May 30, 2005

Too Many Books, So Little Time

I've resigned myself to the fact that I will never, never, never read all that I want to read. Logically, it would be impossible to live that long!

So I've made a few concessions.

Just as I don't read novels during "business hours", I no longer read business things during leisure hours. That's too much like refusing to leave work. Gotta put an end to it sometime.

I no longer feel the need to obsessively read every freakin' word. What was that all about? The reading police were going to come and arrest me if I skimmed a boring paragraph now and then? Sometimes I skim practically the entire book now - I can get the idea of what it's about, and I can always go back to it later if I want more depth.

And some are just resigned to the "ain't gonna happen" list. I'll never read everything I want to, just like I'll never be twenty again. And really, neither one of those is all that bad...

May 29, 2005

Blinq: Drop A Dime Time

What I think is so funny is how so many people just don't get it when it comes to cell phones. Have a more interesting life because you have someone to talk to on your cell? What about talking to one of those "sardines" standing right next to you? Why don't people see the irony of walking down the street, cell phone glued to ear, chattering away to the person on the other end of the line while completely ignoring the human being standing right next to you?

People don't have respect for each other? Hell, people don't even notice each other. Just wait - someone will develop a little portable sound-proof "booth" that you can sheild yoursellf with. And nobody will see anything wrong with it.

May 28, 2005

Sorry, David, I like to use hanging folders. Saves readjusting the slider in the back of my old, creaky, file drawers, and I like my folders standing up and at attention - plus, I have a lot of them from my color-coding days, and was brought up on the old Puritan ethic: "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."

So my hack is to integrate the colored folders into my GTD system. I assigned one color for me, one for the business, one for the kid, etc. in my alphabetical files. Now, for example, it's a little easier to find something related only to my daughter, or a file of stuff related only to me. Grass green is financial stuff. Generic stuff is still in the generic green. It's not a rainbow of colors, but it helps me make use of what I already have and adds a little more organization to my files.

New Toy

Brother P-touch 1750 to label my files in my GTD set-up. Added feature: it also makes labels that can be used outside.

Now I can label all those friggin' plants I've planted.

May 25, 2005

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

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This sounds awkward, but there is a big difference between writing with just your fingers and moving your whole arm as a unit. My handwriting wasn't bad to begin with, but there was an improvement when I stopped concentrating all my movements in my fingers and started using my whole arm. It's just that it doesn't feel like my shoulder is involved at all, unless I'm making REALLY HUGE LETTERS...

May 22, 2005

You scored as Existentialism. Your life is guided by the concept of

Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life.

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

“It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

--Jean-Paul Sartre

“It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.”

--Blaise Pascal

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