Sunday, August 7, 2016

Random Collection of Thoughts

As you know, I've been off gallivanting on work travels so nothing overly awkward, just a random collection of thoughts and observations:
- I had a tangelo for the first time in my life today.  In case you didn't know (I didn't) a tangelo is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit.  It's a good thing I didn't know this before I bought it or else I wouldn't have made the purchase.  I thought a tangelo would be a tangerine and an orange. Although, follow me on this tangent, I'm not sure why you'd really need to cross those.  I mean, isn't a tangerine just like a small sweet orange? I always imagined a tangerine was like a cross hybrid orange from Tangier or something. A tiny exotic orange.  Turns out that is also not true.  Today is a day of citrus disillusionment... Anyway, in my mind I did not see grapefruit entering the mix.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy grapefruit, I had grapefruit for breakfast everyday last week, but still, it was just not even within the realm of possibility for me.  I was wrong and tangelos are delicious.

- I woke up yesterday and had no idea where I was.  Like a solid 15 seconds of sheer panic.  15 seconds may be a lot.  At least 5.  Maybe 10... At least 5 and up to 15 seconds.  Even my fitness watch validates a troublesome spike in my heart rate.
- I got a fitness watch and have become one of those crazy loon type people that talk to it.  Let's be real, I talk to a lot of inanimate objects, but this might be the most troublesome development since I talk to it in public.  I got it for tracking calories and heart rate when I work out and since I'm so out of shape I consider taking the stairs at work to be a workout, getting a chest strap like a real athlete seemed like a bit much.  So fitness watch it is! And while I love it for general tracking purposes, it also buzzes at me after a certain period of inactivity.  Like all day at work.  And then I'm that crazy person at my desk, clearly alone and not on the phone, talking to myself like "yes, I know I haven't moved in an hour, I don't need your judgment right now.  For the love..., yes, yes I can get up and take a lap around the floor to clear this stupid alert but exactly how many steps will it take to keep you happy? I don't have all day. This is ridiculous, fine. FINE. I'm getting up now.  Well, right after this email..." Repeat again in 2 hours. You're welcome, coworkers. You're welcome.

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