August 5, 2009

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In-jokes and shared experiences

W- helped me put together some wire shelves for plants. One of the rods was deformed, so he brought out a mallet and started reshaping it. While he pounded away, he hummed something familiar, and I joined in.

“Isn’t that the Anvil Chorus?” I asked.

He grinned.

It’s great to be able to make little jokes like that, based on shared cultural experiences. It’s like the time that I was up at 4 because of jet lag. I couldn’t go back to sleep, so he decided to wake up to keep me company. As we were going through our morning routines, he suddenly broke into song: “Nessun Dorma“. I laughed so hard.

Don’t worry, it’s not all high-brow entertainment. We make horribly bad puns, too. We laugh every day because we have all these moments to build on.

Weekly review: Week ending August 2, 2009

From last week’s plans:

  • Do some Facebook strategy consulting
  • Find ways to recognize the contributions people had made to the idea lab Wrote a LotusScript mail merge program!
  • Learn enough about Lotus Notes programming to create that sign-up button with referral tracking
  • Take the medical exam for my permanent residency application
  • Take another improv class (whee!)
  • Prepare another week’s meals
  • Chat with someone who’s interested in Gen Y and careers
  • Think about what I’d like to do for my 26th birthday =D Still thinking…

I also:

  • Tidied up my sewing materials, yay!
  • Started on a princess-seamed pullover dress
  • Read a lot

Plans for next week:

  • Organize home even more
  • Finish new dress
  • Tag people
  • Finish Facebook strategy document
  • Map out what I want to do and how to make it happen