I predict there will be a nap in my future today.
I got to bed around 12:30 this morning, which I think is pretty good considering my tendencies lately. I started waking up before Ken got up (I think he got up around 5:30) and couldn't really go back to sleep. Then I started thinking that if I did fall back into a deep sleep, I'd sleep too late to get ready for my 11 AM appointment! I didn't set my alarm, because seriously, who sets their alarm for an 11 AM appointment? Ha!
So by that time, it was a lost cause. I decided to get up and take a nap later if I feel the need. I'm actually quite wide awake now, so it was a good call to get up instead of laying there. Besides, I got to send Ken off to work with a hug and a kiss. Aww...they used to tease me at work, about how we're so cute it just makes 'em want to puke, or words to that effect.
Well, it's someone's birthday today! Happy 15th Birthday, World Wide Web! The folks over at Magic Smoke asked for entries about what has changed for us because of the Web. Neat idea, and you can check here to see the various links to everyone's entries.
For me, I'd have to say the biggest change has been information and research. I used to use reference books a lot, whether a dictionary or An Incomplete Education. I could still usually find what I was looking for, but the process was much longer and more time-consuming. I still use a reference book on occasion, but it doesn't happen often.
The amount of information at our fingertips never ceases to amaze me. Simple experiences such as reading a book are heightened by being able to read more about the author; we can increase our vocabulary by having a Word of the Day sent to us in an email; we can "visit" places like the Vatican Library and the Library of Congress. For those of us who remember browsing through the card catalog at the library, the Web is nothing short of a modern miracle.