Thursday, August 09, 2007

Miscellaneous

I haven't posted for ages, mostly due to a recent bout of insomnia. The irony is that I take medication to help me sleep. Guess it's time to up the dosage. At any rate, some random musings...

... lack of sleep has meant lots of reading time. I've finished The Sons of Caeser, Everyone Worth Knowing and am more than halfway through This Side of Paradise. It strikes me that I might be getting more out of it if I wasn't so brain dead lately...

... I really wish I knew why knitting a very simple lace pattern completely escapes me. I tried again yesterday (after a failed attempt last week) to get a new project going, with an unbelievably simple lace pattern. By Row 4 of the 8-row pattern, I was already off. And I don't have enough knitting experience to figure out how to undo one row at a time. Which means I probably have to start over. What is it with me and lace?...

... I don't think I've blogged about this, but I discovered StumbleUpon a few months ago. It's a very cool Web-based service. You set up your profile and pick from a list of interests. Then you install the StumbleUpon toolbar in your browser. Hit the Stumble button to pull up a random site. It's very addictive -- basically like flipping channels on TV. What I can't figure out is why so many people still have splash pages on their Web site. Splash pages seem very 1999 to me...

... If you haven't started watching Mad Men on AMC, check it out. It's very well done. I used to work in an advertising agency, so seeing one set in 1960 is pretty cool. The sets and clothing are just amazing...

Normal (i.e., coherent) posting will resume after I've caught up on sleep.

3 comments:

Tara said...

Sorry you're suffering from insomnia. I've never taken medication from it but have had bad bouts of it in the past. Lack of sleep seems to beget more lack of sleep in my opion as the stress level builds. Take care.

I Buy Books said...

Tara -- Thanks so much for comment. New medication has been prescribed, so hopefully the bout will be over soon. At least I get a lot of reading done!

Booklogged said...

From what you said about StumbleUpon being so addictive, I thought I'd better leave a comment first. Afraid that after I click on the link I may never make it back.