty sure that I didn’t. However, the rest of it, that’s so true. It also speaks to the exact reason I want to start blogging again – to help rebuild my confidence. It’s not just a lack-of-confidence, though, when I say I sincerely doubt my talents & abilities are “startling to the rest of us mere mortals”. Maybe if I knew what my talents and abilities were, then I could hone them and let them shine. I’ve just never been able to figure out what they are.