Wow – it’s already Thursday? Yikes. Here’s what’s going on in my world…
1. The Olympics have taken over my sleep/workout schedule.
Despite NBC’s spotty coverage of the Olympics and being bombarded with spoilers (I turned off all of the notifications on my phone, but I my news apps still keep texting me results! Grrrr.) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Olympics. LOVE.
SPOILER ALERT: London to host 2012 Olympics
— NBC Delayed (@NBCDelayed) August 2, 2012
Watching people perform what they have trained so hard for — and succeeding is just incredibly inspiring. I find their work ethic and determination so interesting — and can’t help but wonder what their parents did to raise an Olympian. (thankfully these P&G mom clips <-links to the Gabby Douglas one — make sure you have tissues if you watch - help give a little insight. hint: make sports fun)
I admit that the games are interferring with my schedule slightly – I’m staying up WAY too late and making excuses for not making it to the gym in the morning (and instead I’m having to cram them in after work)…but it’s worth it every 4 years! It’s not every day that I can cheer on my brother’s doppelganger — and you know, a dozen other hot boys wearing swim shorts. (and also – this might be my last Olympics where I can admire the cute boys without feeling like a complete perv. Sad.)
2. My current new read is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
I hate to say it’s kind of a cross between the Harry Potter books(excellent) and the Twilight books (not excellent) – but it kinda is. It involves witches and vampires and curses. I’m not completely sucked in yet – but it’s promising. I like that the book isn’t just 200 pages, but a solid 500ish.
3. I installed the new Mac X OS Mountain Lion last week — not to be confused with OS X Snoop Lion…
And I’m not sure how I feel about it. Truthfully, it took me a few days to get used to the new scrolling functionality . Of course, I use a PC at work, so I now find myself now scrolling everything backwards. While I love my Mac (and the 19 other Apple products I own) I’ve decided that Mac wants to be that sibling who does absolutely NOTHING like it’s brother/sister. Though, I’m actually amazed all of the the things the trackpad can do without jacking up my typing like my PC laptop used to do. There is nothing worse that accidentally deleting whole paragraphs because you have an unruly thumb.
So yep, you say that my life is the epitome of excitement right now. Olympics, Books, and Unruly thumbs. Aren’t you glad you know?
Three Random Questions: What inspires you? What are you reading right now? Mac or PC?