Monday, April 1, 2013

Life happenings

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Wow, another month over already. So what was I up to in March? Good question.

I've slowly been checking things off of my to do list (open a new savings account, sell a few things on Amazon, go to the eye doctor) which is always a great feeling. I still have way more things to do and my regularly adding more things to the bottom of the list doesn't exactly help.

I've been meeting new people and spending time with new friends. I've even gone on some dates. I have bad days when it's hard to be social and to feel balanced, but I'm having more good days than bad, so I think things are moving in the right direction.

In March, I read two books: Cutting for Stone and If You Want to Write. Cutting for Stone was for book club and, as is the case with most books I read for book clubs, I probably wouldn't have picked it up on my own. I'm very glad I did though because I largely enjoyed the book even though some of the medical parts made me squeamish and I did wind up crying near the end (which I don't think has happened since I read Where the Red Fern Grows in elementary school). If You Want to Write was a gift from a good friend and has been on my bookshelf for a few years. Since I've been thinking a lot about writing lately, the title naturally caught my eye and reading about the author's positive viewpoint gave me comfort and allayed some of my fears. I haven't decided what I'm going to read next, but I never go too long without a book in hand, so I'm sure I'll be nestled into another book soon.

What internet gems caught my eye this month?

Oakland is going to be having an Internet Cat Video Festival in May. I kid you not. You better believe I'm going.

I've come across the Librarian Problems Tumblr before, but I found myself visiting it again this month and chuckling away.

Google Reader, my RSS feed reader of choice, is being shut down in July. After I finished wiping away my tears, I found this Lifehacker article on alternative feed readers to be comforting.

Tis the season for your social media streams to be blowing up with engagements. This marriage proposal in a library made me smile.

If you like to save money like me, the Ibotta app may be of interest to you. I got $.75 off my purchase of my favorite chocolate of all time: Cadbury Mini Eggs. Easy and awesome.

I love me some dachshunds and this dachshund cookie jar from Anthropologie had me squealing.

Here's to an awesome April!

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