16 February 2008

I'm home alone on a Saturday night. The house is totally quiet, but brightly lit. I want to catch up on some TV shows after I write this. If I ever finish. I've had this screen up for over 2 hours. Not writing all the time, but still...

Work was just fine. Busy and uneventful. I went to Border's afterwards and didn't have to wait for an available table. I read the new Cook's Illustrated magazine (which I'd highly recommend) and PC World. There wasn't a wait for tables so I didn't feel guilty staying a long time. Emily's at her friend's for the night, so there wasn't a rush to get home. I had a large latte with an extra shot (4 shots of espresso) instead of my usual medium. The caffeine always keeps me up...what's one more shot? I bought a wall map of Maryland that I'll tack up on the wall leading down to the basement. I have no sense of direction, and I think having a visual will help me. That and the GPS. It's funny that I read computer magazines in Borders. Most people who know me would find that surprising. I'm a 'book smart' kind of person, though. I'm fascinated by computers and technology and information, but I don't put my knowledge into practice. I'm just not good at it. Does anyone here remember my post about Moleskines? Well, this is what I do with my pocket Moleskine: I sit in Border's and read computer magazines and write down web addresses for places I want to check out. Or recipes. Or, let's say, all the tips in Consumer Reports on how to buy a HDTV. And then I never open my Moleskine again till the next time I see something I want to write down. So, the book is filled with a trove of information that I never follow up on. Recipes I never make. Notes from haircutting classes that I don't review. How to's. Note's from the meeting with my parent's lawyer that I finally looked at today. Just because I'm writing about the notebook. Interspersed are little notes I don't remember writing like this one I just found: "It's times like this I wish I were the single friend and not the mother." I wonder what that was about? Here's a picture I just took of the first page:


Of course I didn't remember that was on the first page. Because I only look at the next blank page. I guess I'll have to do something about that now that I see all the interesting things my book contains. And yes, I am filling it up.

I was very hungry when I left Border's and decided to look into a new restaurant near by: Cosi's. It's a chain, but I think the first one in the area. I knew they had free wi-fi, and brought my laptop with me in the morning just in case I wound up there. I had a great dinner: some sort of baked eggplant with a wonderful house salad and homemade bread. I read some blogs while I was there, and was happy. What can I say?

So, here I am, 9:13 at night and I'm totally wired on caffeine. I think it's going to be a long night, but that's OK. I have plenty to keep me occupied.

12 comments:

Jay said...

I sit around in Border's or Barnes and Noble and read magazines too. And I have a little notebook that I've written some ideas and other stuff down in too.

But, I don't do eggplant meals. LOL

Mary said...

I don't have a moleskin but I do have a composition book with a red cover where I make note of web sites I want to visit and what's there when I do, books I want to read, music I want to add to my collection, and many bits of trivia. Did you know that Pantone's color of the year is #18-3943, Blue Iris?

Your day and evening sounds absolutely divine to me. Enjoy!

Portia said...

I bookmark loads of articles, and have filled my several google notebooks with all kinds of websites I hardly ever go back and use. But I know they're there, and I'm sure it will all be put to use someday:) I hope you're enjoying your evening!

Jim Baker said...

hey hey...

the sd870 is working out real well... its getting some good use but its getting pretty beat up too but whatever...

anyway... i journal in composition books simply because i feel like all of the other journals are all to girly... :)

cheers
jim baker

Mo said...

You and me? Sisters from different mothers. I have a moleskin with the same type of info and do the exact same thing!

heiresschild said...

i love Cosi's. i hope you enjoyed your evening Cheryl.

heiresschild said...

i'm all caught up reading all of your previous posts back to February 8th. good reading material as always!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

You know I don't recall your Molee Molieskin post, but I will go back and read it! All too often when I hear some bit of info that I would enjoy recalling later on I scramble for a piece of paper...I should follow suit and even if like you, I never refer to page one again, at least it's there should I happen upon it!

I love reading PC magazines, although I never understand them the most of time..actually, I get PC World (for free somehow) in the mail every couple months...no idea how it ended up with my name, but I enjoy reading the magazine!

Your day/evening sounded like a nice day,..all you need now is dove chocolate and you'll be diamonds! :)

Happy Sunday!
Always,
Elizabeth
Cosi's...hmmm, it sounds familiar, but I think I am mistaking the name for a former pizza place in Ft Lauderdale back when I lived there in 2002.

Amanda said...

I can relate to that. Love to collect bits of information I don't really. :)

dawn said...

your daialyblogging is such a joy to read, cheryl.

abbagirl74 said...

I am a total list maker, but never actually follow through with the lists unless it is a grocery list. I love buying books to fill the sheets with whatever words I choose for the day. I love moleskines as well!

jAMiE said...

Mmmm, i love eggplant..love it breaded and on a sandwich too.

Cheryl, what is wi-fi?

Post a Comment

I love comments!