Youguysyouguysyouguysyouguyssssss. I started my job (!!!!). Finally, right!?
I love it. I love it so much. I feel like I'm jumping the gun saying that being as tomorrow is only Day 5 but I am confident I will continues to love it. Lovelovelove.
I really can't talk about it more than that because I'm afraid I'll wet myself with excitement.
I also love my apartment.
It is so cute it makes me sick.
I really thought that it would take a while to adjust to living on my own. I was pretty confident that I would go to bed every night ready for murderers to break down my front door with an axe, but I've been a Brave Little Toaster up in herrrrr. No bad guy dreams yet. Although tonight I'm watching Burn Notice so if it's going to happen, it'll be tonight.
I said on my Facebook page that my next post was going to talk about robots. I don't want to disappoint you, but I'm probably going to. I'm not talking about R2D2 or Rosie Jetson, exactly, but something far, far cooler.
I don't think that people appreciate dishwashers until they don't have dishwashers. I lived with my parents this summer, and they had a dishwasher, but I spent a lot of time hanging out (read: eating) at Jeff's. Jeff has no dishwasher. I was all, Glass half full, no dishwasher is fiiiiiiiine, I love washing dishes!!
Dishwashers are the best things ever. Dishwashers make kitchens that look like this:
Look like this:
in about 12 seconds.
It is a ROBOT that washes your DISHES.
It just washes them while you watch Burn Notice, or edit photos, or WHATEVER .
So then I started thinking about other robots just
walking around chilling on Earth. Like Transformers, basically, which I always knew was for real anyway.
Think about cars; robots that drive us places.
Computers; robots that teach us how hard boil an egg and everything else. (Side note: did you know if you start Google'ing, "How to..." boil eggs is one of the first hits? I am probably a contributing factor as I have Googled that topic at least 12 times. Successful egg boil attempts = 3.)
Phones; robots that are basically really advanced can+string communication devices.
Think about that last one though. Think about the first time you and your neighbor/best friend/sibling got your hands on a really sweet can+string phone. Or walkie talkies. Or figured out the vent in one room let you hear almost perfectly what was happening in the room below. How'd it make you feel?
If you're like me you probably reacted something like this:
So here is my question: if our 8-year-old selves react like that to two old cans of tomato soup and yarn, why is it that our adult-selves are so much less excited by the completely radical technology we have today?
I am completely guilty. Today when Siri wouldn't play my Jillian Michael's podcast and I had to use my FINGER, I was absolutely appalled.
I have to use my FINGER!? And touch this ridiculously sensitive touch screen!? On a device that let's me call, text, email, tweet and creep on whatever and whoever I want!?
A little perspective for your Thursday night/Friday morning. Go find some soup cans.