11 March 2009

I swear it's all related

Something I've noticed, which is alternately an advantage or a disadvantage of typing vs. writing by hand:

I'm a speedy typist and a plodding thinker, which balances out to a point where I type at roughly the same speed as I think.

On the bonus side: typing and thinking at the same pace means that those pesky thoughts don't fall out of my sieve-like brain and disappear into the ether. Look! I wrote it down! Now I remember what we were talking about! Let's discuss it shall we?

On the meh-not-really-that-great side: When I'm writing things by hand, I actually have to think about my words before I write them down. It could be argued that my ideas are a little more...logical. And well put. And linear? With the typing, I'm not gonna say always, but I MAYBE, SOMETIMES get a little tangential with my thinking...

Hey! Speaking of writing and thinking at the same time, do you know what I was thinking about this morning? I'm not really a fan of fingerless hobo mittens because I'm not a hobo, and when I was in high school I didn't shove my thumbs through holes in my sweatshirt sleeves or listen Nine Inch Nails AND I wasn't a dirty hippie, so I also don't fall into any of the non-homeless fingerless glove style categories. But! When it's cold enough for gloves/mittens? Having an iPod Touch SUCKS ROYALLY. You have to get your hand all naked and cold in order to play your Sudoku at the bus stop. And then your fingers are blue and you're all inaccurate with your touch screen and then it's like NO NO NO that's NOT where I said I wanted the 9 to go, there's ALREADY a 9 in that row. Not that that happened this morning or anything (this wintry, 32 degree morning).

I am thus officially on the lookout for a cute pair, possibly the kind with the button-over mitten flap? My knitting skills are positively not advanced enough for this project.

10 comments:

  1. I love hobo gloves. I have a pair that I wear all the time.

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  2. Anthropologie had some of those gloves. They're rad.

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  3. Wow that iPod Touch is dangerous. I type much faster than I write. I just can formulate my thoughts better.

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  4. I want them too! It's on my list along with sweater tights and leg warmers.

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  5. Maybe you should try some of The Bloggess' dead kitten hobo gloves. Just a thought.

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  6. Sounds like you need a pair of fingerless gloves! I made my brother a pear from a recycled wool sweater, he swears by them for those cold bus rides to work while using his iphone thingy (yes, I am technically savvy, *chuckle*).

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  7. pear=pair... apparently I'm awesome with English too :P

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  8. I have a super cute pair that I got at Target, and they do have the mitten that pulls over the top. Probably not in the stores now, though. I'm sure Google will lead you to many choices.

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  9. I got a cute pair of fingerless ones from urban outfitters over xmas, maybe they have some on the sale rack?

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