Ah, I’ve finally managed to get a one-up on Rene! So here I am, finally having figured out how to use the WordPress for BlackBerry app to put my posts for OLA together – this will let me get a lot more done while I’m out and about, which is awesome.
Current location: Yonge subway station, about to board the eastbound train to meet a friend. It’s packed, but not nearly as bad as the northbound train was.
No sketching today as of yet, but I reflected a bit upon the skills I’m developing at work and how they might be able to relate to OLA. The connections are loose at best at the moment, but work with me for a moment here.
Let’s take a look at what’s been going on with work lately:
- It’s a project management office, which means I’m further developing my skills in the area of project management, a skill we’ll need to efficiently and effectively get OLA off the ground
- mail merging: this will be a good skill to have if at some point we need to write standard letters, emails, other documents, etc. on a regular basis and we carry most of our OLA information in one place, such as a…
- database: I’ve been in charge of making sure that our Access database is up to date and that any changes are made to the database when necessary – when we get larger and need database maintenance to make sure that our records are intact, I’ll be there
- financial: there’s a pretty strong financial controllership component to my job as well, which will obviously come into play as OLA gets bigger and we want to do more with it
Hopefully they’re all skills I can use for OLA in good times and bad 😉
In other news, since the MacBook Pro I want came up to $2850 (including AppleCare, the iPod Touch I’d need to buy for the student deal, student discount AND the gift cards I have – though I should re-calculate without the iPod Touch – AND maybe it’s a sign that I should wait until mobile quad-core tech is developed, since dual-core is SO 2001) and Apple disappointingly didn’t include a camera in their new iPod Touches as expected in their keynote release today (it went to the Nano? WTF!), I’ll be copping Drawn to Life and Locke’s Quest for the DS tonight (if I can find copies) in preparation for the release of Scribblenauts next Wednesday (which I’ve already paid for)! I’m looking forward to using all sorts of crazy item combinations to beat levels. I hope that this game will be as epic as the speculators make it out to be 😀 My DS hasn’t been getting too much time in the spotlight lately, so this’ll be a welcome change.
In other tech news for myself, I’ve gotta replace/fix my iPods (yup, plural – one original, then another for when the first broke… but I never bothered to fix the first one… oops). One’s got a busted screen and is still under warranty at Future Shop, so we’ll see how that goes; and for the other – wait for it – wait for itttt – I’ll be fixing MYSELF using this site:iFixit – I know, right?! Epic win! The Internet is making us self-sufficient when it comes to services that we’d often rely on experts to do for us. I’m hoping to keep one for myself and give the other to my girlfriend, but we’ll see how it all turns out 🙂
Babbling, babbling, babbling.
Oh noes, a serious part!
I’ve been told that I’m the kind of person who tends to always keep certain things to myself – no matter who it is, there’s always certain elements that I choose not to share. This is very true. I have a friend who would like to see me go into business for myself. While I don’t think this is a bad idea at all, to be honest, I’m scared. I don’t know if I’d do well. I don’t know if I’d ever get to a point where I’d consider myself successful at what I’d do. It would be a massive risk to take, and I don’t know if I’m ready for that. Though, truth be told, I can’t see with any clarity where the path in my life is leading me right now, so perhaps it’s a step that needs to be taken. Any thoughts?
By the way, I guess I ended up doing a sketch AFTER all:
2 Girls, 1 Sheet.
Right, so we just wrapped up a game of Catan: Cities & Knights and Sarah and I are walking home. Welcome to a random day in the life of Casey E. Palmer. Hope you enjoyed your stay!!!