Surfing the Interwebs

My main method to surfing through the great and overwhelming interwebs has been previously discussed as google reader. I can’t get enough of that blog aggregator. It is my organized method of tackling information chaos during my breaks throughout the day. This morning I took the time to organize my reader and discovered some interesting things about myself. My main areas of interest are as follows: Design, DIY, Food, News, Gardening, Sewing, Humor, Art/Insight. I have spent the last couple months reflecting on my future and the career path I’m interesting in pursuing beyond my current position. Based on my blog interests, I can picture some highly entertaining positions in my future: DIY Humorist Editor (regretsy anyone?), Designer of garden quilts, Artist specializing in food. We’ll see where I end up. For now, I have a lovely new layout to read my blogs.


New Blog Find

This is another blog I’ve been reading for awhile but it’s just so wonderful, I have to share. 1000 Awesome Things is a daily post about something awesome. Today’s is ” #446 When your plugged up nostril just suddenly opens up with no warning”. This blog never fails to inspire me and get me going for the day. I read Post Secret on Sunday, but I read 1000 Awesome Things everyday.

Do you know anything about boxes?

I’m walking home from work past Couch Park, a normal hangout for neighbors and homeless people. An old black man in an electric wheelchair starts talking to me. I have no idea what he said, so I ask him to repeat it.

Man: “Do you know anything about boxes?”

Me: “Um. No?” I look around and see a shopping cart filled with cardboard boxes behind him. I ask, “Cardboard boxes?”

Man: ” No, no, NO. Boxes, you know!”

Me: Inching away confused.

Man: “Please help me with the box.” He points to his wheelchair

Me: I get closer and ask, “Your wheelchair? I’m not sure I can help.”

Man: “No, the box. Right here.” Points toward his feet/crotch.

Me: I lean in a bit and look toward his feet and feel like I know where this is going and it is nowhere good.

Man: Waves a remote control around. “No no no. In the front.”

Me: Walking around to the front of the wheelchair, I see a boombox under the man’s feet. I ask, “This box?”

Man: Looking at me like I am a complete and utter idiot he says, “Yes.”


Me: After a brief investigation, I realize his CD has finished playing. I ask the man if he would like me to restart the CD. He says yes. I press play. Very loud 80s hip hop bursts from the stereo and I back away startled. The man looks satisfied and I figure he can handle it from here. A few homeless people sitting around seem to be enjoying the music.