Actually, expand that out to last month.
Actually, expand that out to the whole last year.
I'm going to work my way forward in time and tell you what I mean.
As of the moment I'm writing this, exactly 365 days ago I was waiting outside of KU's dining hall for a shuttle bus to take my floor to showing of "The Avengers" on its opening night. It was the weekend before finals and it was the last hurrah for Templin 3. After we finally got on the shuttle and got our tickets in-hand - I had one of the most memorable nights of my life.
Fast forward exactly 364 days into the future (yesterday) and you'd find me sitting in a restaurant on Mass Street with many of those same floor residents, waiting to go to Iron Man 3. We went to the same theater as we did the year before. We sat a couple rows up from where we did the year before. It was all very nostalgia-ey and fun.
[I wrote the column up to this point 2 days ago, from this point forward I wrote today]
I don't miss it. Google+ is better.
1. I've been looking at televisions for forever. My computer monitor has a built-in TV tuner, so it is technically also a television - but it's not big enough for conventional "sit across the room from your TV" style TV viewing. Televisions don't shift around price much. They also don't shift in technology. The 1080p standard is going to stay for the next 5 years (at least) until 4k really makes a dent in the market. To me it didn't make sense to continue not owning a television.
2. The second thing I bought was a GoPro Hero3 action camera. The camera is durable, high quality, and has several accessories for waterproofing and mounting. It does HD video recording, still photography, time-lapse recording, and burst photo taking. The reason I bought this camera goes back to Thailand, snorkeling with Melissa. I watched her dive down and get face-to-face with a Nemo fish. Seeing that, seeing my fiance eye-to-eye with a colorful clown fish in a coral reef in the ocean is something I will never forget. She will never get to see it, though. Neither will anybody else. I would pay more money than the camera cost me just to have had it for that one day. I refuse to ever make that mistake again.
|I thought this encapsulated my personality pretty well.|