I love my job.
I love the internet.
Today, my job is even greater, as I’m out surfing the World Wide Web for cool and neato designs and cooler and neatoer technologies.
I’m totally loving my Scary Girl, Scotch & Soda and a little bit of Design is Kinky.
I’m a bit concerned, however at the proliferation of the giant image/horizontal navigation/CSS tags (including dashed lines and the everyworldly Verdana).
Don’t get me wrong, I love the clean lines, the small type and the simple backgrounds. But when you see the layout similarities from here to here to here to here to here to here, you might start to worry about the merging of usability and similarity.
It used to be that corporate design meant Blue. Corporate design meant Swoosh. Corporate design meant Marketing telling us, “I want Movement! Action.”
Now, it appears the clean design and usability kids are getting their point across.
Really, really, really almost too well.
There were details on the thing, but this is the INTERNET.
(I’m just posting this ’cause I’m excited about it. That’s all)
I’m a huge fan of the Cinemax late night.
I don’t know how you can’t be…
The naked ladies!
And every night,
I stop the clicker on Cinemax during my pre-falling-asleep-on-the-couch routine.
And every night James says,
“Aw, come on, you don’t really want to watch this cheesy crap.”
And even though I really, really do, I change the channel.
I mean, I really should, there are documentaries, action-packed thrillers and The Learning Channel to watch.
But on my birthday night, my husband did something special.
As I paused on the soft-core,
as my finger hovered,
waiting for his “Aw, come on…”
he said nothing.
And we watched every single minute of Indiscretions followed up with Passionate Desires.
And out of all of them, it was my favorite birthday present.
How are you?
No really, how are you?
Are you feeling that same vaguely itchy uncomfortableness I am? Does it feel like you’re waiting for your real life to start? Do you feel like you wish life would hurry up and start already?
I guess I thought after I got married everything would fall into place.
Decisions would become less difficult.
Responsiblities would become less pressing.
Real life as I knew it would magically dissolve away.
Can you tell I used to watch a lot of television?
But life merely trudges on.
Sticky and crummy life, with bills to avoid and more bills to avoid.
With broken glasses, moldy cheese and trash cans hosting ant parties.
With tasks and to do lists and the same damn procrastination that got me in trouble before I got married.
I struggle still to find that feeling, that one where my brain is capable of anything,
that feeling that new ideas are ripe and plentiful,
that feeling that fills me with wide eyed enthusiasm,
it’s a lot harder to find.
But I know it’s there.
Or at least I think it is…