I’m a happy girl today. I’ve been looking for a way to legally watch Red Dwarf again for a while now and Netflix offers all nine seasons for streaming. So, yay! *bounce bounce*
And a tenth season! Double yay!
Since the episodes are super short, I can put them on in the background. “Appreciate what you’ve got. Because basically, I’m fantastic.”
This news counteracts the pain…the suffering…the millions of dust bunnies crying out in fear…
Yep. I’m in the middle of spring cleaning. Only it’s snowing outside. So I’m late Winter cleaning. Oh, and organizing. And planning. And planting.
Which, no doubt, requires looking things up. What to save. What to toss. How to follow directions.
Some of the more unusual things I’ve discovered, besides the pile of floppy disks I have no way of reading, is my fascination with particular objects I have to buy more than one of. Blank journal and small notepads are at the top of that list; pens and other unusual writing implements are right up there as well. Next comes the obligatory “What did I buy this for again?” With a look of confusion and wonderment.
I feel like I’ve been getting more done because on my writing breaks, instead of hopping on Twitter or Facebook for seconds at a time, I’m focusing for longer periods of time. Once I’m at a natural break, I can then attack my dust bunnies vigorously. I’ve even gone so far as to (shockingly) label boxes so I know what I organized. Other than the mountain of paperwork crawling up through the bowels of our house. Eesh. Paperwork. The worst part is that I know I have file folders lying around somewhere, I just can’t figure out where they are.
Now that I’ve been off social media for over two weeks, I can definitely say if I ever want a break from the noise, ten days is about the time when I stop feeling so inundated with information. Now that it’s been over two weeks, I feel like I’m in a cone of silence. Have no idea what’s going on–especially with some of my friends overseas–and feel like it’s impossible to find out without hopping back on. I can remember Twitter handles and Facebook identities, but not people’s websites.
When I read something people shared, I never paid attention to where I was reading the information, just what the content was. To me, that’s pretty significant. With all of this information being thrown at us, how much do we retain? What can we remember?
And more importantly, what should we remember? What’s missing?