Thursday, July 18, 2013

I May Have a Problem

My first try.
So yesterday morning when I got in to work I was having a really hard time staying awake.  It was really bad.  Like to the point that I 1. Really thought I might fall asleep at my desk, and 2. was seriously considering putting ice down the back of my own shirt to try to wake myself up.  Before jumping to that extreme, though, I decided I’d try to do something that was both slightly mentally taxing and involved some physical dexterity. First thing that came to mind, origami.

I decided to teach myself how to make a paper crane (not as difficult as you might think) and see if that perked me up.  So I googled, went through the steps, and created a pretty decent first effort.  I gave it to one of my coworkers and she was like, “that’s so cool! Do you think you could make another one without looking at the directions?”  So I thought for a second and said, “Yes, yes I think I could.”

I went back to my desk and worked for a couple more hours but then at lunch I decided to test myself.  I made another paper crane, this time without looking at the instructions.  I was pretty proud.  I took this one to a different coworker and she said, “Well that’s really impressive.  We have some colored paper in here if you want.”  And the can of worms was opened.

She gave me some colored paper, which I cut into squares and took home, and I proceeded to make 7 more cranes last night!  I think I may have created a monster.  On the plus side, I read that the legend apparently says you get a wish after making 1000 of them.  At this point I’ve only got 989 more to go.

The obsession begins. 

Friday, July 5, 2013