Last week I spent 2 hours in the ER. I badly sprained my ankle 2 weeks prior and finally could not bare the swelling I endured every night after my mile-walk home.
I left with crutches, an air cast, and the worst cold ever. Also, my wallet was $50 lighter thanks to the copay.
Just like the next-to-last generation iPhone, I’ve passed said cold onto Jimmy. That’s what you get for taking such good care of me, boo. Now it’s my turn :)
Someone asked me if “people still use Google+” when I mentioned the site earlier today. It’s actually my social networking site of choice, probably because of its integration of Reader and the majority of users coming from the tech community. I like that a bunch of our IT and CS majors follow me and they all add great feedback and content.
Here is my Google+ profile.
I’m often on Twitter (@jennschiffer), Tumblr (jennschiffer), and Instagram (@jenn), as well.
Facebook became exhausting, so I “unfriended” all but my and Jimmy’s family members. There is a fan page for this blog there, but it’s mostly RSS-aggregated. If you want a stack of pancakes to show up on your timeline, though, go ahead and “like” it.
Of course, I also take part in the obligatory developer/designer communities, github and dribbble. They don’t see updates nearly as much because most of my repos are private and I’m not doing much design work as of late. Forrst is a fun community for developers and designers, especially when you follow some of the questions users are asking. Every once in a while I’ll go back on there to see what they’re all chatting about.
It kind of grosses me out thinking of all the social networking sites I am a part of, until I realize what different uses they each have, and the diversity of friends that I follow on each one of them. If I were to delete my Twitter account, for example, then I know of at least 10 dear people I’d lose touch with – not to mention I use that account to log into various other sites and applications.
So, yeah, that’s where you can follow me. Where can I follow you?
Notice that the only major showing women with a larger median salary than men is in Information Technology. Also, the wage gap grows as workers get higher-level degrees.
An interesting read on weeding out the proprietary CSS rules from CSS3 specs.
PS: Every time you kill a kitten, a kitten dies. Let’s stop killing kittens in our blog post titles.
Do it for the kittens.
It was my 27th birthday over the weekend and, although I do not normally personal-blog as much as I did when I first started college, I still feel like a freshman undergrad. It may have to do with the fact that I currently work a short distance from where I used to nap while skipping ACCT 201 back in 2004.
I’m also still madly in love with the boy who picked me up from campus every weekend so we can watch VH1 reality shows and eat bagged frozen “gourmet” meals every Saturday night. I still find myself coding until 5am, and I still miss my grandma, who will have passed away 10 years ago this coming December.
There are a lot of differences between me now and the me back then, though. I have this great job, I’ve met great people who want me to help them make the world a better place, and my cat is on a diet. Jimmy and I have graduated from bagged meals and VH1 to homemade pizza and MTV’s Jersey Shore (don’t h8, h8rs).
I have this weird feeling that 27 will be an interesting year for me, good-interesting that is. Getting my Masters will be a weight off my shoulders, and then I have a few tricks up my sleeve for the summer months. Worst-case scenario, we all end up in a black hole, but, eh, that’s not until December.