Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Does Blogspot have an Official Cereal...The Breakfast of Bloggers? I need the special toy inside...

Today I did something I've never done before: I tie-dyed. It seems like tie-dying is the kind of thing EVERYONE does at some point in their lives. I've always felt rather left out as I've contemplated that void in my range of experiences; somehow I've gone twenty seven years without doing it. ( I just had to stop and think for a minute because I couldn't remember how old I am. Good grief!) I've always been sort of mystified by the process but today, all was made plain. However, I have yet to see the finished product because we have to let them sit for twenty four hours and then wash them. Pretty fun. Mine is all different colors on the front and all purple on the back. AND all the T-shirts have a great little anti-tobacco logo on the front! How nifty is that?

Yet another thing to tuck away for the future: I once got paid to tie-dye a T-shirt. "And yet you're leaving this job?" you say. Hmmm. Yes. Yes, I am leaving...with bells on. Well, really, I will miss many aspects of the job- like the staff - they're great people- and the fun activities...but I'm ready to do something a little different, I think. These days, I'm telling myself that like it or not, change is coming- so why not embrace it? As Frank Exley says in his poem, "...then go forward boldly, one step is far enough for faith to see."

When I first encountered this word verification/spam blocker thing on a blog, I was rather confused and intimidated. I thought I had to figure out the word encoded within the letters and type the secret password into the blank. WHAT on earth are you supposed to do with a configuration like "kpxnryfl"? WHERE'S the DECODER RING? And what cereal box does THAT come in? Sigh. Keep it simple, stupid. Fortunately, I have a smart husband.

5 comments:

DJ said...

First-I hope to go my entire life without td'ing :) I'll leave it to hippies and rebels like you Claire! :)

Wident-oh, a rant is coming on that. Let me tell you! but not here :) hehehehe...

melbrown said...

This has nothing to do with your post, per se (though it was excellent as usual), but the title reminded me of the History Channel show I watched last night (um... actually this morning) as I was groggily finishing an art project. It was all about the history of CEREAL! Isn't that thrilling? It was third in a series of "Modern Marvel" shows I flipped to after the John Roberts nomination hearings ended on C-SPAN (I couldn't watch anything TOO mesmerizing, you see...). The first one was about instant coffee, then sugar, and then the climax... the dramatic nature of the Kellogg vs. Post saga actually kept me up even when I was done working! The voice-over dude had covered shredded wheat, grape-nuts, and corn flakes, but I had to tear myself away before they got to the puffed cereals. Sigh... What quality entertainment we miss when we're ASLEEP at 2 am!

(hmm... that sure had nothing to do with anything... Sorry for taking over the comment column--maybe it's my inner need to blog rearing its ugly head)

Shay Dawg said...

I just wanted to say that you brought back my first tie-dying memory and to my delight it was at my first or second family convention. Ok I'm done :)

Me said...

Guess what Claire? The government finally quit blocking picasa pictures, and I could finally see your icon of you jumping up in the air with jubilee! Yippee! Made me happy.

:)

TripleNine said...

I wonder if that cereal special mentioned anything about OCD people who have the need to eat their shredded wheat frosted side up? :)

Claire, at least your job isn't boring, repetitious and monotonous.