I started viewing those training videos I signed up for earlier. I picked something easy to start out and began learning about Twitter. While I know what it is, it has always seemed overwhelming from the outside. The course is 4 hours, but I can break it up into manageable chunks. Funny, I can sit for 6 hours straight processing photographs, but passively watching a video for more than 15 minutes at a time is torture… which is why I am writing a post rather than watching the video. Hopefully I will build up my endurance before I get to the 8 to 12 hour design classes. I have 5 1/2 minutes left to go on chapter 2, after that I’m having lunch.
I’m holding off on the design videos until I get check out the syllabus for the classes I’m signed up for. After the Twitter tutorial, I’ll check out the Google+ and gmail lessons since I’m not entirely clear on what I’m doing with the Circles. I joined one group and occasionally get emails from them, but I don’t know what to do with them. So I probably should figure that out, and come up with a decent profile picture. I’ve been told that using the Liz’s picture is unprofessional… but heck, she is way more photogenic.
I finished the checkered border on the afghan. I’ve decided to finish off with rounds of SC, except for the orange and Wash, I’ll use DC for those.
Oh, and before I forget, a note for myself. When DJ Crack Baby says it’s a nice day to be out and about… he means “… if you are driving a tricked out SUV with the A/C on high and you are only going two blocks from your house.” I started having symptoms of heatstroke (technically heat exhaustion which then leads to the other), feeling nauseous and I couldn’t breathe; I made it home because I stopped at a nearby Valero and bought water. It hit me fast. I was fine, no problems, but then suddenly I was dizzy and wanted to vomit. I’m so glad I did not try to make the farmer’s market. I can get there by bus, but I have to walk home… there’s no way I would have made it. This pic was taken before I went out, when I got back… my face was redder than the pink in my shirt. Don’t expect to see me outside after 10 am until autumn.
And a reminder for everyone (courtesy of webmd):
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.
Other symptoms may include:
- Throbbing headache
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Lack of sweating despite the heat
- Red, hot, and dry skin
- Muscle weakness or cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
I had everything on that list except for the headache, seizures, and unconsciousness. I did not stop to take my core body temperature… how lax of me. Beware the heat.
I really need a hair cut. I’m seeing how long I can hold out, but my resolve is wavering. And the reason I don’t smile in pictures… while I can walk and chew gum, I cannot smile and take my own picture. It’s one of life’s impossibilities.