“I’ve been organizing things but now no one can find what they need.”
Everyone right now seems to be cleaning house. I know they say it happens in the Spring, but I actually think that with the start of school parents everywhere have set a new goal to become better organized. And, apparently this isn’t limited to only parents; the above overhear was from the new manager at my local Starbucks who has her own plans for improving efficiency.
Unfortunately it isn’t always easy to create intuitive new spots for things… and even more difficult to get our brain to conform to new habits. I have recently run into this as I have tried to re-organize my blog archive. Those fun little tags I have been using willy-nilly are now out to get me. Why, for example, do I find my blog post about the word
‘funnest’ under the tag Apple? (turns out it references the company, not the fruit; click here to read it).
It is a lot of work to go back and re-sort all of my posts into correct buckets. And… even when/if I do, I have a feeling I am still going to get it wrong. There is a reason information design is a science. In fact I’m positive I have
written a post all about this before but I can’t seem to locate it in my messed up archives.
So, if you happen to come across it under any of my tags, like say, friendship, please let me know. I have a feeling I could use some organizing help.
Oh…. And for future reference, this post will be tagged withAll just to be on the safe side.
“Blah, Blah, Blah…”
Wow! After spending a few days at the Starbucks here you would think I would have some sort of interesting overhear… But there is no way I would bore you with what’s been talked about. It definitely makes me miss my home Starbucks and the interesting, and sometimes quirky, people who frequent it.
Perhaps my brain is simply slow from being on vacation? Maybe interesting things were happening, and I was missing them.
Meanwhile though, at my daughter’s camp, the coach is singing a song about snot. Apparently you have to be smaller than a trash can to get to hear interesting things here. I was sold. I decided to do the rest of my writing while sitting in a beach chair watching the kids enjoy their camp.
It is a universal truth that camps are supposed to be fun and silly. So, why does it seem like most of the camps I find now are intensives in some sport or another? I mean, I know sports are fun… but where’s the silliness? It was oddly reassuring when I heard the coach singing this silly song.
Is it possible that we are losing the ability to act silly…even in front of kids? Over vacation we have been watching (meaning my daughter has forced upon us) a show on T.V. called Figure it Out. My first instinct on watching the contestants get slimed was to roll my eyes. My second thought was: well, at least it is age appropriate. Now I am thinking… wouldn’t it be awesome if every time we did some sort of silly action we got slimed?
I am sure I would end up in jail… or back in preschool, if I went around sliming people for no good reason. Still, the thought made me smile.
So, I can’t slime people, but perhaps I will return to Starbucks today and casually sing the song about snot. Hopefully they will consider it my contribution to adding a bit of silliness to the world.
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