Here it is! My new phone (although it isn’t activated yet). I finally have a flip phone with a display on the outside so I don’t have to constantly flip it open to see what time it is or who is calling. And it has a camera! With a flash! Think I am prolific with the pictures and Flickr now, just wait.
And most importantly: it’s super cute!! Look how small it is! OMG!!!
I finally got my new iPod shuffle this week. It is quite exciting, I must say. I have been annoying people in the office by shoving it in their faces and saying “Isn’t it cuuuuute?!?”
So far I have uploaded lots of music and NPR podcasts for the gym. And it has been an excellent addition to my gym experience. I love that I can just clip it to my clothes and that I don’t feel it at all.
In other tiny gadget news: I just ordered a PanTech C300, which is the tiniest, cutest phone from Cingular (yes, I switched from Sprint because I wanted to cute phone and a cheaper plan). I won’t be the first girl on the block to have it, but I am still excited. I did a tiny bit of research online today to make sure that it wasn’t completely panned by the critics, and I stumbled across the CNet video review, which happened to be by Nicole Lee, who I have met through sf.metblogs.com! It’s a very small world.
Expect a picture of the new phone when it arrives in a few days, taken with my super cute and tiny Sony T7.
My life: January 15 of Bridget Jones's Diary.
So it seems to be a requirement every spring to talk about how to get more girls interested in math and science, why there aren't enough female engineering, and how math can be FUN!! Oh, pu-leeeze.
I am so sick of it. Maybe I am just bitter. I had the "you're a girl who's good at math, so you should be an engineer" brainwashing throughout school. And here I am, doing a job that I am really pretty good at. But guess what? I hate it. Maybe hate it too strong of a word, but I am definitely not passionate about it.
Why don't we encourage kids to do what they are passionate about? Do what they really want to do? Sure, I was told that I could be anything I wanted to be, but at the same time, I was also very much encouraged to pursue a science-oriented career, preferably related to math and physical sciences because biology is a little on the girly side.
We took a career interest test in high school, and guess what it said I should do? Be a social worker. Yup. And guess what everyone's reaction was? Laughter. And I blew off the test. Guess what my mom said when I came home one time during my first year or two of college and said that I was considering being a teacher? "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." I am sure she didn't think anything of her offhand comment, but it did make me stop and reconsider.
And now here I am, thinking about going back to school to do something related to social services, education, or public health.
The weather is sunny and warm finally, and that means it is time for sandals and skirts. There is something about shedding the layers of clothing that makes me happy. I even did a skip-twirl on the plaza the other day.
Skirts and sandals are sooo much more comfortable than pants and shoes. You boys have no idea what you are missing. And on the practical side, wearing sandals means that I don't have to hunt down matching socks in the morning.
It is going to be a good summer.