I sent an email to my mother this morning, telling her about recent large events in my life. I just got a very nice email back. I really think my mother understands me in a lot of ways, mostly because she and I are so so so much alike. I found that out last year when we did a lot of talking when we were gathered for Christmas in Maryland.
So, yeah. I don't know what I expected.
Been thinking today about how I use my journal, and if I should use it differently in order to help my future self. I heard something on the radio the other day (or maybe it was on CNN.com) about work starting on a project to put a person's entire life on disc. I guess it's meant to collect email, letters, journals, pictures, video, etc. Anything that someone would want to record about their life. And it's highly searchable. There was some comment about this being like an electronic brain that would never forget anything.
I wonder if I should start putting important email that I get into here, as private entries. That way, I have everything in one place. And, of course, I'll bet that having a private entry with an email in it will spark me to write something about why I included that email.
I wonder if there's a better way to collect all off that information. Something like that project sounds like it would be pretty neat to have. I guess I would just use it for journal entries, email, and digital photographs. (That reminds me, I need to get my camera back, err, our camera, the camera. Anyway, I need to get it back. If someone feels like reminding me at some point, that would be nice.) So, I guess LJ could be a place to organize that. The only drawback is that it's not very searchable, just organized by date. But, still, it's a start. Hmm, maybe I should spend some time thinking about what exactly I would want out of something like this, possibly as a first step in programming something of my own to keep track of stuff.