So, I think it’s harder to come back to work after a 3 day weekend than a vacation. After a vacation, you’re ready to get back to a routine and real life. After a 3 day weekend… you wish EVERY weekend was a 3 day weekend because a 4 day work week would be awesome. My friend Terence works at my alma mater and has a 4 day work week during the summer months.
Besides working, the only thing I really did this week was sign up for a painting class, get a Formspring (ask me anything!), and go to lunch with some coworkers. We went to Mellow Mushroom and it was awesome, except I didn’t feel like working for the rest of the day.
Oops. So much for a “recharge” lunch.
Here’s Five Question Friday!
1. Do you think cursive writing is overrated? (Schools in Indiana have now voted to take teaching cursive writing out of their curriculum.)
I think it’s overrated, but I’m slightly biased because my cursive is horrible, and it’s hard for me to read cursive writing. At my elementary school, we started using computers in kindergarten (this was 1990, mind you). We didn’t start cursive until 3rd grade. My cursive was horrible then, and despite my mom’s best efforts at buying me workbooks and making me practice, it never got much better.
After all, I’m a technical writer, not a cursive writer. Have you ever seen an instruction manual or e-mail newsletter written in cursive? Alrighty then…
2. Do you still use a pocket calendar or notepad or do you keep your info on your smart phone?
I’m too dumb for a smart phone- actually, I’m surrounded by technology 40 hours a week at my job, so I like being away from it when I’m not there. Seriously- one of the best parts of my honeymoon was the fact that I was away from technology for 7 entire days.
I tend to write to-do lists every morning on scrap paper and when I’m in a meeting, I take notes by hand in a Vera Bradley notepad. I’ve noticed lately that I’m one of the few people in my meetings NOT taking notes electronically, but I’m fine with that.
I love my little Vera Bradley notepads and until my company gives me a Vera Bradley iPad, I’ll use it :).
3. What 3 things would you save if your house was burning down? (family & pets are already safe)
I’d save my computer (or portable hard drive) because it has all of my pictures stored on it. That sounds cheesy, but it’s just for the pictures, because I don’t have hard copies of them.
I’d probably also grab the big box of Christmas ornaments, since many of them are passed down from my parents and grandma.
I’m not sure what the third item would be because that’s pretty much all I have that I couldn’t easily replace.
I’ve never lived in a city before, but I’ll hopefully never live anywhere smaller than the town I live in now. No way could I live in a small town again. After growing up in one and moving away, I’d die if I had to drive an hour to do anything fun.
5. If you could pick ANY reality show to go on, which would you pick?
I’ll have to say my favorite reality show is Cops- the most “real” reality show of them all- even though I hope to NEVER wind up on it!